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: Beware mosquitoes in the Caribbean

There is something called chikungunya on some Caribbean islands, and it’s not a newfangled cocktail or culinary specialty. It's a mosquito-borne illness that causes fever and severe joint pain.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 12:54 PM

From the Travel Desk: Minnesota's four corners and seasons

Photographer Brian Peterson and I share a deep affection for this land, and that sensibility underlies every aspect of “State of Wonders,” the four-part series that begins in Travel today.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:09 PM

From the Travel Desk: Speak up about cellphone calls during flights

Whether you love or loathe the idea of allowing cellphone calls during flights, let your voice be heard — not necessarily by loudly talking about your opinion in the vicinity of strangers.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 06:08 PM

From the Travel Desk: The rise of luxury hotels

Increasingly, baby boomers with money and time are willing to spend for the amenities and services provided by luxury hotels. And with demand comes supply.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 01:03 PM

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

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