Tropical bliss

Tropical bliss

With its postcard-perfect tropical scenery and just a dash of French joie de vivre, the Seychelles offers an unforgettable island holiday.

A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities

From the skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the glitz of Macao’s high-rolling casinos, Richard Holmes shares two of his favourite cities in Asia…

Burmese days

Burmese days

Ever wondered what Burmese cuisine has to offer? So did Richard Holmes, who packed a wallet full of kyat and booked a ticket to Yangon...

Grapes, glass and Glenelly

Grapes, glass and Glenelly

Hidden away in Idas Valley beyond Stellenbosch lies one of the most remarkable tales of winelands transformation. Say hello to the world of Madame May-Eliane de Lencquesaing...

The (iron) road to Bagan

The (iron) road to Bagan

Why fly, when you can rattle and roll along iron tracks for 18 hours? Good question, I thought, stepping on board the overnight express from Yangon to Bagan…

Bocuse and bouchons

Bocuse and bouchons

From markets bursting with Bresse poultry, to charming local bouchons, it's with good reason that Lyon is dubbed the culinary capital of France.

Meet the elders

Meet the elders

After years of ripping out old vies to increase yields, South African winemakers and viticulturists are slowly changing tack, recognising the potential of older vines in crafting world-class wines. 

South Africa's maverick winemakers

South Africa's maverick winemakers

Maverick local winemakers are pushing the boundaries of viticulture and oenology in a bid to discover new terroir, redefine the concept of winemaker, and force us to rethink our connection with the vineyards. 

Who is OnAnotherPlane...

RIchard Holmes headshot web smallRichard Holmes is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work on African and international destinations has appeared in a wide range of consumer publications both in South Africa and abroad.