Vieques Island a quick summer getaway

by Carlos Melia for 429 Magazine  |  Last weekend was my boyfriend’s birthday, and the request was clear and simple: a summer weekend getaway. A travel getaway (shocking right… which other activities can be associated with me?) But nothing comes easy, when you are a travel agent. The mood and request was very specific – a beach getaway, sophisticated ambiance, remote location within the United States, with a flight no longer than five hours, and a destination that both of us had never been before.

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Vieques Air Link the best connection from Puerto Rico

Vieques Air Link the best connection from Puerto Rico  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico  |  When we decided that the W Retreat & Spa Vieques, was going to be our next getaway for a weekend, I began my research on way to get from Puerto Rico to the island of Vieques. I went through multiple options, including ferry (which I was advise not to trust, since it takes too long, and is not reliable) and air. I checked Cape Air among a few others, and I found that Vieques Air Link (or VAL as known by the locals) was offering professional service, good aircrafts and the best deal in the market, with fares unto 50% from their competitors. Continue reading Vieques Air Link the best connection from Puerto Rico

Heading back after and amazing weekend in Vieques

Heading back after and amazing weekend in Vieques  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico  |  After a lovely weekend in Vieques at the W Retreat and Spa, we are heading back to New York city. All will be online on my blog by tomorrow, or you may also read my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel at 429MAGAZINE. Photo above is me at the Adults Only beach of the W Retreat. Continue reading Heading back after and amazing weekend in Vieques

GPS Carlos Melia transitioning from Puerto Rico to Vieques

GPS Carlos Melia transitioning from Puerto Rico to Vieques  |  Vieques  | Hi there everyone, reporting from Vieques, were we are spending a fabulous weekend celebrating Rubin’s BDAY. More photos on Facebook. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia transitioning from Puerto Rico to Vieques