Donna Heiderstadt

Donna Heiderstadt

Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based freelance travel writer who specializes in cruises, romantic travel, soft adventure and food & wine. She has visited 95+ countries and written for websites and print publications that include Islands.com, ShermansCruise.com, ShermansTravel.com, RobbReport.com, TravelandLeisure.com, Coastal Living, Bridal Guide, Private Clubs and Vacation Agent.

Most Recent Works

20 Best Cruise-Ship Dining Experiences

20 Best Cruise-Ship Dining Experiences

These days, cruise ships come packed with more restaurants than most beach resorts. Check out these 20 delicious places to eat while at sea.
10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

Do you dream about going snout-to-snout with a bear, or at least observing a bear from a safe and responsible distance? These 10 trips come with bears, rays, bison, and more!
4 Perfect Greek Isle Itineraries

4 Perfect Greek Isle Itineraries

A week in the Greek isles? Where do we sign? No matter your travel style, there is an island (or two) for you. Pick from these island-hopping itineraries for romantics, history buffs, and more.
Hawaii’s 12 Best Restaurants

Hawaii’s 12 Best Restaurants

This collection of a dozen Hawaii restaurants, most of which are Fodor’s Choice honorees, will make you want to book your flight to the Aloha State right now.
15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Lobby Features

15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Lobby Features

Hotel lobbies have long been social gathering spots, but lately they have also emerged as showcases for the cool and the unusual. Priceless artwork, former jail cells, and a bar named after a millionaire dog are other features worth checking in for.
The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

Lakes offer some of water's most alluring qualities, mesmerizing ripples, mirror-like reflections, and crstyalline clarity. The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some lakes simply stand out more than others. Here are 20 of the world's most beautiful lakes.
20 Oddball Roadside Attractions in the US

20 Oddball Roadside Attractions in the US

Whether it's a shoe-shaped house or a giant buffalo sculpture on a barren stretch of highway, the US has no shortage of roadside spectacles worth pulling over for.
20 Best Cruise-Ship Dining Experiences

20 Best Cruise-Ship Dining Experiences

These days, cruise ships come packed with more restaurants than most beach resorts. Check out these 20 delicious places to eat while at sea.
10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

Do you dream about going snout-to-snout with a bear, or at least observing a bear from a safe and responsible distance? These 10 trips come with bears, rays, bison, and more!
4 Perfect Greek Isle Itineraries

4 Perfect Greek Isle Itineraries

A week in the Greek isles? Where do we sign? No matter your travel style, there is an island (or two) for you. Pick from these island-hopping itineraries for romantics, history buffs, and more.
Hawaii’s 12 Best Restaurants

Hawaii’s 12 Best Restaurants

This collection of a dozen Hawaii restaurants, most of which are Fodor’s Choice honorees, will make you want to book your flight to the Aloha State right now.
15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Lobby Features

15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Lobby Features

Hotel lobbies have long been social gathering spots, but lately they have also emerged as showcases for the cool and the unusual. Priceless artwork, former jail cells, and a bar named after a millionaire dog are other features worth checking in for.
The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

Lakes offer some of water's most alluring qualities, mesmerizing ripples, mirror-like reflections, and crstyalline clarity. The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some lakes simply stand out more than others. Here are 20 of the world's most beautiful lakes.
20 Oddball Roadside Attractions in the US

20 Oddball Roadside Attractions in the US

Whether it's a shoe-shaped house or a giant buffalo sculpture on a barren stretch of highway, the US has no shortage of roadside spectacles worth pulling over for.