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: 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

Ship-shape tips from a local cruiser

When Barry Vaudrin goes on a cruise, he packs the usual smart casual wardrobe, swimsuit and vacation excitement. He also...

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 01:17 PM

Touching Lincoln

Our 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill. Given its sites and museums devoted to the man, there's no better place to get to know him.

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 02:10 PM

When storms cause deluge of flight disruptions

The effects of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for a long time, and not just on the ravaged ground -- also in the air. Flights to the East Coast will be packed, as airlines accommodate fliers who had been scheduled on the more than 16,000 flights canceled because of last week's storm.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 03:58 PM

Queen returns to the river

The American Queen steamboat is back on the mighty Mississippi, offering cruises and a dose of nostalgia.

Updated: October 13, 2012, - 03:40 PM

FICTION: "It's Fine By Me," by Per Petterson.

Life through the eyes of a young Norwegian boy, after his mother leaves his father and moves to Oslo.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 03:29 PM

From the Travel Desk: Restaurants that impress as much as autumn leaves

I sat at the table altering my gaze between the food on my plate and the view out the window....

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 04:45 PM

From the Travel Desk: Where to go next?

As the Travel editor, I sometimes get to play travel agent (sort of), when readers ask me where they should...

Updated: September 15, 2012, - 02:23 PM

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