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: 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

Labor Day travel could hit four-year high

According to AAA Travel, travel for the Labor Day holiday weekend will rebound this year with the highest number of people hitting the road since the recession-driven decline.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 01:50 PM

Is it safe to tweet about vacation?

I may or may not be departing for a vacation, or just returning, or planning one for Christmastime. The truth...

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 01:32 PM

Rent vacation homes with safety in mind

How do you rent a vacation home safely, a reader asked recently. How do you know the property really exists?...

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 12:12 PM

Working to keep students safe overseas

Sheryl Hill -- founder of ClearCause Foundation, a nonprofit that educates youth about staying safe overseas and advocates for oversight of study-abroad programs -- shares her insights.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Paradise Island in the North Woods

At Ludlow’s Island Resort, guests get the best of resort life with massages, s’mores on the beach and friendly service, plus tucked-away vintage cabins to call their own.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 03:24 PM

From the travel desk: Skip hotels, rent vacation homes

Anyone who has ever opted for a vacation home rental rather than a hotel knows the appeal: You can prepare meals, send the children to bed in their own room and often save money in the process.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 02:36 PM

From the Travel Desk: Share your favorite summer festival

In communities all around the state, annual rituals play out as residents set aside a weekend to take a communal deep breath and rejoice in summer — and their town.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 01:46 PM

From the Travel Desk: Don't let gas guzzle up your vacation budget

While high gas prices are expected to dip some, Minnesotans may be thinking twice about their summer road trip. Given the importance of family vacations, I hope not.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 01:26 PM

Unpack small knives from your carry-on

In a surprise move, the Transportation Security Administration reversed a decision that would have taken effect last Thursday allowing small knives and some sports items in a plane’s cabin.

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 01:23 PM

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