Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer

Out & About

In the Kingdom of Bhutan

Apr. 18, 2017

Right near the top of cliff-side Taktsang, the sacred monastic site also known as Tiger's Nest, near Paro in the Kingdom of Bhutan. 

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Beautiful Brazil

Feb. 13, 2017

The sleepy fishing village of Abrao, Ilha Grande, Brazil.

In South Africa

Jan. 16, 2017

Honing my spearing skills with new friend Majola in KwaZuluNatal, near Shakaland, South Africa.

Heaven's Handiwork

Dec. 20, 2016

Perhaps the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen. Taken while on Uncruise's Safari Explorer ship, in Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii. December 2016.

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Paso Robles

Nov. 20, 2016


Glorious views at DAOU Vineyard & Winery. Paso Robles, CA, November 2016.

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San Miguel

Nov. 20, 2016


Home on the range at Work Ranch, San Miguel, CA. November 2016.

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In Fiji

Nov. 20, 2016


The smiling faces of school kids at Bukama Village, Yasawa, Fiji. October 2016.

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Yasawa Island

Nov. 20, 2016


Incredibly beautiful Yasawa Island from my seaplane's vantage.

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Lumatapopoho Village in the Solomon Islands

Nov. 20, 2016

Sweet Dalissa of Lumatapopoho Village in the Solomon Islands. Named after Condoleeza Rice according to her grandfather, Primo.


Sweet Dalissa of Lumatapopoho Village in the Solomon Islands. Named after Condoleeza Rice, according to her grandfather, Primo.

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In the Solomon Islands

Nov. 20, 2016


It's not every day one gets to walk on an uninhabited atoll in the middle of the South Pacific. Marairaro, near Honoa and Tavairaro, off the eastern tip of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. October 2016.

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Perfect Paris

Sep. 27, 2016

Some things in Paris are simply perfect. September 2016.



NCAA 2016 College Football Championship

Aug. 24, 2016

In Sydney for the NCAA 2016 college football championship games between University of Hawaii, Manoa (my alma mater) and University of California, Berkeley. Rainbow Warriors Running Back Steven Lakalaka on my left and Wide Receiver Marcus Kemp at the other end. Go Bows!

Lake Moraine

Jun. 29, 2016

The incredibly beautiful Lake Moraine, near Banff, Alberta, where it truly looks like the glossy postcards on sale at tourist shops.

Paws Up, Dude!

Jun. 17, 2016


Julie at beautiful Paws Up dude ranch in western Montana, enjoying a two-hour ride with wrangler Dustin and friend Jill.