A couple parasailing over coral reef and clear blue tropical sea, Chiibishi Atoll, Okinawa, Japan
Hot air balloon flying over spectacular Cappadocia.
Hispanic salsa dancers performing
This Ice-cave is in the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull in Iceland. The roof is translucent letting the daylight in.
Blacktip reef sharks, South Africa
Red wine in vineyard
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Now that the holiday excitement is over and everyone is settling back into work, are you feeling that itch to start planning your next big activity? Maybe you want to finally buy that old car and restore it, or maybe you want to plan or cruise around the world, or maybe this is the year you finally get scuba certified and swim with sharks. We put together some great bucket list ideas for you to conquer this year — or maybe next. Check out the images below.
Parasail over coral reef and the clear blue tropical sea in Chiibishi Atoll, Okinawa, Japan. You may even get to see humpback whales during the warmer seasons. (Getty Images)
Learn to scuba dive and go cold-water diving under the ice in Greenland. Biologically, cold water areas are the most prolific areas in the world, only surpassed by the coral reefs. You’ll pass snow-capped mountains on your way to the dive. (Getty Images)
Go hot air balloon flying over spectacular Cappadocia, Turkey. Cappadocia has a landscape you will rarely see anywhere else. You can take a deluxe trip, where they pick you up from your hotel, and provide food and champagne during the 3.5 hour tour. (Getty Images)
Learn to ballroom dance. Lessons cost $100-200 each, but you’re sure to wow the crowd at the next event you attend. (Getty Images)
Buy and race a Formula One car.
Go on a yoga retreat. Many are offered in breathtakingly beautiful locations around the world, and include other spa activities. (Getty Images)
Learn how to fly a plane. A private license costs about $9,900. (Getty Images)
Go to this ice-cave, Vatnajokull, in Iceland. It is in the largest glacier in Europe. The roof is translucent letting the daylight in. A three-day ice cave tour will cost almost $1,000. (Getty Images)
Go swimming with blacktip reef sharks in South Africa. Depending on which trip you go on, and if you want a private tour or not, the trip costs anywhere from $150 to $3,000. (Getty Images)
Buy and restore your favorite old car. (Flickr)
Take an around-the-world cruise. Trips can cost anything from $20,000 to $100,000 depending on where you want to go and what you want to see. (Getty Images)
Buy and sail — or race — a yacht. (Getty Images)
Go wine tasting all around the world. California, France, Italy, and South Africa are all known for their wine, but Portugal and Slovenia also have highly rated vineyards. (Getty Images)
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