Luxury Travel & Leisure Writer | World Itineraries
Finding Restoration at Sardinia's 5-Star Ma&Ma Grand Hotel & 8,600-Sq.-Ft. Spa
Nestled amidst more than 20 scattered Sardinian islands and islets that make up the Archipelago of La Maddalena along the Bonifacio Strait, Ma&Ma Grand Hotel Resort & Spa could hardly occupy a...
Historic Catalan Mansion Houses Barcelona’s ABaC Restaurant & Hotel
Nestled in a Zen garden with a post-modern angel sculpture as a striking centerpiece, the boutique 15-room ABaC Restaurant & Hotel offers a quiet location just outside the centre of Barcelona, a 5...
Afternoon Teas With a Certain Je Nais Se Qua
Once the sacred preserve of England, afternoon tea has become a common practice across Europe, with different countries providing their unique takes on the longstanding custom. Like the United Kingdom...
Keeping it Cool in Barcelona
Trendy, lively and bold, these adjectives sum up the gleaming W Barcelona hotel standing tall above the city’s crescent-shaped, two-mile beach and boardwalk. Designed by architect Ricardo Bofill...
Bilbao’s Hotel Lopez de Haro is a Classic Setting with a Sense of History
From the outside, Bilbao’s Hotel Lopez de Haro is a stately blend of shiny brass and painted wood with a high block and brown-brick facade. The inside of the lobby is airy and open with a ...
Hotel Miró Offers Contemporary Style to Central Bilbao
When the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao as part of the city’s post-industrial revitalization almost twenty years ago, new hotels mushroomed to take advantage of the flow of expected visitors...
Emerald Guitars Creates Bespoke Instruments Fit for Stars
With his sophisticated guitars now being played by such world-famous artists as Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and Sinead O’Connor, Irish luthier Alistair Hay is enjoying ever-greater success. Having ...
History, Art, Music & Charming Squares in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence in southern France has an intriguing history, its name originating from the Latin word linked to water. This was the first town in the old region of Gaul to be colonized by the Romans...
London's Victorian Grand Dame Hotel
Built in 1865, and one of London's grandest hotels catering to tourists traveling there on the developing railway network, the five-star Langham sits directly across from the BBC, the company that...
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/)