Georgia Aquarium Diving with the Gentle Giants

Author: , January 8th, 2013

Gay Travel: Georgia Aquarium Diving with the Gentle GiantsYesterday I have one of my all time life bucket list Items taken out pending. I came to the Georgia Aquarium, located at the Luckie Marietta District in Downtown Atlanta, to have a close encounter and diving experience with Whale Sharks, or how they like to call them “Gently Giants”. Such a serene, beautiful experience at and aquarium that features more animals than any other aquarium in more than ten million gallons of water.

A brief intro to the aquarium, the conservation aspects, and of course safety tips for your drive, and you are good to go to the main pool, to begin your dive. Get your diving gear on (no need to be a certified scuba diver for the basic dive, yes for the scuba diving tour).

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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Paris Arc de Triomphe

Author: , October 4th, 2012

Last few days in Paris, before heading to Deauville and continue my travel experience around France. Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l’Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

Arc de Triomphe, honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at Carlos Melia Blog

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Axel Hotels Announces Opening of New Hotel in Gran Canaria

Author: , September 27th, 2012

Hetero-friendly Axel Hotels chain works its way into the sun and beach segment with the opening of its new hotel in Maspalomas, on the island of Gran Canaria, within the structure of a large apartment complex and leisure spaces.

The new hotel will open in May 2013 and will be the fourth project of this chain that began in 2003, opening the first public LGBT run hotel in Barcelona.

The new member will be named Axel Axel Beach portfolio Maspalomas – Apartments & Lounge Club, and will be equipped with 92 attractive apartments, spread over 4 floors and perfectly equipped to provide maximum comfort and convenience.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville

Author: , September 24th, 2012

TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice VilleToday I transfered all the way from Versailles to Nice, in a ver simple and smooth way, to get to Gare de Lyon Station in Paris to get onboard the TGV to Nice Ville.

Almost 6 hours train ride in total. I did pre purchased my tickets in advance, thank God, because the train was fully booked, and that would have ruined my whole itinerary which already is very tight. 270 Euros Round Trip, including my trip to St Tropez and connections.

I was rather excited to do this trip, first time on the TGV. The scenery was amazing, specially the second part of the journey, once you arrive to St. Raphael all the way to nice, passing by Cannes of course at hight speed.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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My Day Exploring Paris at Eiffel Tower and Musee du Louvre

Author: , September 22nd, 2012

Gay Travel: My Day Exploring Paris at Eiffel Tower and Musee du LouvreToday on my second day in Paris, I spent the full day walking around the city and featuring the main highlights to share them with all of you. Hope you like my videos and photos. Tomorrow of to Versailles. Good Night Un Bisu, A Bientot et Merci.!!!

The Eiffel Tower. Such a beautiful icon of the city of lights. I sat on the grass for hours making photos and just observing it.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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Travel in the Palm of your hand: TOP 10 Travel Apps

Author: , September 13th, 2012

Gay Travel in the Palm of your hand: TOP 10 Travel AppsCelebrating the release of the new iPhone 5, I will share with you this week, my TOP 10 Travel Apps out there. As you all know, I travel extensively, crossing time zones, continents and cultures. While on the go, I like to be connected, get the best images and videos using my smartphone, explore destinations by the advice of locals, always make sure my flights are on time and why not get the best seats available… Well today all these rests on the palm of your hand…

I have personally traveled with each and every of this Applications, which have saved me on multiple occasions. So as usual, based on my own travel experiences as an OUT Gay Traveler, here is my list of preferred Travel smartphone Apps:

WhatsApp Messenger / USD 0.99: Avoid roaming and international data plans when traveling. Exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger runs on WiFi same as email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at dot429

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Varanasi, India – Luxury on Life Experiences

Author: , September 13th, 2012

Gay Travel: Varanasi, India - Luxury on Life ExperiencesVaranasi, is a city located on the banks of River Ganges, known to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. A destination were tradition, legend, mysticism, and deep religious believes by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Muslims all coexist right before your eyes. Varanasi is also known as Benares or Kashi.

We flew from New Delhi to Varanasi, in the north of India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is the city were Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river’s religious importance. Referred as the city of temples, the oldest living city in the world or the holy city of India, all correct and representing part of my experience while there.

As soon as you walk along the Ganges, you will see the Ghats, series of steps leading down to the water. This will be your first interaction with the Ganges, the holy cows coming right from the water and the locals, which believe me, here in Varanasi come in every type, color and form.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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Back in New York

Author: , September 13th, 2012

Gay Travel: Back in New YorkWell they actually have two locations in the city, but since I moved from Chelsea to Hell’s Kitchen, now I am addicted to this one. For some reason they have always been both only two blocks from me weird right. TIP the Almond Brioche is brilliant.

Fresh flowers at home, the best way to begin the weekend with positive energy. Tomorrow Madonna at the Madison Square Garden. Then getting ready the countdown for my two month trip around France – Paris Fashion Week, St Tropez, Nice, Deauville and Normandy – and Russia – St Petersburg Fashion Week and Moscow.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at The Carlos Melia Blog

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GPS Carlos Melia: On My Way to Atlanta

Author: , September 12th, 2012

Carlos Melia: On My Way to AtlantaGood Morning everyone. On my way to Atlanta for two days. Work trip, for a project soon will surprise many…

Can’t say much yet. Coming soon. But like always I will be reporting on my flight, this time with US Airways, my hotel room and restaurants I try. So stay tuned.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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AIRE Ancient Bath Hamam Experience in Tribeca

Author: , August 31st, 2012

AIRE Ancient Bath Hamam Experience in TribecaYes you read right, now you can have your own Hamam experience in New York City at AIRE Ancient Bath. A Greek, Roman and Ottoman Empire influenced thermal bath, built in a former textile factory dating from 1883.

Where body and soul come together and find equilibrium. AIRE, originally from Spain with three locations, now lands in the heart of Manhattan on Franklin Street, Tribeca.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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