Combat skin dehydration from air travel

Combat skin dehydration from air travel  |  Carlos Melia  |  I spend a big part of my life on planes, and although being, most of the times, a great pleasant experience and an easy way to move around, it might have a few drawbacks for your skin and health. The air inside of a cabin has a humidity of 10 to 20 percent, extremely low, leaving you feeling depleted and with the sensation of dry skin. This may cause discomfort during and post flight, but also may put you at risk of respiratory infections. To avoid this combat fight dehydration by: Drinking plenty of water. Bring with you a good moisturizer. Bring eye drops. Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Consider using a good Nasal Spray… and seat back, relax and enjoy your flight. Now after your flight, take good care of your skin, yeah I know, the things you have to do to remain young and beautiful, after a long flight. Moisturize you skin, keep drinking plenty of water and use a good face mask to cleanse and purify. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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This is WHY I choose not to fly UNITED

This is WHY I choose not to fly UNITED  |  United States  |  And there are the reasons, based on my own experiences, why I choose not to fly United, at least when I have the choice not to do so. Yesterday I was confirmed in Business Class from Los Angeles to New York City – UA 233. This was the case from beginning to end. And now, apparently, I will have extra 3000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles on my account, which will be credited in 14 days. Really 14 days to credit miles to an account ? Well trust me I will do my follow up on this and keep you all posted. Continue reading This is WHY I choose not to fly UNITED

Do I need a VISA or not

Do I need a VISA or not  |  VisaHQ.com  | VisaHQ.com is a great source of updated information on VISAS Worldwide. I am ready and set to head to Russia. Always use this site and has so far been always accurate and helpful. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Lufthansa’s brand-new Business Class


Lufthansa’s brand-new Business Class  |  Lufthansa’s brand-new Business Class comes to the U.S. market along with the new Boeing 747-8 and Carlos Melia and Carlos Melia Recommends have been invited to be among the first to try it. I will be flying to Berlin next Thursday and I will be reporting from onboard the new state of the art aircraft . Stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House in New York City

Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House New York  |  New York, United States  |  The soon to be opened luxury Vineyard and Wine Hotel Casa de Uco, in Mendoza, Argentina did its preview in New York City yesterday at the exclusive SOHO House. The event was organized by MJL Select a Hotel PR firm, that represents most luxurious properties in the world, with whom I have been working for the last few years. Casa de Uco, a private and silent way of transcendence, in touch with the magnificence of nature and the fascinating culture of wine. Continue reading Casa de Uco preview at SOHO House in New York City

GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand

GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand  |  GoThaiBeFree.com  |  After many month of joint work and collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, local hotels, tour operators and restaurants, and several visits to Thailand, which will always stay close and dear to my heart, I am happy and proud to share and announce, that the first ever official and fully dedicated Asian destination LGBT Microsite by a Tourism Board, is up and online. This shows the interest, respect and commitment of Thailand as a destination, toward the international Gay Travelers, in a true Buddhist spirit. You will find many of my photos and collaborations on the site, like one above on the main banner, of me seating contemplating Phranang Beach from my villa at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. Mai Pen Rai Thailand it has been a pleasure to work with you all along this six month, and thank you for trusting CarlosMeliaBlog.com and myself for this project – www.gothaibefree.com check it out. !!! your best source of information when planning your travel experience to Thailand. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Travel like a local the other side of GRINDR

Travel like a local the other side of GRINDR  |  Grindr  |  Some of you know Grindr as the forbidden word, others as the leading global dating and/or hook up site, but more and more people are finding Grindr to be the best way to connect with other locals, when traveling around the globe, to get the expert inside take, recommendations and tips on where to go out, dine, hang out, what is hot and trendy…etc. A smartphone application to connect on a all-male location-based social network. Grindr, which first launched in 2009, has exploded into the largest and most popular all-male location-based social network out there. With more than 3.5 million guys in 192 countries around the world — and approximately 10,000 more new users downloading the app every day — you’ll always find a new date, buddy, friend or local expert advise on Grindr. Quick, convenient, and discreet. And it’s as anonymous as you want it to be. Grindr is a simple app that uses your mobile device’s location-based services to show you the guys closest to you who are also on Grindr. How much of your info they see is entirely your call.

I travel around the world trying to discover what is new and hot at each destination I go, and I have found Grindr to be and ally and one of the most reliable sources of information when traveling to new unexplored destinations worldwide, looking for the unbeaten path on where to have a great local meal, what bar is the most happening, which is the best hotel, or which party is taking place on a Tuesday night. Example of this, are the messages I get all the time from members around the globe, welcoming me to their destinations and offering to share their tips with me to better feature their destinations. The new generation of virtual interactive travel guides and companion. Download it for FREE and grind your way away. CM

BTW Grindr for the first year has announced the Grindr Gay Travel Awards 2012 in Florinopolis, Brazil, at the IGLTA‘s Annual Global Convention and here you can see the results.  So without further adieu, the envelope, please… Read more

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FREE WiFi for everyone a lesson to be learnt by Hotels Worldwide

FREE WiFi for everyone a lesson to be learnt by Hotels Worldwide  |  New York, United States  |  More and more hotels across the world are becoming more savvy and proficient in the use of Social Media and Social Applications. The big question that always raises to this still brand new technology, which many pretend to master, but only a few truly understand, is how to measure the ROI – return on investment. As I travel the world, staying at all types of hotels, I have had multiple experiences with the internet service, which most of the time can be very annoying, where hotels yet don’t understand that internet is one of the top features guests will take into consideration, at the moment of booking their stay. The worst examples during last year travels, were hotels in London, UK and Jaipur, India, where I was shocked with my bill upon check out with charges over USD 40 x day for a lousy crappy connection that would take me over 10 minutes to upload a single photo. On top of that, most hotels do not offer the Multi Device Connection platforms, and travelers like me, we need to at least to connect three devices, such as Laptop, iPhone and iPad, meaning three times the charges. The recently open cutting edge and modern Yotel in New York City, has grasped this concept and finally proved that what I have been telling hotels for the last two years, was indeed a great idea, first and for most to please customers, and second, to self promote their properties and services making use of the different techniques on online advertising and viral effects. Continue reading FREE WiFi for everyone a lesson to be learnt by Hotels Worldwide