Author of the TRAVEL THERAPY book and the creator & editor of the new TRAVEL THERAPY website/blog, Karen Schaler, is a three-time Emmy award-winning multi-media journalist with more than 15-years of professional writing/reporting/hosting experience.
Karen's TRAVEL THERAPY- Where Do You Need to Go? book, published by Seal Press, features more than 100 inspiring destinations from around the world based on what you?re going through in life. Stressed out about the economy? Going through a breakup or divorce? Looking to Celebrate or Pay it Forward? TRAVEL THERAPY can help you find your way because who can afford to take the wrong trip!
Schaler, a sough after top travel expert, has appeared on top network television shows including: Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Fox?s America?s News HQ, MSNBC?s Countdown, CNN, etc.
With degrees in Communications and Sociology, Schaler has traveled to more than 30 countries and has written more than 1000 nationally and internationally published travel articles, including seven national magazine cover stories. Schaler?s work appears on television, in national newspapers, magazines and online.
Some of her publishing credits include: THE NEW YORKER, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, TOWN AND COUNTRY TRAVEL, ELITE TRAVELER, ISLANDS, US AIRWAYS, AMERICA WEST, HEMISPHERES and the list goes on. She is also a contributing writer for GAFENCU, an international luxury magazine based in Hong Kong.
From visiting some of the most luxurious resorts and spas in the world to whitewater rafting in Bali, sailing the British Virgin Islands, hiking in Switzerland, horseback riding in New Zealand, cave tubing in Belize, dog sledding and ice hiking in the Canadian Rockies, surfing in Hawaii, skiing in Austria, zip-lining, rappelling and ATV?ing in Puerto Rico, snorkeling in Australia, biking in Denmark, camping in the Cascade Mountains and golfing internationally, Schaler has the inside track on amazing vacation destinations.
Schaler credits her hip, edgy writing style and her wanderlust spirit to her background as a television broadcast journalist. She was the first journalist ever embedded with troops in Bosnia and recently returned from being the first journalist embedded with a combat Apache helicopter unit on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
Schaler has worked as an on-air television correspondent for CNN, and has worked as a reporter/anchor at ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates in major markets across the country. Her goal now is to continue to research new TRAVEL THERAPY destinations for her website and blog. She?s also working on developing a travel television series.
Growing up outside of Seattle, Washington, Schaler has lived in ten different states and currently is based in NYC. Constantly globetrotting around the world, Schaler says her home now, ?is wherever I put my suitcase