New Zealand

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Families are flocking to this exotic location because there is just so much to do. There are major draws: It's English-speaking, the beaches are stunning, there's wine country to visit, and plenty of history and hiking for the whole family.


And while it's certainly a long flight from the U.S., that's not pushing travelers away, according to Terrie Hansen, senior vice president of marketing at Virtuoso.


"It's only a handful of hours more than a trip to Europe, and the destination is unlike anything they've done before," she said.

First published January 20, 2016: 4:07 PM ET