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Simon Peter Groebner is Travel editor for the Star Tribune.

Simon Peter Groebner is Travel editor for the Star Tribune, finally giving him an answer to the question, "What are you going to do with that geography degree?" His general approach to travel is to go to a country/state/region and ask, "Where is the weird island?" He lives in Minneapolis and enjoys cycling, sailing and the Twin Cities arts scene. As special sections editor, he also produces such issues as The Good Life, State Fair Guide and Top Workplaces. Previously he was editor of, the Star Tribune's entertainment magazine, and entertainment editor for

Cruise line buys up the Mississippi River ships from defunct American Queen Voyages

American Cruise Lines successfully bid for the classic paddlewheeler American Queen and three other riverboats.

Airfare alert: Minneapolis to Dublin in May, from $476

Aer Lingus' return to MSP heralds lower fares, but Delta is currently lowest.

A classic Mississippi River cruise line has abruptly shut down

American Queen Voyages' iconic paddlewheel ships will no longer dock in Minnesota.

How to spend the day (but not the night) at high-buck resorts and hotels from Maui to Miami

For a mini-"White Lotus" experience, Dayuse and ResortPass let you book glamorous hotels and resorts by the day.

After Lutsen, what is the state of classic lodges in Minnesota?

These old-time lodges are steeped in history for Minnesota travelers.

Should you cancel your Delta SkyMiles Amex card? A breakdown of the new benefits and fees

Annual fees are soaring on the SkyMiles American Express cards, but all-new travel benefits could help you make up for it, and then some.

Why the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 9 won't impact the majority of travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul

The plane type involved in a mid-air blowout last week is infrequently seen at MSP airport.

A complete, opinionated guide to Delta Air Lines' SkyMiles changes for 2024

The tweaks to Delta's loyalty program, rolled out and partly retracted in 2023, are now in effect.

How to save $44 per ticket on Sun Country by buying at the airport

Step 1: Go to the airport. Step 2: Save $44 by not paying the airline's newish "passenger interface fee."

Buenos Aires is incredibly cheap for tourists right now — but will it last?

Taylor Swift and a special "tourist dollar" made one of the loveliest and safest cities in South America very appealing.