Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer

News

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.

http://moneyinc.com/ten-reasons-to-take-a-silversea-cruise-to-patagonia/
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.

https://www.vagabondlawyer.com/uploads/News/Rediscovering_the_Road_to_Mandalay.pdf
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. 

https://www.vagabondlawyer.com/uploads/News/Unforgettable_Kenya.pdf
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

http://moneyinc.com/three-perfect-days-in-seoul/
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. 

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-shanghai-jews-20171120-story.html
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. 

https://www.vagabondlawyer.com/uploads/News/Finding_beauty_in_Banff.pdf
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.  

http://moneyinc.com/three-perfect-days-in-yangon/
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.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-escape-san-jose-20171026-story.html
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!

http://moneyinc.com/ten-best-worst-things-business-travel/

The goats have it

Sep. 15, 2017

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

http://moneyinc.com/five-reasons-to-go-to-the-greater-phoenix-area/
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!

http://moneyinc.com/travelers-six-best-friends-in-2017/
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.

http://moneyinc.com/oahus-newest-sparkling-diamond/
tagged: Four Seasons Oahu, Makaha, Yokohama Beach, Jan Tetsutani, Tesla Model X,

Hawaii's island of Lanai: Heaven

Aug. 28, 2017

My article on "Lanai: Heaven while still on earth" appeared this morning in MoneyInc. With only 3,000 residents in an idyllic setting and an incredibly redesigned Four Seasons Lanai Hotel, it's an unforgettable experience. 

http://moneyinc.com/the-island-of-lanai-heaven-while-still-on-earth/
tagged: Four Seasons Lanai, Nobu Lanai, Restaurant 140, Shipwreck Beach, Hulopo'e Bay, Lanai City, Lodge at Koele

Food and the arts in our nation's capital

Aug. 20, 2017

My article on Washington, DC appears on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Sunday Travel Section. 

https://www.vagabondlawyer.com/uploads/News/Food_and_the_arts_in_our_nation's_capital.pdf
tagged: Ritz Carlton Washington DC, Westend Bistro,

Colorful, classy Cape Town

Aug. 14, 2017

My article "Why one should visit colorful, classy Cape Town" appears in today's edition of MoneyInc.

http://moneyinc.com/visit-colorful-classy-cape-town/
tagged: Cape Town, Table Bay Hotel, Baia Seafood Restaurant, Kalk's Bay, Boulders Beach, Grand Synagogue,

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. 

 

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/women/publications/perspectives/2017/summer/theyve-followed-their-passiand-life-good.html

Luxury travel in Dubai

Jul. 24, 2017

My article on Dubai appeared today in MoneyInc. If you're heading to Africa, it's quite an interesting place for a layover.

http://moneyinc.com/dazzling-dubai-luxury-travelers-paradise/
tagged: Shangri-La Dubai, Desert Safari, Dubai Mall, Ski Dubai

The Kingdom of Bhutan

Jul. 23, 2017

My front page feature story on travel in Bhutan in today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Sunday Travel Section. It is a travel experience like no other.

https://www.vagabondlawyer.com/uploads/News/Beautiful_Bhutan.pdf
tagged: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimphu, Tiger's Nest, Paro,

Beautiful Banff

Jul. 17, 2017

My article on Banff appeared today in MoneyInc. For those who love the great outdoors, there is no place like Banff.

 

Click on the link for the full article and some inspiring photographs.

http://moneyinc.com/need-visit-beautiful-town-banff-canadas-first-national-park/
tagged: Banff, Cascade Botanical Gardens, Bow River, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Banff Adventures, Banff Canoe Club, Mount Royal Hotel, Elk & Oarsman Pub, Cow's Ice Cream, Park Distillery Restaurant & Bar, Balkan Restaurant, Bear Street Tavern