Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


Maui's south shore Eden

Apr. 28, 2021

The third of four stories on my recent return to Maui. This one is on The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea and appeared in today's edition of Money Inc.

tagged: Four Seasons Maui

Ka’anapali's grand dame

Apr. 25, 2021

The second of four stories on my recent return to Maui. This feature appeared in my column in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner and focuses on the special grand dame, The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

tagged: Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Happy at the Hyatt Regency Maui

Apr. 23, 2021

If you have never been to Maui and you are traveling with kids - big or small  - you will want to check out the Hyatt Regency Maui on the island's west side. See my story in today's issue of MoneyInc.

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Going green without sacrificing luxury

Apr. 6, 2021

If you are looking to go green, but wish to sacrifice neither luxury nor power, you will want to check out the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e. It was metal lust at first sight for me and then I fell in love.  

tagged: #bmwusa

The Top Reasons to go to Cal-A-Vie Health Spa

Mar. 26, 2021

If you're looking for a top notch health spa in Southern California, look no further. 


The 2021 Range Rover HSE Westminster

Mar. 16, 2021

My favorite new shiny, fast metal machine. A great ride in the 2021 Rover. Read my review in Money Inc. 


Canine friendly Cambria

Feb. 28, 2021

If you looking for a coastal retreat that is canine friendly, Cambria fits the bill. 

tagged: #Cambria #Highway1

The 2021 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition

Feb. 22, 2021

If you are thinknig of buying a new cross over, you will want to take a look at the 2021 Lexus NX F Sport. You can read about it in today's edition of Money Inc.


Happily Horsing Around in Temecula

Feb. 19, 2021

If you like horses, Temecula has some great options. Not to mention some great food. The wines aren't bad either. See my  feature story in The San Francisco Examiner. 

tagged: #Temecula

Myanmar on my mind

Feb. 11, 2021

An ode to Myanmar/Burma following last week's military coup in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. 

tagged: #Myanmar #Burma

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