How to Plan an Active Vacation in 6 Easy Steps

No Swimming

Even the best-laid plans sometimes fall through, and I didn’t get to swim at the end of the Road to Hana. I was only bummed for a minute, though, because we enjoyed our picnic lunch, took in the views, and got back to our vacation. Swim or no swim, it was still an awesome adventure.

Step 6: Get ready for an ah-mazing time

I was a little nervous leading up to our trip. For one thing, I planned to pretty much unplug (whee!), which meant getting a lot of work done ahead of time, so I was super busy. But I also found myself fighting worries that things wouldn’t be as amazing as we’d hoped, or that things would go wrong.

And that’s when it hit me: Worst case scenario, we miss something we’ve planned or a flight gets canceled, and we’re forced to spend some extra time on whatever gorgeous island we happen to be on at the time. Nothing like that happened — we just got hosed on some swimming and hiking due to weather, but nothing major — and it was nice to know that my worst case scenario was not so bad.

Have you ever planned an action-packed, multi-destination vacay like this? Got any tips to add? Any comments on the tips I’ve provided? —Kristen

FTC disclosure: We often receive products from companies to review. All thoughts and opinions are always entirely our own. Unless otherwise stated, we have received no compensation for our review and the content is purely editorial. Affiliate links may be included. If you purchase something through one of those links we may receive a small commission. Thanks for your support!


Add a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 Comment
  1. Sarah says:

    Great tips, Kristen, thanks for sharing! Do you have a template you could share that you used for your planning? My husband and I are going to Germany this fall, and I would love to use your ideas for our trip!