Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


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.

tagged: Anantara Golden Triangle

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.

tagged: Chiang Mai

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. 

tagged: Bangkok

Just Say Ahhhh to Aruba

Oct. 30, 2023

If you are looking for pristine white sand beaches, abundant underwater life and good food, read my article on Aruba in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Aruba, Aruba Marriott

The Reimagined Crystal Serenity

Oct. 26, 2023

Crystal Cruises is back! Read about my recent sailing on Crystal Serenity in today's edition of Money Inc

tagged: Crystal Cruises

The Storied Past and Lovely Present of NYC’s Algonquin Hotel

Oct. 23, 2023

If you are looking for a great place to hang your hat in New York City's midtown area, read my article on the Algonquin Hotel in today's addition of MoneyInc

tagged: Algonquin Hotel, New York City

Kicking Back in the Keys

Oct. 4, 2023

Gilligan's Island only far more luxurious is Little Palm Island. It's an excellent place to hang one's hat while exploring the region.  Read on in today's edition of Money Inc. 

tagged: Little Palm Island, Florida Keys

Eight Reasons to Cruise with Silversea's New Silver Nova

Sep. 20, 2023

If you need any more reasons to sail with Silversea, read this story on Silvesea's gorgeous new Silver Nova in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Silversea, Silver Nova

Barefoot Luxury in Costa Rica

Sep. 5, 2023

Another story of mine on Costa Rica's ultra-luxe Villa Avellana appeared in today's edition of Luxe Beat Magazine.

tagged: Villa Avellana

The Allure of Costa Rica’s Villa Avellana

Sep. 2, 2023

Read about the Costa Rican luxury Villa Avellana available for full buy-outs in my story in Money Inc. 


Three perfect days in Venice

Aug. 24, 2023

Read my story on traveling in Venice during the summer in today's edition of Money Inc. 

tagged: St. Regis

Silversea is Redefining Ultra-Luxury Cruising

Aug. 22, 2023

Silversea made quite a splash last week in Italy debuting is elegant new Silver Nova. Other luxury cruise lines will be green with envy as Silver Nova is not only drop dead gorgeous but also far more enviromentally friendly than other ships. Read my story in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Silversea, Silver Nova

Capital of Cool

Aug. 21, 2023

If you are looking for a slice of Europe that has the charm of yesteryear yet boasts a modern, green forward walkable capital, great restaurants, and friendly locals without the massive crowds plaguing the rest of the continent, you’ll want to put Ljubljana and environs high on your list. Read my story in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Ljubljana

Silversea’s New Silver Nova

Aug. 15, 2023

For the trade, here is a first look at Silversea's newest fleet member, the Silver Nova. 

tagged: Silversea, Silver Nova

Where Panache Meets the Pacific

Jul. 27, 2023

You can read about Southern California's truly wonderful Terranea Resort in my feature today in Money Inc. 

tagged: Terranea

Gliding along with French Country Waterways

Jul. 24, 2023

My story on my recent French barge cruise was reprinted in AvidCruiser.

tagged: French Country Waterways

A conversation with Iceland's Ambassador to Norway

Jul. 18, 2023

I had the opprtunity to recently meet with Iceland's Ambassador to Norway while in Oslo. You can read the story in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Iceland, Norway

48 Hours at 25 Hours Hotel Paris

Jul. 17, 2023

If you're taking the Eurostar to Paris from London or vice-versa, you may wish to hang your hat at 25Hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord. Read on in today's edition of Money Inc. 

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Barge Cruising in France

Jul. 14, 2023

Just in time for Bastille Day! There is nothing quite like the barge cruising in France with French Country Waterways. Read on in Money Inc and salivate.

tagged: French Country Waterways, Champagne

Three Perfect Days in Oslo

Jul. 10, 2023

Oslo is glorious in the summer. Read my story of three perfect days there in Money Inc.  

tagged: Oslo, Sombrero House Hotel