guest post: lounging with lindsey

Hey friends of Rachel, I’m Lindsey and I blog over at Lounging with Lindsey. Rachel is off on another one of her adventures {is everyone as jealous as I am?} so I’m going to do a guest post today. I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite traveling adventures, but first, a little about me.
I followed my heart and moved to Hawaii in August 2008. My boyfriend was stationed there and I decided to transfer to the University of Hawaii. We got married on July 31, 2009, but we didn’t have our wedding until the same day in 2010.

Beach wedding

One of the questions we were asked the most was where does a couple who live in Hawaii go on their honeymoon? Another Hawaiian island of course! We didn’t get to go until Christmas that year because of TJ’s hectic schedule, but it was well worth the wait.
We arrived in Kauai the week of Christmas and stayed at the Kauai Marriott Resort. One of the reasons I picked the Marriott was because of their awesome pool!


It had five fountains that sprayed into the pool, a center area where you could rent a cabana for the day, and waitresses walking around bringing you drinks that you could aimlessly charge to the room and not know until the end of vacation how much you drank. I would have been content sitting at the pool for a whole week. And just beyond the pool… yeah, that’s the ocean.
Our room had a pretty awesome view, too.

Beach Resort Hawaii

Does it get any more beautiful than that?
Another question we were asked a bunch was what are you going to do in Kauai for a week? Kauai is one of the least populated islands and doesn’t have too much going on usually. We didn’t care, that was exactly what we wanted. We didn’t really have anything planned for our honeymoon, just relaxing, but we did end up doing a few pretty awesome things. One of the things we knew we wanted to do before we got there was tubing. There is a manmade irrigation canal that runs down a mountain and was used by the Chinese to water crops. Now it’s owned by a company that allows you to go tubing down it. Unfortunately I used a disposable camera that day and then lost it, so these pictures aren’t mine.

Tubing HawaiiTubing cave Hawaii

You float on a tube through tunnels and there is a mile stretch where it’s completely pitch black. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. If you’re ever in Kauai it’s a must!
We also went on a boating tour of the Na Pali Coast. Because December is whale season, we got to see quite a few of them. We also got to see dolphins that were so close to the boat we could have touched them.

Hawaii whale watchingHawaii couple

This is how awesome you look after over an hour of riding on the ocean. There was also dinner served and unlimited alcohol all included. Another recommendation.


Most of our honeymoon was overcast and rainy, but we didn’t care. We were on an island away from TJ’s work, staying at a gorgeous hotel, spending time with each other, eating like kings. We even stayed at the pool while it was raining Christmas day and continued drinking in the rain. Our week in Kauai was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait until we hit our 20 year anniversary and go back.
A big thanks to Rachel for letting me take over her blog today. I hope you’re enjoying your trip!


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  • Mary De Bastos

    Hawaii is sounding so good right now! I really need a tropical vacation after all this time in the rain.

  • Katie

    Cool guest post! Just stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog. I think you have a cute blog Rachel!

  • Erin

    wonderful post :) and girl, i LOVE your wedding dress – gorgeous.