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.


Daring to venture out — by water taxi — during Boston layover

With a four-hour stop at Boston Logan airport, I had a plan. And it involved a boat ride.


Female and fearless: New Minnesota company offers women's trips

Kimberly Case launched Women on the Grow, a travel company devoted to getting women out in the world.


Another added fee: Airline required passenger to pay extra to add a middle name

Mike Sholl of St. Anthony recently took a trip to Italy and Greece and wrote to share information about his airline. He and his family…


Ways to avoid post-vacation malaise, from a travel pro

I have just returned from vacation — but not fully. My brain lacks focus, so I sit at my desk accomplishing the bare essentials. The…


Two reasons vacations are good for body and mind

On July 3, I listened as two administrative assistants in a Minneapolis office prepared to leave for an extended break."Should I?" one asked."I'm definitely going…


Italy without gelato: Vegan trip options grow as more people embrace a plant-based lifestyle

I find that gelato is the key ingredient of any trip to Italy. Not everyone agrees. Increasingly, tour operators are appealing to those who…


Why Rochester, Minn., air-rage video footage should stay private

It has happened again. A person became belligerent on a plane, someone turned on her video recorder and the resulting footage showed up online and…


Six simple ways to avoid using plastics while on vacation

Goodbye, tiny toiletry containers; hello, stainless steel water bottles. Just in time for your family vacation, we’re on the cusp of Plastic Free July,


In the Brainerd Lakes area, alone and loving it

Being alone at a resort could feel strange. But in this case it was wonderful.


New art coming to MSP Airport; public invited to help shape it

The airport wants the public's input on the 2019 art project.