Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


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

Thinking about road tripping?

Jun. 28, 2020

Part Two of the three-part series "The Great American Road Trip" appeared today in both print and digital editions of The San Francisco Examiner. 


Happy Travels even if only virtual for the moment.


Flying in the COVID-19 era

Jun. 23, 2020

Take a gander here for a conversation with aviation lawyer Jeffrey Ment and for what what it is like to fly on American Airlines today.

tagged: American Air,

The Great American Road Trip - Part One

Jun. 15, 2020

If you are thinking about a road trip or already planning one, take a gander at my story "The Great American Road Trip - Part One that appeared in The San Francisco Examiner. Happy travels!

tagged: ModVans, Road Trip, The Sanctuary at Camelback, VisitUtah, Red Canyon, Stone Canyon Inn,

Flying during Covid-19?

May 24, 2020

If you or your loved ones have plans to travel by air in the coming weeks, take a gander at my feature story in today's print and digital edition of The San Francisco Examiner. In today's story, John E. DiScala, aka Johnny Jet, founder of JohnnyJet.com joined me for a discussion of the new normal in the not-so-friendly skies.   


Armchair Voyages & Experiences

May 2, 2020

If you are looking for some good arcmchair traveling and experiences, check out my feature story which appeared yesterday in The San Francisco Examiner. Happy Travels!

Getting grounded however an adult, say, during a global pandemic, while necessary to flatten the curve, is especially difficult for those who love to travel.

Wondering about resuming travel?

Apr. 18, 2020

Many of us are wondering when "normal" travel will resume. Johnny Jet and I answer a few questions in my travel column yesterday in The SF Examiner.


Virtual Musings Part II Virtual Wine Tours & Tastings

Apr. 9, 2020

As we shelter-in-place, what better way to do so than with good wines? Here is my story in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. Cheers!


Ways to combat cabin fever during COVID-19

Apr. 8, 2020

My "Viral musings" story on ways to combat cabin fever also appeared in The Jewish Journal.


Need medical care while overseas or stateside during COVID-19

Apr. 1, 2020

If you need medical care while overseas or stateside during the current pandemic, you may wish to read my linked feature story in The San Francisco Examiner. Stay healthy all.

tagged: COVID-19

Getting cabin fever during the pandemic?

Mar. 29, 2020

For those of us used to traveling the globe for work and pleasure, the lockdown in response to COVID-19 presents unique challenges. Here a few tips to hopefully help you get through it that appeared in my column in The San Francisco Examiner.

tagged: COVID-19