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

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

Why hit a beach when you can eat goat cheese?

Most chilled Minnesotans go to Hawaii to warm their blood in the sun. But a day of driving on curvy mountain roads — past pineapple fields, ranches and rusted-out sugar factories — stands out.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 02:32 PM

How to find Sanibel's Roseate Spoonbill

“Very nice and entertaining article,” Nadav Cassuto said about last week’s top Travel story, the tale of a woman’s futile search for the stunning, pink-plumed Roseate Spoonbill in Florida. “But if you visit in migration times, you can even increase your chances to see the [bird].”

Updated: February 09, 2013, - 02:25 PM

Dollars for status on Delta

Beginning next year, Delta customers will be required to spend a minumim dollar amount on Delta tickets, in addition to...

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 06:39 PM

From the Travel Desk: Where to seat unaccompanied kids on a plane?

A 20-year-old Minnesota man had settled into his transcontinental KLM flight, occasionally entertaining the two unaccompanied children seated beside him,...

Updated: January 18, 2013, - 01:29 PM

From the Travel Desk: Avoid paying airline fees

Even if you are lucky enough to land that $300 fare, how can you make sure fees won't slowly kill your vacation bottom line?

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 01:46 PM

From the Travel Desk: Top spots for 2013? Wherever you want to go

How do I know a new year is underway? Annual lists of vacation "hot spots" start popping up in my e-mail. Where should you consider going this year, based on the lists?

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 12:51 PM

A TSA-proof gift guide

These holiday classics should glide through airport security as easily as Santa's sleigh on freshly fallen snow.

Updated: December 15, 2012, - 02:39 PM

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