Golden Triangle Asian Elephants Foundation


Interview Golden Triangle Asian Elephants Foundation  | Golden TriangleThailand |  Dear followers, yes I am alive and back. Been away for a few well deserved days, at the Golden Triangle in the north of Thailand – Lanna District – at the fabulous Four Seasons Tented Camps. You know me, when I camp I do it in style. The Golden Triangle is located in the border between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, and for the last few years, thanks to Four Seasons and two other main foundations, has served as the refugee and paradise, for elephants rescued from the streets of Bangkok. Both Mahouts and elephants were given a second chance, and this is one of the main areas in Thailand, to come and experience living up close with the elephants. See my brief interview with John Roberts – Director of Elephants for Golden Triangle Asian Elephants Foundation. Also visit and give your support to Think Elephants International. Congratulations and my full support in all the great work they are doing. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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20111219-180704.jpg CarlosMeliaBlog followers feedback on Facebook   |  United States  |  Thank you Lawrence for such kind comments towards Carlos Melia Blog and my work. I truly enjoy doing it, and sharing with you all worldwide. This are the comments I get everyday from my followers, which motivate me to carry on. Lawrence enjoy your time in Argentina. Cheers. CM

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San Francisco Gay Capital of the World ? Interview with Paul Frentsos

San Francisco Gay Capital of the World ? Interview with Paul Frentsos  |  San Francisco, California  |  Many consider or proclaim San Francisco to be if not the Gay Mecca or Gay Capital of the World, at least one of the pioneers. After spending a whole week, exploring the city, it many attractions, museums and certainly the excellent gourmet offer, I interviewed with Paul Frentsos from the San Francisco Travel Association. Paul is out and open, and has for the last few years worked as the Executive Vice President & COO for the San Francisco Travel Association. Previous to that he was part of Joie de Vivre Hotels, a California based group of Boutique Hotels. He shares with us the latest news on mainstream and gay travel to the city, upcoming events and his own personal expert recommendations and Must SEE & Do while in San Francisco. CM

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(*) Special Thanks to Angela Jackson – Director Media Relations International, and City Pass San Francisco for assisting us moving around and about the city, landmarks and attractions.

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Interview with Jeanne Mills President Les Clefs d’Or USA

Interview with Jeanne Mills President Les Clefs d’Or USA  |  Boston, Massachusetts  |  During the last USA National Congress of Les Clefs d’Or, held in Boston, Massachusetts, I have the pleasure to interview for BeenThereDoneThat Video series, Jeanne Mills, recently appointed President of Les Clefs d’Or USA and Chef Concierge at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. CM

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Interview with Virginia Casale Intl’ President of Les Clefs d’Or

Interview with Virginia Casale Intl’ President of Les Clefs d’Or | Boston, United States |  Carlos Melia interviews Virginia Casale – International President of Les Clefs d’Or and Concierge at the SOFITEL Hotel in Montreal, Canada. BeenThereDoneThat interview series, this time come to Boston, Massachusetts for the Les Clefs d’Or USA Gala Diner which took place at the Seaport World Trade Center, gathering the ELITE of Hotel Concierges from the United States section. Virginia Casale has been recently elected as International President, with 2 challenging years ahead of her, traveling around the world networking and bridging eduction. Continue reading Interview with Virginia Casale Intl’ President of Les Clefs d’Or

Interview with Lords South Beach Hotel Founder Brian Gorman

Interview with Lords South Beach Hotel Founder Brian Gorman |  South Beach, Miami |   This morning I interviewed at the Penthouse of the Lords South Beach Hotel with Brian Gorman, Founder of this almost brand new property, located in the heart of South Beach, steps away from Ocean Drive and the Gay Beach – Collins Avenue between 11th. and 12th. Street). I have also spent one night in the hotel at one of their Pies-a-terre Suites. Review, videos and photos to come soon to CarlosMeliaBlog.com. A few interesting concepts and things to highlight, which Brian explains during the video interview: An Appropriately Oriented Hotel Concept. Lords South Beach Gives Back to the LGBT Community. Future openings. Hope you enjoy it. CM

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Mar del Plata many reasons to visit

Welcome to Mar del Plata.  This is the main beach resort of Argentina and among the Top 10 in South America. Located only 450 km from the city of Buenos Aires ( 5 hours by bus / 40 minutes by plane ). There are many activities, attractions and reasons why you should come and return all year round. Mar del Plata is not only a summer spot.

Special Thanks to: Fernand Rizzi, for being my host and coordinating my agenda and press events. It has been a pleasure sharing these last few days with you. Marta and Hugo for being my drivers and putting up with the busy daily agenda.

This trip was sponsored by the courtesy of: Monte de Pino Hotel, Hostal del Bosque Los Nobles, Sainte Jeanne Boutique Hotel. La Cabaña del Bosque (Sonia), ANAMORA Boat Tour (Eduard0), Fortin Leather Store (Juan), Aquarium Mar del Plata (Oscar), Sheraton Hotel Mar del Plata, Orquesta Municipal de Mar del Plata… among many others.

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Interview with Chance Mitchell • NGLCC

Interview with Chance Mitchell • NGLCC • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Chance Mitchell – Co Founder & CEO. This interview was conducted during the NGLCC Reception in Buenos Aires at the LEGADO Mitico Hotel.

The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and students of business for the purpose of promoting economic growth and the prosperity of its members.
NGLCC co-founders Justin G. Nelson and Chance Mitchell (picture above during the last GNetwork event in Buenos Aires) are incredibly committed to LGBT causes, especially within the U.S. business community.

Chance Mitchell has dedicated his efforts to fighting for equality for the LGBT community. Mitchell, along with co-founder Justin Nelson, launched the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in November 2002. “It is a concept that is long overdue. Our community is at the forefront of economic growth and innovation and the time has come for us to leverage the economics of equality. Having a national group advocating for LGBT businesses, employees and benefits will give our community a united voice with the financial strength to support it,” noted Mr. Mitchell at a recent gathering of community leaders in Washington, DC.
For his work in doing so, he, along with Mr. Nelson, was named in December 2002 to the “Top 100 Greatest Gay Success Stories of 2002” by OUT Magazine.

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La Casa de los Limoneros at Colonia del Sacramento

LA CASA DE LOS LIMONEROS  | Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay  | R ural Boutique Hotel ). Located only 50 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires, by Speed Ferry, and 9 KM. away from the old city of Colonia del Sacramento.  Continue reading La Casa de los Limoneros at Colonia del Sacramento

CM by Carlos Melia visiting URUGUAY


CM by Carlos Melia visiting URUGUAY • Invited by local Hotels and other Travel Services I am heading to Uruguay tomorrow morning via Speed Ferry. So stay tuned for my posts, videos and photos. My schedule COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO ( Jul 24 – 26 ) Casa los Jazmines and La Casa de los Limoneros / MONTEVIDEO ( Jul 26 – 27 ) Hotel Regency Suites / PUNTA DEL ESTE ( Jul 27 – 28 ) Estancia VIK at Jose Ignacio.


(*) Also and most important on MONDAY JUL 26th. at 06PM I will be giving a Press Conference at the Hotel Regency Suites in Montevideo. The topics will be: CM by Carlos Melia, Gay Travel & Tourism, Gay Marketing and Mr Gay World America. CM

This trip is also to ultimate the itinerary for my upcoming Gay Weekends Gateway to Colonia del Sacramento. See the proposed itinerary below: First group planned for the 3rd. week of September. Chosen hotel is La Casa de los Limoneros.

Package #01 – 02 Nights / 03 Days
– Speed Ferry BUE/COLONIA/BUE Economy Class
– Transfer IN/OUT
– Room with breakfast x 02 nights
– 02 Lunchs with 04 steps each
– Horseback Ridding x 02 hs
– Bicycles
> Price (SGL) USD 450 /(DBL) USD 310 /(TPL) USD 280

Package #02 – 01 Nights / 02 Days
– Speed Ferry BUE/COLONIA/BUE Economy Class
– Transfer IN/OUT
– Room with breakfast x 01 nights
– 01 Lunch with 04 steps each
– Horseback Ridding x 02 hs
– Bicycles
> Price (SGL) USD 280 / (DBL) USD 210 / (TPL) USD 200

Package #03 – Full Day
– Speed Ferry BUE/COLONIA/BUE Economy Class
– 01 Lunch with 04 steps each
– Horseback Ridding x 02 hs
– Bicycles
> Price (SGL) USD 150

Optional Tours:
01. City Tour of Colonia del Sacramento with Transfers
02. Dinners at restaurant with Transfers
03. Wineries with Degustation