In July, 2003, we took a trip to New Zealand, touring mostly the south island. From Vermont, it is half way around the world and the exact opposite latitude. It was winter in July, being the southern hemisphere, but the island climate made it a bit more palatable than what I consider winter weather. As with most of our trips, I would do it again. I don't think I'll get a chance to go to New Zealand again though. That I got to do this once in my lifetime fills me with gratitude.