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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...
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...
Stepping Back in Time at London's Milestone Hotel
Stepping into London’s Milestone Hotel is like going back in time to a bygone era in England. Its molded ceilings, lattice windows and polished walnut wainscoting act as reminders that this ...
The Quintessentially English Haymarket Hotel
Located in a renovated Regency-era building designed by John Nash in 1820 and next door to the Haymarket Theatre Roya, the Haymarket Hotel in London is the brainchild of British hoteliers ...
Sardinia’s Forte Village is Packed With Kid-Friendly Entertainment
With more than 30 restaurants and bars and 61 different room categories, it doesn't get much better than the Forte Village resort on the southern tip of Sardinia, 25 miles from Cagliari and its ...
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s Highlights Feature Colorful Passing Horsemen
Watching the Queen Elizabeth’s ‘Household Cavalry’ dressed in colorful tunics, plumed helmets and shining breastplates atop immaculately groomed horses gliding leisurely towards...
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/)