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

Van-loads of fun in the USA

Angela and Brian Gustafson aim to visit — and nab a family photo in — all 50 states with their four children. We talked to the well-traveled Minneapolitans just before they headed out on their latest jaunt, to California, Oregon and Washington.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 01:44 PM

Tahiti is terrific, and so are these nearer gems

It’s so far away and so expensive to reach, a reader lamented about Tahiti as she and her fiancé began...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 02:48 PM

From the Travel desk

Fliers, be warned. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested that flights could be delayed by as much as 90 minutes...

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 05:26 PM

'Cruise from hell' could lead to heck of a deal

Being aboard a behemoth ocean liners feels like a true escape — until a fuel oil leak causes a fire in the engine room, effectively cutting power to everything that makes the city-at-sea work well.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 10:37 AM

If you go

State Department Travel WarningAccording to the U.S. State Department’s travel warning about Israel, hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens travel...

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 07:09 PM

Why hit a beach when you can eat goat cheese?

Most chilled Minnesotans go to Hawaii to warm their blood in the sun. But a day of driving on curvy mountain roads — past pineapple fields, ranches and rusted-out sugar factories — stands out.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 02:32 PM

How to find Sanibel's Roseate Spoonbill

“Very nice and entertaining article,” Nadav Cassuto said about last week’s top Travel story, the tale of a woman’s futile search for the stunning, pink-plumed Roseate Spoonbill in Florida. “But if you visit in migration times, you can even increase your chances to see the [bird].”

Updated: February 09, 2013, - 02:25 PM

Dollars for status on Delta

Beginning next year, Delta customers will be required to spend a minumim dollar amount on Delta tickets, in addition to...

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 06:39 PM

From the Travel Desk: Where to seat unaccompanied kids on a plane?

A 20-year-old Minnesota man had settled into his transcontinental KLM flight, occasionally entertaining the two unaccompanied children seated beside him,...

Updated: January 18, 2013, - 01:29 PM

From the Travel Desk: Avoid paying airline fees

Even if you are lucky enough to land that $300 fare, how can you make sure fees won't slowly kill your vacation bottom line?

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 01:46 PM

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