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: Fears of Ebola flying high

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that plane passengers are at low risk for contracting Ebola. But the upcoming busy flying season could prove dramatic as the fear of Ebola, more than the virus itself, takes hold.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 08:48 AM

From the Travel Desk: Visit to the Harkin Store

The Harkin Store plays like a time warp — which is no surprise if you know its history. The town...

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 11:57 AM

From the Travel Desk: How can one fire disrupt so many flights?

How can a fire at a single air traffic control center wreak as much havoc as did the one in...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 01:14 PM

From the Travel Desk: Plan your spring break trip

Leaves crunching underfoot may not bring to mind sand between your toes. But maybe it should. With school calendar in hand, autumn is a great time to book your spring break trip.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:11 AM

From the Travel Desk: Airports worth the stopover’s list of “best airports to get stuck in” is just more proof that you don’t need to be afraid of layovers — provided you give yourself enough time. I won’t book a connection that’s less than an hour.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 11:01 AM

State of Wonders: Summer's prairie song plays beautifully

Beauty and history shine bright under the monumental summer sky in the southwest corner of Minnesota

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:19 AM

From the Travel Desk: Explore Global Entry and Nexus programs

I wrote recently about passing through the speedy Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck line. A reader smartly took me to task for omitting information on Global Entry

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 12:54 PM

From the Travel Desk: Passport Day in Minneapolis

Is a winter getaway to Costa Rica or Mexico on your wish list? Though cold weather has yet to set...

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 09:00 AM

From the Travel Desk: Drive-ins delight during road trip

“Great burgers,” photographer Brian Peterson replied when I asked if he’d eaten at JJ’s Tasty Drive In, a classic of the genre in Luverne, Minn. The family-owned restaurant commands attention.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 08:49 PM

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