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.


Pandemic takes toll on overworked home plumbing systems

Plumbers' workloads are bursting now that more of us are at home more of the time.


Will adventure travel lead the way back to travel? Knowmad Adventures and Wilderness Inquiry weigh in

Minneapolis-based adventure travel specialists Knowmad Adventures see a silver lining to the current pause in travel.


Small St. Louis Park home gets efficient, light-filled new kitchen

New kitchen in St. Louis Park home remakes space for optimal workflow, organization and natural light.


Online home gazing, from Glensheen Mansion in Duluth to Drayton Hall near Charleston

Some of the country's great homes welcome virtual visitors — at no charge.


Is there a seed shortage in Minnesota? Not yet, but don't wait to buy

In a busy year for gardening, buy seeds early, shop locally and consider using starter plants.


MSP airport's Terminal 1 construction takes off

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is bustling, but not with fliers. Construction crews keep the place hopping. At a time when most travelers are staying home…


Take these 4 virtual tours, from Glensheen in Duluth to the Bode Museum in Berlin

While people around the world stay at home, virtual tours are the new answer to wanderlust.


Our beautiful world: Star Tribune photographers share their travel pictures

Travel destinations are quiet, their streets and beaches empty. But these photos from our staff photographers let us slip away for a moment.


Travel section to temporarily move to Variety

Since homo sapiens walked out of Africa about 60,000 years ago, we have been a traveling species. That early exploratory impulse, which likely lives on…


Where to get away from it all (including other people) in Minnesota

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since this story was published, U.S. public health officials have advised Americans to stay at home to help slow the spread of the…