Kerri Westenberg | Star Tribune
Travel editor

Travel editor Kerri Westenberg has twice been named Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. She previously worked at Bon Appetit, Cooking Light and National Geographic magazines.Westenberg’s writing has appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Real Simple and other national publications.

During Westenberg's tenure, which began in 2004, the society has named the Star Tribune's Travel section among the top three in the country many times. She is also the author of "State of Wonder," a book that celebrates Minnesota and derives from a series that first appeared in Travel.


4 fun ways to play in the fresh Minnesota snow

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If you're stuck on the tarmac, know your rights

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Gleaming kitchens and posh social spaces: How hotels are competing with Airbnb

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It’s been a gloomy winter in Minnesota. Who could blame me if, in a sun-starved fit, I get myself to Yuma, Ariz.? The city tucked…


Four new overnight spots in Minnesota worth checking in to

These new and renovated destinations epitomize Minnesota Nice.


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