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Three weeks ago I got the call I have always been scared to get: my grandpa was in bad shape. I immediately took a flight back home and moved into his house. The smile on his face once he saw me at the door meant the world to me. We got to spend the last weeks of his life together, surrounded by the whole family. He passed away peacefully, holding my hand tight. He was 90. He leaves behind an invaluable legacy. A big and loving family and my grandma, after a beautiful 70 year love story. Those really close to me know how important my family, and specially my grandpas, are in my life. As I’m sobbing in a plane back to Mexico, the hole he leaves in my soul is unexplainable. But I continue my journey with my heart full and grateful for having been able to learn from him... and proud to say that it is thanks to him that I am who I am today. T’estimo Iaio🖤✨

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I’m still processing what an amazing week we had. IGLTA broke all records in it’s 36th annual convention in New York City. Nearly 700 attendees from 49 countries took part of some days full of educational sessions, networking events with top industry leaders and some great times with friends that are part of the family. Big thank you to @iglta staff that made this possible, the board of the Association and Foundation for their commitment and dedication, to our members for and last but not least to @nycgo and all the team, who I love dearly and have made an outstanding job hosting us in this amazing city. I can’t wait to see you all again in Milan 2020! 🌈💙 @queerdestinations #queerdestinations

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Learning, growing and chasing dreams together ❤️✨

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Life connects you with people when you vibrate at the the same frequency✨ I love spending time with friends that share the same ambition, passion and values. We have many projects and adventures coming soon. Stay tuned! Miss you guapos 🌈🚀

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Heterosexual people who strongly believe that LGTBQ+ people must have equal civil rights and gender equality are our beloved straight allies. I can’t stress how important is their role in our community. We must stand firm against any kind of discrimination and every effort counts. I’m grateful for their support and with their example we will keep spreading love and acceptance. My friend @juanamartinezh is the exact definition of an LGBTQ+ ally and I love her endlessly for it. I’m happy to have you in our side 🌈✨ Tag a straight ally to and let him know they’re important to you ❤️

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This year I promised myself I would travel a bit less but I just can’t help it. It is when I travel that the best ideas flourish. When I make friendships and memories that will last forever. When I feel the most alive. Traveling opens your mind and your heart to really experience what life really is. Try to stop making excuses, scrolling through other people’s holidays and start saving some money on those things you don’t really need. Shift your mindset to owe less and experience more... Start today, and join me exploring around soon. Where are you planning to fly next? ☺️🌈✨✈️ @queerdestinations #queerdestinations #gaytravel

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I can’t believe April is already here! This year is literally flying and I’m so excited to see things moving so fast. When you’re after something big, you know it. It just feels right and everything starts flowing. Today I’m in Acapulco, taking part of the Tianguis Turistico, the biggest tourism event in Mexico. The best is yet to come! 🚀🌈🇲🇽✨ @queerdestinations #queerdestinations

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As I told you we have great news and now, it’s official! We signed an agreement at @itbberlin with the Minister of Tourism of Mexico @sectur_mx and @iglta to develop the LGBTQ+ tourism promotion strategy for the country. This is HUGE not only for the economic development of Mexico but also for the advancement towards a society full of diversity and tolerance. We have been working very hard to make this happen and I am really proud to see that @queerdestinations is off to an amazing start! 🚀🌈💙 Way to go Mexico!!!! 🇲🇽 #queerdestinations

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If you have an idea, go for it. Don’t listen to the naysayers, they only reflect their fears on you. Instead, surround yourself with those who support you but love you enough to provide honest feedback. Work hard, practice patience, don’t give up. Big things don’t come easy. We are heading to Berlin with @queerdestinations to take part of @itbberlin, the world’s biggest travel trade show and we some BIG news coming up. Today these are exactly my thoughts: there is nothing more rewarding than seeing come to life something you only dreamed of. Can’t wait to see you all there! 📸 by @alejandroibarraphoto

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I started my first company when I was 19 years old. I remember the fire in my eyes, the feeling in my gut that I was doing the right thing, the nervousness before every meeting and the rush after every small step. 10 years later, here I am, feeling exactly the same. Settling in a new city, building a big team, exciting brainstorming sessions, first signed deals... If we ever met you know that is the passion and hard work I put behind every project what takes me to the next level. Sometimes I feel sad because I’m far from home but I know that I’m chasing my dreams and enjoying every step of the way✨ 📸 @alejandroibarraphoto

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I’m not a fan of celebrating these dates probably because I’m lucky to enjoy every day as something special. I always thought that being committed to your career wasn’t compatible with sharing your life with someone. But finding that person that encourages you to thrive, that looks up to you and takes your hand to grow together and that supports you no matter what has been nothing but a boost to my career. Thank you @hektordugarte for pushing me to pursue the best version of myself. 📸 by my super talented friend @alejandroibarraphoto

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Excited for this new period! Just landed in Mexico City where we established the headquarters of @queerdestinations With teams working from LA, London, Madrid and Tel Aviv, we are ready to rock! I have several open positions to join our team in Mexico City, if you are interested send your CV to hr@queerdestinations.com 👨🏻‍💻👩🏻‍💻 P.S. Big thanks to @united for always being a company that supports our community 🌈

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Super happy to share some exciting news. During my conference at @fiturmadrid I presented my latest venture, @queerdestinations . A consultancy, creative and travel agency focused on one my biggest passions, LGBTQ+ Tourism. With an annual spend on travel that exceeds 218 billon $, focusing on the LGBTQ+ travellers is not only the right thing but essential for any destination or business that is looking to thrive. Excited for this new chapter and can’t wait to share with you everything that is about to come 🌈✨ #fiturlgbt

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Even if it means I have to spend hours on the treadmill, food makes me so happy 😍What’s your favourite temptation? 🍕🍔🍟🍣 #foodporn

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Learning more about the LGBTQ+ rights movement was definitely one the highlights of my visit. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and walking through these same streets reminds me how necessary is for us to stand up for what’s right. In many places in the world discrimination and homophobia are still too present and we must keep fighting until we are all equal 🌈✨ Do you consider that the place where you live is still homophobic? #nycproud #queerdestinations

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From the very moment we met they made me feel home ✨ So happy to be reunited with my New York family ❤️🗽 #nycproud

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What a day! In my visit to the United Nations, I met with my friend and Human Rights Officer @fhoudart 💙 We discussed how the private sector can support Global Social Change on LGBTQ+ issues. There’s so much work to do but days like this inspire me and motivate me to keep pushing 🌈✨ @free.equal #unitednations

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The first time I visited New York, I was 15 years old. I felt an immediate connection to the city. The energy, the authenticity of its people and what felt the most special to me back then: a powerful sense of freedom. Deep in the closet and immersed on a denial period I remember finding myself fantasizing with the idea of following my feelings. Maybe someday, I said to myself. Now, as an openly gay man I smile fully understanding why New York is a place where everyone feels absolutely welcome. Tag someone you would like to visit New York with ❤️🌈🗽✨ #MonumentalNyc #nycproud #queerdestinations

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For those who know me, art holds a really important place in my life. New York has so much to offer, and I’m so ready for it! We explored the @metmuseum , lost ourselves at the @themuseumofmodernart , got crazy with the Warhol exhibition at the @whitneymuseum and discovered queer art at the @leslielohmanmuseum . Today we wandered around the @brooklynmuseum . Have you ever been in New York? Food, sightseeing, bars, art galleries... All recommendations are welcome 🌈🗽✨ #MonumentalNyc #nycproud #queerdestinations

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I have been in NYC for work so many times but never had the chance to actually wander around. Since World Pride will happen here in June, I’m here with @nycgo to explore what the most visited city in the world has to offer to their LGBTQ+ visitors. I can’t wait. #monumentalnyc #nycproud #queerdestinations

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I didn’t find time yet to go over my 2018-2019 wish list but I love doing it. It feels awesome to cross some of the goals and it’s funny how there’s some that are still there year after year. Like refreshing my French or jumping off a plane... Both stuck on my lists since high school. Maybe one day 😂 What are your goals for this year? 📝✔️

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This is exactly what I needed. Some time off to reflect on everything that happened in 2018. To be honest, it has been quite a ride. I have been in over 20 countries. We pushed forward LGBTQ+ rights in great events through 4 continents. I have been the youngest to ever be appointed to the @iglta board of directors. We made some magic with @openseacruises. I worked with some beautiful countries to promote them as #queerdestinations. I went through some tough moments... but I had the unconditional support from my life partner @hektordugarte. I practiced patience, I learned to say no and I learned a lot about myself. I worked really hard. I had the chance to discover amazing new friends and kept close my old ones. I’m not sure what this new year will bring but there’s one thing I do know: I’m truly truly grateful. I believe that I’m starting to understand why I came to this world and somehow I feel I’m on the right way 🏳️‍🌈✨

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After almost 2 months based in Colombia doing some great work I left with a big smile. I had the chance to discover Cuba and before heading back to Europe, I spent a week of great meetings in Los Angeles. I stopped in London for @antozappulla ’s birthday, a reunion with part of the @openseacruises family and some more meetings. Few days in Istanbul, a week in Tel Aviv and finally... home for Christmas! It felt so good to see my loved ones. Now, it’s time to finally take some time off. I decided to get lost in the beautiful island of Mallorca and I’m enjoying every minute✨ How do you plan to spend your New Years eve? 🎊

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Winter is not coming 😜🌴💦 #queerdestinations

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The year is coming to an end and as usual I still don’t know what to do for New Years Eve 😅 Any suggestions? Where should we go? ✈️✨

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December is a very special month for me. Not only because I love Christmas but because it’s a month where I specially take time to reflect. I try to rekindle month by month all the experiences, feelings and moments I’ve been through. I’ll share some posts about this but for now, try taking the time to browse your photo gallery from January 2018. You will be surprised how much you did... and most importantly how much you learned this year. Do you feel like the same person than a year ago? ✨

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World Aids Day marks a day where we remember those we lost. Too many beautiful souls gone way too soon... It is thanks to their fight that today we have a much brighter future and it’s our duty to honor them uniting as a community. Donate to the cause within your possibilities. Find an organization to volunteer at. Acknowledge that you have the opportunity to make a change. Know your status and remind your friends to get tested. Talk openly about it and help educate others. HIV positive people that are under treatment are undetectable and can’t transmit the virus. HIV negative people that practice safe sex and use PREP can’t get the virus. Spread the word, be kind to each other and play safe. Together we can end this. ❤️ #worldaidsday

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I repeat this every night before falling asleep and somehow it makes me feel really calm. “I will remain focused on my goals. Even when things are taking longer than expected, I will not give up. I’ll practice patience. I learned that success comes with consistency. I’m grateful for what I have today. I know where I’m headed. I’m confident that everything I dreamed of is coming my way” 💫 Regardless to how your day went, try to always get to bed with positive thoughts in your mind. It really does magic 💙

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It doesn’t get any better than this 😊💙☀️💦

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Completely surrounded by nature, this place made me seriously consider staying forever ✨ What I felt these days made me realize how great life could be in a place like this. We worry way too much and constantly insist on making things too complicated. Let’s all retire for a while somewhere where life is much simpler. Who’s in? 😊💙

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I thought that after @openseacruises I would be able to take a break but I guess that the Universe had other plans 😂 Since mid October I have been all over Colombia 🇨🇴 working on LGBT Tourism, ran the @globalrunseries in Cuba 🇨🇺, had some great meetings in Los Angeles 🇺🇸 and I’m now back in Bogota for a couple weeks. I’m way behind posting but here’s a shot of me enjoying an open air shower in the middle of the jungle. I’m really busy, but I’m truly happy 😊✨

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One of the hardest things when I’m traveling is that I REALLY miss my dog, Tyson. He stays with my family and our other dogs and I know he is having so much fun... But I would really love to take him anywhere I go. He is a Pinscher Toy and could totally fly around with me. What is your experience traveling with pets? Do you recommend it? On the meantime I will pet every dog that I find my way, like the one in the picture 😂

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If you wanna go fast, go alone. If you wanna go far, go together ❤️✨

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What you see behind me is a maze made out of stones. It was built by the Kogis, one of the main indigenous tribes of Colombia. Once you complete to walk through it barefoot, it is supposed to clean your spirit from bad energies. It feels like it worked✨ #thebestofcolombia

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Last February I visited the Magdalena department for the first time. Right by the Caribbean sea, its diverse biodiversity, amazing beaches and wild rainforests made me immediately fall in love with the area. But the Tayrona Natural Park was closed during my visit. The closing is part of an agreement with the indigenous tribes that use that time to carry out rituals for cleaning, healing and spiritual protection of the park. I was fascinated by the respect Colombia pays to the tribes and loved the idea of letting ecosystems rest. In this last visit, I finally managed to explore the park and I’m just speechless. Have you ever been here? 🌴🌿☀️💦 #thebestofcolombia #magdalenaesrealismomágico #tayronanationalpark

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Too busy on our own things we often forget that the power sits on those small details. A smile to a stranger, an honest compliment, a quick message to someone you miss. You never know what others might be going through and having the chance to lighten up someone’s day, feels amazing. Do it without expecting anything in return but trust me, The Universe always responds✨ Have you ever experienced a random act of kindness? 💙

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Just a quick update about what I am up to these days 🙋🏻‍♂️ Right after @openseacruises I flew to Colombia to work with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and to speak about LGBT economic empowerment in @historiasnocontadascom in Medellin and for @cclgbtco in Bogota. In between, I’m working with @turismomagdalena and @marcapaiscolombia exploring how to boost LGBT Tourism. This is definitely one of my favorite countries and I am enjoying every second here 😍🇨🇴 #thebestofcolombia #magdalenaesrealismomágico

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A few days ago I shared with you that I felt like I needed a small break from my phone. I was honest to myself and I took it. Now I’m feeling ready for anything✨ Every time someone asks us how we feel we automatically reply that we’re great without checking on how we actually feel. The truth is that despite what social media tries to make us believe, we all have good and bad days. What’s most important is to understand when to stop everything and take some time for ourselves 💙 Well, that’s it! I missed you and I’m back ☺️

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So yesterday my phone decided to die. Far from getting angry I took it as a sign. Although I love what I do I’m feeling a bit overworked lately, and the fact that we are connected 24/7 to our phones does not help 😅 Being disconnected for a while made me feel a lot better 😍 Time for a break? 🧘🏻‍♂️

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One of the craziest things I learned about Stockholm is how daylight changes through the year. During the summer, Sun rises at 03:40 AM and during winter at 3 PM it’s dark already! It’s really interesting to see the sun shining in the middle of the night and it must be so crazy to follow your daily routine through the darkness. Would you ever get used to it? 🌞🌛

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It was supposed to rain all weekend but weather was on our side 😊 This parade is definitely one of the most beautiful I marched on. Families with kids, young and old people, LGBT+ refugees... A community and it’s allies coming together in one of the most welcoming cities I have ever been so far. I am definitely coming back next year 😍🌈🇸🇪 #EuroPride

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My first time in Sweden😍🇸🇪Stockholm is super nice, people are beautiful, and the whole city is covered in rainbow flags. It’s time for EuroPride 🏳️‍🌈 Some people will say that I just hop on from pride to pride... but I can’t see the haters 😂✋🏻 #stockholmlgbt

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Hold on! Where did July go? No, seriously 😂 Am I only the one that feels like summer is passing by too fast? Btw, I just posted my first video in IGTV. Let me know once you watch it 🇮🇹✨

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Although it was super hot, nothing could stop me from wandering around. La Fontana Di Trevi was stunning but what was even more impressive was the amount of tourists I saw throwing coins at the fountain. Every year, the nearly 1.5 M€ that are thrown into the fountain are later used to provide food for people in need. Tourists believe that if you throw a coin, you are destined to return to Rome. I am not sure if they will but I smiled knowing that all that money will be put to good use ✨

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One of the best things of living in Europe is that, within a short and usually unxpensive flight, you end up somewhere with a different language, culture, food, and lovely people. Italy is always a great choice 😍 I have been to Milan many times but this is my first time in Rome. Have you ever been here? Any tips for food, wine, ice cream and cool places are welcome! Ciao Roma! 🇮🇹 ☺️💙

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For those that haven’t met him yet, this is my dog Tyson. He is definitely one of the reasons why I wake up every day with so much energy ☺️ I miss him so much when I travel that when I’m home I take him literally everywhere with me 😂 It’s simply incredible what a difference pets can make in your life... If you ever meet someone that doesn’t love pets... Don’t trust them 😜 Do you have pets too? 🐶🐰🐱🐹🐷

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My friends keep making fun of me for posting pics from a destination looong after I’m back 😅 The thing is that, a while ago, I decided to try enjoying the moment instead of posting everything right away. Going through the pictures once I’m back makes me revive the moment and gives me the time to really think what I want to share with you ☺️💙 Btw, I’m writing this while boarding for Rome so don’t be surprised if I post random pics of me feasting on pizza and gelato in about 3 weeks 😂🇮🇹🍕🍦 📸 @candydergreat

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Although I love big cities there are feelings that I experience in nature that I can’t really explain. Up until now I have been lucky enough to balance my time between the two but I keep thinking... If I ever settle, where would I? 🤔 An apartment in a big city or somewhere lost in the nature? 💙✨

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This break was perfect 😍 But... I haven’t planned my holidays yet. Throw me some ideas! Where should I go?💡✈️ #TheMePeople #TheMeScene