Kerri Westenberg

Travel editor
Phone: 612-673-4282
Kerri Westenberg is the Travel editor. She writes stories about destinations and consumer travel issues. She has globe-trotted for National Geographic and other magazines and now zips around the region, on the lookout for travel news you can use.

Recent content from Kerri Westenberg

From the Travel Desk: Cruising on the Mississippi

This week, cruise aficionados delighted when Viking River Cruises announced plans to bring its distinctively upscale style of river cruises to the Mississippi River.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 01:30 PM

From the Travel Desk: Inuit culture in Grand Marais

For 15 years each March, the Sivertson Gallery has hosted a weekend of events highlighting Inuit culture. This year’s Inuit Premiere weekend is slated for March 20-21.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 01:46 PM

From the Travel Desk: Travel hack how-to from Kayak

Travel search site Kayak has produced a cheat sheet for deal seekers called Kayak 2015 Travel Hacker Guide. Explore the Top 10 Deal Destinations, and you might find yourself daydreaming of a visit to Vancouver.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 12:35 PM

From the Travel Desk: Suddenly, people are 'wild' about hiking

“We’ve got people calling, wanting to plan a trip for next summer already,” said Wendy Ruberg of the Superior Hiking Trail Association in Two Harbors, Minn. No doubt, “Wild” has sparked renewed interest in hitting the trail.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 12:58 PM

From the Travel Desk: Drive with care this winter

With low gas prices, stubbornly high airfares and the deepest snow in Minnesota’s northern reaches, there is no doubt that many of us will hit the road in weeks to come. If you do, please drive with care.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 01:29 PM

From the Travel Desk: Cleaning up before an overseas flight

Where to clean up before catching an overseas flight from LAX? Our travel editor explores the possibilities.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 01:26 PM

Sharing your world: Best reader travel photos of 2014

Travel, and the world is at your fingertips. So are scenes encountered along the way; all it takes is a click of a GoPro, a smartphone or a camera, and a vacation is ready to share. Fortunately, many of our readers did just that.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 03:45 PM

From the Travel Desk: Who makes the travel plans?

There has long been buzz in the hospitality industry about women’s increased power in the realm of travel. More women are making travel decisions and plans.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 12:08 PM

From the Travel Desk: Easing up on Cuba travel ban

People who have longed to visit Cuba were thrilled Wednesday, when President Obama announced he was taking steps to normalize relations with the country. But how much and how quickly changes to travel will occur remain murky.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 01:02 PM

From the Travel Desk: Tips for spring break procrastinators

Way back in September, I devoted a column to the wisdom of booking spring break travel as soon as possible. Great advice. Unfortunately, I didn’t heed it.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 01:59 PM

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