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: 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

Airfarewatchdog.com’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

Outside magazine names Duluth 'Best Town Ever'

Duluth had better prepare itself for in influx of visitors and residents. The September issue of Outside magazine, which hits newsstands next week, names the city as the winner of its “Best Town Ever” contest, decided by reader voting.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 04:12 PM

From the Travel Desk: Sampling TSA's PreCheck line

Thinking I’d walked down the wrong security lane at the New Orleans airport, I asked an agent, “Am I in the PreCheck line?” “You are now,” she said.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:17 PM

From the Travel Desk: Row 100, seat Z -- could it come to this?

How small can an airplane seat get? Airbus, the French airplane manufacturer, thinks that perhaps they can get quite small. As small as a bicycle seat.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 07:02 PM

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