Luxury Travel & Leisure Writer | World Itineraries
Discover the Diverse City of Lisbon Through Museums, Dining & Coastal Road Trips
Conquests by Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians have left Lisbon with a fusion of cuisines and cultures merging together in one city. The diverse destination is home to castles, museums, fine ...
Portugal’s Algarve is More Than Just Another Beach Destination & Sunbathing Haven
Portugal’s southermost region is well known for its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, but The Algarve also entices visitors because of its diversity. Here, golden cliffs drop off into the ...
Pine Cliffs Resort: One Property, Six Sections & an Abundance of Activities in Portugal
Spread over 178 acres, Pine Cliffs Resort in the Portuguese Algarve is so vast it has even developed a special botanical handbook and walking tour for its guests. ...
Lisbon's Biggest 5-Star Hotel Boasts Even More Renovations
As the largest five-star hotel in Lisbon, the Corinthia has long attracted many corporate travelers, but more recently it has focused more of its on leisure guests. The building had been a hotel for ...
From Luxe Rooms to Fine Dining & Nearby Wineries: A Look at Portugal's Vitória Stone Hotel
Once providing inn-style family accommodations, following a major renovation last year, Vitória Stone has turned into a chic, four-star hotel just outside the historic walls of the ...
A 19,000-Sq.-Ft. Spa & Michelin-Starred Chef Are Just the Beginning of Conrad Algarve's Offerings
Bordered by sensuously-swaying palm and cypress trees, as well as a fiesta-like cluster of red and pink roses, the boulevard leading to the Conrad Algarve decorated with a white stone cupola...
Coco Chanel Fans Will Love The City of Light's 5-Star Hotel Castille
“Classic, Coco-inspired chic” is how the five-star Castille hotel terms itself, and that’s a pretty accurate description, especially considering the Queen of Fashion’...
Citrus Etoile Shines at the Arc de Triomphe With Deconstructed French Cuisine
Situated on Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is Citrus Etoile, almost in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Owner Gilles Epié holds the record of being the youngest chef to ...
Beauty & the Bog: Ógra Skincare Adopts Ancient Irish Mud for Luxury Cosmetics
In an innovative approach to skincare, Ógra, an Irish company named after the Gaeilge word for ‘young’ (óg), has turned to one of the most ancient substances known to man to ...
About Sean Hillen
Sean Hillen has been an international journalist and editor for almost 40 years and is also a published author. His latest book is a high-end contemporary fiction novel, Pretty Ugly - a thrilling, intriguing ride through the murky undercurrent of corporate and political machinations bridging the complex worlds of medicine, media and modeling. http://www.seanhillenauthor.com/ 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 examines fact and fiction about the world's most infamous vampire and was published on the centennial anniversary of Bram Stoker's Gothic novel.