Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


DAOU Vineyards, Rolls-Royce and the American Dream

Aug. 20, 2018

My 'American Dream" story on DAOU Vineyards & Winery, its incredble Annual Gala and the coupling of DAOU to Rolls-Royce appears in this morning's edition of MoneyInc.

tagged: DAOU Vineyards & Winery, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Cullinan, André Tchelistcheff, Frederick Dame,

Three lovely days in Lisbon

Aug. 19, 2018

My travel story on Lisbon appeared as the Editor's Pick in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.  Great food, great wines, great city. Pack your bags!

tagged: Lisbon, Sintra, Belém, Alcantara, LX Factory, Da Prata 52, Calouste Gulbenkian,

Three delightful days in Portugal's Douro Valley

Aug. 6, 2018

The first of several articles on Portugal, here is the link to "Three delighful days in Portugal's Douro Valley" which appeared today edition of MoneyInc

tagged: Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Pinhao, Quinta do Bonfim, Porto

Signs of Wisdom

Jun. 27, 2018

My story "Signs of Wisdom" on driving in the Kingdom of Bhutan appears in the July/August 2018 edition of Westways Magazine. It was embellished with terrific illustrations by the talented Steven Salerno.

tagged: Bhutan, driving in Bhutan

Seven great new travel products

Jun. 19, 2018

My review of seven new travel products to make life just a little bit easier on the road appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc.


Fabulous Fiji

Jun. 17, 2018

My feature story on Fiji, the Editor's Pick, appeared in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

tagged: Fiji, Tokoriki, Matangi, Six Senses Fiji, Savasi

Dining pleasures in Paris

Jun. 11, 2018

Here is my article on "Great Parisian hotel dinners" which appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc. Bon appetite!

tagged: Restaurant Gastronomique Sylvestre Wahid, Shang Palace, Hotel Paristers, Cafe de la Paix

The Four Most Romanic Fijian Resorts

Jun. 6, 2018

The first of my Fiji articles, "The Four Most Romantic Resorts in Fiji" appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc Magazine. 

WARNING: Reading this will make you want to drop everything and run to the nearest airport! Enjoy.

tagged: Fiji, Tokoriki Island Resort, Matangi Island Resort, Six Senses Fiji, Yasawa Island Resort

Travel in Sri Lanka

Jun. 4, 2018

My travel story "The resounding rebirth of Sri Lanka" was the Editor-in-Chief's pick and appeared in last Sunday's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.

tagged: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Tangalle, Kandy, Galle, Wilpattu,

Food and art in Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 14, 2018

My article on food and art in Santa Fe, New Mexico appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc.

tagged: Terrace at La Fonda, La Posada de Santa Fe, Horndeski Contemporary Gallery, Restaurant Martin,

Travel to Sri Lanka

May 6, 2018

My front page feature on travel to Sri Lanka appeared in today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

tagged: Sri Lanka, Scott Dunn, Colombo, Wilpattu, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Galle,

The Frommer Travel Show

May 4, 2018

My segment on cool, new products discovered at the 2018 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas was on The Frommer's Travel Show. My segment starts at minute 27.




Perugia by way of Paso

Apr. 10, 2018

My article on the great wines, food and vistas of Paso Robles appears in today’s edition of MoneyInc


Sri Lanka segment on The Frommer's Travel Show

Apr. 8, 2018

While in Sri Lanka I taped a segment for The Frommer's Travel Show. The result is attached. Segment three, around minute 20.


New travel items

Apr. 4, 2018

My article on great, new travel items for road warriors appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc.


Happiness in Hong Kong

Mar. 29, 2018

My article "Happiness in Hong Kong" appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc. One of the world's great cities, Hong Kong has several great hotels and an abundance of excellent restaurants. That said, it was a real treat to hang my hat at The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and to dine at its three-starred Michellin restaurant, Lung King Heen. 

tagged: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Dear Lilly,

Three perfect days in Sri Lanka's commercial capital of Colombo

Mar. 23, 2018

My article "Spending three perfect days in Colombo" appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc. Taking award-winning Cathay Pacific Airways across the Pacific pond was, as usual, excellent. And staying at the just recently opened Shangri-La Hotel Colombo was a real treat. Sparklingly beautiful property, great location, superb food and warm Sri Lankan service. Pretty much picture perfect. 

tagged: Colombo, Shangri-La Hotel Colombo, Cathay Pacific Airways,

Justice in Sri Lanka

Mar. 19, 2018

The article on my interview in Colombo last week with Sri Lankan Supreme Court Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane appeared last week in The Asia Times. A remarkable woman who has been the "first" in so many respects.

tagged: Shiranee Tilakawardane, Sri Lanka Supreme Court,

Some new must have items for travel

Mar. 1, 2018

My piece in today's LA Times on some very cool, new items seen at the 2018 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas this week.


Soothe your Seoul

Feb. 4, 2018

My article "Soothe your Seoul," portraying three perfect days in the South Korean capital appeared on the front page of Sunday's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

tagged: Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Dosa Restaurant, Parc Seoul, Leeum Samsung Museum,