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.


For top tourist tips, skip the concierge and cozy up to the bar

I was starving.I'd been in Mexico for two hours, shuttling from the airport to my resort, and in the process, I'd skipped lunch. I was…


Changes to airport security procedures

Many years ago, I traveled to Israel. Along with the tour of Jerusalem, one of the world's most beautiful cities, and dinner at a seaside…


JetBlue coming to MSP: 6 things you need to know to get on board

The budget airline will begin operating three daily nonstop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Boston in May. What's the big deal? We'll tell you.


Minnesotans' travel questions answered

As Travel editor, I get lots of questions from readers. My upcoming trip to Napa just took a different direction. If you have airline…


Claim denied: a post-hurricane travel insurance tale of woe

It was set. The reader would travel with family to St. John over Christmas. Then hurricanes Irma and Maria happened.


Mother Nature wreaks havoc on our favorite vacation spots

Between wildfires and hurricanes, the past few weeks have changed the landscape at some of America's most beloved destinations.


Get ready for Minnesota's brilliant autumn show

Rain fell on my summer vacation, but I don’t mind. This fall, I’ll see the payoff. When leaves are healthy, fortified with ample rainfall, they…


Minnesota's best fall drive? Great River Road might be it.

When it comes to the Great River Road, it’s hard to know what exactly the “great” in the name describes. There is, of course, the…


Hike, bike and glide your way to autumn colors

Hike, ride and glide your way to Minnesota's best autumn shows.


Going to Cancun? Check new State Dept. warning about violent crime

On Tuesday, the State Department updated its travel warning about Mexico, and Minnesotans planning a trip there should take note.