Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


Travel to Sri Lanka

May 6, 2018

My front page feature on travel to Sri Lanka appeared in today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

tagged: Sri Lanka, Scott Dunn, Colombo, Wilpattu, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Galle,

The Frommer Travel Show

May 4, 2018

My segment on cool, new products discovered at the 2018 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas was on The Frommer's Travel Show. My segment starts at minute 27.




Perugia by way of Paso

Apr. 10, 2018

My article on the great wines, food and vistas of Paso Robles appears in today’s edition of MoneyInc


Sri Lanka segment on The Frommer's Travel Show

Apr. 8, 2018

While in Sri Lanka I taped a segment for The Frommer's Travel Show. The result is attached. Segment three, around minute 20.


New travel items

Apr. 4, 2018

My article on great, new travel items for road warriors appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc.


Happiness in Hong Kong

Mar. 29, 2018

My article "Happiness in Hong Kong" appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc. One of the world's great cities, Hong Kong has several great hotels and an abundance of excellent restaurants. That said, it was a real treat to hang my hat at The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and to dine at its three-starred Michellin restaurant, Lung King Heen. 

tagged: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Dear Lilly,

Three perfect days in Sri Lanka's commercial capital of Colombo

Mar. 23, 2018

My article "Spending three perfect days in Colombo" appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc. Taking award-winning Cathay Pacific Airways across the Pacific pond was, as usual, excellent. And staying at the just recently opened Shangri-La Hotel Colombo was a real treat. Sparklingly beautiful property, great location, superb food and warm Sri Lankan service. Pretty much picture perfect. 

tagged: Colombo, Shangri-La Hotel Colombo, Cathay Pacific Airways,

Justice in Sri Lanka

Mar. 19, 2018

The article on my interview in Colombo last week with Sri Lankan Supreme Court Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane appeared last week in The Asia Times. A remarkable woman who has been the "first" in so many respects.

tagged: Shiranee Tilakawardane, Sri Lanka Supreme Court,

Some new must have items for travel

Mar. 1, 2018

My piece in today's LA Times on some very cool, new items seen at the 2018 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas this week.


Soothe your Seoul

Feb. 4, 2018

My article "Soothe your Seoul," portraying three perfect days in the South Korean capital appeared on the front page of Sunday's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

tagged: Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Dosa Restaurant, Parc Seoul, Leeum Samsung Museum,

The Jews of Korea

Feb. 1, 2018

My article on the Jews of Korea appears in today’s edition of The Jewish Journal.

tagged: Chabad Korea

The pleasures of Patagonia

Jan. 28, 2018

My article on Patagonia appears on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Defintitely a beautiful bucket list place to visit.

tagged: Silversea Silver Explorer, Patagonia, Niebla, Valdivia, Chiloe Archipelago, Ushuaia, Tiera del Fuego

Captivating cuisine in coastal Carlsbad

Jan. 25, 2018

My article on cuisine in Carlsbad, California and the Four Seasons Residences Aviara appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc.

tagged: Four Seasons Residences Aviara, Campfire,

From Buenos Aires to Rio

Dec. 31, 2017

My article "Sampling South America" while on a Regent Seven Seas cruise appeared on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


The ins and outs of Burma's Inle Lake

Dec. 27, 2017

My article on Burma's Inle Lake region appeared in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner. The new Sanctum Inle Lake Resort Hotel, a Franco-Burmese joint venture, is one of the best hotels I have had the great fortune to hang my hat.

tagged: Inle Lake, Sanctum Inle Lake Resort Hotel

Rediscovering Kipling's Road to Mandalay

Dec. 24, 2017

My article on cruising Burma/Myanmar's Irrawaddy River in today's edition of The San Francisco Examiner.

tagged: Pandaw, Burma, Myanmar, Mandalay, Bagan

Following one's passion

Jul. 31, 2017

The American Bar Association Perspectives Magazine ran a story on attorneys who followed their passions to make changes or add to their professional lives. I was one of the attorneys featured in this story written by G.M. Filisco. 



Cruising in Chilean Patagonia

Dec. 14, 2017

The first of two articles of mine on cruising in Patagonia appeared in today's edition of MoneyInc Magazine. An incrediblly beautiful part of the world.

tagged: Silversea, Patagonia

Rediscovering the Road to Mandalay

Dec. 17, 2017

My article on cruising the Irrawaddy on Kalaw Pandaw in Burma/Myanmar appeared on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

tagged: Pandaw, Irrawaddy, Myanmar, Mandalay, Bagan,

Unforgettable Kenya

Dec. 3, 2017

My article on Kenyan safaris on the front page of today's edition of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 

tagged: DK Grand Safaris, Fairmont Mt. Kenya, Finch Hattons, Karen Blixen Eco Camp, Larsens Tented Camp