The Goring Hotel London

The Goring Hotel London by The Goring Hotel London  |  London, United Kingdom  |  Recapping my 2013 of traveling around the world, if there was a hotel I always wanted to stay, was the iconic The Goring Hotel in Belgravia, London. And more so after The Goring was granted a Royal Warrant for Hospitality Services by Her Majesty The Queen, and was the where the now Duchess of Cambridge spent her last night as a single woman, and headquarters for Kate Middleton team, pre and post wedding. The best closing option to my experience across Scotland, Edinburgh and The Royal Scotsman Luxury TrainContinue reading The Goring Hotel London

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Royal Yacht Britannia  | Edinburgh, Scotland  |  One of the very interesting tours I took during my late visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, was the visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia is the former Royal Yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She was the 83rd such vessel since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. Experience Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.  Continue reading The Royal Yacht Britannia

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train by Life onboard The Royal ScotsmanTrain  |  Scotland  |  Traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unparalleled way to explore the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. Here is my photo album and videos of the daily life onboard the luxury train “The Royal Scotsman” by Belmond, traveling from/to Edinburgh across the Highlands. I spent 5 fabulous days onboard, and I have to say, it is without a doubt a true travel experience. The train itself becomes your destination, and the most sophisticated and comfortable way to explore the breathtaking wonders of this amazing country.  Continue reading Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

Clay Pigeon-Shooting in Scotland

Clay Pigeon-Shooting in Scotland by www.carlosmeliablog.comClay Pigeon Shooting in Scotland  |  Cairngorms National Park, Scotland  |  The morning of day four onboard the Belmond luxury train “The Royal Scotsman“, began after a wonderful lunch, with some interesting local activities.  We traveled, from Boat of Garten, a short distance by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus Forest is one of the largest and most important remnants of the native Caledonian pine forest which used to cover most of Scotland. We were invited to choose from a number of activities including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting and an estate tour. Guess which one I went for… Of course Clay Pigeon Shooting.  Continue reading Clay Pigeon-Shooting in Scotland

NIRA Caledonia Luxury Boutique Hotel

NIRA Caledonia Luxury Boutique Hotel by www.carlosmeliablog.comNIRA Caledonia Luxury Boutique Hotel  | Edinburgh, Scotland |  NIRA Caledonia was my first hotel stay while in Edinburgh, and it was the best introduction I could have had to this lovely charming town. No tartan. No stuffed deer heads. No prints of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Nira Caledonia, this boutique hotel blends Bohemian chic with contemporary comfort. Located just minutes away from Prince Street and the main attractions, at Gloucester Place, it allows you to experience the best Edinburgh has to offer only a stroll away to retrieve to the tranquility surrounded by cobbled streets and neo-classical elegance.  Continue reading NIRA Caledonia Luxury Boutique Hotel

GPS Carlos Melia The Royal Scotsman

20131015-110107.jpgGPS Carlos Melia The Royal Scotsman  |  Edinburgh, Scotland  |  OUT OF THE OFFICE in Full Style. !!!! Good morning everyone from The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, the official starting and check in point for The Royal Scotsman luxury train by Belmond, to me my hone, hotel and destination for the next few days, on an exclusive journey across and along Scotland, in full style and luxury. A pretty exciting itinerary, full of surprises that I will be reporting upon return. The Royal Scotsman train is a non WiFi train, therefore I will be offline for the next five days. Please bare with me till them. I am sure we will all enjoy of a little break. Do not miss me to much, I will be fine…. in the expert hands of Belmond, yet once again. Cheers from Scotland. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator –  Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia The Royal Scotsman

Rubharb Restaurant Scottish Experience

Rubharb Restaurant Scottish Experience by www.carlosmeliablog.comRubharb Restaurant Scottish Experience  Edinburgh, Scotland  |  It has been already two month since I began second world tour of 2013, taking me from South America, North America and now Europe, and every single night I feel the same way, this might be the best restaurant I have ever tried. The the honest truth is that they have all been amazing, and each of them are different and unique on its kind. This time, I have been captivate by the true and deep Scottish nature of Rubharb Restaurant, at the lovely Prestonfield House Hotel. Rubharb pays homage to Sir Alexander Dick, an early 18th century Baron of Prestonfield. He ferried rhubarb seeds back from China, turning Prestonfield into the first estate in Scotland ever to cultivate rhubarb. He received a medal from the Royal Society for his innovative horticultural endeavours.  Continue reading Rubharb Restaurant Scottish Experience

First Day in Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland www.carlosmeliablog.comFirst Day in Edinburgh Scotland  | Edinburgh, Scotland  | I have arrived last night to Edinburgh, Scotland. This was my first fay walking around this charming city, exploring the district of Leith and then walking by Prince Street, the North Bridge, Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle. In Edinburgh till Tuesday when I board the luxury train, The Royal Scotsman for five days across Scotland. Special thanks to Delta Airlines Business Class, Belmond, The Balmoral Hotel and Nira Caledonia for hosting me. Plenty to come.!!! Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – Continue reading First Day in Edinburgh Scotland

EDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia

EDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia by www.carlosmeliablog.comEDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia  Edinburgh, Scotland |  I am beyond excited to announce that my visit to Edinburgh, prior board the Luxury Belmond TrainThe Royal Scotsman” is ready and fully curated. I want to thank the expert advise of Visit Scotland, and all my sponsors: Belmond, Delta Airlines, Hotel NIRA Caledonia (I will be using those bikes like crazy) and The Balmoral by Rocco Forte. See the itinerary below.Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator –  Continue reading EDINBURGH fully Curated by Carlos Melia

Our London Weekend at 429 Magazine

Our London Weekend at 429 Magazine  |  dot429  |  Our entire London weekend getaway last week dished at 429Magazine. Click on the image to check it out, were we stayed, dined & wined and played, including Beyonce’s ” Mrs Carter Show “ performance at The O2 Arena. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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