Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


Blue Pacific bliss Brando style

Oct. 6, 2019

My story on The Brando appeared in today’s edition of The Vancouver Courier. Carbon neutral, gorgeous and a slice a French Polynesian heaven. Marlon’s dream realized. Happy travels!

tagged: The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Paradise found

Oct. 2, 2019

Paradise was definitively found on Tetiaroa at The Brando in French Polynesia. A truly unforgettable experience. 

tagged: The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Culture, Belugas and bears

Sep. 23, 2019

My feature story on Winnipeg and the polar bears of the Churchill region in sub-Artic Canada appeared in yesterday's print and digital edition of The San Francisco Examiner. Happy travels! 

tagged: Winnipeg, Churchill Wild

The American Dream of DAOU Vineyards

Sep. 21, 2019

My story on the magnificent Paso Robles' DAOU Vineyards was featured this past Sunday in the print and digital editions of The San Francisco Examiner. If you cannot get to Paso in person to visit this beautiful part of California, make sure to find and enjoy DAOU's fabulous wines.

tagged: DAOU Vineyards, Paso Robles, Allegretto,

The oasis that is Ojai

Aug. 19, 2019

If you are thinking about going to Ojai, here are a few ideas on what to enjoy while there from my print and digital story in The San Francisco Examiner.

tagged: #Ojai, #The Ojai Ranch House

2019 Lexus GX 460 Review

Aug. 8, 2019

If you’re thinking of buying a new SUV, check out my review of the Lexus GX460 in MoneyInc. 

tagged: 2019 Lexus GX460

Marvelous Montreal

Aug. 4, 2019

If you are thinking of heading to the great city of Montreal, take a gander at my story in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. Happy Travels!

tagged: Montreal

Great travel items to take along for summer travel

Jul. 16, 2019

Here is my summer list containing some great items for summer travel.


Three terrific days in Toronto

Jul. 10, 2019

If you are thinking of heading to Toronto, here are a few ideas as featured in my story in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.  

tagged: #Toronto

Dining in L.A.'s South Bay

Jul. 3, 2019

L.A.'s South Bay is lucky to have a terrific new place to enjoy fabulous food and drinks. Happy Eating!

tagged: DecadenceBar,

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Jun. 30, 2019

My Uganda feature story appears in today’s edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

tagged: #Uganda #Bwindi

Zealously relaxing in Zanzibar

Jun. 16, 2019

My feature story on Zanzibar appears in today's edition The San Francisco Examiner. Happy Travels!

tagged: #Zanzibar #GoldZanzibar #FreddyMercury

A 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4 x 4 anyone?

Jun. 13, 2019

My review of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4 x 4 in today's edition of MoneyInc. 

tagged: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4 x 4

Can't get enough of Kenya

Jun. 10, 2019

My story on Kenya's Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara in the Sunday edition of The San Francisco Examiner.

tagged: Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Kenya, DK Grand Safaris,

More new travel items

Jun. 4, 2019

My story on a few new travel goods to make you more comfortable on the road, or in the air in today's edition of MoneyInc.


Gone to Guernsey

Jun. 2, 2019

In honor of D-Day, my story on traveling in Guernsey appeared in today's edition of The LA Times. 

tagged: Guernsey, OGH, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The mighty Amazon

Apr. 28, 2019

My feature story on the mighty Amazon appeared in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.  You can read the digital version here.

tagged: International Expeditions, Peruvian Amazon, Amazon

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Apr. 25, 2019

Thinking about a new Sunday drive? Here is the skinny on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Wonderful ride though teeny, tiny.

tagged: 2019 Mazda X-5 Miata

India's Golden Triangle

Apr. 21, 2019

My story on India's Golden Triangle appeared on the front page of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Sunday Travel Section. An unforgettable journey full of intense color, light and crowds.

tagged: India's Golden Triangle, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur