Sean Hillen

Luxury Travel & Leisure Writer | World Itineraries

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About Sean Hillen

Sean Hillen has been an international journalist and editor for over 30 years and published author. His contemporary novel, ‘Pretty Ugly’ is an intriguing ride through the murky undercurrent of the lucrative cosmetic industry  Sean’s writing experience spans several continents - in Ireland, for the national daily The Irish Times and 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 newspapers (once having the same reporting position as Ernest Hemingway). Sean’s articles have also appeared in publications such as Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Sean is now writing a travel book entitled ‘Luxury Memories’ ( He is also senior creative writing tutor with ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ (, named among the Top Ten artistic retreats in Europe. He teaches travel writing and a specialized workshop, ‘IQ for Creative Writers.'

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