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

First day in Portugal an Amarante and Douro Valley Sojourn

First day in Portugal an Amarante and Douro Valley Sojourn| Amarante, 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 stay in Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa, our journey continued onwards to Portugal, and our first stop was in the charming town of Amarante…  This is my report on the second 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 First day in Portugal an Amarante and Douro Valley Sojourn

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

My weekend Glamping in St Michaels at Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin

My weekend Glamping in St Michaels at Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin | St Michaels, Maryland | Check Out my photo gallery of my recent stay at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, This peaceful and charming manor house resort and spa, the Inn at Perry Cabin sits in beautiful gardens that reach down to the gentle waters of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.. Steeped in history and style, this rural retreat enjoys a reputation as one of the best luxury resorts in Maryland. While just a pleasant drive from Washington, D.C. and less than two hours from Baltimore and Philadelphia, and three hour and 30 minutes from New York. During our weekend we have a amazing boating experience.  Continue reading My weekend Glamping in St Michaels at Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin

” 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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PASSPORT Magazine “TRAVEL BLOGGERS” Meet the Digital Nomads who use the Net to Travel the World

PASSPORT Magazine “TRAVEL BLOGGERS” Meet the Digital Nomads who use the Net to Travel the World | International Press |  So who are the leading gay and lesbian travel bloggers ? How did they start ? Why should we follow them ? And what can we learn from them ? by Stuart Haggas. TRAVEL BLOGGERS Meet the Meet the Digital Nomads who use the Net to Travel the World ( read the full article ) Thank you Stuart Haggas and PASSPORT Magazine for including me as leading travel blogger to follow. 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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Rabat transitioning from France to Fes – My week in Morocco by Relais & Châteaux


Rabat transitioning from France to Fes – My week in Morocco by Relais & Châteaux | Rabat, Morocco |After an amazing and very hectic week in France for ILTM 2016 in Cannes, I was ready for my next experience and first ever – long overdue – visit to Morocco. This invitation came to me by Relais & Châteaux Africa, to sample in a week most of Morocco’s key destinations. Being this my first time, I said yes right away. Here is my journey across Morocco, from Rabat, through Fez and along the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh and beyond. Our First stop, and port of entry was the city of Rabat, where we spend the morning and afternoon, to later head to our next destination. 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 Morocco. Continue reading Rabat transitioning from France to Fes – My week in Morocco by Relais & Châteaux

Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more


Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more  
|  Baden Baden, Germany  | So my travel during the month of February, took me to Frankfurt, Germany on a work trip, where I managed to escape for a one night relaxing experience in Baden Baden, with as lovely stay at the Grande Dame of this spa and wellness destination, the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa by Oetker Collection. Below you will be able to see and read my overall experience, of my slightly over 48 hours in Germany. The main reason of my trip, was as part of the team of Fashion Designer RUBINSINGER, to do the first ever Fashion Show 30K feet up on the air, onboard Lufthansa’s Boeing 747 Double Deck, as we crossed the Atlantic from Europe on to New York Fashion Week.  So before all this took place, I made sure to unwind in stye at Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, and enjoy a brief visit to the charming spa town of Baden Baden.   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 Baden Baden. Continue reading Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more

My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016


My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016 | ILTM Cannes, France |  After several months traveling around there world non-stop, I have a few days at home in New York, to seat down and start debriefing and blogging about some of the highlights of my recent travels. First post, my exciting eventful week attending ILTM Cannes, which took me from New York to Madrid, Spain, onwards to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Monte Carlo, France. ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market, is the place and event where luxury travel advisors and media, like me, gather in search of what new – coming – trending in the world of luxury travel, and like in my case, to scout for and curate, unique travel experiences to offer both my discerning leisure and corporate clients. So here we go, hope you enjoy my post. 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 ILTM Cannes 2016. Continue reading My exciting eventful week curating the world of luxury travel attending ILTM Cannes 2016