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: Drive-ins delight during road trip

“Great burgers,” photographer Brian Peterson replied when I asked if he’d eaten at JJ’s Tasty Drive In, a classic of the genre in Luverne, Minn. The family-owned restaurant commands attention.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Outside magazine names Duluth 'Best Town Ever'

Duluth had better prepare itself for in influx of visitors and residents. The September issue of Outside magazine, which hits newsstands next week, names the city as the winner of its “Best Town Ever” contest, decided by reader voting.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 04:12 PM

From the Travel Desk: Sampling TSA's PreCheck line

Thinking I’d walked down the wrong security lane at the New Orleans airport, I asked an agent, “Am I in the PreCheck line?” “You are now,” she said.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:17 PM

From the Travel Desk: Row 100, seat Z -- could it come to this?

How small can an airplane seat get? Airbus, the French airplane manufacturer, thinks that perhaps they can get quite small. As small as a bicycle seat.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 07:02 PM

From the Travel Desk: To help rhinos, take a great trip

Dave Ramberg of Maple Grove hopes you go on safari in Kenya.Not just because locals are kind. “We felt welcomed,...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 10:13 PM

From the Travel Desk: A hat trick in the bird blind

During a spring reporting trip for the State of Wonders series, greater prairie chickens danced for me on a morning when the thermometer registered in the low 30s.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 12:02 PM

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, - 02:16 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

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