With no pollution, no traffic, no fast food chains and no rush to do anything, Norfolk Island is in fact an ideal destination to disconnect from busy lives.
It's rare to wish that a flight was longer, let alone a flight that is in an economy cabin.
While these two islands have many similarities, they are very different.
You feel right at home on this friendly little island staying here.
Novelist Colleen McCullough's Norfolk Island home is not exactly a calming retreat.
On my first visit to Norfolk a few years ago, the weather had been against me. This time I've got three days to make it happen.
It's an island off Australia but after listening to the locals, it might as well be an island off Mars.
Perhaps it's an accident of history: this place has a bloody past. Or maybe the people are just plain weird.