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Dana DuTerroil

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States

I spent the majority of my writing career as a lawyer. Most of my writing now focuses on Houston, where I live and co-own a business, Trip Chandler, a two-woman team who creates personalized guides and tours of the city. I'm also a freelance writer with a thing for personal essays, travel narratives, and research.

Portfolio
Fodors Travel Guide
10/15/2019
Shop, Then Dine at These Department Store Restaurants Around the World

An international retail and restaurant guide for getting your fashion and foodie fix. Department stores might seem like a throwback in the age of Amazon Prime but this list reminds travelers that shopping and noshing in a swanky setting can't be done online.

On a Houston Beer and Art Crawl, Don't Miss the Beer Can House
On a Houston Beer and Art Crawl, Don't Miss the Beer Can House

With the recent opening of the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston has solidified its place as a fine art capital of the south. Part of the Menil Collection, the first freestanding museum dedicated to modern drawing in the United States joins the likes of Museum of Fine Arts and the Rothko Chapel in this cultural hub.

Fodors Travel Guide
05/22/2019
Where to Find Authentic Cowboy Threads in Houston

Houston's status as cowboy country was sealed with the release of Urban Cowboy in 1980. Although Gilley's, the iconic honky tonk with the mechanical bull from the film is long gone, every February Htown returns to its cowtown roots with the yearly Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Houston Hotel Magazine
05/20/2019
Russell Gordy: The Humble Philanthropist, Business & Family Man - Houston Hotel Magazine

Russell Gordy's resume is quintessentially Texan. Oil and gas. Wheeling and dealing in Houston's happening real estate scene. An avid outdoorsman with a spread of ranches encompassing more than 150,000 acres across several states. But there's nothing remotely braggadocious about his personality. Instead, Gordy's quick to point to his humble upbringing as laying the foundation for...

Houstonia
08/03/2018
Tarantulas, Topo, and the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love

We had two cans of Blue Bottle cold brew, 15 ounces of Chex Mix, two cartons of granola bars, one pound of pub-seasoned snack blend with not near enough of those crunchy sesame sticks, a rapidly depleting batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, a bag of banana toffee crunch, and two gallons of water to wash down this diabetic coma-inducing, artery-clogging, off-the-charts sodium mountain of snacks as we headed on the 599-mile drive to Marfa.

Cancer Wellness Magazine
06/10/2019
Treat Yourself: Stay & Play in Houston - Cancer Wellness Magazine

The fourth-largest city in America is home to some of the best food, art, and luxury spas in the nation-and a 50-million-square-foot medical complex. by Dana DuTerroil and Joni Fincham Your bags are packed, and you're heading to the airport to catch a flight.

Houston Hotel Magazine
08/06/2018
Neighborhood Guide: East Downtown...EaDo for Short! - Houston Hotel Magazine

EaDo is more than just a designation for its proximity east of downtown. EaDo is also a neighborhood with trendy bars and restaurants to match its catchy nickname, along with a past life as the home to Houston's original Chinatown. Hotel Alessandra's downtown location allows guests a convenient path for exploring the area just beyond...

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