I’m a fan of both the original books and the movies of the Lord of the Rings, so I was excited when I could call my friends recently and say "I just drove through Hobbiton."

I passed through while I was racing from one client meeting to the next across the north island in New Zealand through spectacular scenery. Along with white wine, hospitality and innovation, scenery is one of the things New Zealand does exceptionally well. So it’s no surprise that New Zealand is…