Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


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. 


Captivating Costa Rica

Aug. 24, 2022

It is always a good time to experience the wonders of Costa Rica. Read the story in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: #Pura vida

Watch out for what’s in your toiletry bag

Aug. 12, 2022

It is entirely possible that one or more items in your hand carry bag when traveling overseas could land you a free stay. In jail. Read my story about Brittney Griner and implications while traveling abroad in Avid Cruiser. 


Oceania Cruise's Nautilus Mega Refurbishment

Aug. 7, 2022

Oceania's Nautica gets a nearly $100 Million makeover. Read about it here in my piece for Avid Cruiser.

tagged: Oceania Nautilus

Barcelona anyone?

Aug. 7, 2022

Heading to Barcelona? Hree is my story in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Casagrand, Enoteca Paco Perez, Sun Taka,

Famed Hotel Del Coronado's Master Plan is Nearly Complete

Aug. 5, 2022

Here you can read a brief synopsis about one of Southern Calfiornia's most storied properties, The Hotel Del Coronado which appeared today in Insider Travel Report.


A Fabulous $100 Million Makeover

Aug. 3, 2022

Oceania Cruises spent nearly $100 Million refurbishing its 656-passenger Nautica. It was money well spent and the designers got it just right.

tagged: Oceania Cruises

More on the Silver Muse

Jun. 29, 2022

Thinking about cruising? Thinking about the most luxurious ship in Alaska? Read on.

tagged: Silversea Cruises, Silver Muse

Happily Enthused on the Muse

Jun. 22, 2022

If looking to cruise Alaska, see my story in today's edition of Money Inc for an in-depth look at Silversea's Silver Muse. 

tagged: Silversea, Silver Muse

Southern California's Grand Dame

Jun. 1, 2022

Hotel del Coronado has long been part of Southern California's history and has recently had a $400 Million renovation and remodel. Read about it in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: #hoteldelcoronado

Inviting Istanbul

May 26, 2022

Though Istanbul is old, it never gets old. Read my story on inviting Istanbul in today's edition of Money Inc

tagged: Istanbul, Shangri-La Hotel Bosphorus Istanbul

Silversea’s Silver Origin - Luxury in the Galapagos

May 15, 2022

Here is an additional story of mine  on Silversea's destination-specific luxury Silver Origin that appeared last week in Discover. The Galápagos Islands should not be missed and I assure you the Silver Origin will be impossible to forget. 


Tantalizing Tasmania

Apr. 24, 2022

When you are headed down under make sure and allow time for Tazmania. Read my story in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Tasmania

More on the lovely Silver Dawn

Apr. 20, 2022

Since everyone loves the Silver Dawn, especially me, here are eight reasons to go. Happy Travels!