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

Readers share top vacation spots

From the Travel Desk: Among the joys of my job as Travel editor, one of the best is hearing from people about their favorite vacation destinations in the state.

Updated: June 09, 2012, - 02:21 PM

From the Travel Desk: Revising dream vacations for not-so-dreamy budgets

Oodles of closer places make cheaper but equally fascinating stand-ins for dream vacations to world destinations.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 06:14 AM

From the Travel Desk: Don't let road work slow you down

This weekend marks the traditional launch of summer (never mind the 90-degree temps we've already seen) and the summer driving...

Updated: May 26, 2012, - 02:20 PM

From the Travel Desk: Offer of aid turns day of travel into reason to reflect

"Can I help you," my friend asked a young woman at the Detroit airport. The woman was weeping and disoriented,...

Updated: May 19, 2012, - 11:20 AM

From the Travel Desk: Please turn off your electronic devices, really

Ever been on a flight and looked on with wonder as someone remained riveted to his or her portable electronic...

Updated: May 12, 2012, - 01:21 PM

From the Travel Desk: For women only

Being a female solo traveler has its advantages: You set your own agenda, eat wherever you like, take luxurious baths...

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 11:19 AM

From the Travel Desk: What's in a gallon of gas?

Given the high price of gasoline, it's time to take a look at what goes into prices at the pump and steps drivers can take to save on fuel before a road trip.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 01:17 PM

From the Travel Desk: Riding wave of bad cruise news

One week ago, the luxury cruise liner Azamara Quest reached a Malaysian port. On the previous Friday, Day Five of...

Updated: April 07, 2012, - 11:18 AM

From the Travel Desk: On the trail with a podcast as guide

Imagine walking along the trail at Interstate State Park, on the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Minn. You peer...

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 01:59 PM

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

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