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

Amtrak ridership heads up, and so do its prices

Want to take Amtrak this summer? I suggest you book now -- unless you were smart enough to have booked...

Updated: March 24, 2012, - 05:29 PM

From the Travel Desk: Booking travel when anywhere will do

Is there a website that lets you shop for cheap flights from MSP without putting in a specific destination?

Updated: March 17, 2012, - 10:30 AM

From the Travel Desk: Winter conditions shine Up North

There's still time for winter play. Snow flourishes at Lutsen Mountain and along the Gunflint Trail, where the 1,500-foot elevation translates to colder air and more flurries.

Updated: March 05, 2012, - 08:58 AM

Free Wi-Fi might land at MSP

The Metropolitan Airports Commission is seeking proposals from wireless businesses that would like to host Wi-Fi at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Among the commission's priorities: securing at least some free access for travelers.

Updated: February 25, 2012, - 12:54 PM

Leave Earth behind in Chicago

The Windy City might just make a top-notch, relatively inexpensive spring break vacation. Among Chicago's draws, the Adler Planetarium ranks at the top.

Updated: February 18, 2012, - 12:36 PM

Guard against germs on airplanes

Germs are a part of life; they just get concentrated on airplanes, where lots of people share a small space. Here are the top rules for healthy flying.

Updated: February 14, 2012, - 08:34 AM

Cruising in wake of disaster

Cruise lines are reviewing safety practices after the deadly Costa Concordia accident off the Italian coast, while vacationers ponder whether to stay ashore.

Updated: February 06, 2012, - 09:26 AM

Beware the risks of renting a car in Mexico

Renting a car in Mexico can be costly and, in the case of an accident, it could land you in jail.

Updated: February 04, 2012, - 02:01 PM

MSP's Lindbergh terminal turns 50

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Terminal 1-Lindbergh has grown from 24 gates on two concourses in 1962 to 117 gates on seven concourses now.

Updated: January 28, 2012, - 04:44 PM

Gambling on snowfall in the Arrowhead

Call me an optimist. I just booked a mid-February stay in Grand Marais, Minn., and I plan to cross-country ski along the Gunflint Trail while I'm there.

Updated: January 21, 2012, - 12:33 PM

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