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Three-time Emmy award-winning TV correspondent and host Karen Schaler is the author of Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?, and the editor of http://www.traveltherapytrips.com featuring top trips to take based on what you’re going through in life. Karen is also the creator and host of the new Travel Therapy TV segments and globally syndicated online video series where she travels around the world reporting on the most inspiring and empowering travel experiences featuring unique destinations, hotels, spas, restaurants and travel adventures.

Karen has more than 15-years of network and major market on-air TV experience. For its two-year run, Karen hosted ABC’s national travel show, Travel Now, and has worked as a TV correspondent on CNN and an anchor/reporter at NBC in Boston, FOX in Dallas and ABC in Phoenix.

Having traveled to more than 60 countries Karen is a sought after travel and lifestyle spokesperson, public speaker and TV expert having appeared live on Good Morning America, Today, Fox News Channel, Fox & Friends, ABC News Now, MSNBC’s Countdown, Daily Dish and Martha Stewart Living Radio.

In addition to her television work Karen’s publishing credits include The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country, Islands Magazine, abcnews.com, New York Daily News, Delta Sky, US Airways Magazine, Hemispheres and Huffington Post.

Karen graduated from California State University Fullerton with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. While currently based in New York City, Karen is constantly globetrotting around the world for her Travel Therapy segments and says her home now, “is wherever I put my suitcase.”


Recent Articles
  • WATCH: Aruba’s unique adventures

    As we move into fall and the temperatures start to cool down I always start planning my Travel Therapy trips to warm weather destinations so I can make it through another New York City winter. The Caribbean is always a favorite pick of mine and when I recently learned about all the easy direct flights to Aruba from around the country, with direct flights from New York only being about four hours, Aruba moved to the top of my “must […]

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    WATCH: Aruba for Romance

    I found the Caribbean island of Aruba ideal for romance because Aruba is one of those rare Caribbean islands that truly has it all. I love that on Aruba there’s something for everyone, from high-rise and boutique luxury hotels to breathtaking beaches, world-class cuisine and award-winning spas, to unique adventures and genuinely warm friendly people.   For my romantic hideaway I chose the lovely Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort for it’s generous sized suites with private balconies and beautiful Dutch colonial […]

  • Winter got you down? Win a trip to the British Virgin Islands

    WATCH: Escape to paradise in British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

    I first fell in love with the British Virgin Islands, BVI for short, more than 15 years ago and even though my Travel Therapy goal is to continue to discover new unique places there’s something about the spirit and soul of this part of the Caribbean, known as a sailor’s paradise, that keeps beckoning me back. When you see the pictures I’ve taken here from my latest trip I think you’ll understand why this is the perfect Travel Therapy vacation […]

  • WATCH: Best gift ideas and deals for travelers

    This holiday season I found some really cool new gift ideas to give travelers with many being under ten dollars and many are also offering special discounts to PIX11 Travel Therapy viewers! The SOUND+SLEEP nomad by Adaptive Sound Technologies is one of my favorite new gadget gift picks for travelers because this sleep machine is ideal for road warriors who are often sleeping away from home and want and need some serious rest and relaxation. I love that the SOUND+SLEEP […]

  • WATCH: Top new fashion finds for travelers

    Whether you’re traveling around the world, across the country or on a quick road trip you want to look and feel your best. One of the most important things for me when I’m traveling is to also be comfortable and to be able to pack smart so here are some of my favorite new must have fashion finds for traveling. This terrific Trenchcapade by fashion designer Yvette Poole of L’Cheriyve is one of the sexiest, sleekest and most comfortable trench […]

  • WATCH: The Algonquin Resort, Canadian Luxury Redefined

    The historic Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada, just over the border from Maine, is making history again, reopening after a jaw-dropping top to bottom, 35 million dollar renovation adding even more luxury to the Algonquin’s legacy. I first visited the property last spring to do an exclusive hardhat tour and ever since I’ve been counting the days until I could return and see the Algonquin’s magical transformation. Originally built in 1889, The Algonquin Resort has been […]

  • WATCH: A hero’s welcome at Hawks Cay Resort, Florida Keys

    I first visited Hawks Cay Resort, on Duck Key, in the Florida Keys five years ago and enjoyed it so much I included it in my book Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?, as a top pick for families and anyone looking for a long list of cool activities to do or as a top place to go where you can just relax and do nothing at all. Hawks Cay is set on sixty lush tropical acres where […]

  • WATCH: New York spa escape in Saratoga Springs

    It’s not every day you get to stay in a beautiful historic hotel tucked away in a state park, surrounded by natural mineral springs where the water is believed to have special healing powers. This magical and unique combination is why I found staying at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York, such a special Travel Therapy experience and an excellent weekend escape because you can just hop on a train in Manhattan and be in Saratoga in […]

  • WATCH: Island hopping in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

    I always think there’s something so soothing about being surrounded by water making an island vacation the ideal Travel Therapy pick when you’re looking to relax and restore your peace of mind. So how do you pick your island or islands? If you’ve always gone tropical in the past I suggest shaking things up a bit, getting away from the crowds and trying something completely different that’s off the usual travel radar. One of my favorite island escapes is exploring […]

  • WATCH: Back to Nature Vacation in Lake Murray Country, SC

    When I first got the call about a very unique ‘Back to Nature’ experience in Capital City Lake Murray Country, South Carolina, I knew right away this would be a very special Travel Therapy trip. For my TV segments and online videos I always look for those hidden gems and one-of-a-kind experiences that most people don’t know about and this time I hit the jackpot when I heard about the Purple Martin Phenomenon going on in the heart of South […]