Luxury Travel & Leisure Writer | World Itineraries
The Beatles Once Roamed the Halls of This Century-Old, Belle Époque French Hotel
With its striking rose-colored cupola and dazzling white Belle Époque façade, Le Negresco stands out like a beacon on the wide, beachfront Promenade des Anglais of Nice. Tall and proud,...
From Smoked Puffin Breast to Whale Pepper Steak: 4 Must-Try Reykjavik Restaurants
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...
Brittany Offers History, Active Experiences & A Little Bit of Merlin Magic in France
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...
Wexford: The Seaside Town in Ireland That You're Not Visiting But Should Be
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,...
Grand Pigalle Hotel Is a Quintessential Parisian Retreat in the 9th Arrondissement
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...
Kvosin Downtown Hotel: A Modern Haven in Reykjavik Near The City's Unique Sights & NSFW Museum
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...
Tuscany's 37-Room Hotel Cala Del Porto Epitomizes a Quiet, Beachside Vacation
Giant amphorae filled with multi-colored flowers greeted me upon entering the lobby of Hotel Cala Del Porto. Located amidst picturesque pine forests leading down to the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Maremma region...
Find Healing in the Thermal Baths of Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort
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...
Relax Under the Tuscan Sun at Italy's Quaint Villa Fontelunga
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...
President Obama is Just One of the Prestigious Guests to Have Experienced Lough Erne Resort
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,...
About Sean Hillen
Sean Hillen has been an international journalist and editor for more than 30 years and is also a published author. His experience spans several continents - in Ireland, for the national daily, The Irish Times in England, as foreign correspondent for The Times and Daily Telegraph. In the US, Sean worked at the United Nations Media Center in New York, Scripps Howard Broadcasting and regional newspaper, The Kansas City Times. His writing has also appeared in publications such as Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Sean's imaginative travel book, Digging for Dracula (http://seanhillenblog.com/digging-for-dracula/) examines fact and fiction about the world's most infamous vampire and was published on the centennial anniversary of Bram Stoker's Gothic novel. Sean's website is World Itineraries (http://worlditineraries.co/)