Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


Cool and Classy Casa Velas

Apr. 13, 2023

Looking for an adults-only boutique all inclusive fronting van 18-hole golf course? Read on. 

tagged: Casa Velas

Giddy Up Cowboy

Apr. 3, 2023

Channel your inner cowboy at Rancho de los Los Caballeros in Wickenburg, AZ. You can read the story in today's edition of  Money Inc. 


Wine much?

Mar. 24, 2023

If great wines, inspired food, and delightful accomodations float your boat, head to Willamette Valley, Oregon. You'll be glad you did. But fair warning: once will not be enough. Cheers.

tagged: Atticus Hotel, Resonance Wines

Eight Reasons to go to the Marquesas Islands

Mar. 3, 2023

Another story of mine about visiting the Marquesas Islands aboard the freighter/passenger ship, The Aranui 5, in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Aranui 5, French Polynesia

South Carolina Voyager Magazine

Mar. 2, 2023

I was recently interviewed by South Carolina Voyager Magazine. This is the link to that article.


The Marvels of the Marquesas

Feb. 27, 2023

My story on Aranui 5, a combination freighter/passenger ship appeared today on Avid Cruiser. This was truly a marvelous, unique and interesting cruise story.

tagged: Aranui 5, French Polynesia,

Variety Cruise’s new French Polynesia itinerary

Feb. 26, 2023

Variety Cruise's now has both seven and 10-day itineraries in French Polynesia. You can read about my recent voyage in its Panorama II in Avid Cruiser. Happy travels!

tagged: Variety Cruises

Looking for a Cancun All-Inclusive?

Jan. 23, 2023

If you are looking for an all-inclusive property in Cancun, here are two Hyatt properties, one adults-only and one geared towards the whole family. Happy Travels!


Viking Names it’s Newest Ocean Vessel

Jan. 11, 2023

You can read a snippet in the link about Viking Cruise's newest ocean vessel in my short in Avid Cruiser. 

tagged: Viking Cruises

One more on Antarctica

Dec. 15, 2022

There was so much to say about Silversea Cruise's new Silver Endeavour, so here is one more story on it. Happy Travels!

tagged: SilverseaCruises, This is Silversea

First Look at Silversea Cruise's New Silver Endeavour

Dec. 2, 2022

In mid-November Silversea Cruises inaugurated its newest ship in Antarctica, the Silver Endeavour, marking Silversea’s 11th ship in its ultra-luxury fleet. Silversea acquired the 2021-built ship in July following Crystal Cruises’ demise. Here is a bit more detail from its inaugural voyage.


Still thinking about Antactica?

Dec. 1, 2022

Here is my story on Silversea Cruise's new Silver Endeavour, a PC6 Polar Class ship. Its inaugural voyage mid-November proved that luxury cruising with Antartctic adventure is a match made in heaven.


More on Antarctica

Nov. 10, 2022

Viking Cruise's new Ice Class 6 Polaris

Nov. 8, 2022

I was on the inaugural voyage of Viking Cruise's new Ice Class 6 Polaris to Antarctica. You can read about it in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Viking Cruises, Viking Polaris, Antarctica

Twenty-Four hours at 25 Hours Hotel Copenhagen

Oct. 10, 2022

A gem of a hotel in a great location in lovely Copenhagen. Read my story here in Avid Cruiser. 


C is for cool Copenhagen

Oct. 11, 2022

For an incredibly cool, hip and colorful hotel in the heart of Copenhagen, 25Hours Hotel Copenhagen is a real gem. You can read my review in Insider Travel Report. 


The World's Most Traveled Rhubarb Pie

Oct. 2, 2022

From the annals of planes, trains, and autombiles with a sweet tuber twist, read this story in today's issue of Money Inc.


Southern Iceland’s mesmerizing beauty

Sep. 30, 2022

Southern Iceland is a marvelous, dramatic place. You can read about it in my story in today's edition of Money Inc. 

tagged: Hotel Ranga, Southcoast Adventure, Iceland Air

Eastern Switzerland has much to offer

Sep. 26, 2022

Graubunden, Switzerland's largest canton, is a winter wonderland and the rest of the year a Mecca for nature, spa, and retail enthusiasts. See my feature story in Money Inc. 


Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, oh my

Sep. 23, 2022

Here is ny Zurich story appearing in today's edition of Money Inc. No calories are included.