Dana Givens

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Dana Givens is a New York-based freelance journalist with a passion for traveling the world. She often writes travel and culinary stories through the lens of culture and history, especially stories about the African diaspora. Dana has always had an interest in exploring different cultures and countries. She has previously worked as a copywriter for digital media platforms and retail brands including notable names like Bluefly, Ralph Lauren, and Kipling, and has extensive knowledge of SEO optimization and experience crafting strong brand voices for luxury companies. As a journalist, she has covered travel, food, culture, the African diaspora, and mental health for top-tier publications. She also draws on her business background to produce content about entrepreneurship, business, and technology. * Currently attending NYU to obtain her master's degree in journalism * Received a bachelor's degree in marketing and global studies from Sacred Heart University * Published in Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, Departures, Food & Wine, Saveur, Elle, Business Insider, Fodor's, and Vogue

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Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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