Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


May Marks the Addition of Another Carrier Offering Non-Stop Flights to Paris

May 22, 2024

In early May Norse Atlantic Airways commenced offering non-stop service from LAX to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. You can read about it in today's edition of Money Inc.

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A Perfect Perch in Paris

May 15, 2024

For an elegant, yet comfortable boutique hotel in Paris' 16th arrondisement, you'll regret nothing about your stay at the Padam Hotel, named with a nod to chantuese Èdith Piaf. Bon voyage!

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West Africa Beckons

May 12, 2024

The best way to see West Africa is on a cruise. On a recent 14-day epic trip aboard Swan-Hellenic's SH Vega, we stopped in seven West African nations on a thought provoking and memorable journey full of history, color and smiles. 

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Cabo San Lucas' Newest Belle of the Ball

Mar. 29, 2024

Grand Velas Resorts has a new, luxurious, adults-only all-inclusive oceanfront property, the Grand Velas Boutique Hotel in Cabo. It is grand indeed. ytou can read my review in today's edition of Money Inc. 

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A Second US Passport May be Just the Ticket

Mar. 25, 2024

A second U.S. passport may be just the ticket you need. You can read why in my article in Lux Beat Magazine.

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Honing in on Happiness in Healdsburg

Mar. 21, 2024

There is plenty to wine about in Healdsburg. You can read my story on Vérité Winery and other great places to visit there in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Healdsburg, Verite Winery, The Madrona

In Search of the Northern Lights in Norway

Mar. 10, 2024

Cruising in Norway during the winter months is definitely not "balmy," but teh benefits are enormous, especially aboard Havila Voyages Castor round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. And for select voyages, the line guarantees you'll see the Northern Lights or you get another six- or seven-day cruise gratis the following season. 

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Insider Ship Review: Havila Castor

Mar. 8, 2024

This is a story for the trade outlet Insider Travel Report on Havila's Castor and its guarantee of Northern Lights viewing on its coastal route Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen. 

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Kokomo Private Island Resort

Mar. 1, 2024

If you're dreaming about a private, luxurious and tropical Garden of Eden, read my story on about Fiji's Kokomo Private Island Resort in todays edition of Money Inc. 

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Fiji Stands for Fiji is Just Fabulous

Feb. 12, 2024

Here is another one of my stories on beautiful Fiji and the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa that appeared today in Luxe Beat Magazine.

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Six Reasons to Stay at Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Feb. 9, 2024

If you are looking for a perfect place to hang your hat on Viti Levu, Fiji's main island, look no further than Intercon Fiji on Natadola Bay. You can read why in today's edition of Money Inc.

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Luxury Cruising to the Seventh Continent

Feb. 1, 2024

My story on Silversea's Silver Endeavour to the seventh continenent appeared today both in print and digital formats in Sheridan Road Magazine. Read on for quite the wonderful and luxurious bucket list adventure.

tagged: Silversea, Silver Endeavour, Antarctica

Experience Expedition Cruising in Fiji with Captain Cook Cruises

Feb. 1, 2024

Read my story on Captain Cook's remote island expedition cruise "Ultimate Lau and Kadavu Islands that appeared in today's edition of Money Inc.  

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises New Grandeur

Dec. 17, 2023

Regent Seven Seas Cruises christened its newest luxury ship, the Seven Seas Grandeur, in Miami last week. You can read all about it in my feature story in today's edition of Money Inc. 

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A Great Airport Hotel

Dec. 10, 2023

If transiting through Bangkok, the Suvarnabhumi Airport Novotel is an airport hotel like no other. Read the story in today's issue of Money Inc

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Kicking Back On Thailand's Koh Samui

Dec. 6, 2023

Here is my sotry on Koh Samui, Thailand's third largest island. It is the third story of the series of six appearing in today's edition of Money Inc. 

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The Grace of Thailand's Golden Triangle

Dec. 4, 2023

If you are interested in the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos, and Burma/Myanmar meet, or simply love elephants, read my story in today's edition of Money Inc.

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The Charm of Northern Thailand's Chiang Mai

Nov. 30, 2023

Read my story in today's edition of Money Inc to learn about Chiang Mai, also known as the “Rose of the North” and the “City of Temples.

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Finding Bliss in Bangkok

Nov. 29, 2023

With something for everyone you too can find your own bliss in Bangkok. My story appeared in today's edition of Money Inc. 

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