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Jillian Dara



Jillian is a travel and culture journalist with an enthusiasm to learn from the world. She traces her wanderlust back to eight years old when her family relocated to the island of Bermuda. Since then, she has lived in London, Santiago, Boston, and New York City. Her work has appeared in Travel + LeisureUSA TodayJetsetterVICE Munchies, and VinePair. Jillian’s simple pleasures include a hotel with an ocean view, a symmetric charcuterie board, and a dry martini—dirty. Follow her on Instagram @jilliandara.

Recent Articles
  • Room Request! Lotte New York Palace

    Room Request! Lotte New York Palace

    Visit this New York City property for the complete royal treatment

    Towering above Madison Avenue, the Lotte New York Palace is a Manhattan icon. Experts in hosting a variety of elite guests and existing as the backdrop for television shows like Gossip Girl and Younger, the Palace is just that—palatial. With a gold-gilded lobby, three bars, including ... More

  • Room Request! Round Hill Hotel and Villas

    Room Request! Round Hill Hotel and Villas

    Get a taste of tropical luxury at its finest at this Jamaica property

    Tucked into 110-acres of tropical hillside and hovering over a tranquil bay carved out by the Caribbean Sea, Round Hill Hotel and Villas is a secluded oasis embracing the unique topography of Jamaica. Just west of Montego Bay, Round Hill has called Hopewell parish home since 1953, when ... More

  • Rosé is Not Just For The Ladies

    Rosé is Not Just For The Ladies

    Cellar master Régis Camus opens up about releasing his second rosé Champagne

    Stateside, we like to think of rosé as the summer wine that fuels our #roséallday fantasies. Yet, the pale pink wine of our summer days, has long been the drink of choice for southern France and Mediterranean beach-goers. And, for the most awarded cellar master ... More

  • The Weekender: Bermuda

    The Weekender: Bermuda

    If you're looking for stunning beaches, fresh cuisine, and a little bit of luxury, this island is your ultimate getaway

    Bermuda is often mistaken for an island located near the Caribbean Islands when in fact, Bermuda boasts an identity all its own with rosy sands, aqua waters and pastel homes topped with white terraced roofs in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean. Less than two hours from most major east coast ... More

  • Room Request! COMO Parrot Cay

    Room Request! COMO Parrot Cay

    Visit a luxurious escape near beautiful Turks and Caicos

    It’s not often that you’re granted more privacy on vacation than in your own home but COMO Parrot Cay proves otherwise. Tucked away just south of the Bahamas, and just north of the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos is predominantly recognized by North Caicos and Providenciales. However, it’s on the ... More

  • Room Request! The Athenaeum

    Room Request! The Athenaeum

    This hotel’s combination of London luxury and British soul welcome you to the heart of Mayfair

    The car door closes behind me and I look up blurry eyed at the golden sign peeking out from a plant-clad living wall reading, The Athenaeum. Having done a little pre-trip research, I knew the hotel and residences were a modern addition to the Mayfair neighborhood of ... More

  • Room Request! SO/ Auckland

    Room Request! SO/ Auckland

    Discover this sleek and stylish boutique hotel in New Zealand

    With a multitude of international cities in the midst of a creative renaissance, New Zealand’s largest city is no exception—and SO/ Auckland is at the heart of it. From musical happenings, a rooftop bar overlooking one of the most Insta-worthy sunsets dissolving into Waitemata ... More