Dana McMahan

Dana McMahan

Will work for bourbon

Louisville based travel, food and adventure writer, bourbon enthusiast, and fan of the 313. Have dogs, will travel.

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5 Reasons to Go to Detroit Right Now | Fodor's

Go ahead and call it a comeback. An epic comeback. The Motor City is replacing strife and crime with a grassroots spirit. Here are five reasons to show Detroit some love right now.

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What I Learned Judging the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational BBQ | Fodor's

I raised my hand and read aloud to the room full of barbecue diehards:

I do solemnly swear to objectively and subjectively evaluate each barbeque meat that is presented to my eyes, my nose, my hands, and my palate. I accept my duty to be an Official KCBS Certified Judge, so that truth, justice, excellence in Barbeque, and the American Way of Life may be strengthened and preserved forever.

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Food Network Star Damaris Phillips' Guide to Louisville

Damaris Phillips captured the spotlight of a food-obsessed nation when she won season nine of Food Network Star, but before finding fame, Damaris graduated from Louisville's Jefferson Community & Tech...

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I Survived a Weekend at Canyon Ranch | Fodor's

Kale juice, daily workouts, and herbal purification treatments—not our typical vacation trifecta. But we sucked it up and spent a (surprisingly glorious) weekend at Canyon Ranch.

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5 Reasons to Visit Louisville Now

Louisville is on the national radar for two minutes—ok, a weekend—every May during the pomp of the Kentucky Derby. Visitors who swoop in just for the race, though, are missing out on a vibrant city ch...

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Where to Go This Summer

Where should you go this summer? Why not skip the same-old summertime destinations in favor of something new this year. We've drummed up seven fantastic trips, both near and far, that will take you from a European culture capital and a hipster haven to an iconic southeast Africa journey and a tour of a US city making a major comeback.

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Your Off-the-Beaten-Path Tuscany Itinerary | Fodors.com

We love to travel, but let's face it...we don't always love other travelers. As long as there's been a beaten path, travelers have been trying to get off of it.

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A Local's Guide to the Kentucky Derby

Are you ready for Derby? You may have your hat and know who you're betting on, but you'll really want to make the most of this epic race that is, for many, a bucket list experience.

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Just Back From: The First Bourbon Classic | Fodors.com ...

We're still recovering from the first annual Bourbon Classic in Louisville that took us on distillery tours, to bourbon and food pairing events, and into geeky bourbon workshops. The first of many, we hope.

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News Stories by Dana McMahan | Travel News & Features | Fodor's

Dec 25, 2013 ... Read the latest travel news by Fodor's correspondent Dana McMahan....

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News Stories by Dana McMahan | Travel News & Features | Fodor's

Dec 25, 2013 ... Read the latest travel news by Fodor's correspondent Dana McMahan....

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Just Back from: Touring Vietnam by Motorbike

From the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the cool interiors of a soon-to-be-abandoned temple (where my fortune was read), this motorbike tour brought us to the local level and was unforgettable....

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6 Reasons to Visit Paris this Winter

The days may be short and the weather cold, but there are six main reasons why we still adore Paris in the winter....

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News Tagged Brooklyn | Travel News & Features | Fodor's

... an iconic southeast African destination, here are our top summer getaway picks. Posted by Dana McMahan on June 13, 2013 at 1:53:38 PM EDT in Trip Ideas ......

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News Tagged Brooklyn | Travel News & Features | Fodor's

... an iconic southeast African destination, here are our top summer getaway picks. Posted by Dana McMahan on June 13, 2013 at 1:53:38 PM EDT in Trip Ideas ......