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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 Vita.mn, the Star Tribune's entertainment magazine, and entertainment editor for StarTribune.com.


What to do if your Delta flight has been canceled or delayed in the CrowdStrike fallout

You may be able to change your flight for free, get a refund, and claim reimbursement for expenses.


Travel Troubleshooter: My Apple Vacations voucher doesn't work! Can I get a refund?

A travel adviser offered a $200 resort credit at a hotel in the Turks and Caicos. Why doesn't it work, and who is responsible?


Want to go paddling or tubing on a river this holiday weekend? Check the water levels

Many kayaking, canoeing and tubing outfitters are shut down because of flooding, but a few spots remain open for business.


America's new tallest waterslide is in Wisconsin Dells. Here's what it's like to ride it.

The new Rise of Icarus in Wisconsin Dells towers at 145 feet. Here's how it compares with other tall slides in the Dells, the world and Minnesota.


A ride down the tallest waterslide in America

Trying not to scream on the 145-foot-tall Rise of Icarus at Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells.


The great Chicago debate: Should you go by plane, train or automobile?

The best way from the Twin Cities to the Windy City depends on factors like time, cost, convenience and environmental impact.


Minnesota Waterfall Awards: 12 of the best falls across the state

From Gooseberry to Niagara Cave to Devil's Kettle, our favorite waterfalls in Minnesota are satisfying climaxes to the journey.


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.