Donna Heiderstadt

Donna Heiderstadt is a travel expert who has visited nearly 100 countries and traveled to all seven continents. During her 24 years writing about travel, her work has appeared in TravelAndLeisure.com, Fodors.com, ShermansTravel.com and RobbReport.com.

6 Surprisingly Cheap Bucket-List Destinations
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6 Surprisingly Cheap Bucket-List Destinations

Donna Heiderstadt | December 22, 2023

The places on your bucket list likely aren’t cheap. Most are coveted because they are special and often not easy…

Save Big on Your Next Cruise
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Save Big on Your Next Cruise

Donna Heiderstadt | July 23, 2023

Cruising is one of the most convenient ways to explore multiple destinations in a single week or enjoy a fun…

Plan Your Trip North
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Plan Your Trip North

Donna Heiderstadt | January 11, 2023

Canada, our friendly next-door neighbor, is as vast and varied as the US. Its 13 provinces and territories are home…

Plan Your River Cruise for 2023
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Plan Your River Cruise for 2023

Donna Heiderstadt | September 25, 2022

Intrigued by river cruising but not sure which cruise is right for you? This relaxing and indulgent mode of travel…

These Natural Wonders Are Worth Traveling to See
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These Natural Wonders Are Worth Traveling to See

Donna Heiderstadt | July 25, 2022

Travelers always dream of visiting legendary landmarks and wandering through storied ­museums. But sometimes Mother Nature puts on the most…

Let’s Get Cruising!
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Let’s Get Cruising!

Donna Heiderstadt | June 12, 2022

Are you eager to set sail again? Cruising is back—but with new health and safety protocols. Here’s what you need…

Delightful Destinations Near Small Airports
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Delightful Destinations Near Small Airports

Donna Heiderstadt | September 18, 2021

Some of the best—and delightfully unexpected—travel destinations are conveniently reached by smaller airports. Here’s how to venture off the beaten…

21 Drive-To Destinations for Outdoor Fun

21 Drive-To Destinations for Outdoor Fun

Donna Heiderstadt | June 15, 2021

The best vacations ideas for pandemic times feature outdoor activities and home rentals or resort-based cabins. Here, 21 options in seven regions of the continental US.

6 Unsung Wine Regions

6 Unsung Wine Regions

Donna Heiderstadt | June 30, 2020

Arizona’s Verde Valley, Virginia’s Loudon County, Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake and other wine regions that should be on your radar but aren’t.

Beach Vacations That Combine Sun and Fun

Beach Vacations That Combine Sun and Fun

Donna Heiderstadt | October 21, 2019

Whether you’re looking for thrills, chills, culture, sightseeing or gambling…travel to beaches that have it all.