The bay of plenty

The bay of plenty

Day-trippers and holidaymakers quickly fall in love with the quaint coastal suburbs lining False Bay, but few stop to consider the watery wilderness right in front of them... 

The Milky Way

The Milky Way

I threw caution to the wind, and myself down the slopes, on a visit to a brand new ski resort in northern Italy.

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.

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... 

The vines of Napa

The vines of Napa

My first taste of the United States' west coast was an impressive one, with a food and wine tour of San Francisco and the Napa Valley. All too short, but more tha a few memorable highlights made their way into this piece for Food&Home Entertaining...

The wild west

The wild west

A road-trip along the long lonely byways of the West Coast reveals a side of South Africa few tourists get to experience. Richard Holmes throws his boards on the roof and buddy in the passenger seat and heads north...

The wild [delicious] west

The wild [delicious] west

What’s on offer for your second or third visit to South Africa? When you've done Cape Town and ticked off much of the winelands, where to next? My advice? Look north of the Mother City...

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.