Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


The Jews of Korea

Feb. 1, 2018

My article on the Jews of Korea appears in today’s edition of The Jewish Journal.

tagged: Chabad Korea

The pleasures of Patagonia

Jan. 28, 2018

My article on Patagonia appears on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Defintitely a beautiful bucket list place to visit.

tagged: Silversea Silver Explorer, Patagonia, Niebla, Valdivia, Chiloe Archipelago, Ushuaia, Tiera del Fuego

Captivating cuisine in coastal Carlsbad

Jan. 25, 2018

My article on cuisine in Carlsbad, California and the Four Seasons Residences Aviara appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc.

tagged: Four Seasons Residences Aviara, Campfire,

From Buenos Aires to Rio

Dec. 31, 2017

My article "Sampling South America" while on a Regent Seven Seas cruise appeared on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


The ins and outs of Burma's Inle Lake

Dec. 27, 2017

My article on Burma's Inle Lake region appeared in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. The new Sanctum Inle Lake Resort Hotel, a Franco-Burmese joint venture, is one of the best hotels I have had the great fortune to hang my hat.

tagged: Inle Lake, Sanctum Inle Lake Resort Hotel

Rediscovering Kipling's Road to Mandalay

Dec. 24, 2017

My article on cruising Burma/Myanmar's Irrawaddy River in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.

tagged: Pandaw, Burma, Myanmar, Mandalay, Bagan

Following one's passion

Jul. 31, 2017

The American Bar Association Perspectives Magazine ran a story on attorneys who followed their passions to make changes or add to their professional lives. I was one of the attorneys featured in this story written by G.M. Filisco. 



Cruising in Chilean Patagonia

Dec. 14, 2017

The first of two articles of mine on cruising in Patagonia appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc Magazine. An incrediblly beautiful part of the world.

tagged: Silversea, Patagonia

Rediscovering the Road to Mandalay

Dec. 17, 2017

My article on cruising the Irrawaddy on Kalaw Pandaw in Burma/Myanmar appeared on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

tagged: Pandaw, Irrawaddy, Myanmar, Mandalay, Bagan,

Unforgettable Kenya

Dec. 3, 2017

My article on Kenyan safaris on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 

tagged: DK Grand Safaris, Fairmont Mt. Kenya, Finch Hattons, Karen Blixen Eco Camp, Larsens Tented Camp

Three perfect days in Seoul

Nov. 30, 2017

My article "Three perfect days in Seoul" appeared in today's edition of MoneyIn Magazine

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

The Jews of Shanghai

Nov. 21, 2017

My article on “The Jews of Shanghai” appeared in today’s edition of The LA Times. An incredible wartime story in a most surprising place. 

tagged: Shanghai Jews,

Finding beauty in Banff

Nov. 19, 2017

My article on beautiful Banff, Canada appeared on the front page of today’s edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Sunday Travel Section. 

tagged: Banff, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine,

Three perfect days in Yangon

Nov. 3, 2017

The first of several articles of mine on Burma. This one on the former capital Rangoon, now Yangon, appears in today's edition of MoneyInc Magazine.  

tagged: Yangon, The Strand Hotel,

The way to San Jose

Oct. 31, 2017

My Weekend Escape article on San Jose in this past Sunday's LA Times.

tagged: San Jose, JapanTown,

The best and worst of business travel

Oct. 11, 2017

My short piece on "The ten best and worst things of modern business travel" appeared in today's edition on MoneyInc. Happy travels road warriors!


The goats have it

Sep. 15, 2017

Here is my article on traveling to the greater Phoenix area that appeared in MoneyInc. Home of spring training for the Chicago Cubs, the Foodie Trail, great spas, and yes, bendable Bovidae - Goat Yoga. Namaste. 

tagged: Phoenix, Mesa, The Foodie Trail, Aji Spa, Goat yoga, Chicago Cubs, Sloan Park

Travelers' six best friends in 2017

Sep. 6, 2017

My article on my top six favorite travel bags and gadgets appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc. Happy travels!

tagged: Genius Pack, Leash it, Knodo, Destination Bags, Lipault, 5tar

Oahu's newest diamond

Sep. 5, 2017

My article on West Oahu and the Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort appears in today's edition of MoneyInc. Aloha one and all.

tagged: Four Seasons Oahu, Makaha, Yokohama Beach, Jan Tetsutani, Tesla Model X,