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
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
If Hotel Thierry Drapeau is anything to go by, all hotels should be run by chefs. Stylish, spacious and airy, this four-star, 14-room boutique property, opened just last year in rural Vendée. It is located a half-hour drive from... Go to Article
After feasting on tasty patisseries, fine wines and French gourmet food, fancy something different in the City of Light? An evening’s entertainment at the Le Crazy Horse or Le Moulin Rouge in Paris might just be the ticket. ... Go to Article
Location, location, location — if what the property experts say is true, then the Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal on Rue Saint-Honoré in central Paris couldn’t be more well-placed. Standing on our narrow fifth-floor balcony, a delightf... Go to Article
Pays de la Loire Atlantique is an oft-forgotten part of France, overlooked by many international travelers, but the diversity of its attractions and scenery makes it a region well-worth visiting. Here are four ways to enjoy an area that is a mere two... 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 groun... 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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