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.

Shark tale

Shark tale

With luxury resorts and an abundance of aquatic adventure, Richard Holmes can’t stop smiling when he’s in the Maldives…

Maputo rising

Maputo rising

With its bitter civil war fast fading from memory, Mozambique is shaping up as the hottest new tourist destination in southern Africa. Richard Holmes gets under the skin of its vibrant capital city… 

High-flying design

High-flying design

From cutting-edge airports to metro systems that combine both form and function, today’s globetrotting jetsetters are being treated to a feast of great design.

Roving with Rovos

Roving with Rovos

There are few better ways to cross South Africa than aboard the most luxurious train in Africa as it trundles through the 'big sky' country of the Great Karoo.

Into the desert

Into the desert

Richard Holmes braves the pitch and yaw of small planes to soak up the remarkable beauty of two far-flung safari camps in northern Namibia.

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.