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.


Here's where and how to ski safely in Minnesota this winter

Now is the time to hit the slopes and trails, and not just because snow is flying.


Amsterdam? Rome? You may be able to travel to Europe sooner than you think

Delta Air Lines will begin trial flights to Amsterdam and Rome in the coming weeks.


MSP airport adds program for travelers with hidden disabilities

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program, which is designed to ease travel for people with disabilities, has arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The program got…


Best movies and shows to watch for taking a vacation via your screen

The view highlights the Ionian Sea, with a tiny island off on the horizon. On shore, the turquoise walls of the home-turned-lodge have begun to…


Virtual classes, parties and tours bring on holiday traditions from around the world

This year, one present I know I won’t get is a trip to Europe. Even a place like New York — shorter flight, just as…


In Fergus Falls, Minn., a prairie paradise for snowshoeing, hiking

At the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, you can explore a unique type of grassland: prairie potholes.


'70s house in Edina gets open floor plan for casual living

Edina home's main level goes from dark and disjointed to light and open.


Experts weigh in on the best time to book flights for the holidays

Experts on airfare deals say costs are lower than in previous years and deals can still be found.


A parade of raptors at Duluth's Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve offers sweeping views of Lake Superior and gorgeous autumn color. But most visitors keep their eyes on the skies. This 235-acre…


Pop-up outhouses and advance research fuels road trips south

My family was among the millions of Americans taking a road trip this summer. We learned a few things along the way.