Julie L. Kessler
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Traveling internationally in the COVID-era

Jul. 26, 2021

If you are planning on flying abroad this summer and even in to the fall, you may wish to take a gander at this story in Money Inc.

https://moneyinc.com/expect-challenges-when-flying-internationally-in-the-covid-era/

Fun, sun and fabulous: The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Jul. 12, 2021

It's pretty much always bliss at Four Seasons Resorts the world over. And Mexico's Punta Mita is no exception. This story appeared in yesterday's edition of Money Inc. 

https://moneyinc.com/fun-sun-and-fabulous-the-four-seasons-resort-punta-mita/
tagged: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Enjoying Ohio: the urban to rural experience

Jun. 25, 2021

Great museums, a famous prison and Amish country are a few of the Buckeye Staye's charms. See my column in todays's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/enjoying-ohio-the-urban-to-rural-experience/

Wagging tails and happy trails

Jun. 13, 2021

Always good to finds travel spots for both furry friends and their humans. In my column in today's edition of The SF Examiner. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/wagging-tails-and-happy-trails-in-santa-ynez-valley/

Review of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga

May 23, 2021

If you're in the market for an ultra-luxury SUV, take a gander and a drive in the 2021 Bentley Bentayga. Here's my review in today's edition of Money Inc. 

https://moneyinc.com/review-of-the-2021-bentley-bentayga/
tagged: Bentayga

Returning to international travel

May 23, 2021

If you are ready to recommence international travel, heading to an all-inclusive property south of the border is a pleasure. Read my story on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in today's print and digital editions of The San Francisco Examiner. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/running-and-a-respite-at-riviera-nayarit/
tagged: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta

Wonderful Wailea

May 2, 2021

My fourth story on my return to Maui following the pandemic purgatory appeared in my column in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/mauis-wonderful-wailea/
tagged: #Andaz Maui

Book Review: The Passenger

Apr. 30, 2021

My book review of veteran travel writer Chaney Kwak's debut book "The Passenger" appeared in my column in The San Francisco Examiner. Whether you love cruising, hate cruising or are a wanna-be cruiser, if you want a great read, you'll want to pick this one up. Out June 8, 2021.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/the-passenger-hilariously-recounts-one-travel-writers-adventures/

Maui's south shore Eden

Apr. 28, 2021

The third of four stories on my recent return to Maui. This one is on The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea and appeared in today's edition of Money Inc.

https://moneyinc.com/feeling-fantastic-at-the-four-seasons-maui-at-wailea/
tagged: Four Seasons Maui

Ka’anapali's grand dame

Apr. 25, 2021

The second of four stories on my recent return to Maui. This feature appeared in my column in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner and focuses on the special grand dame, The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/kicking-back-in-kaanapali-maui/
tagged: Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Happy at the Hyatt Regency Maui

Apr. 23, 2021

If you have never been to Maui and you are traveling with kids - big or small  - you will want to check out the Hyatt Regency Maui on the island's west side. See my story in today's issue of MoneyInc.

https://moneyinc.com/honing-in-on-happiness-at-the-hyatt-regency-maui/
tagged: Hyatt Regency Maui

Going green without sacrificing luxury

Apr. 6, 2021

If you are looking to go green, but wish to sacrifice neither luxury nor power, you will want to check out the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e. It was metal lust at first sight for me and then I fell in love.  

https://moneyinc.com/review-of-the-2021-bmw-x5-xdrive-45e/
tagged: #bmwusa

The Top Reasons to go to Cal-A-Vie Health Spa

Mar. 26, 2021

If you're looking for a top notch health spa in Southern California, look no further. 

https://moneyinc.com/the-top-reasons-to-go-to-cal-a-vie-health-spa/

The 2021 Range Rover HSE Westminster

Mar. 16, 2021

My favorite new shiny, fast metal machine. A great ride in the 2021 Rover. Read my review in Money Inc. 

https://moneyinc.com/review-of-the-2021-range-rover-hse-westminster/

Canine friendly Cambria

Feb. 28, 2021

If you looking for a coastal retreat that is canine friendly, Cambria fits the bill. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/cambria-is-canine-friendly/
tagged: #Cambria #Highway1

The 2021 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition

Feb. 22, 2021

If you are thinknig of buying a new cross over, you will want to take a look at the 2021 Lexus NX F Sport. You can read about it in today's edition of Money Inc.

https://moneyinc.com/review-of-the-2021-lexus-nx-f-sport-black-line/

Happily Horsing Around in Temecula

Feb. 19, 2021

If you like horses, Temecula has some great options. Not to mention some great food. The wines aren't bad either. See my  feature story in The San Francisco Examiner. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/happily-horsing-around-in-temecula/
tagged: #Temecula

Myanmar on my mind

Feb. 11, 2021

An ode to Myanmar/Burma following last week's military coup in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/myanmar-on-my-mind/
tagged: #Myanmar #Burma

The 2021 Genesis SUV is here!

Feb. 8, 2021

Hyundai's luxury offshoot Genesis has rolled out its new SUV, the GV80. Read about in my piece in today's edition of Money Inc.

https://moneyinc.com/the-2021-genesis-gv80-rwd-2-5t-prestige-review/
tagged: #GenesisGV80

Valentine’s Day gift ideas with international flair

Feb. 4, 2021

While we wait - impatiently - to travel internationally again,  here are a few Valentine's Day gift ideas to inspire you from my piece in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/valentines-day-gifts-with-international-flair/