Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer

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A Torah in Tasmania

Jul. 8, 2020

Jews in Tasmania? Who knew? One of the most interesting stories I've ever researched anywhere. While in Tasmania in January I stumbled on what would become a labor of love. It appeared in today's digital edition of The Jerusalem Post and will appear on Friday in print. 

https://m.jpost.com/diaspora/the-jewish-past-of-tasmania-634385

Stilll thinking about road tripping?

Jul. 6, 2020

The third and final installment of my series "The Great American Road Trip" appeared in my column 'The Traveling Life' in yesterday's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.  

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/the-great-american-road-trip-part-three/
tagged: ModVans, Bear Lake Venture, Fireside Jackson Hole

Thinking about road tripping?

Jun. 28, 2020

Part Two of the three-part series "The Great American Road Trip" appeared today in both print and digital editions of The San Francisco Examiner. 

 

Happy Travels even if only virtual for the moment.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/the-great-american-road-trip-part-two/

Flying in the COVID-19 era

Jun. 23, 2020

Take a gander here for a conversation with aviation lawyer Jeffrey Ment and for what what it is like to fly on American Airlines today.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/flying-in-the-covid-19-era/
tagged: American Air,

The Great American Road Trip - Part One

Jun. 15, 2020

If you are thinking about a road trip or already planning one, take a gander at my story "The Great American Road Trip - Part One that appeared in The San Francisco Examiner. Happy travels!

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/the-great-american-road-trip-part-one/
tagged: ModVans, Road Trip, The Sanctuary at Camelback, VisitUtah, Red Canyon, Stone Canyon Inn,

Flying during Covid-19?

May 24, 2020

If you or your loved ones have plans to travel by air in the coming weeks, take a gander at my feature story in today's print and digital edition of The San Francisco Examiner. In today's story, John E. DiScala, aka Johnny Jet, founder of JohnnyJet.com joined me for a discussion of the new normal in the not-so-friendly skies.   

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/air-travel-in-the-covid-19-era/

Armchair Voyages & Experiences

May 2, 2020

If you are looking for some good arcmchair traveling and experiences, check out my feature story which appeared yesterday in The San Francisco Examiner. Happy Travels!

Getting grounded however an adult, say, during a global pandemic, while necessary to flatten the curve, is especially difficult for those who love to travel.

Wondering about resuming travel?

Apr. 18, 2020

Many of us are wondering when "normal" travel will resume. Johnny Jet and I answer a few questions in my travel column yesterday in The SF Examiner.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/travel-when-will-we-start-traveling-again-after-the-pandemic-passes/

Virtual Musings Part II Virtual Wine Tours & Tastings

Apr. 9, 2020

As we shelter-in-place, what better way to do so than with good wines? Here is my story in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. Cheers!

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/virtual-california-winery-tours-and-real-wine-tastings-while-sheltering-in-place/

Ways to combat cabin fever during COVID-19

Apr. 8, 2020

My "Viral musings" story on ways to combat cabin fever also appeared in The Jewish Journal.

https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/blogs/313833/viral-musings-dealing-with-cabin-fever-in-the-days-of-covid-19/

Need medical care while overseas or stateside during COVID-19

Apr. 1, 2020

If you need medical care while overseas or stateside during the current pandemic, you may wish to read my linked feature story in The San Francisco Examiner. Stay healthy all.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/medical-care-while-traveling-and-during-the-days-of-covid-19/
tagged: COVID-19

Getting cabin fever during the pandemic?

Mar. 29, 2020

For those of us used to traveling the globe for work and pleasure, the lockdown in response to COVID-19 presents unique challenges. Here a few tips to hopefully help you get through it that appeared in my column in The San Francisco Examiner.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/viral-musings-dealing-with-cabin-fever-in-the-days-of-covid-19/
tagged: COVID-19

Are you a Golf Widow?

Feb. 25, 2020

If you or someone you know is a Golf Widow, then take a gander at this story which appeared today in MoneyInc

https://moneyinc.com/top-8-activities-for-non-golfers-at-san-diegos-fairmont-grand-del-mar-hotel/

Thinking about Sydney

Feb. 23, 2020

My story on Sydney appeared in today's print and digital editions of The San Francisco Examiner.

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/three-perfect-days-in-sensational-sydney/

Heading to Fiji on Fiji Airways

Feb. 11, 2020

Here is my story on Fiji Airways new (and marvelous) A350-900 XWB with daily non-stop service from LAX to Nadi that featured this morning in MoneyInc

https://moneyinc.com/eight-reasons-to-fly-fiji-airways-business-class-to-fiji/
tagged: #FijiAirways

Fun in Fiji

Feb. 10, 2020

My story on Fabulous Fiji appeared in yesterday's edition of The Vancouver Courier.

https://www.vancourier.com/living/fabulous-fiji-1.24069407
tagged: #Fiji #FijiAirways

Magnficient Melbourne

Feb. 10, 2020

My feature on magnificent Melbourne appeared on February 2, 2020 in The San Francisco Examiner.  

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/four-days-in-magnificent-melbourne/
tagged: #Melbourne

Amused on Silversea's Muse

Feb. 10, 2020

My story on Silversea's luxury Muse sailing from Singapore to Sydney appeared on the front page of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Travel Section on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/26/travel/couple-explores-sights-between-2-countries-on-silverseas-newest-ship/
tagged: #Silversea

Six Reasons to Cruise on The Muse

Jan. 9, 2020

If you are thinking about luxury cruising, take a gander at this story which appeared in MoneyInc. Happy Travels!

https://moneyinc.com/six-reasons-to-cruise-on-silverseas-silver-muse/
tagged: Silversea

Sensational Singapore

Jan. 5, 2020

If you are heading to Singapore, you will want to take a gander at my story in today's print and digital edition's of The San Francisco Examiner. Happy Travels!

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/three-sensational-days-in-singapore/
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