While someone's fear might be finding himself in a country where he can't speak the language, another's biggest fear might be jumping out of an airplane. Why not beat both bears at once and go skydiving in a foreign country? First of all, the view from thousands of feet above the ground is a great way to see a your vacation destination. Second of all, you're on vacation: Do something that's crazy (but still safe, of course). The sport is disproportionately popular in New Zealand. The town of Lake Taupo on the North Island has a population of 22,000 people, but 30,000 people jump out of planes there (mostly in tandem formations) via one of its three skydiving services. That means there's always a plane going up, and the prices are competitive. So really, you don't have any excuse.