Travel, food and fitness writing

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Dana McMahan, Louisville food and travel writer Dana McMahon
Chronic adventurer, serial learner of sports, bourbon enthusiast
Body By Bourbon

Hi! I’m a Louisville, Kentucky based  travel, food and fitness writer for outlets including, and the Huffington Post. I’m the restaurant news columnist for the Louisville Courier Journal and dining columnist for Her Scene magazine. I’m at work on a several-year magazine feature series and book for Kentucky Monthly magazine on the foods of Kentucky.

I’ve also written for Elle magazine, Food Network magazine, the Chicago Tribune,, AOL Travel,, the Forbes travel guide, Delta Sky Magazine,, SweatRX magazine, Experience Life magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,,,,,, and among many other publications. See a sample of my recent work on my portfolio.

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I was the writer-in-residence at Kitchen-at-Camont in Gascony, France, in winter 2010, and edited Food & Dining Magazine, Louisville edition, for a year.

My photos have appeared in Travel+Leisure, and Schmap guides. Some of my photography is available for sale from Getty.

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Note: I don’t update this page anymore — please see my portfolio for the most recent work

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  5. Hello, my name is Pagva Victor, owner- operator of the food-truck called Traveling Kitchen. We are specilizing Korean Tacos, burritos. Also, there are a few items we sell out regularly in street of Louisville. I have a pretty good number of customers around Louisville, specially downtown area. Our style is fusion. We don’t wanna be just taco truck. We wanna be great fusion truck eventually. Anyway, I’m huge fan of yours. Hope to get reviewed or possible article perhaps. We locally purchase, and 90% of our products from scratch. Really hope to hear from you . Pagva Victor / Traveling Kitchen (502) 533 0855

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