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  • Interested in seeing Oman’s beautiful coastline?

    Interested in seeing Oman’s beautiful coastline?

    Posted: June 2, 2015

    One of the highlights of Oman is the coastline with its dramatic mountainous backdrop, crystal clear waters and and sheltered fjords. Until recently there have been few options for the keen sailer but on my recent trip to the Sultanate, I spent... [read more]

  • Passepartout takes to the air!

    Passepartout takes to the air!

    Posted: March 24, 2015

    The inspiration for our company name is synonymous with travel of all sorts, but perhaps ballooning more than anything else. So it seems only fitting that we should take to the air in the same fashion and what better setting than over the magical... [read more]

  • Weaving Women of Asia

    Weaving Women of Asia

    Posted: July 29, 2014

    I’ve noticed during many trips around Asia how many entrepreneurs, often foreign, are setting up weaving centres with a view not only to safeguarding time old traditions but also to trying to give women a skill which will earn them both money... [read more]

  • A Day Out Of Our Magical Itineraries – Siem Reap, Cambodia

    A Day Out Of Our Magical Itineraries – Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Posted: May 27, 2014

    Cycling through one of the most intriguing wonders of the worlds in itself is an amazing experience and we make it special for our clients, who travel to Cambodia. Our exceptional guides know their way round and take you away from the busier... [read more]

  • A day in Osian- Passepartout style

    A day in Osian- Passepartout style

    Posted: April 21, 2014

    For a client of ours recently travelling to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, we saved one day for the Osian experience. Osian was a Jain community settlement way back in 8th century but later inhabited by the Brahmins. The beautifully carved Jain and... [read more]

  • Torcello – A day tour, while in Venice

    Torcello – A day tour, while in Venice

    Posted: March 14, 2014

    The tiny island of Torcello, out in the laguna, about an hour by boat from the FondamenteNuove, offers a respite in every way from the opulence of Baroque and Roccocco, Venice. Even on an early day in March, the sun shone warmly on what felt,... [read more]

  • The unforgettable Forgotten Islands

    The unforgettable Forgotten Islands

    Posted: June 17, 2013

    On my recent trip to Indonesia, I took time out from the standard trail of hotels to try something I’d never done before: a dive cruise with the expert company, Damai Cruises. Apprehensive about spending so much time at sea I found myself... [read more]

  • China: How long do you need?

    China: How long do you need?

    Posted: January 3, 2013

    China – 1.3 billion people, the world’s third largest country, and you’ve only got two weeks. It’s not surprising that many people find the Middle Kingdom a little daunting as a destination. The key is in not trying to do too much, and in... [read more]

  • Top 5: Roof of the world with minimal effort

    Top 5: Roof of the world with minimal effort

    Posted: August 9, 2012

    The idea of donning a pair of walking boots and heading off into the wilderness is romantically appealing but in reality some of us prefer to have the amazing scenery delivered to us. Don’t despair! We’ve been dreaming up a list of gorgeous... [read more]

  • Mixing family, friends and faraway places

    Mixing family, friends and faraway places

    Posted: August 9, 2012

    Most of us can remember wonderful house parties with friends and family all gathered in one place. Perhaps it was a sailing holiday or perhaps a group clubbed together to rent a villa. There’s no need to stick to destinations closer to home for... [read more]

  • Slow travel

    Slow travel

    Posted: June 29, 2012

    The more I travel the more I appreciate the slower approach to travel. Many people will now consider a two-week trip to France comprising of just one venue and excursions from there. However, to persuade clients to spend longer in just a few... [read more]

  • The taking off aquatic

    The taking off aquatic

    Posted: June 29, 2012

    There are few more exciting journeys than your first time on a seaplane. The sensation of taking off and landing is distinctly unsettling but exhilarating, and before you know it you are settling right into one of the safest aircraft around. Ok,... [read more]