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About Jillian

Jillian Dara

Jillian is a travel and culture journalist whose passion for wandering began at 8-years-old. Growing up in Bermuda, Jillian quickly became comfortable on planes and intrigued by the concept of the unfamiliar. 

This led Jillian to pursue travel journalism; from living in Boston, London and Santiago, to exploring Nicaragua, southern China and the new middle east, she appreciates the ability to share stories about destinations and to connect them to a deeper cultural perspective.

Outside of 10Best, Jillian’s work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Forbes, DuJour, Elite Traveler, Hemispheres and Wine Enthusiast.

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Jillian says, "Remember to put down the camera every now and then: Don't travel for the world to see, travel to see the world."

10Best Lists by Jillian Dara

How to have a bachelorette party in Orlando

With destination bachelorette parties on the rise, it may seem like there are less creative options to explore. But Orlando's classic charm of Disney magic combined with an emerging food and craft cocktail scene...


10 of the best places to sip sake in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of Japan’s favorite producers of fine sake and the perfect place for you to begin your sake journey. Though you can enjoy it throughout the country, a visit to Fushimi ensures an authentic...