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
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... Go to Article
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... Go to Article
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... Go to Article
“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.... Go to Article
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... Go to Article
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... Go to Article
When a hotel features its own private cinema, seating almost one hundred people, you know you’re somewhere special. Which is true if you’re staying at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. Opened near the end of the Roaring Twentie... Go to Article
With a marble bust of Louis XVI displayed proudly outside its ground-floor restaurant and home of the French President just up the street, it’s easy to expect great things of Le Bristol Paris. Behind the front desk, crimson-carpeted stairs lead... Go to Article
Found in the Mediterranean, Malta is packed full of centuries-old historical and cultural diversity. As one of the smallest countries, the island has been used as a naval base for many different powers, from the Romans and Sicilians to the French and... Go to Article
For centuries Malta has stood as a key stepping stone for European and Middle Eastern invaders. The island has inherited a rich historical legacy, one it has combined with a modern lifestyle to create diverse tourism attractions. Here are some of the... Go to Article
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