What is TRAVEL THERAPY?
Travel Therapy was created and trademarked by three-time Emmy award-winning national TV host and correspondent, Karen Schaler, a tireless globetrotter who has traveled to more than 65 countries in search of life-changing travel experiences.
Schaler says Travel Therapy is about inspiring and empowering people to pick the trips they need to take based on what they’re going through in life, using travel as their “therapy”. So whether you’re stressed out at work, going through a breakup, looking for romance, or need to reinvent yourself, you can use Travel Therapy to help you live a happier, healthier life!
Who is Travel Expert Karen Schaler?
With more than two decades of journalism experience, Schaler is the creator and host of the popular TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments airing in America’s largest TV market, New York City, on WABC-TV, reaching more than 20 million households, airing during Good Morning America Weekends, Live with Kelly and Rachael Ray.
Schaler’s TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments air nationally on 170+ top ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and CW stations on the new lifestyle show Celebrity Page TV, daily in airports across the country on ClearTV, and are syndicated globally online, picked up by more than 200 editorial outlets including AOL, Huffington Post and Amazon.
Schaler launched her one-of-a-kind TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments after spending several years hosting ABC’s one-hour national travel show Travel Now and writing her book, Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go? ( Seal Press). You can also find Schaler’s TRAVEL THERAPY TV segments on her website www.traveltherapytrips.com, on YouTube www.youtube.com/traveltherapytv and on social media.
With more than a decade of national and international TV reporting, hosting, anchoring, producing and writing experience, Schaler is also a sought after lifestyle and travel expert, spokesperson and keynote speaker and regularly appears on top network television and radio shows including: NBC’s Today, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Inside Edition, Fox’s America’s News HQ, ABC News Now, MSNBC’s Countdown, CNN, Martha Stewart Living Radio and the BBC.
What makes Schaler a unique and valued travel and lifestyle expert and journalist is her diversity. From working as a TV war correspondent in Bosnia and Afghanistan, to crossing the globe as a lifestyle host and correspondent for ABC’s national travel show Travel Now, Schaler is an energetic, passionate and above all respected and trusted award-winning TV and multi-media personality and influencer.
In 2014, Schaler, was featured in Marlo Thomas’s book IT AIN’T OVER featuring sixty women who have successfully reinvented their lives to follow their life’s passion.
Schaler’s TV background includes working as an on-air television correspondent for CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and has worked as an anchor/correspondent at WHDH-TV in Boston, KDFW in Dallas and the CBS & ABC affiliates in Phoenix.
Besides her television work Schaler’s 900+ publishing credits include The New Yorker, Travel+Leisure, Town & Country, The Boston Globe, NY Daily News, Abcnews.com, AOL, Huffington Post, Delta Sky, US Airways Magazine, Islands, Hemispheres, etc.
Schaler’s passion is traveling and experiencing unique cultures, people, places and adventures.
From visiting some of the most luxurious resorts and spas in the world, to whitewater rafting in Bali, chasing icebergs in Newfoundland, sailing the British Virgin Islands, hiking and skiing in Switzerland, hot air ballooning in Turkey, cooking classes in France, horseback riding in New Zealand, cave tubing in Belize, dog sledding and ice hiking in the Canadian Rockies, surfing in Hawaii, skiing in Austria, rappelling in Puerto Rico, snorkeling in Australia and biking in Denmark, Schaler is constantly searching for her next TRAVEL THERAPY TRIP.
Schaler credits her honest, hip and heartfelt writing style and her wanderlust spirit to her background as a television broadcast journalist. She was the first TV journalist ever embedded with troops in Bosnia where she reported live and executive produced, wrote and reported in a half-hour documentary.
In 2007, Schaler was also the first journalist ever embedded with a combat Apache helicopter unit in Afghanistan where she reported daily and executive produced, wrote and reported in a one-hour documentary.
Growing up outside of Seattle, Washington, Schaler has lived in ten different states and currently is based in New York City. Constantly globetrotting around the world, Schaler says her home now, “is wherever I put my suitcase.”
Schaler’s Book: Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?
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