Sean OReilly

About Sean O'Reilly

Sean O’Reilly is editor-at- large for Travelers’ Tales. He is a former seminarian, stockbroker, and prison instructor who lives in Virginia with his wife and three of their six children. He’s had a lifelong interest in philosophy and theology, and is the author of How to Manage Your Destructive Impulses with Cyber Kinetics and Authority. He is also CEO and founder of the Auriga Distribution Group, Johnny Upright, Fifth Access, and Redbrazil.com, a bookselling site.

Dining at the End of the World

by Sean O’Reilly
On the south shore of Iceland, forty minutes from Reykjavik and not far from the waterfall Gullfoss is one of the coziest and yet loneliest restaurants in the world–Vio Fjorubordid in the tiny village of Stokkeseyri. The North Sea winds howl and the snow comes down like a lash outside the snug, candlelit

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Introduction to 30 Days in Italy

Italy is a cultural homeland for all of us in the Western world, even if we are not Italian or of Italian descent. Whether you’ve never been there, or trod Etruscan and Roman soil many times, Italy is a place of a lifetime. No guidebook can quite reveal its secrets, no television documentary the charms

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Do editors read—and if not, why not?

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
– Albert CamusAs a working editor for Traveler’s Tales/Solas House and SATW contest judge (adventure travel category) who reads close to two thousand written submissions a year, I have come to think that many travel editors may not read a good many of the

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The Dragon’s Portal

Exploring the Water Towns of Jiangsu Province
The Celestial Chinese Dragon might be thought of as a symbol of the Chinese race itself. Chinese around the world proclaim themselves “Lung Tik Chuan Ren”, meaning Descendents of the Dragon. Dragons are referred to as the divine, mythical creature that brings with it ultimate abundance, prosperity and good

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon"As entertaining and informative for the armchair traveler as it is for veteran river-rats and canyoneers."
—The Bloomsbury Review

The Grand Canyon is unspeakably beautiful and indeed awesome to even the casual beholder on the Rim. But to those who linger, those who explore beyond the vistas to hike the Canyon's layers or raft the Colorado River in its depths, the Grand Canyon is a temple of personal discovery, a deep Himalaya that can only be experienced to be believed. And experience it you can through the words of our authors, who turn the adage on its head: "A story is worth a thousand pictures."

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