TRAVEL SERVICES

Carlos Melia provides with global travel services around the world. For the last 25 years he has offered his services as a Bespoke Travel Agent to an affluent international client base. Individual travel, groups, special events, weddings are only some of the services I offer.
Proud member of the First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Group and Signature Travel Network, allows me to offer the top travel options and destinations at the most competitive conditions, with the added value of extra amenities and VIP services. For the last fifteen years I have been an active member of the IGLTA – International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, which allows me to network globally with other travel services and business around the world.
As I always say my main slogan and firm believes are:
Been There Done That, bespoke travel services based on my own travel experiences worldwide as and OUT Gay Traveler. All services and products to be offered and featured, had previously been tested, rated, reviewed and approved personally by me. Travel by experience differentiates me from other travel agents or websites.

 

My native tongue might be Gay, but I am fluent in Straight. Everyone is welcomed. !!! Travel, great destinations, beautiful hotels and leading services should only be unisex and available to anyone, regardless their sexual orientation.

At CarlosMelia.com you wont find packages or canned travel products. Each trip and holiday is planned and customized to your or your group particular needs, interests and schedule, based on my global bespoke travel services. So feel free to contact me today at info@carlosmelia.com to schedule a face to face or virtual appointment, to begin planning your next travel experience.

 

Some of the services I may assist you with are:
> Global itinerary planning
> Hotel, flights, cruises, cars, restaurants reservations
> Wedding Planning
> Find the destination and services that will match you desired experience
> Special events planing, fulfillment and management
> Corporate Travel Services

 

Although I can provide you with global travel services, by direct personal experiences or by a network of experienced travel professionals worldwide, my main destinations of expertise are: Asia (Thailand, Laos, Singapore, India), Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia), Europe (England, Sweden, Finland, Russia, France, Germany, Spain), North America (Canada and United States), Central America (Panama and Guatemala), Caribbean (Puerto Rico and St Barth), South America (Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Colombia).

 

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GPS Carlos Melia back in New York with Sandy

GPS Carlos Melia back in New York with Sandy  |  New York, United States  |  Last night I made it safely back to New York City thanks to Aeroflot. We were literally the last flight to land at JFK International Airport together with the A 380 double deck of Air France. Now in New York waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit New York. The state of emergency has been declared, over 7,200 flights have been cancelled and Major Bloomberg said the worst is yet to come by 8PM tonight. Strong winds, floods, power outs, are some of the things coming our way. Everyone in the area stay safe, and best of luck. (photo above of New York see today at 12noon). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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GPS Carlos Melia defrosting planes at Sheremetyevo Airport

GPS Carlos Melia defrosting planes at Sheremetyevo Airport  |  Moscow, Russia  |  One of the five airports of Moscow and one of the biggest ones. I have arrived this morning on Aeroflot airline, to connect to my flight to New York City. Frozen snowy morning. Welcome to snowy Moscow. This is when I realize I am such a lucky guy, and that everything happens for a GOOD reason. You just need to interpretate and let yourself flow. My wish to see Moscow covered in snow is granted. !! Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia defrosting planes at Sheremetyevo Airport

GPS Carlos Melia at Place du Trocadero

GPS Carlos Melia at Place du Trocadero  |  Paris, France  |  To me the best views of the Eiffel Tower that Paris has to offer. Just spectacular. You get to see the Eiffel Tower in full, plus the fountains and Champ du Mars. Located on the 16eme arrondissement, Metro station Trocadero of the line 9. Trust me you wont regret it. And then from there you can go down the stairs to the base of the Eiffel Tower. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia Sweden to Finland

GPS Carlos Melia Sweden to Finland  |  Scandinavia  |  Good Morning everyone. Just woke up to my last day in Sweden, after a beautiful stay in Stockholm. Today I will be transiting, this time by water, from Stockholm to Helsinki, Finland. I have secured a Luxury External Cabin on the Viking Line. The boat departs Stockholm at 4.30PM and arrives to Helsinki the following day at 10AM. Most of those to whom I mentioned this, looked at me and laughed… saying, Carlos this is going to be a revealing experience. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia Sweden to Finland

My Day & Night exploring Stockholm

My Day & Night exploring Stockholm  |  Stockholm, Sweden |   This is the chronicle of my Day and Night exploring Stockholm on my first full day, after arriving last night. This is my second visit to Sweden and Stockholm, and I kind of revisited a few restaurants I like, seen some local friends and colleagues, and walked around town enjoying the breathtaking views of the city. Also came to the Ostasiatiska Museet in Skeppsholmen Island, to see their new exhibition Secret Love. I will be posting more about it.  Continue reading My Day & Night exploring Stockholm

GPS Carlos Melia heading to Sweden

GPS Carlos Melia heading to Sweden  |  Stockholm, Sweden  |  So happy to be back in Stockholm for the second time. Thank you Visit Sweden and all those involved for welcoming me once again. Looking forward to see Stockholm, this time without snow. More coming along on the next three days. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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My first day in Deauville Normandy

My first day in Deauville Normandy  |  Deauville, France  |  On my first day visit to Deauville in Normandy, I learnt a lot of interesting facts, back at my suite next to  my fireplace I am writing and sharing them all with you. Deauville dates from 1860, being this their 152 anniversary. Located in the northwestern France, part of the commune of Calvados, yes the same that gives the denomination of origin to the famous Brandy.

Deauville is divided into Upper and Lower. Part of what they name Côte Fleurie (Flowers Coast) has long been home to French high society’s seaside houses and is often referred to as the Parisian riviera. Duque Morny envisioned to turn Deauville into the Kingdom of Elegance for Parisian, and so he did. Dream that survived through World War I and II.


Only over two hours and EUR 32 separates Deauville from Paris (Saint Lazare Train Station) you may visit for the day, or like I have, for a few relaxing days. A town with only 4,000 citizens, but lots of history and tradition.
Did you know that Deauville was the location of Mademoiselle  Coco Chanel‘s first store. Yes way before she became famous, in the summer of 1913, right on the side of the lovely and sumptuous Normandy Barriere Hotel.
Did you know that the style of Impressionism was originated here in Normandy, inspired by the beautiful skies and natural light of this region. Eugene Boudin, was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors.
The Promenade des Planches, has been featured in many films, but the most renown and awarded was the film “Un Homme et une Femme” by Claude Lelouch, wining the Palme d’Or and two Oscars, featuring the classic song that goes…. guada ba ba ba, guada ba ba ba… I am sure many of you remember and are quite familiar with. Now Deauville every year hosts the Asian Film Festival and the American Film Festival.

Deauville is also very well known for the Casino, one of the top five in France. The horse races and polo tournaments. Also Deauville is very well know for the milk, cows are everywhere. The local butter, very important for the French cuisine, is one of the premium products of France.
Walking along the beach line, I came to the Barriere Hotels and the Casino. Both the Normandy and Royal are gorgeous and impotent, in true Norman style. The Normandy Barriere, dates from the 1912 featuring the Belle Epoque Restaurant and a bar specialized in Whiskeys. Royal Barriere featuring the Le Etrier Bar specialized in Champagnes and the Cote Royal Restaurant, just exquisite.
Well still three more days to explore so stay tuned… more to come at my blog. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia rainy day in Paris

GPS Carlos Melia rainy day in Paris  |  Paris, France  |  Rain continues so shopping continues in Paris. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, close to Place Vendôme, the place to shop, and if you are looking for a stunning bowtie, then Lanvin is your store. Getting ready for tonight’s Private Riva along the Seine River and dinner at Hotel Costes. Thank you Rubin for the present. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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GPS Carlos Melia Worldwide

GPS Carlos Melia Paris Arc de Triomphe  |  Paris, France  |  Last few days in Paris, before heading to Deauville and continue my travel experience around France. Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l’Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. Arc de Triomphe, honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. More GPS Carlos Melia Worldwide

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