I never knew much about New Zealand, hadn’t heard much about it, and no one really talked about it much. Until one of my friends stated that it was her ultimate travel destination, and we decided to go for her 30th birthday. And I am so glad we did. If I knew everything I now know about New Zealand before I went, I would have bumped this trip up on my vacations bucket list. New Zealand has far exceeded my expectations, and I cannot wait to go back!