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

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

My stay at the elegant Belmond Governor’s Residence redolent of Yangon’s colonial past

My stay at the Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon MyanmarMy stay at the elegant Belmond Governor’s Residence redolent of Yangon’s colonial past |  Yangon, Myanmar  |  A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond Governor’s Residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Myanmar’s southern states. This was my home for two nights, during my first time – long overdue –  visit to Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), largest city of Myanmar. Belmond Governor’s Residence is located within the elegant Yangon Embassy Quarter and close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. It is just ten minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from Yangon airport. See and follow my full Instagram Photo Gallery on Myanmar… Continue reading My stay at the elegant Belmond Governor’s Residence redolent of Yangon’s colonial past

A matured comeback to Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental BangkokA matured comeback to Mandarin Oriental Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand | My first stay at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, or iconically known as Oriental Bangkok, was over 4 years ago. At that time I was a different person, looking for different type of experiences, as it has happened organically through out all my personal and professional life. At that time, perhaps, ranked low as my favorite experiences in Bangkok, but after my recent stay, at my 41 years of age, I have to say it was simply PERFECTION. After countless times being in Bangkok, I have grown a deep love for the Chao Phraya River, and how it defines the nature of this destination, and to stay at a hotel at the streams of this charismatic feature, was something I would have never looked for before, and today I truly appreciate. So I guess we can appropriately say, that Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, it has taken some time, but it has grown in me, to be come I would say, my top choice when visiting Bangkok. See and follow my full Instagram Photo Gallery on BangkokContinue reading A matured comeback to Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc

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My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc  |  Cancun, Mexico  |  Here some images of my luxury weekend at NIZUC Resort & Spa, hosted by LGTNetwork. This was my second time at this resort and spa, located at the private area of Punta Nizuc, a complete different experience to Cancun. Located only fifteen minutes away from Cancun International Airport. This time I was hosted at one of their lovely Penthouse Suites, located at the Residences Towers. Some of the great activities during my three days visit were, 5-Steps Mexican imbued gourmet dinner at the Chef’s Table at RAMONA Restaurant. Paddle-Boarding along the coast of Punta Nizuc and the mangroves. Paddle board yoga, over the green crystal waters of Nizuc Bay. Spa treatments and hydrotherapy cycle at their spa by ESPA. Cocktails and starters at Terra Nostra Restaurant, follow by a full dinner at Indochine, including options from all corners of Asia. Fantastic Peruvian lunch, with gorgeous beach views at Ni Restaurant. Private party hosted by Cartier to launch their arrival of the new collections to Mexico. And many many more. You can read one of the article that has already surface by one of my fellow travelers, joining our group @ A luxury Mexican resort designed with LGBT travelers in mind by Cameron Lee. Thank you to all the team at NIZUC Resort & Spa, and to LGTNetwork – Luxury Gay Travel Network.  Continue reading My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil by www.carlosmeliablog.comMichael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil  |  Las Vegas, Nevada, United States  |  So today I arrived to Las Vegas, and right after checking in at my hotel, invited by Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, I got myself to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino right on time to enjoy my first show while in town. Michael Jackson ONE, is one of the six current productions by Cirque de Soleil, being performed along The Strip. Developed between Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson.  ONE is heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.


The producers claim to be a reinterpretation of the King of Pop’s influence, infused with theatrics and acrobatics for which Cirque du Soleil is known. During and hour and a half, you will go through the entire repertoire of Michael Jackson’s classics. So if you are a fan, you will love it and have a blast. Now if you are like me, who likes the artist enough, but more the show he used to deliver on stage, perhaps ONE fell a bit short on acrobatics, dance and a few rather dull moments with excess of paraphernalia, basic visuals and flying acrobats. My favorite moments of the show were Beat itBillie Jean and Man in the Mirror when the spirit of Michael is brought to the stage to dance with the the cast. And of course, the moment everyone was waiting for in the crowd, Thriller. Worst moments, were to me, every single time the Guitarist dress in yellow showed on stage, looking as fake as the wind blowing her wig.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil by www.carlosmeliablog.comMy verdict is… if you are a fan and/or come to listen to Michael Jackson and have a great time, then DO NOT MISS IT. If you are looking to see the best exponent of Cirque du Soleil acrobats, dance and performance, then keep your options open to the other five Cirque productions along The Strip. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Elements Restaurant

Elements Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comElements Restaurant  |  Scottsdale, Arizona  |  Dinner at Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa overlooking the sunset over Paradise Valley by Food Network Star, Executive Chef Beau MacMillan was brilliant. He creates specialties that live up to the dramatic setting of elements, a top rated Scottsdale restaurant. Watching the colorful sunset on Camelback Mountain while dining at elements is one of the most enjoyable pleasures at Sanctuary. With a menu as inspiring as the stunning location, elements features farm-fresh American cuisine with Asian accents, providing an upscale Scottsdale restaurant experience. My choices: Dirty Vodka Martini accompanied by shishito peppersThe ‘blt’ salad with heirloom tomatoes, tempura avocado, spiced brioche, buttermilk vinaigrette. Ahi tuna tartare with avocado, shoyu onions, roasted pepper, yuzu granite. Main course Halibut accompanied by a glass of Sancerre. Must try. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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SWB Wine Me Dine Me

SWB Wine Me Dine Me by www.carlosmeliablog.comSWB Wine Me Dine Me  |  Scottsdale, Arizona  |  Tonight I checked in at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, and as soon as I got settled, I joined Philippe aka. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale LGBT Ambassador, for a special dinner experience at SWB – SouthWest Bistro.  Wine Me Dine Me, a journey deep into the heart of fresh, authentic Southwestern flavors. Enjoy the delicious authenticity of Chef’s nightly  four-courses wine paired menu. No set menu, every night let their culinarians enchant your senses. Show Kitchen with up-close and personal experience with Chef and culinary staff while wood-fired ovens smile out over the bustling kitchen. Nightly seatings at 6PM and 8PM. My favorite dish was the Halibut. Wine wise, although the pairings where the technical correct matches, I must say I was not thrilled by the options of Rieslings, Chardonnays and Prosseco. Now the opening with their own take on Tequila, was the perfect beginning for this southwestern culinary experience. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Il Campanario Hotel Check IN at Jurere Florianopolis

Il Campanario Hotel Check IN at Jurere Florianopolis  |  Florianopolis, Brazil  |  Oi Galera. !!!! just arrived to Florianopolis and Jurere Beach, to the Il Campanario Resort where I will be spending the next 7 nights. This hotel will be the host venue of the 2012 IGLTA Annual Convention. Right on the beach and approximately 30 minutes away from the International Airport of Florianopolis. Have a look at my apartment, which includes 2 rooms and a full bathroom. As you may know by following, not exactly the type of hotels I frequent, but hey it is comfortable and charming. No complains whatsoever, I am in  Brazil and on the beach, so all great right. Continue reading Il Campanario Hotel Check IN at Jurere Florianopolis

Hotel Check IN at Chiva Som Resort in Hua Hin

Hotel Check IN at Chiva Som Resort in Hua Hin  |  Hua Hin, Thailand  |  If you are looking for the ultimate Health, Fitness, Wellness experience, surround in an very casual but still exclusive environment, right over the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, then Chiva Som Resort should be on the top of your list. Whether you just want to relax and meditate, or get fit by professional personal trainers, detox, enjoy being pampered with spa treatments and massages, solve dietary problems or addictions, recover from an stressful or disrupting situation, you name it, Chiva Som is at the top with an excellent group of professionals and a welcoming friendly attitude to help you and make you feel at home. Continue reading Hotel Check IN at Chiva Som Resort in Hua Hin