While studying abroad in Argentina I became great friends with a fellow exchange student from New Zealand. Years later I was able to visit her home country for the better part of a month, during which we spent hours driving every square mile of this gorgeous land. Like Paris, I didn't think seeing New Zealand in person would live up to the hype it received. I was blown away to discover it only exceeded the amazingness everyone raved about. It's one of the few countries I'd move to without second thought.