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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An Incredible Day of Shopping in Detroit. Yes, Detroit

What do you find in a city that’s not choked with big-box chain stores? Local shops that run the gamut from quirky to downright weird, with unexpected treasures waiting to be unearthed at every corner. Whether you just want a funky souvenir from your trip or you’re planning an entire shopping expedition, here are a few only-in-Detroit favorites you must put on your list.


Thursday Night: Louisville

No lie, some mornings the smell of mash cooking perfumes the very air of this city on the Ohio. There’s also a serious coffee culture and an exploding craft beer scene that round out the lustworthy liquids in Derby City, and the locals’ fierce love of independent restaurants has fostered a roaring culinary culture.

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A Big, Boozy, Bourbon Weekend in Louisville, Kentucky

Dipped your finger in the bubbling mash? Check. Got schooled on the angel’s share? Done. Know your whisky from your whiskey? Please.


Crawling Around the Motor City: Detroit's Ultimate Whiskey Tour

Detroit was a whiskey-making kind of town before the giant buzzkill of Prohibition.