The 90-minute Thai stem massage is billed as a blend of acupressure, Thai yoga massage, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, but the stems themselves are the star of the show.

“Within the next 10 years, cider is going to have a revolution like craft beer has had,” says Joshua Mott, owner of Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen in Toronto’s Harbord Village. “It’s long overdue.”

For such a tiny country, New Zealand has a wealth of natural beauty to explore. But getting out of the city doesn’t have to mean roughing it.