Carlos Melia Blog awarded & ranked TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blogs on the web

Carlos Melia Blog awarded & ranked TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blogs on the web | Press Clipping | Accolade of the day.!! Way to begin my day with an email notifying me that carlosmeliablog.com has been awarded ” TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blogs ” in the web by Feedspot.

…” Hi Carlos, My name is Anuj. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Luxury Travel Blogs on the web. I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Luxury Travel Blog on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!. Best, Anuj…” 

Ranking is based on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking. Influence and popularity on Social Media. Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspost’s Editorial team and expert review. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Travel Groups. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, VIRTUOSO, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

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Weekend relaxed mode in style at Belmond Maroma Resort

Observatory at Belmond Maroma ResortWeekend relaxed mode in style at Belmond Maroma Resort | Riviera Maya, Mexico | October for me was all about Riviera Maya, twice in one month. First to attend ILTM Americas, with an extension of a two nights stay at Hotel Esencia. And this last one, invited by Belmond Hotels, Journeys and River Cruises to Belmond Maroma Resort, as part of the founding members of their LGBT Advisory Board. I have been to Belmond Maroma Resort, countless times, and each time I check out, I make sure to plan for my next visit. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico. Continue reading Weekend relaxed mode in style at Belmond Maroma Resort

96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible

Carlos Melia in Machu Picchu
96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible  |  Peru  | A few weeks back, invited by LATAM Airlines Business Class, Belmond Journeys and Hotels Peru, Rubin and I decided to come for 3 nights / 4 days – ha ha ha yes you read right 96 hours, to explore to main higlights of the marvelous country and intriguing culture. This wasn’t my first time in Peru – for work or leisure – I have been many times, but indeed was Rubin‘s first visit, and I mastered a well curated itinerary, that would take us from Lima, to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley, in a natural flow enjoying the services of all our hosts… Well, unfortunately not all came along as planned. For more photos and videos on my journey in Peru, visit my Instagram Photo Gallery of Peru.
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Highlights of ILTM Americas 2016 in Riviera Maya

Highlights of ILTM Americas 2016 in Riviera Maya | Riviera Maya, Mexico | Here are some of the highlights of my recent week in Riviera Maya, attending ILTM Americas 2016, as part of the International VIP MEDIA Programme. ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market. ILTM Americas is an invitation-only event, where the very best travel agents and advisors from across the USA, Canada and Mexico meet the world’s very best luxury travel experiences. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Continue reading Highlights of ILTM Americas 2016 in Riviera Maya

Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

Hotel EsenciaCasual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha | Riviera Maya, Mexico | One of my favorite getaways from New York, is Riviera Maya. I try to come at least twice a year. This time, I’ve added some extra excitement, planning a stay and visit to a new beach area and recently renovated intimate resort. Hotel Esencia in Xpu HaHotel Esencia is located fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Continue reading Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

In full Olympic mode for the next two weeks for RIO 2016 Summer Olympics

RIO 2016 Summer Olympics
In full Olympic mode for the next two weeks for RIO 2016 Summer Olympics
| Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Palpation the RIO 2016 Olympics from Copacabana Beach. See all my minute-to-minute past/current/future posts and experiences on RIO 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS. 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Also check our scheduled Travel Groups. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, VIRTUOSO, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network. www.carlosmelia.com

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Chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires
| Buenos Aires, Argentina | So once again I am back in, my home town, Buenos Aires – Argentina. These chronicles, as a matter of fact, are the result of my last two trips, with a very small time lapse in between. The main reasons of my trips were, ( first trip ) surprise and celebrate my mother for her Birthday and ( second trip ) connecting from New York to Rio de Janeiro, were I will be during August, attending the RIO 2016 Summer Olympics, as the official travel agent for NBCUniversal’s VIP Guests and Executives. Let’s begin and hope you enjoy my insider tips of my city , chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on BUENOS AIRESContinue reading Chronicles of my recent visits to Buenos Aires

48 Hours in London curating new hotels and restaurants

48 Hours in London curating new hotels and restaurants | London, England | My journey aboard the VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express luxury train, came to an end, and it was time to enjoy London for 48 hours, before heading home. I know London, quite well, been there many times, and even lived in this lovely city for a while. So when I visit London, I spend my time mostly seeing friends, and exploring new hotels, restaurants and tourist highlights and attractions, to later curate the best options to offer my clients, based on my own personal experiences. Below you can read my 48 Hours in London curating new hotels and restaurants. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on #GPSCarlosMeliaLONDON  Continue reading 48 Hours in London curating new hotels and restaurants

VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express overnight from Venice to London


VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express overnight from Venice to London | Luxury Trains | My journey across Western Europe continued, after lovely visits to the Amalfi Coast and a brief stay at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy. This time, moving onwards to London, England, aboard the overnight luxury train VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express, with stops in Innsbruk, Paris, Calais and Folkestone. Step aboard and experience truly elegant travel, wrapped in timeless romance through the spectacular scenery of the Dolomite Mountains, Brenner Pass, Swiss Alps and Alberg Pass. If you follow my blog, you might know by now, that I love traveling by train, specially when they offer luxurious experiences like the VSOE. Other recent experiences you might enjoy reading about had been: The Royal Scotsman across Scotland, or the Day Luxury Train Hiram Bingham in Peru, and my absolute favorite, the Eastern-Oriental-Express from Thailand to Singapore.  This is an exceptional train: a time capsule, a dream. A chance to dress up, socialize and relive the golden age of travel. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on #GPSCarlosMeliaLUXURYTRAINS.   Continue reading VSOE Venice Simplon Orient-Express overnight from Venice to London

Transitioning from Amalfi Coast to London via Venice in style


Transitioning from Amalfi Coast to London via Venice in style | Venice, Italy | My visit to Amalfi Coast came to an end in Ravello. Early morning wake up, and my private car was waiting for at the front of the Belmond Hotel Caruso, to drive me to Naples Train Station to catch my Frecciarossa High-Speed train to my next destination Venice and the crowning jewel among Venice hotels, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. You can also read more tips and recommendations by checking and following me on Instagram to see all my past-current-future posts and experiences while in Italy #GPSCarlosMeliaITALY. Continue reading Transitioning from Amalfi Coast to London via Venice in style