My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017

My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017  |  ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market | As every year, December is my time in the French Riviera, taking part either as hosted VIP Media or Buyer, to ITLM Cannes. This is the best luxury travel event to network with other luxury travel colleagues and international suppliers. This is my week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ITLM Cannes 2017. For more tips and recommendations, see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on ILTM Cannes 2017.

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My day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

My day exploring Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild  |  Cote d’Azur, France | During my last time at the French Riviera, attending as every year ILTM Cannes – International Luxury Travel Market, I was invited by Raffles Hotels and Accor Hotels to spend a full day in Cap Ferrat, at the very lovely Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Here is how my day went along. You may see all my photos and videos from my recent trip to Cote d’Azur at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog

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A Mediterranean beach and gourmet escape to Algarve with stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

A Mediterranean beach and gourmet escape to Algarve with stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa  |  Algarve, Portugal | After a week in Portugal exploring the country from North to South, it was the last night of my visit, and the best way to say farewell, was by an overnight beach and gourmet escape to the Algarve region, to indulge over Portuguese Mediterranean lifestyle. Off I went from Cascais to Algarve, a 3-hours drive connecting this two lovely – mind very different beach resorts. As we arrived to the Algarve, we checked in at the grande dame of Algarve, the Bela Vista Hotel & Spa. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog   Continue reading A Mediterranean beach and gourmet escape to Algarve with stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Overnight at Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant in Cascais and visit to Sintra

Overnight at Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant in Cascais and visit to Sintra | Cascais, Portugal | After spending a lovely day in Lisbon walking around the Alfama District, it was time to head to Cascais and to our hotel for the night the Fortaleza do Guincho by Relais & Chateaux. Located only 30 minutes away, this coastal resort town was awaiting for us, with a lovely Michelin starred dinner and a day exploring Cascais and the longtime royal sanctuary of Sintra. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog   Continue reading Overnight at Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant in Cascais and visit to Sintra

An Afternoon walking around Lisbon exploring Alfama District

An Afternoon walking around Lisbon exploring Alfama District | Lisbon, Portugal | Two weeks ago, I joined a week trip by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaruants, to visit all their current properties in Galicia, Spain and all over Portugal. After a lovely stays in Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa, and crossing to Portugal to Amarante with stay at Casa da Calçadaand The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa in Porto, we continued journey onwards to Lisbon and Cascais…  This is my report on the fourth night. Stay tuned for the rest in upcoming blog posts. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog  Continue reading An Afternoon walking around Lisbon exploring Alfama District

Follow my week in Austria from Vienna to Salzburg

Follow my week in Austria from Vienna to Salzburg  | Austria | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Austria as I travel from Vienna to Salzburg by the Wachau Valley, for tips and recommendations. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Austria. Follow the link.

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Follow my week in Russia from Moscow to St Petersburg

Follow my week in Russia from Moscow to St Petersburg  | Russia | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Russia as I travel from Moscow to St Petersburg, for tips and recommendations. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Russia. Follow the link.

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. 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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A Gourmet visit to Porto and stay The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa

A Gourmet visit to Porto and stay The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa| Porto, Portugal | Two weeks ago, I joined a week trip by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaruants, to visit all their current properties in Galicia, Spain and all over Portugal. After a lovely stays in Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa, and crossing to Portugal to Amarante with stay at Casa da Calçadaour journey continued onwards to Porto…  This is my report on the third night. Stay tuned for the rest in upcoming blog posts. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog  Continue reading A Gourmet visit to Porto and stay The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa

Overnight visit to Santiago de Compostela in Spain with stay at A Quinta da Auga


Overnight visit to Santiago de Compostela in Spain | Santiago de Compostela, Spain | Two weeks ago, I joined a week trip by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaruants, to visit all their current properties in Galicia, Spain and all over Portugal. Our first stop was Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa. This is my report on that first night. Stay tuned for the rest in upcoming blog posts. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog  Continue reading Overnight visit to Santiago de Compostela in Spain with stay at A Quinta da Auga

” I disdain affordable Luxury “Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Expert – Interview by THE GAY ISSUE


” I disdain affordable Luxury ” Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Expert – Interview by THE GAY ISSUE  
|  International Press | Belgian glossy lifestyle magazine – The Gay Issue, interviews and features Carlos Melia on their March/April/May 2017 Issue. The interview is featured on their cover as Carlos Melia ” Ik verafschuw betaalbare luxe “ ( aka. I disdain affordable luxury ). Interwiew by Esmée Berkelaar for The Gay Issue. Click here to read the full interview – Language Dutch 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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