Three-time Emmy award-winner and sought after motivational keynote speaker, Karen Schaler, is the creator and host of the TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments airing nationally on network TV stations across the country and on ABC in New York City on WABC-TV. TRAVEL THERAPY TV features the most motivating and empowering trips to take based on what you’re going through in life, inspired by Karen’s book Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?.
Karen’s television career has changed drastically over the years, from being a TV correspondent embedded with a combat Apache helicopter unit in Afghanistan, to hosting a national travel show for ABC, covering the most peaceful places on the planet. Karen lives by the question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” and shares the secrets of what it takes to re-boot your life at any age and achieve a successful and fulfilling “Career Makeover.”
Having traveled to more than 60 countries in search of the best TRAVEL THERAPY destinations and experiences, Karen’s popular “Travel Therapy” keynote speech walks you through how to plan your next vacation so you can maximize your time, energy and your budget so you come home feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Whether you’re stressed at work, going through a breakup, looking for romance or need to reinvent yourself Karen shows how “Travel Therapy” can help you find your way!
A respected and sought after spokesperson and keynote speaker, Karen has been a featured lifestyle and travel expert on NBC’s TODAY, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Inside Edition, FOX News, ABC, CNN, BBC and MSNBC, along with countless local TV stations across the country.
Beyond Karen’s extensive television work her publishing credits include: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, New York Daily News, Travel+Leisure, Town & Country, Islands, and Elite Traveler. Karen is also a featured lifestyle and travel expert and contributor on AOL and a top influencer in social media.
Born in Washington State, Karen attended high school and college in Southern California. Currently based in New York City she says her “home” now is, “wherever I put my suitcase.”