G&L meeting of minds at MALBEC House | New York, United States | What a lovely intimate evening over Malbec, Tango and great company along Gay & Lesbian Press & Travel friends and colleagues hosted by MALBEC House and Tango Show, myself CarlosMeliaBlog and MLGTPP – Metropolitan Leading Gay Travel Professionals & Press NewYork. Thank you Juan Fabri, Felicitas and all the staff at MALBEC House for such a a great time. You can read my previous review at MALBEC House by Carlos Melia. (Photo below from right to left: Billy Kolber – Man About World. Merry Johns – CURVE Magazine. Robert Kunikoff – TZELL Travel. Felicitas – MALBEC House. Tyler Neasloney and Joseph Pedro – Passport Magazine. Carlos Melia (me).) We enjoyed a lovely dinner over Torrontes and Malbec Wines. And later on we were escorted to the ground floor and main stage for a one hour Tango Show. See some videos below….
(Photo below after the show from left to right: Merryn Johns – CURVE Magazine. Michael Luongo – Awards wining Freelance LGBT Writer and Journalist. Joseph Pedro and Tyler Neasloney – Passport Magazine. Carlos Melia (me). Robert Kunikoff – TZELL Travel. ) For those of you invite that were not able to make it tonight… do not panic. We are planning to host another intimate get together something during fall. Good night everyone, and if you happen to be in Manhattan, stop by to this this fantastic Tango Show, taste some Malbecs and Torrontes, take a Tango Class and enjoy their menu over dinner, lunch and brunch. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends (*) Follow me around the world curating the best on Luxury Travel and Lifestyle by subscribing to my Facebook Page Carlos Melia Recommends, liking my Facebook Page, following me on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and/or pining me on Pinterest. Also check out my new page Carlos Melia Recommends.
Startle and Forbes Travel Guide welcome Carlos Melia| Startle.com and Forbes Travel Guide welcome Carlos Melia as a Travel Expert | Startle is the luxury lifestyle platform that combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide star rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of tastemakers and travel experts. If I say I am beyond proud of myself, does this sound too egocentric or weird ? Because I am, over 25 years of international experience working from bottom to top within the Travel & Hospitality Industry, recognized by leading organizations such as Les Clefs d’Or, Forbes and Startle.com. Playing on the major leagues. !!! Special thanks to Michael Romei for being my mentor and Michelle Doucette for opening the doors to this new experience. More at Startle.com. See you all there. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Get your I-94 Admission Number Online | United States | For all those of you visiting and/or entering the United States without a Visa Waiver, now you can get your Admission Number online. You just need to visit www.cbp.gov/I94. The I94 is a form denoting the Arrival-Departure Record of particular foreigners.
Easy right ? CBP – USD Customs and Border Protections, will provide each traveler with an admission stamp that is annotated with date of admission, class of admission and admitted until date. Traveler will have access to their most recent admission record on the I-94 website until departure from the United States. An admission record will no longer be available to the traveler on the website once he or she departs the United States. For more information visit the FAQ section. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Olloclip 3 in One iPhone Photo Lens | Travel Gadgets | when you thought your iPhone was already pretty awesome and complete, there it comes Olloclip 3 in One iPhone Photo Lens. A quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone that includes fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want…if you don’t see the picture you’re looking for just flip it over to switch lenses. Every day gets harder and hader to find excuses to keep dragging my NIKON professional camera around the world with me. Find out more at www.olloclip.com. Have to get it.!!
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
TIP – Now you can read CarlosMeliaBlog in multiple languages. Just go to the bottom of the page and choose the language of your preference at the Google Translate drop down menu. Enjoy.!!!
Best kept travel Beauty tips revealed | South Africa | One of the things that I enjoy the most while traveling around the world, more than the experiences is the global learning process over multiple subjects. Learning and educating myself over these matters, right from the source, it is priceless. Beauty, health and skin-care, are not an exception at all, and I am an addict of new tips and treatments, especially since I have become immune to Botox, ha ha ha sad right, and age is setting over me. The other day an Editor for a very well know LGBT publication asked me … Carlos have you found the fountain of youth… Of course he was miles away chatting on his laptop without seeing me face to face, addressing to some of the photos on the article that DNA Magazine recently ran on me. I replied to him, the key is to have a great relationship with the Editor and Art Director of the Magazines, so they make sure that the photoshop looks amazing and all your body part are back in place. Continue reading Best kept travel Beauty tips revealed
Gee how did that Towel end up in My Suitcase.? | New York Times Travel by Sara J. Welch | Great brief note on this Sunday’s Travel section, on how three hotels – Miami, Honolulu and Manhattan – which preferred to remain anonymous are cutting costs on Linen and Towel theft by implementing a Linen Technology Tracking system. A washable RFID Chip that can be sewn into towels, robes and bed sheets, allowing hotels to keep track on their linens. Reported savings by the Honolulu property of USD 16,000 per month. Gee I hope they do not implement the same with bathroom amenities, pens and pencils or otherwise I am in BIG trouble. CM
Men’s Health Pocket Trainer | Are you on the road and want to stay fit after lounging around all those drinks and food you will never dare to admit you ingested during your holidays. Well FYI, walking aroung your International Destination will not apply to the urban myth of “… Oh I went on holidays, and I walk so much that I lost wait…” bullocks… It is easy and you can have it on the palm of your hand, matched with your favorite workout session of music. Men’s Health Workouts App. Is your pocket Trainer while away from your daily routine, even saving your workouts, when at some of those crapy hotel gyms (standard rooms turned into Fitness Centers just to justify the extra star or boutique standard, that we all fall for). So know you know. Actualy, I am posting this while at the gym… How covenient indeed. After all you always need to look great, who knows what your holidays experience might turn into, right. So no more excuses,less wine, cheese and pasta and more cardio. xoxo CM (*) you may find and download Men’s Health Workouts App. and extension packages on iTunes for iPhone (USD 1.99) or following this link @ http://www.menshealth.com/iphone-workouts/