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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CM BY CARLOS MELIA IS MOVING !!! |  by Carlos Melia |  Dear Friends, Colleagues & Followers, It is with mixed emotions that I wanted to let you know that today is my last day at Pisa Brothers Travel. I will be starting a new position at First in Service Travel with based both in New York City and London. Continue reading CM BY CARLOS MELIA IS MOVING !!! lists Carlos Melia as a Featured Member is a place where gay and lesbian travellers share great looking Blogs, Reviews and Tips of travels or local outings, interests and passions with other like minded travellers locally and globally. CM by Carlos Melia, has been recently listed as one of the Featured Members of this prestigious networking site. For those interested my Profile there is CARLOS MELIA.

(sample of one of my blog posts that has been featured into Facebook Page, which has thousands of members and readers worldwide)

It has been an honor and great joy for me to be recognized, in less than a week, by multiple prestigious Networking and Press sites such as OUT Traveler GPS, PrideBook, Gregory Brian Byng and now for the work I am doing with Carlos Melia Blog, also being invited to share my posts on their blogs or sites and to become regular contributor. CM

(*) Special Thanks to Jack Gonzalez of for the nomination.

BRC Friendly Map

Bariloche Friendly Map by Cristian Signorelli ( CM Travel Expert region San Carlos de Bariloche ). The first gay friendly map of the Argentinean Patagonia with all the information you will need to know to better enjoy the region of the southern lakes and San Carlos de Bariloche. BRC Friendly Map is distributed, free of cost, at over 150 points in the city of Bariloche (hotels, bars, restaurants, rent a car, information centers among others) as well as in other destinations and events all over Argentina. So please ask for you copy to your Travel Agent or feel free to request it online to me here.

In the back cover of this first edition of BRC Gay Map you will find the Bariloche Gay Group that we have planned for next NOVEMBER 2010, during which we will tour around the area of San Carlos de Bariloche, Villa la Angostura, San Martin de los Andes, the 7 Lakes Corridor and Lanin Volcano. For more information Gay Group Bariloche.

(*) The BRC Friendly Map is co-sponsored by the Bariloche EMPROTUR

GAY MARRIAGE and Gay Honeymoons

This morning I woke up thinking… How GAY MARRIAGE, that has just been approved in Argentina, will affect and change the internal travel behavior of Argentinean gay couples.?. Will Gay Honeymoons open a new line of service and business for many to develop and commercialize. Not only that… but also will this mere declaration of equality turn into an important source of business possibilities that will roll a brand new line of services like wedding planners, Show performers,Wedding nights at Hotels, Gift lists among many others specialized into Gay Weddings.?

Also how all this favorable international marketing, that has ranked Argentina among one of the most advanced, friendly and mature countries in the world in regards of gay rights and benefits, will position our region as one of the preferred Gay travel hot spots in the world.

The travel pattern of single, coupled and married gay individuals have been changing dynamically over the years, from the old and traditional marketing concept of DINKS – Double Income No Kids to a more diverse pattern, where gay are allowed to get married, adopt among many other equal rights.

No wedding, gay or straight, is complete without a honeymoon. Interest in gay & lesbian honeymoons has rapidly grown as more  countries legalize same-sex marriages. Gay Honeymoon in Argentina will be the new trend and I am already working on it to celebrate the union of two human beings that express the love for each other regardless the sexual orientation and/or gender. CONGRATULATIONS Argentina. !!! • CM

Interview • Dave Lowe in Buenos Aires by Carlos Melia

Interview | Dave Lowe in Buenos Aires by Carlos Melia • Dave is a renown Travel Author and Agent with one published travel book in his background and another one to come. With proven experience into mainstream and gay travel worldwide and into Asia, now he adventures to explore for the second time the city of Buenos Aires. Learn briefly, more about his impressions on this visit sponsored by LAN Chile featuring their brand new connection between the cities of Buenos Aires and San Francisco.


(*) To learn mora about Dave Lowe, please feel free to visit his website