Waiheke: The Martha’s Vineyard of New Zealand and the kind of island that has my name written all over. Short walk for morning swim on a beautiful little beach, after picking up a carefully made cappuccino. Where hitchhiking is more common than taking the bus, the best oysters in the world, 30 vineyards on a length of 19km, exquisite food with just as exquisite views, elegant, understated, slow living, a world away. On a super easy 30 minute ferry commute from Auckland. They know how to live here.