Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


The 2021 Genesis SUV is here!

Feb. 8, 2021

Hyundai's luxury offshoot Genesis has rolled out its new SUV, the GV80. Read about in my piece in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: #GenesisGV80

Valentine’s Day gift ideas with international flair

Feb. 4, 2021

While we wait - impatiently - to travel internationally again,  here are a few Valentine's Day gift ideas to inspire you from my piece in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 


The new 2021 BMW Alpina XB7

Jan. 21, 2021

If a luxury SUV is in your immediate future, you will certainly want to consider the new 2021 BMW Alpina XB7. What. An. Awesome. Ride.   See my review in today's edition of Money Inc here. Happy driving.

tagged: BMW XB7 Alpina

Pinot and pooches

Dec. 17, 2020

So many of the things I love all in one place. Read about Pinots and pooches in Paso Robles in my feature in The San Francisco Examiner.


The allure of Alisal Guest Ranch

Dec. 17, 2020

If you are seeking the great outdoors, great horsebackriding and lovely accommodations, look no further than Alisal Guest Ranch, a stone's throw from Solvang. 


In love with Los Olivos

Nov. 16, 2020

Los Olivos is so much more than the movie Sideways, redux. Check out my feature on the region in The San Francisco Examiner. 


Part five of the road trip with Rerun - finale

Nov. 2, 2020

The fifth of my five-part series on "Road tripping with Rerun" during a pandemic appeared in today's digital edition of The San Francisco Examiner and will appear in print this Sunday. 


Is Santa Fe in your future travel plans?

Oct. 26, 2020

If you are looking for a pet-friendly, socially distant luxury hotel, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe may be the resort for you. Safe Travels.

tagged: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

The road trip continues....

Oct. 18, 2020

The road trip in the 2021 Volvo XC-90 continues with Rerun the Lab to Trinidad, Colorado, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Austin, Texas.


The new and improved 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Oct. 8, 2020

In case anyone was wondering what I was doing and driving last week in Austin, TX.

tagged: Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Royce Ghost

Road Tripping with Rerun - Part Two

Oct. 5, 2020

Here is Part Two of my "Road Tripping with Rerun" series which appeared in yesterday's San Francisco Examiner. Happy Trails!


Road tripping with Rerun

Sep. 25, 2020

Here is Part One of my "Road tripping with Rerun" series in The San Francisco Examiner. 
Happy Travels and Woof!


The Jews of Burma

Sep. 4, 2020

An utterly fascinating slice of history. My piece on Burmese Jews in Jerusalem Post Magazine. Happy Travels!

tagged: Burma, Myanmar, Jews

A pooch’s Pacific paradise

Aug. 30, 2020

Looking for a Fido-friendly place to hang your hat? This appeared in my column in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. RRitz-

tagged: Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Los Arroyos,

No time for a cruise

Aug. 5, 2020

Obviously the cruising re-start was WAY too soon. Sigh. Read my story on the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

tagged: #UnCruise, Hurtigruten, Paul Gauguin Cruises

Casino-less Las Vegas

Aug. 2, 2020

Do you want to go to Las Vegas but zero interest in gambling? Then check out the story in my column today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.


Virtual Road Tripping with U.S. History

Jul. 26, 2020

A free online journey takes U.S. history lovers to 12 places of interest across the country. See my coverage of this in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. Happy Travels.

tagged: The Pursuit of History

Should you travel by air?

Jul. 16, 2020

If you are thinking of traveling by air anytime soon, you may wish to think again. This story of mine appeared in the digital edition of my column in The San Francisco Examiner and will appear again in print this Sunday. Stay safe and sane.




A Torah in Tasmania

Jul. 8, 2020

Jews in Tasmania? Who knew? One of the most interesting stories I've ever researched anywhere. While in Tasmania in January I stumbled on what would become a labor of love. It appeared in today's digital edition of The Jerusalem Post and will appear on Friday in print. 


Stilll thinking about road tripping?

Jul. 6, 2020

The third and final installment of my series "The Great American Road Trip" appeared in my column 'The Traveling Life' in yesterday's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.  

tagged: ModVans, Bear Lake Venture, Fireside Jackson Hole