About me
and my credentials






I am an established world travel and food writer who has traveled more than a million miles to over 100 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.


My research trips have taken me to hundreds of sophisticated cities - and to many remote spots including Timbuktu, Antarctica, and difficult-to-reach villages.



I wrote the longest article ever to appear in the New York Times Travel Section. Fairchild's Travel Today featured my Top 100 Wonders of the World list as its cover story.


Many other major publications have run my by-lined articles, including Newsweek, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

I have written more than 20 books (major publishers include Penguin, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster). Leading reviewers have praised my books. My works have been published in different languages.

General background


I am a Harvard Business School graduate who loves to explore the travel wonders and cuisines of the world. My great grandparents were born in four different countries. I live in New York City.

My website -
Hillman Wonders of the World


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