On my regular travel column for the morning show Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo NBC Universal, this time I was live, along with my Miniature Schnauzer BRUNA, to talk about and give my recommendations on Traveling with Pets. See you on the next one, to talk about ” Frequent Flyer Programs “.
On the road again for a week. Off to Paris or Rubin Singer Resort 2015 Fashion Week, followed by a fun weekend with friends in London. Reviewing Le Royal Monceau Paris by Raffles Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Paris. Staying at La Reserve in Trocadero. THANK YOU Michael Romei at Les Clefs d’Or for arranging our dinners specially our favorite at Le Voltaire. Internet access and time will be limited, therefore I might not be able to blog or post as usual. I invite you to follow my hour by hour experiences, reviews and tips on hotels, restaurants, and more at my Instagram @CarlosMeliaBlog. Let’s keep the conversation going.
CarlosMeliaBlog LIVE w/ Rashel Diaz at the studios of NBC Universal in New York, for my collaboration as Travel Expert at the morning show Un Nuevo Día on Telemundo.Telemundo is the leading Spanish speaking channel, and “Un Nuevo Dia” has recently won the Day Time Emmy as Outstanding Day Program in Spanish.
One of my favorite attractions, during my week visit to Puglia in the South of Italy, which at the same time I must admit, was also the most touristic, was the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello and the unique and charming Trulli. An exceptional example of vernacular architecture. It is one of the best preserved and most homogeneous urban areas of this type in Europe. A Trullo or plural Trulli, (from the Greek word τρούλος, cupola) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. Traditionally trulli were built using dry stone masonry. Their golden age was the 19th century. Nowadays you can find houses, hotels, restaurants and stores, inside the Trulli, all over the town of Alberobello, also part of the province of Bari. Town we named, in a funny way “Trulliland”, making you feel either in the Hobbit’s Shire Middle-Earth or right into a scene of the Smurfs.
For the next 10 days, I will be traveling in Paris, France and the South of Italy at the Puglia region. Internet access and time will be limited, therefore I might not be able to blog or post as usual. I invite you to follow my hour by hour experiences, reviews on hotels, restaurants, and more at my Instagram @CarlosMeliaBlog. Let’s keep the conversation going.
I arrived to Puerto Rico on the first flight of the morning, checked in at my beautiful suite at hotel La Terraza de San Juan, in the heart of Old San Juan, and got ready to explore the old courts and fortresses and secrets of this charming district. I have been many times before to Puerto Rico, including Vieques, but this was my first time only focusing to the Old San Juan. My hotel made all the arrangements for an expert guide to take me on a private two-days tour of the entire district, including some great lunch and dinner options.
Here are the comments of a couple who used my services as Global Bespoke Travel Agent & Concierge, last week for their 3 weeks experience in Argentina ( Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls ) and Brazil ( Rio de Janeiro & Salvador ). Hi Carlos, Now that we’re back home, we wanted to follow up and thank you for all your work to make our first trip to South America a memorable one. We loved our guides-Nico in Buenos Aires; Beatrice in Igauzu and Carlos in Salvador. We made several friends along the way and have recommended your services to them. Thank you, again, and… Cheers! Edward & Scott.
Following the feature by Luxury Travel Advisor, today Carlos Melia and LGTNetwork are the main featured article of the day in the prestigious Travel Agent Magazine, entitled “Carlos Melia Talks New Luxury Gay Travel Network ” Thank you Joe Pike – Senior Editor for the article.
Luxury Travel Advisor Exclusive: Inside Look at the New Luxury Gay Travel Network. Luxury Travel Advisor recently sat down with popular gay luxury advisor, Carlos Melia of First in Service Travel, an agency based in New York, who told us about the new Luxury Gay Travel Network (LGTNetwork) that he recently launched with hopes of creating a data base of gay agents looking network with each other and suppliers looking to tap into the market. “I was going to all these shows throughout the year and saw that everyone was now doing gay travel, but general gay travel,” says Melia. “But no one is targeting the luxury market.”
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and the BEST wrap-up of this amazing 2013 and an even more fantastic 2014. And as I always say …” Be careful with what you wish, IT MIGHT COME TRUE…” Destinations to come to CarlosMeliaBlog in 2014 are, Iceland, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, Canada more of India and plenty more..