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...

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. 

Cellars in the sky

Cellars in the sky

As competition heats up in Business and First Class cabins worldwide, global airlines have found a new way to swing your business their way. Richard Holmes pops the cork on the world of high-flying wine…

Spice of life

Spice of life

Leave the sun lounger behind on your next visit to Mauritius and rather soak up the island's rich culinary heritage.

The secret garden

The secret garden

With minimalist décor and a suitably Zen ambience, Kyoto Garden Sushi certainly lives up to its name. But there’s far more to this humble Japanese restaurant than artfully sliced sashimi and perfect rice... 

A taste of Cape Town

A taste of Cape Town

Ask a South African where to find the finest restaurants on the continent and anyone with a modicum of taste will say ‘Cape Town’, and in these fine dining establishments the Mother City really nails its colours to the culinary mast.

The salty kiss of Islay

The salty kiss of Islay

A love affair with the 'Queen of the Hebrides' takes time. She hides her charms behind a flinty exterior of rough seas and bogs and grey clouds, just as her single malts ward off undetermined suitors with a veil of iodine, sea salt and peat.

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.