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
Stunning and almost surreal, in style and size, a stay at London’s Corinthia Hotel is well worth it, even if only for its superb spa spanning four floors. Close to the River Thames and on the doorstep of Trafalgar Square, Westminster ... Go to Article
Boasting impressively clad doormen, gilded mirrors, shimmering Tiffany glass chandeliers and ornate marble balustrades, our initial impressions upon arrival at The Shelbourne Dublin indicated that this place was special. Completing som... Go to Article
Just like so many of you, when December came along I started musing upon what to buy my better half as a perfect seasonal gift. Knowing she adores perfumes helped greatly. As did traveling in Ireland.
The Emerald Isle, as its known, evok... Go to Story
With London being such a shopping mecca, there’s no better place to be in the run-up to Christmas. But what else does England’s capital city offer to complement seasonal retail therapy? Aside from the National History Museum and the Natio... Go to Article
With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the quintessential English experience—traditional afternoon tea in some of London’s most luxurious settings—is a seasonal practice worth getting into. Credit for the long-held custom... Go to Article
With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city. Here’s a low-down on the upc... Go to Article
Fancy staying at a chic hotel full of quirky surprises near the center of Scotland’s largest city? Then citizenM in downtown Glasgow may be just the place.
From the moment you walk through its sliding doors and see ornamentations including a giant p... Go to Story
Fashioned out of a landmark 19th century building, Indigo Hotel is a boutique luxury property conveniently positioned in the heart of Glasgow, a five-minute walk from central train station. Once housing the city’s first electric power... Go to Article
First opened in 1883 next to Glasgow’s main train station, its doors leading straight to the concourse, Grand Central Hotel is known as the city’s “Grand Old Lady.” Closed for over a decade, then re-opened four years ago after... Go to Article
Five honey-colored Victorian townhouses joined at the hip, make up the 49-room Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow’s leafy West End suburb. As I arrived, a complimentary whisky awaited me in a cozy sitting room opposite ... Go to Article
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