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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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.
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