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: The cost of canceling a flight

A reader recently paid $600 for the privilege of staying home. That was the accumulated cost of canceling tickets on a Delta flight for her family of three.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 01:49 PM

Sun Country stops booking cruise vacations

Sun Country Vacations will stop offering cruise vacations next month, focusing instead on air plus hotel and resort vacations.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 01:37 PM

From the Travel Desk: Generous traveler, keep your change and read this

Instead of handing money to street beggars, give to a nongovernmental organization that understands the cultural landscape and how charitable funds can fix problems in a sustainable way.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 02:19 PM

From the Travel Desk: Ideas for MEA weekend getaway

During the extended weekend of the Minnesota Education Association annual conference, families by the vanload high-tail it out of town. But where to go?

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 02:33 PM

From the Travel Desk: Processing of passports continues

Despite the federal government’s partial shutdown, you’ll likely get your passport without undue delay. Likewise, citizens overseas can still turn to their nearest embassy for services.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 01:23 PM

From the Travel Desk: Best social networking sites for travel

Shortly after the birth of the Internet, people began using it to talk about a favorite topic of conversation, travel.In...

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 02:09 PM

From the Travel Desk: Should your flight attendant get a tip?

Airfarewatchdog.com has a survey on its website asking, “Have you ever tipped a flight attendant?” It’s only adding to online chatter on the subject.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 02:31 PM

As summer wanes, shop for holiday airfares

Short-sleeve shirts may still occupy a prime spot in your closet, but — ready or not — now is the time to turn your attention to booking holiday flights.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 12:30 PM

When and where to find fall colors at their peak

From a leaf-peeping forecast to ways to enjoy a warm autumn day, here’s a look at the most colorful time of the year.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 06:46 AM

From the travel desk: Credit or debit?

Figuring out the best way to spend money overseas ­— without paying excessive fees or risking theft — is often...

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 01:39 PM

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