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Shandana A. Durrani

Shandana A. Durrani

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Shandana A. Durrani has been a magazine editor and travel writer for more than two decades. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and websites including Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Cigar Aficionado, Wine Spectator, Silverkris, Haute Living, SO/HO, Metro London,, and She is the author of "Day Trips from New York City" and the co-author of "Insiders' Guide to New York City." When she is not writing, she is gallivanting across the globe, finding choice spots to eat, drink and be merry. You can follow her on Instagram at missadvnture and on Twitter at

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Our favorite place to eat, drink, see and stay in Minneapolis
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Drinking Vinegars: What They Are and Why You Should Drink Them

Drinking vinegars have been around for centuries. Find out what they are, why you should drink them, and where to find them.
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Unwinding in the Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley in Oregon is a great place to visit even in the off season--do a tasting at a wintery, eat locally grown food, and admire the vistas.
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High Altitude Happiness in Park City, Utah

With miles of singletrack trails for mountain bikes and running, to world class powder skiing, Park City is a haven for adrenaline junkies all year around.
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Five Hot New Restaurants for Valentines Day

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Wines for Anytime: Five of the Best 2015 Releases

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Zoiglhaus Brings German-style Craft Beer to Portland

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Micro Guide: Albania

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Summer hot spots: Where to head to on vacation this year

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French Connection: Verdigris Brings Contemporary French Fare to Portland

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American Pride: Q&A with Cicada Leather Company

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Sky Food: Five Chefs That Craft Innovative Inflight Cuisine

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Four Seasons of Excitement in Lake Tahoe

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A Woman’s Work: Female Chefs Serve Up Culinary Delights

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Pod People: Food Truck Purveyors Group Together for Great Cuisine

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Little Rooms: Tiny Houses Offer A Unique Hotel Experience

Sick of the same old room at the Hilton? We've rounded up a list of tiny house hotels around the world.
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Savor the Flavor: Whiskey Bars Take Over the Nation

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Inn at the Market: Seattle’s Hotel with a View

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London’s Hottest Garden Bars

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BBQ Trends Just in Time for Summer

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Supper Clubs Hit the Culinary Mark

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Best Chefs America Launches Regional Guides

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The Rakish Gin Aficionado: David Piper

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Wine Flights: The World’s Best Wine Bars

The best airport wine bars
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Artisanal Vermouth: A Drink That Can Stand Alone

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Q&A: George Esquivel of Tumi

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A Family Affair: Lobel’s of New York Retains its Old-World Charm

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Green is the New Black

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Hotel Zetta: San Francisco’s Modern Marvel

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Move Over Sriracha! There’s a New Hot Sauce in Town

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Punch Bowl Social: Food, Drinks and Fun All in One Venue

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Handmade in Portland: Mana Chocolates Lead the Bean-to-Bar Scene

Mana Chocolate is one of Portland's Best Artisanal Chocolatiers.
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Delta’s New Sky Deck at JFK

Delta Airlines Creates Rooftop Bar at JFK Airport
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Hendrick’s: The Gin for the Flavor Connoisseur

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Food and wine pairing for Robert Mondavi's Fume Blanc Reserve.
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Food Porn: Hannibal Serves Exquisite Dishes For the Not So Squeamish

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Gem of the Ocean

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In Vino Veritas

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Norway Takes a Bow

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