If you read my post yesterday about the pivotal moment I experienced on a mountain in New Zealand, then you might not find it surprising that I want to go back.
Here are 5 reasons why I think you should go (and I want to go back) to New Zealand:
1. It is achingly beautiful. A landscape photographer's dream. Everywhere you turn there is another amazing photo opportunity.
2. The climate and weather is interesting. I am a bit spoilt living in Canada - we have 4 distinct seasons - and that means lots of landscape variety. New Zealand is similarly blessed - though they have another edge. Amazing clouds! I guess they don't call it Aotearoa (the Māori name for NZ which roughly translates to "land of the long white cloud") for nothing.
3. The people are lovely. Friendly, relaxed, happy... I imagine there are some kiwi's who don't fit this description, but I didn't find any.
4. The coffee is good. No, I mean really good - and I am pretty picky about this. I think you would have to try really hard to find a bad cup.
PS - if any of the above mentioned inspiring photographers should find they need a keen New Zealand photography workshop assistant... let's talk. I might be agreeable to working for little more than photo ops and coffee.