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: 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

In Minnesota state parks, enjoy mattress among the trees

The prolonged dreary weather will only make us relish summertime that much more. The warm-weather entertainment that most intrigues me is renting a camper cabin at one of our state parks.

Updated: April 19, 2013, - 11:43 AM

Van-loads of fun in the USA

Angela and Brian Gustafson aim to visit — and nab a family photo in — all 50 states with their four children. We talked to the well-traveled Minneapolitans just before they headed out on their latest jaunt, to California, Oregon and Washington.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 01:44 PM

Tahiti is terrific, and so are these nearer gems

It’s so far away and so expensive to reach, a reader lamented about Tahiti as she and her fiancé began...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 02:48 PM

From the Travel desk

Fliers, be warned. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested that flights could be delayed by as much as 90 minutes...

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 05:26 PM

'Cruise from hell' could lead to heck of a deal

Being aboard a behemoth ocean liners feels like a true escape — until a fuel oil leak causes a fire in the engine room, effectively cutting power to everything that makes the city-at-sea work well.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 10:37 AM

If you go

State Department Travel WarningAccording to the U.S. State Department’s travel warning about Israel, hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens travel...

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 07:09 PM

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