Kerri Westenberg | Star Tribune
Travel editor

As a travel writer and editor, Kerri Westenberg focuses on destinations and consumer travel issues. She has worked at Bon Appetit, Cooking Light and National Geographic and has written for those magazines and others, including National Geographic Traveler and Real Simple.


Searching for moose – and a good dinner – on Minnesota's Gunflint Trail

On the iconic Minnesota roadway, come for the moose but stay for the meal.


Do you get sick on vacation? Here's why, and how to avoid it

I was in sunny Santa Monica, Calif., sitting by the pool, a situation I would have enjoyed more without a migraine. In New Orleans, my…


Ways to save on (and for) travel

Do you have a modest travel budget, but not-so-modest travel aspirations? There are ways to save on ­— and to save for — travel that…


Delta changes its policy on in-cabin service and support animals

Delta is changing its approach to in-cabin service and support animals. Beginning March 1, owners will be required to show proof of their animal’s health…


Why I love guidebooks more than ever: They clue you in to locals' tips

Even in this age of internet research, guidebooks are not dead. In fact, they’ve gotten better. The best, smartest guidebooks focus on insider tips from…


Travel tips for Vikings fans heading to Philly for the NFC title game

Travel tips you need to know to paint the town purple next weekend.


State Department makes changes to its travel warnings

I have long suggested that travelers heading overseas review the U.S. State Department’s information about their destination country. It sounds nerdy and unnecessary, but it…


In New Orleans, another reason to party: The city turns 300 in 2018

New Orleans isn’t the South; it’s its own country. That’s what my New Orleans-born husband told me before we had gone on our first date.…


Where to see the supermoons coming in January

During a ride to a restaurant in early December, my friend pointed to the east. “Wow, look at the moon,” she said. Hovering just above…


Three problems with insuring snowbirds' trip

I recently heard from a reader who travels from six weeks to three months each winter. He and his wife use miles for airline tickets…