I was lucky enough to take a back to basics RV holiday in Northern California back in February. After spending a few days with friends in New York we flew across the states to embark upon our camping/wine tasting/skiing extravaganza. Sonoma was my favourite part of the wine adventure, quaint and boutiquey, perfect for quaffing fine grape juice and tasting local cheese. We felt somewhat like speedy snails surrounded by our home comforts at all times and loved the freedom to stay or leave. Almost 3 weeks zipped by at a far too fast rate. However I loved every minute, skiing at Heavenly Valley, scenic hiking trips, motorbikes, bicycles, glorious food and wine crowned by one of my favourite vistas – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. It was just what I needed to clear my head and reset my body for 2012!