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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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08.25.2015

From Smoked Puffin Breast to Whale Pepper Steak: 4 Must-Try Reykjavik Restaurants
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While Reykjavik is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and relaxing thermal baths, its diverse cuisine also makes for an excellent reason to visit. After checking out some of the best culinary experiences the city has to offer, we picked out fo...
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08.11.2015

Brittany Offers History, Active Experiences & A Little Bit of Merlin Magic in France
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Buoyed by its links to the adventures of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and Merlin, made famous in book, TV and movie, the Morbihan region of Brittany has created a thriving tourism sector based on the imaginative medieval tales. Central...
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08.28.2015

Wexford: The Seaside Town in Ireland That You're Not Visiting But Should Be
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Often overlooked on tours of Ireland is Wexford, the sunny south-east city that is the nation’s oldest Viking town, just a two-hour drive from Dublin. Situated in the heart of this cozy coastal town, is the 157-room, four-star White’s Hot...
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08.17.2015

Grand Pigalle Hotel Is a Quintessential Parisian Retreat in the 9th Arrondissement
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With hotel balconies overlooking the cobble-stoned, tree-lined Avenue Frochot in the south Pigalle district where Toulouse-Lautrec once lived, you almost feel like you’ve been transported into Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Located on a...
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08.12.2015

Kvosin Downtown Hotel: A Modern Haven in Reykjavik Near The City's Unique Sights & NSFW Museum
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Occupying a wooden, century-old building, the Kvosin Downtown Hotel, offers a central location perfect for leisurely strolls through Reykjavik to take in the city’s main sights. Originally a row of private houses then a series of businesses, th...
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08.18.2015

Find Healing in the Thermal Baths of Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort
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As you drive up to Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort in southwest Tuscany, you’ll see a large speckled building near a splashing waterfall, while at the same time smelling the faint aroma of rotten eggs. Welcome to the thermal baths of Ma...
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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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08.06.2015

President Obama is Just One of the Prestigious Guests to Have Experienced Lough Erne Resort
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Straddling a tract of undulating wooded countryside, the 120-room, five-star Lough Erne Resort lies nestled on a 600-acre peninsula. Within a two-hour drive of Dublin, Belfast, Sligo and Derry airports, the hotel has five helipads, with St. Angelo, a...
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08.03.2015

Get a Hands-On Experience Making, Eating & Learning About Italian Cuisine at Tenuta La Badiola Estate
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If you have been hankering for authentic Italian food and have maybe even wondered how the real deal is cooked, the 1,235-acre Tenuta La Badiola Estate in Tuscany may be just the place. Home to La Villa and the Michelin-starred Trattoria To...
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08.13.2015

The Five-Star Oitavos Juxstaposes Minimalist Décor With Abundant Amenities
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Having visited many hotels in many countries, I can easily attest to The Oitavos owning the widest corridors I have ever seen, with enough space to drive a car through. In fact, at a recent auto promotion event, that's exactly what happened, with...
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