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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! 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