Planning a honeymoon halfway across the world can be either totally daunting or totally exhilarating. For us, finding the perfect honeymoon spots in New Zealand and Australia was by far the most exciting part of planning our November 2011 wedding.Lake Okareka Lodge is one of those places we’ve always dreamed about: as we drove down the jetty, through the private cul-de-sac, past the gated driveway, we were greeted by sweeping views of sparkling Lake Okareka.
Updated 04-19-2012 at 07:00 AM by lhm108
We have ceased selfishly collecting/hoarding hotel toiletries....you know, those cute little bottles and bars of soap you probably wouldn't find or consider buying back home.
We've changed (at least somewhat modified) our pilfering ways!
OK, not totally, since we do save a few of the more luxurious items.....using them in our master bath or tucking them in the guest room and powder room for use by house guests.
Why the change?
Updated 04-18-2012 at 12:44 PM by omegaet
Yes, this was our third visit in four months. We love the property. The Inn is located on the Miles River. The Miles River connects to the Chesapeake Bay. It is a peaceful setting. The grounds are covered in flowering trees and plants. Our room was on the 2nd floor. We were able to have the same room as the last visit. Our pup, MacKenzie, felt right at home. She enjoyed sitting on the deck with us watching the world go by! We enjoyed our "pub" fare each afternoon while MacKenzie
On day 4 we left Tortuga Lodge for our 3 night stay at the MonteverdeLodge & Gardens. After breakfast we boated across the river to the airstrip to catch our flight to San Jose – there were quite a few of us leaving Tortuga the same day so CRE had chartered 3 planes for us. There was only one other couple going to Monteverde (the couple I mentioned earlier) so we had a plane to ourselves. After a 35 minute flight, we were met in San Jose by yet another excellent CRE guide (who also happened
Our CRE tour included all meals except for lunch the 1st day in Monteverde, all transportation – van, boat and plane, 2 tours at Tortuga and 2 tours and a visit to the butterfly farm in Monteverde.
In the March 2012 issue of Travel & Leisure, CRE was rated #2 of tour and safari operators and all my initial emails to Nadia in CRE’s San Jose main office and mostly good reviews on TripAdvisor gave me high expectations for this tour. I communicated with CRE’s main office quite a few times
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