Love story onboard Eastern & Oriental Express | Man About World | The March issue of Man About World is out and ready for you to download it at your iPad. This month they feature our LOVE Story – Rubin & I – crossing through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in style onboard the exclusive and fabulous Eastern & Oriental Express Train by Orient-Express. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends (*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.
Logitech Ultra Thin Bluetooth Keyboard | Gadgets | It must has to be one of the best purchases of the week. Logitech Ultra Thin Bluetooth Keyboard for my iPad2. Before this I was NEVER using my iPad, hoping it would be more like a basic tablet and less of a big iPhone. I feel that all the time I need to run back to my MacBook Pro to finish anything I start on my iPad. Let’s see if now having this new gadget, this makes the magic to me. USD 99 at Staples. A great travel buddy, easy to use, travel and to pack. Only downside so far, the fact you always have to remember to charge it so you can use the Bluetooth.Let’s see if this makes the peace between iPad and myself. It latches to your iPad, same as the magnetic cover and closes to add only a few extra inches. I will be using it on my upcoming trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina next Thursday. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Man About World welcomes Carlos Melia, Bon Vivant | Man About World | Hi there… guys, excited to share with you all that I keep increasing the number of LGBT Media Outlets where I contribute around the world. From today on, you will also be able to read me at Man About World, where Ed Salvato – Editor in Chief, has officially welcomed me today as follows: “Meet our Newest Correspondent: Carlos Melia, Bon Vivant”. Man About World is a different kind of Travel Magazine, created for the iPad. Claim your free trial for one month in only 3 simple steps here. Looking forward to connect with you and keep sharing my travel experiences worldwide as an independents OUT Gay Traveller. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Bluetooth Silicone flexible Roll-up Keyboard | United States | One of the things I enjoy doing while at the airports, and believe me I spend enough time at them, is to wonder around the stores and look for new Gadgets. Today I found one that quite fits what I need. A Bluetooth Silicone flexible Roll-Up Keyboard to use with your iPad or iPhone. Easy to transport and to use during your fligth. While I was waiting for my flight I did a test and try, and it worked flawlessly. Only USD 59 and it comes in multiple colors. Everyday closer and closer to Nano technology, this time in pink. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
iPad Camera Connection Kit my new gadget | Apple | Immediacy, immediacy rules nowadays. Followers want to know what you are doing to the minute. Hotels, airlines, destinations want to be feature on the spot. And I like to tell everything is going on right at the moment is happening. For month I have been researching on a way to do this, without compromising video of photo quality. You know the iPhone is great, but let’s be honest, it is not a professional Canon or Nikon. So I found this simple and portable Camera Connection Kit that allows me to connect either my Nikon camera to my iPad or my Memory Card to my iPad, and be able to upload high quality videos or photos right on the spot. Isn’t it a great gadget ? and only USD 29. Of course I need to have either 3G or WiFi connection, but hey I am working on owning my own satellite anytime soon, so for now I am just browsing around looking for alternative connections. Cool Travel Gadgets. CM
PASSPORT Magazine now available internationally on the iPad | United States | Press Release | PASSPORT Magazine, America’s only gay and lesbian travel magazine, announced today that it is now available internationally on the iPad. The magazine’s debut arrives just in time for the summer travel season, giving iPad customers a variety of useful travel tips, comprehensive articles, and breathtaking photography. The device’s compact size and lightweight makes PASSPORT Magazine a truly portable resource for travelers. Continue reading PASSPORT Magazine now available on the iPad
Mondrian SOHO Hotel | New York City | I just came back from the brand new Mondrian SOHO Hotel in New York City. The hotel opened last Tuesday Feb. 22nd, so this is a brand new option in Manhattan. The hotel is still undergoing some minor final touches, but so far looking fantastic. Loved the formal restaurant Imperial No. Nine by Chef Sam Talbot although I am not a huge fan of communal dinning tables, which in fact are a signature of Mondrian’s restaurants. The garden building at Imperial No. Nine boasts a timeless setting complemented by an elegant crystal chandelier collection and accented with potted plants and natural ficus trees, all beneath the shelter of a dramatic glass roof. Very sexy and modern style by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz with bright blue colors, inspired into the movie “La Belle et la bete”. My overall rating: Great design and style. Hip and modern. A restaurant I would choose myself to dine any night. Now my only concern is the size of the rooms that even for New York standards might fall a bit on the small side. Other than that I recommend and endorse the Mondrian SOHO. Some cool features to point are: iPad in every room (this is the way you can contact your concierge, order Room Service, interact with the staff of the Hotel, and interact with other in New York if you know what I mean. The Views of almost all the rooms, regardless the room type is fantastic.
270-room hotel will feature an indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant offering layers of experiences from a lush enchanted garden to informal social seating. Inspired by the Jean Cocteau Film, “La Belle et la bete”, the hotel will seduce and inspire guests through distinct environments from the lobby courtyard to the jewel-box rooms. Chef Sam Talbot will introduce his interpretation of modern day east coast seafood and the bar will offer a selection of handcrafted cocktails.
Mondrian in SoHo evokes a provocative fantasy that translates to every detail of the guest rooms. Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz creates a seductive experience that begins from the Crosby Street entrance of the hotel and continues throughout to the “Sleeping Chambers”. The corridors leading to the rooms feature a grand carpet with a custom, rose vine design, large antique mirrors and crystal sconces. Upon opening the door to the guestroom you will find yourself in an elegant foyer-entrance with rich marble floors, leading to the bright, loft-like space. These “Sleeping Chambers” are appointed with a custom built in chrome desk, facing the city skyline. The vanity doubles as a wet bar and the bathing chamber is sequestered behind jewel-toned doors. White beds are flanked by chrome night tables and floor to ceiling, glass windows reveal spectacular views of downtown. The hotel is located in between ChinaTown and Little Italy, over Crosby Street just steps away from Broadway Avenues and Canal Street subway “6” station. Amenities by (Malin+Goetz) in every room. Also every room has its own crystal bar which I think is a nice touch of sophistication. As I mentioned before, each room comes with it own iPad. Standard Room (King) 190 sqft/ 17.65sqm. Superior Room (Queen) 220 sqft/20.44sqm. Superior Room (King) 239 sqft/22.20sqm. Deluxe Room (Queen) 243 sqft/22.58sqm. Deluxe Room (King) 239 sqft/22.20sqm. Suite King Bed 319 sqft/29.64sqm. All rooms come with complementary access to the Fitness Center by Equinox. WiFi is at an extra charge of USD 10 per day.
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Add CarlosMeliaBlog.com to your Smart Phone’s Home Screen • yes now you can add CarlosMeliaBlog.com shortcut and logo right into your Smartphone ( Iphone, Android, Blackberry ) and iPad‘s Home Screens. It is easy and fast. Hold on… don’t get too excited, it is not an Application YET. !!! ha ha ha. Now you can be, only one click away on your smartphone or iPad, from all my reviews on Hotels, Restaurants, Tours, Destinations, and other Travel related services and products worldwide. An remember: Been There Done That: All travel services or/and products have been previously tested and approved by me or one of my customers. Everyone is Welcome: Although I speak Gay, I am fluent in Straight. CM
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