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.
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. http://www.diggingfordracula.com
A hallmark of English countryside vacations, the Lake District in Cumbria offers a patchwork quilt of mountain peaks, open fells, lakes and sparkling rivers perfect for autumn travel. The area has also inspired writers as diverse as Beatrix Potter an... Go to Article
Not to mix spirituality with gourmet cuisine, but Domaine de Rochevilaine in Brittany, France granted us the only opportunity we’ve ever had to share a "sole" with someone. And what an uplifting experience it was too. Deboned, drizzle... Go to Article
Providing a bridge in Ireland’s capital city between the old and new, the traditional and trendy, The Marker Hotel sits at the intersection of a historic housing district and a new development of luxury residential apartments, The Mar... Go to Article
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, nestled among several beaches that jut out into the Atlantic Ocean near the most-southern point of Ireland in County Cork, is reached via a winding road that skirts hillsides on one side and the sea on the other. It... Go to Article
You'll find Restaurant Thierry Drapeau nestled among flowering fields, old stone, chateau-like outbuildings and a small lake with water lilies in the Vendée region of Pays de la Loire in France. As if the location wasn't enough to... Go to Article
The lighted granite stone façade and leaded windows of Moresby Hall in Cumbria, northwest England, are magnificent, even in the dark of evening.
Such is the visual effect of this 1,000-old building converted into a hotel lying 20 miles west of Eng... Go to Story
Perhaps it’s only natural that a hotel located in the heart of England's scenic Lake District should be named after the area's most famous poet's most famous poem - William Wordsworth's ode to the eponymous flower.
Opened two... Go to Story
Fancy a getaway vacation amidst the tranquil English Lake District complete with wonderful spa treatments and delicious food?
The Gilpin Lake House, owned and run by the Cunliffe family, may be just the place.
Boasting two separ... Go to Story
Aside from its convenient location - right in the heart of the bustling downtown area, close to many tourist sites - the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Manchester, England, is adorned with a rich diversity of esoteric artworks.
Walking around the ground ... Go to Story
Is there a better way of enjoying a slice of the beautiful Bretagne region of western France than sitting outside on a whicker lounge-chair on a private, stonewalled terrace adjoining a suite at Domaine de Rochevilaine gazing out over a rocky inlet l... Go to Story
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