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01/ Prelogue

Carlos Melia, Argentinean born, a true citizen of the world. Living now in New York City, for over a decade. From a very young age, I was exposed to the world of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle. Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. I have worked for all ends of the Travel and Hospitality Industry worldwide. From my current role as a Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant, to a successful career and background, working for leading restaurants, hotels, airlines, cruises among a many others.



















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ABOUT

Luxury Travel
Curator, Concierge,
Blogger & Lifestyle
Consultant

I travel the globe, curating the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle, one
destination at the time. Transforming tourists into travelers, by experiencing
customized, unique travel experiences to exclusive destinations
around the world.

STAY CONNECTED

01/ Prelogue

Carlos Melia, Argentinean born, a true citizen of the world. Living now in New York City, for over a decade. From a very young age, I was exposed to the world of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle. Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. I have worked for all ends of the Travel and Hospitality Industry worldwide. From my current role as a Luxuy Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant, to a successful career and background, working for leading restaurants, hotels, airlines, cruises among a many others.

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Quick facts about me…

I am a full-time full-service luxury bespoke Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant. I travel the world constantly scouting and curating unique travel experiences for my clients and readers, worldwide.

Member of Virtuoso, the leading network of global luxury travel consultants. This grants me direct access to exclusive suppliers, services and VIP Amenities at select properties around globe.

Over 28 years of travel experience precede me, earning the mote of “Little Marco Polo”. Jetsetter-Bonvivant, I curate the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time.

I am honored to be part of several Advisory Boards worldwide, to some of the most recognized and trendsetting luxury hospitality brands. Founding member of the Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board for their global collection of iconic properties. Founding member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection – first class Swiss hospitality. Recently, I have been asked to join the Virtuoso Preview Advisory Board for Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris, part of the LVMH group.

02/ Introduction

Please allow me to share with you, this brief intro, just so you know a bit more about myself and my business, as a Travel Curator, Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant servicing the leisure, corporate and fashion segments, with emphasis on mainstream bespoke travel, destination weddings, event planning, and luxury gay travel.

More About Who I am & What I do

Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant. I am an independent Virtuoso travel advisor, IATA and IATAN certified travel agent, with over 28 years of international experience on all ends of the travel industry. Affiliated with leading travel groups, like First in Service, Tzell Travel and Travel Leaders.

As a Corporate Travel Agent, I plan travel experiences and events for NBCUniversal’s VIP guests and top executives. I also work with several Fashion brands, coordinating their corporate travels, as well as planning fashion shows, showrooms and special events around the world.

As a Leisure Travel Agent, I have a large diversified portfolio of affluent clients, mostly located in New York, and the Silicon Valley. I plan personal trips for Tech, Real Estate and Hedge Fund owners and CEOs, along with their families and friends.

As of 2018, I have partnered with LIVunLtd Concierge & Lifestyle Management, as their expert Travel Agent – for their exclusive wide network of luxury buildings and hotels in Manhattan.

I am honored to be part of several Advisory Boards worldwide, to some of the most recognized and trendsetting luxury hospitality brands. Founding member of the Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board for their global collection of iconic properties. Founding member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection – first class Swiss hospitality. Recently, I have been asked to join the Virtuoso Preview Advisory Board for Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris, part of the LVMH group.

I am an active Travel Blogger and Instagramer. I also contribute with many travel and lifestyle publications worldwide. My social network is worth over 1 million followers around the world. My blog, has been awarded and ranked “TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blog on the web”, based on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking. Influence and popularity on Social Media. Quality and consistency of posts. The editorial team and expert review.

I am the founder of LGTNetwork – Luxury Gay Travel Network. A network created to connect mainstream travel and hospitality suppliers, to leading LGBT travel professionals and press worldwide, narrowing the existing gap between them, through education, information, and networking.

As of February 2020, I have joined the team of ALCHEMY DMC Argentina & Chile, as their United States Sales Partner and Global LGBTQ+ Sales Partner. ALCHEMY is a Destination Management Company for Argentina and Chile, with base in Buenos Aires, Argentina – where I was born.

I travel the globe, curating the world of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle, by experience, one destination at the time.

03/ Climax

Luxury has so many interpretations. I believe, it is most authentic, when understood beyond the obvious. It all comes down to one individual’s expectations and needs. My luxury is measured by rarity and sophistication, access to destinations, services, individuals and experiences, which go beyond the mere concept of self-indulgence. This is my luxury…

THIS IS MY LIFE

THIS IS MY STYLE

DIRTY MARTINI OBSESSION

Quick facts about me…

I am a full-time full-service luxury bespoke Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant. I travel the world constantly scouting and curating unique travel experiences for my clients and readers, worldwide.

Member of Virtuoso, the leading network of global luxury travel consultants. This grants me direct access to exclusive suppliers, services and VIP Amenities at select properties around globe.

Over 28 years of travel experience precede me, earning the mote of “Little Marco Polo”. Jetsetter-Bonvivant, I curate the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time.

I am honored to be part of several Advisory Boards worldwide, to some of the most recognized and trendsetting luxury hospitality brands. Founding member of the Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board for their global collection of iconic properties. Founding member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection – first class Swiss hospitality. Recently, I have been asked to join the Virtuoso Preview Advisory Board for Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris, part of the LVMH group.

02/ Introduction

Please allow me to share with you, this brief intro, just so you know a bit more about myself and my business, as a Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant, servicing the leisure, corporate and fashion segments, with emphasis on mainstream bespoke travel, destination weddings, event planning, and luxury gay travel.













I travel the globe, curating the world of
Luxury Travel & Lifestyle, one destination at the time…

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More About Who I am & What I do

Travel Curator & Concierge, Blogger and Lifestyle Consultant. I am an independent Virtuoso travel advisor, IATA and IATAN certified travel agent, with over 28 years of international experience on all ends of the travel industry. Affiliated with leading travel groups, like First in Service, Tzell Travel and Travel Leaders.

As a Corporate Travel Agent, I plan travel experiences and events for NBCUniversal’s VIP guests and top executives. I also work with several Fashion brands, coordinating their corporate travels, as well as planning fashion shows, showrooms and special events around the world.

As a Leisure Travel Agent, I have a large diversified portfolio of affluent clients, mostly located in New York, and the Silicon Valley. I plan personal trips for Tech, Real Estate and Hedge Fund owners and CEOs, along with their families and friends.

As of 2018, I have partnered with LIVunLtd Concierge & Lifestyle Management, as their expert Travel Agent – for their exclusive wide network of luxury buildings and hotels in Manhattan.

I am honored to be part of several Advisory Boards worldwide, to some of the most recognized and trendsetting luxury hospitality brands. Founding member of the Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board for their global collection of iconic properties. Founding member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection – first class Swiss hospitality. Recently, I have been asked to join the Virtuoso Preview Advisory Board for Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris, part of the LVMH group.

I am an active Travel Blogger and Instagramer. I also contribute with many travel and lifestyle publications worldwide. My social network is worth over 1 million followers around the world. My blog, has been awarded and ranked “TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blog on the web”, based on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking. Influence and popularity on Social Media. Quality and consistency of posts. The editorial team and expert review.

I am the founder of LGTNetwork – Luxury Gay Travel Network. A network created to connect mainstream travel and hospitality suppliers, to leading LGBT travel professionals and press worldwide, narrowing the existing gap between them, through education, information, and networking.

As of February 2020, I have joined the team of ALCHEMY DMC Argentina & Chile, as their United States Sales Partner and Global LGBTQ+ Sales Partner. ALCHEMY is a Destination Management Company for Argentina and Chile, with base in Buenos Aires, Argentina – where I was born.

I travel the globe, curating the world of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle, by experience, one destination at the time.

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03 / Climax

Luxury has so many interpretations. I believe, it is most authentic, when understood beyond the obvious. It all comes down to one individual’s expectations and needs. My luxury is measured by rarity and sophistication, access to destinations, services, individuals and experiences, which go beyond the mere concept of self-indulgence. This is my luxury…























follow me as I travel the world…

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THIS IS MY LIFE

THIS IS MY STYLE

DIRTY MARTINI OBSESSION

COUPLE TWO WEEKS TRIP TO ITALY & FRANCE

We have now been fortunate enough to experience two world class trips curated by Carlos! His attention to detail and desire for perfection is evident from the start. We visited both Costa Rica and Europe in the last six months. On both occasions he created an itinerary that was perfectly suited to our needs. He was in constant contact with us, and also with travel agents around the world in order to make sure that we were having a flawless time!
I’m blown away by the fact that his services come at no additional charge to the client. His pricing has always been fair and often times he has saved us money. He really understands a travelers needs, and prepares them well for what’s to come! I’ll never take a trip without him!
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LGBT GROUP TRIP TO SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Carlos, Thank you so much for working so hard for us and getting us the refund. I am so appreciative. I want to say that I absolutely love your stationary and your business card. :) I look forward to planning more experiences with you in the future when this thing is over.  Much love to you and your family. Stay safe.
Warmest Regards, Denell H.
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TEXTILES SCOUTING TRIP TO TUNISIA

We had wanted to visit Tunisia for years and shortly before Christmas I contacted Carlos Melia who had led a trip for a friend in Tunisia. Carlos quickly put a great itinerary together for us that was perfectly paced and covered the cultural and historical areas we were interested in. His experience and relationships in Tunisia are key as he arranged for a superb guide, the best Dars/hotels and restaurants. It was flawlessly planned and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our 9 day adventure. Having a travel specialist that knows a country well, as Carlos does with Tunisia, is paramount to a great experience!
read more

GAY  COUPLE TRIP TO TURKEY

Hi Carlos from the Nile! First of all, I just want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip in Turkey. We had an amazing time. Fidz and I are planning on writing you a great review when we get to a proper internet space..
read more

Bernard & Fidel, Portland, Maine, USA

TWO COUPLES TRAVELING IN SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Good morning,
We had a fabulous time last week, all executed with perfection.
A special shout-out to the form and guide (Madelena Castro) of the Porto lifestyle tour. This format was something we have not yet experienced and should be an option for every location. She showed us the people, culture, back of house type experience. I can’t say enough about it, just great.
I am looking forward to planning the Iceland adventure. Please let me know when you return and maybe we can chat on the phone to kick-off that process. Thank you.
read more

Glen Sponaugle, New York, New York, USA

PRIVATE BARGE IN THE FRENCH WINE COUNTRY

Carlos, YOUR upcoming travels sound exciting!
Our barge trip was really good. A very relaxing trip with our great long time friends. We were off and on the barge several times each day. So besides great downtime on the barge for visiting, reading, etc, we had every afternoon for activities off the barge….a really good mix.
All 8 of us went hot air ballooning, the lunch at the Michelin restaurant was awesome.
The chef on the boat was great, so much good food to eat and great wines.
All the staff were very attentive and pleasant…. another great Belmond experience.!! Carole
read more

GAY COUPLE MONTH IN EUROPE

THAN YOU,
This whole trip has been magical!
Postcard from Portofino.
read more

Aydin & William , New York, New York, USA

STAY IN ROME AT BRAND NEW HOTEL

Hone from Rome! Thanks to our travel guru Carlos Melia for setting us up at the newly renovated Hotel de la Ville Rome.
The view from the rooftop bar is breathtaking.
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Michael Frey & Catherine Bloom, Los Angeles, California, USA

USEFUL JOURNAL POSTS

Hey mate, just want to say what a great blog.
We’re heading over to Patagonia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil and its been great reading your blog for inspiration, so thanks.
Any top tips for great bars in Buenos Aries gratefully received.
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More Testimonials
COUPLE TWO WEEKS TRIP TO ITALY & FRANCE

We have now been fortunate enough to experience two world class trips curated by Carlos! His attention to detail and desire for perfection is evident from the start. We visited both Costa Rica and Europe in the last six months. On both occasions he created an itinerary that was perfectly suited to our needs. He was in constant contact with us, and also with travel agents around the world in order to make sure that we were having a flawless time!
I’m blown away by the fact that his services come at no additional charge to the client. His pricing has always been fair and often times he has saved us money. He really understands a travelers needs, and prepares them well for what’s to come! I’ll never take a trip without him!
read more

LGBT GROUP TRIP TO SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Carlos, Thank you so much for working so hard for us and getting us the refund. I am so appreciative. I want to say that I absolutely love your stationary and your business card. :) I look forward to planning more experiences with you in the future when this thing is over.  Much love to you and your family. Stay safe.
Warmest Regards, Denell H.
read more

TEXTILES SCOUTING TRIP TO TUNISIA

We had wanted to visit Tunisia for years and shortly before Christmas I contacted Carlos Melia who had led a trip for a friend in Tunisia. Carlos quickly put a great itinerary together for us that was perfectly paced and covered the cultural and historical areas we were interested in. His experience and relationships in Tunisia are key as he arranged for a superb guide, the best Dars/hotels and restaurants. It was flawlessly planned and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our 9 day adventure. Having a travel specialist that knows a country well, as Carlos does with Tunisia, is paramount to a great experience!
read more

PRIVATE BARGE IN THE FRENCH WINE COUNTRY

Carlos, YOUR upcoming travels sound exciting!
Our barge trip was really good. A very relaxing trip with our great long time friends. We were off and on the barge several times each day. So besides great downtime on the barge for visiting, reading, etc, we had every afternoon for activities off the barge….a really good mix.
All 8 of us went hot air ballooning, the lunch at the Michelin restaurant was awesome.
The chef on the boat was great, so much good food to eat and great wines.
All the staff were very attentive and pleasant…. another great Belmond experience.!! Carole
read more

GAY COUPLE VISITING TURKEY

Hi Carlos from the Nile! First of all, I just want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip in Turkey. We had an amazing time. Fidz and I are planning on writing you a great review when we get to a proper internet space..
read more

Bernard & Fidel, Portland, Maine, USA
TWO COUPLES TRAVELING IN SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Good morning,
We had a fabulous time last week, all executed with perfection.
A special shout-out to the form and guide (Madelena Castro) of the Porto lifestyle tour. This format was something we have not yet experienced and should be an option for every location. She showed us the people, culture, back of house type experience. I can’t say enough about it, just great.
I am looking forward to planning the Iceland adventure. Please let me know when you return and maybe we can chat on the phone to kick-off that process. Thank you.
read more

Glen Sponaugle & Friends, New York, New York, USA
GAY COUPLE MONTH IN EUROPE

THAN YOU,
This whole trip has been magical!
Postcard from Portofino.
read more

Aydin & William, New York, New York, USA
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