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: Packing apps chime in with help

In the realm of packing, practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect. I travel (and hence, pack) so often, I thought I could throw it all together the morning of my departure. But instead, I was rushed, distracted and, as it turns out, forgetful.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 01:22 PM

From the Travel Desk: Women's World Cup in Canada next year

People who are watching the World Cup from here instead of heading to Brazil likely won’t go to Russia for the World Cup in 2018 or Qatar in 2022, either. But how about Canada?

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 01:36 PM

State of Wonders: A wild world blooms in northwestern Minnesota

Life rebounds with fanfare as winter melts away in Minnesota’s northwest reaches.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:51 AM

State of Wonders: Exploring winter in the Arrowhead

Minnesota is blessed with immense natural beauty and dramatic seasonal shifts. With the “State of Wonders” series, we showcase that range of scenery.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 05:20 PM

From the Travel Desk: Joys and surprises of spring

Wherever I traveled for today’s feature story, I saw people planting gardens, picnicking, angling for fish hungry after months under ice. They probably didn’t mind if spring bounds right into summer.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:36 PM

How to land a great last-minute summer getaway

In this state with more than 10,000 lakes, anybody can find a piece of summer paradise — even people whose planning tends toward procrastination or its upbeat version, spontaneity.

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 09:34 AM

From the Travel Desk: Lake tours to float your boat

Summertime in Minnesota practically requires time on the water. Several public cruises on state lakes this year promise to provide this quintessential experience, with perks from meals to history lessons.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 09:23 AM

From the Travel Desk: Carry-ons that pack in style

My new Lipault carry-on is as stylish as a French model. It makes me feel like a first-class act, even if I’m flying coach. But it's not the only new thing in luggage.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 01:30 PM

From the Travel Desk: Don't lose your PTO

For years, I deluded myself into believing that I was an indispensable cog in the wheel. I worked long hours,...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 03:00 PM

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