We must be thinking alike! I just got my passport and I'm glad I have it. I've been thinking of New Zealand myself. I'm 52, I don't know how easy it would be to emmigrate to there, they have socialized medicine and I don't know how friendly they are to old Yanks moving in.
I just told my buddy today while we were on a big long anti- Maobamarx rant, if I'm going to live in a high taxed socialized country, might as well be stunningly beautiful New Zealand.
My ex girlfriend lived in Australia for four years and told me a lot about it. She says it's expensive, and a lot of people move around to escape the summer heat. I think some areas have really bad black flies. I checked out some New Zealand websites, including comments by people that moved there from around the world. I heard food is kind of expensive, and internet access is too. I think they have pretty strict gun control.
Also heard people are very friendly there for the most part. There's immigration from Asia and india that the locals don't much care for. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/
Hey Fred, quit bragging we know you're a stud...