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: Romantic getaways

Valentine’s Day lands on a Friday this year. Sounds like the start of something beautiful, such as a weekend away. Here are some spots that just might make your hearts beat a little faster.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 11:32 AM

It's high season for northern lights, so look heavenward

Aurora borealis can erupt in stunning displays or prove elusive, though it helps to know when to head north of...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 07:04 PM

From the Travel Desk: Be prepared for delayed flights

Winter weather delays are nothing new to Minnesotans. Savvy fliers here head to the airport well stocked. Here’s my list of what you should pack when winter weather threatens.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:10 AM

From the Travel Desk: Your 2014 travel forecast

Whether by plane or train (but not automobile), you’re probably going to have to dig deeper in your wallet for travel in 2014.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 03:06 PM

How to take great vacation photos

How do you take a photo that transcends all those fading Polaroids your parents took of siblings lined up in a row?

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Scavenger hunt shows off Minnesota in winter

Participate in a scavenger hunt called “Checkpoint MN,” featuring 10 locations marked by signs around the state, and you could receive prizes from snow bikes to getaway packages.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 11:04 PM

From the Travel Desk: Skip gelato on the Spanish Steps

Last week’s Travel story about hidden gems in Rome included an innocuous-seeming sentence suggesting that tourists enjoy gelato on the Spanish Steps. Woe to those who do.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 02:01 PM

From the Travel Desk: Tip to show your gratitude

Are tips required for airport workers? No. But if they treat you well and ease your way through the airport, I suggest pulling out your wallet.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 01:56 PM

From the Travel Desk: What the airline merger means for MSP

Once completed, the latest airline merger, bringing together US Airways and American Airlines, will leave the nation’s skies dominated by three major global airlines.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 01:44 PM

From the Travel desk: Most areas of Mexico remain safe

When traveling to Mexico, a country still struggling to contain violence by drug cartels, there are precautions you can take...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 04:21 PM

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