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Sean Hillen
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Sean Hillen has been an international journalist and editor for more than 30 years and is also a published author. His depth of experience spans several continents. In Ireland, for example, he worked for The Irish Times, the leading national daily newspaper. In England, he worked as a foreign correspondent for The Times of London and The Daily Telegraph. In the United States, Sean worked at the United Nations Media Center in New York. His writing has also appeared in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. His website is WorldItineraries.co During the centennial year of the death of author Bram Stoker, Sean's book, DIGGING FOR DRACULA, a tongue-in-cheek travelogue uncovering historic fact and fiction about the world's most infamous vampire, Dracula, was released as an ebook. The book takes readers on colorful adventures across Europe and America including the rugged mountainous lair of Vlad the Impaler, north of Transylvania the underground vaults beside Saint Michan's graveyard, Dublin the only Dracula museum in the world, in New York City, Whitby, England, where Dracula lands with a ship full of soil New Orleans, erstwhile home of vampire writer, Anne Rice and Hollywood, to delve into vampire movie-making exploits. www.diggingfordracula.com
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07.29.2015

Relax Under the Tuscan Sun at Italy's Quaint Villa Fontelunga
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Evening sunlight wove its golden threads through lace curtains as wood pigeons cooed from a branch opposite my second floor window at Villa Fontelunga in Tuscany. Nestled on a hill overlooking the Chiana Valley, the scene seems like one created ...
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07.24.2015

Discover the Diverse City of Lisbon Through Museums, Dining & Coastal Road Trips
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Conquests by Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians have left Lisbon with a fusion of cuisines and cultures merging together in one city. The diverse destination is home to castles, luxury hotels, museums, fine dining restaurants and plenty of gre...
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07.14.2015

Portugal’s Algarve is More Than Just Another Beach Destination & Sunbathing Haven
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Portugal’s southermost region is well known for its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, but The Algarve also entices visitors because of its diversity. Here, golden cliffs drop off into the ocean’s waves below and Moorish ruins remain whe...
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07.10.2015

Pine Cliffs Resort: One Property, Six Sections & an Abundance of Activities in Portugal
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Spread over 178 acres, Pine Cliffs Resort in the Portuguese Algarve is so vast it has even developed a special botanical handbook and walking tour for its guests. Aside from its diverse grounds, the five-star property also offers generous accommodati...
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06.25.2015

Lisbon's Biggest 5-Star Hotel Boasts Even More Renovations
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As the largest five-star hotel in Lisbon, the Corinthia has long attracted many corporate travelers and leisure guests. The building had been a hotel for more than 19 years before the Pisani family of Malta, founders of the brand, took it over in 200...
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06.12.2015

From Luxe Rooms to Fine Dining & Nearby Wineries: A Look at Portugal's Vitória Stone Hotel
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Once providing inn-style family accommodations, following a major renovation last year, Vitória Stone has turned into a chic, four-star hotel just outside the historic walls of the central Portuguese town of Évora. Its low-ceilinged lob...
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06.03.2015

A 19,000-Sq.-Ft. Spa & Michelin-Starred Chef Are Just the Beginning of Conrad Algarve's Offerings
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Bordered by sensuously-swaying palm and cypress trees, as well as a fiesta-like cluster of red and pink roses, the boulevard leading to the Conrad Algarve decorated with a white stone cupola is stunning. As we approached the circular driveway in...
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05.28.2015

Coco Chanel Fans Will Love The City of Light's 5-Star Hotel Castille
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“Classic, Coco-inspired chic” is how the five-star Castille hotel terms itself, and that’s a pretty accurate description, especially considering the Queen of Fashion’s original store, now Maison Chanel, is right next door....
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05.20.2015

Citrus Etoile Shines at the Arc de Triomphe With Deconstructed French Cuisine
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Situated on Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is Citrus Etoile, almost in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Owner Gilles Epié holds the record of being the youngest chef to receive a Michelin star at the tender age of 22. Havin...
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05.07.2015

Beauty & the Bog: Ógra Skincare Adopts Ancient Irish Mud for Luxury Cosmetics
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In an innovative approach to skincare, Ógra, an Irish company named after the Gaeilge word for ‘young’ (óg), has turned to one of the most ancient substances known to man to create a line of specialized cosmetics. Based on s...
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