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Patricia Schultz

Travel; Award-Winners; Library

Speaker Bio

Patricia Schultz has a dream job: traveling the globe and writing about it. She is the author of the #1 international bestselling brand 1,000 Places to See Before You Die®. With this, she has reinvented the idea of a travel book as both a wish list and practical guide. She was chosen by Forbes as one of the 25 most influential women in travel and was executive producer of the Travel Channel’s TV show based on her first 1,000 Places book.

Her iconic bestseller was recently reimagined—1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before is an oversized feast of 1100 photographs, along with Schultz’s lively text. We see a world filled with beauty and wonder: tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sun setting on the wild coast of Donegal, masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan. She takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer.

Patricia Schultz is a popular speaker at travel shows, museums, associations, and organizations both in the U.S. and abroad. She has written about travel for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel Weekly, and for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz. She was recently named a godmother for an Avalon Waterways river vessel. In more than 35 years of travel writing, she has never lost her curiosity or passion.


Speaking Topics

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Favorite Destinations

1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die: Special Highlights from North America

Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See the World

By the Author

Booking Info

Patricia Schultz’s speaking engagements are handled by the Hachette Speakers Bureau, a division of Hachette Book Group and an accredited member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. Contact us to learn more.