Donna Heiderstadt

Donna Heiderstadt is a freelance travel writer and editor with first-hand knowledge of nearly 100 countries. She has written for Robb Report, Islands, Shermans Travel, Afar, Cruise Times, USA Today, and Travel + Leisure, among other publications. Previously, Donna was a deputy editor at Women’s Wear Daily. Before that, she was a travel editor at Modern Bride for more than seven years. Donna got her start in travel media while working as a senior editor at Expedia Travels Magazine in the early 2000s. She specializes in cruise and romantic travel but also enjoys writing about wine and spirits, soft adventure, and interior design.

• 10+ years of experience as a freelance travel writer
• 7+ years of experience as the travel editor at Modern Bride
• Received a bachelor's degree in communications and journalism from LIU Post

About Travel + Leisure

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

Latest from Donna Heiderstadt