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: 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

From the Travel Desk: Winter fun in all its forms

When Travel’s annual ski issue rolls around, I’m always excited. It means that winter is starting to take hold.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 08:46 AM

From the Travel Desk: Follow the rules for flying this holiday season

Thanksgiving weekend marks one of the busiest flying seasons of the year. If you’re among the passengers waiting in a long airport security line, be prepared by knowing the rules.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 10:19 AM

State of Wonders: Amid a golden land, beauty in the details

Amid fall’s flamboyant colors, subtle scenes hold their own stunning beauty.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 01:35 PM

From the Travel Desk: Discovering the joy of Minnesota's backcountry

I should slow down — even get lost — on Minnesota’s back roads more often. Photographer Brian Peterson and I have essentially been doing that for nearly a year now.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 12:38 PM

From the Travel Desk: Much of Mexico deemed safe

But if today’s Travel stories have you intrigued by the burgeoning adventure spot of Huatulco or post-hurricane Los Cabos, know this: The State Department has no advisories against visiting these or other tourist destinations.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 04:16 PM

From the Travel Desk: Eiffel Tower takes your breath away

Will I be striding across the new vertigo-inducing clear floor extension on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which opened in early October? That’s a big non, merci.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 11:37 AM

From the Travel Desk: Beware a passport's expire date

World traveler Rich Cress of Bloomington bounded into the airport with his wife, passport in hand, ready to go to Germany. But he was denied boarding because his passport would be expiring within three months, well after his return home.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 08:08 AM

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

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