Karen Schulz 

Calgary, AB Canada
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Karen is our new Premier Aussie Specialist ! This prestigious designation has only been assigned to a handful of agents in Canada and indicates being recognized by the Australian industry as a superior performer in selling travel to Australia and an ambassador of the destination. The Premier recognition makes her positioned well to sell Australia, clearly highlighting her in-depth knowledge and experience. Karen is also a Bronze 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist, completing her knowledge and expertise of the South Pacific region.

Since growing up on a farm in Central Australia, Karen has travelled to over 50 countries, including extensive adventures in Central and South America and her homeland in the South Pacific. She cruised the Galapagos Islands, canoed through the Amazon rainforest, hiked the Inca Trail, took a flight over the Nazca lines, summited Huayna Potosi at over 6000m, scuba dived the Atlantic ocean and salsa’ed the nights away during her year in Latin America. While Latin America stole her heart, Australia the ‘sunburnt country’ and New Zealand are where her roots remain!

Living and working in England, Scotland and Ireland gave her a great base for her travels across Central and Eastern Europe. On a trip to the Middle East, she learned to play backgammon with the locals in Syria, and explored the ancient cities and ruins of the area. After visiting six of the seven continents (all except Antartica), she has developed a profound appreciation for new cultures, exotic foods, and all that is travel. She has worked with an outdoor adventure company, and as a travel advisor, partnering with thousands of clients to create trips that exceed what they even thought was possible. Now a resident of Canada, she recalls Latin culture as the hardest to leave behind, and has a special passion for South America and the South Pacific region.

E-mail her at: karen@civilizedadv.com

Places I Have Traveled

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Karen made my bucket list trip a beautiful reality

By: Patty B

Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

I'm so glad that I entrusted the planning for our Galapagos trip to Karen Schulz. Although my lifelong obsession with the Galapagos Islands was the main reason we chose Ecuador, the places and activities that Karen suggested for our tour of the mainland after the cruise turned out to be equally awe-inspiring, not to mention just plain fun. Karen attended to every detail of the trip, which meant we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the experience and enjoy it to the fullest.


By: Greg

Reviewed on: 12 May 2018

Second time around, so we knew what to expect. Karen is prompt, thorough, comes up with good suggestions, very responsive when things come up, and receptive to feedback.


By: darla

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2018

The trip couldn't have been better! Karen was helpful not only to get started but whenever we needed help along the way.

Trip of a Lifetime!

By: Courtney

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

Karen was assigned as our trip planner via the Civilized Adventures website when I inquired about going to Kenya. She was patient in working with our multi-generation group throughout the year long planning process and came up with a trip that fit our dream and was a price we could live with. When someone dropped out last minute and was replaced by another person, she made all the arrangements and sent the updated documentation. While on our trip, we had a bit of an issue with a service at one of the hotels and she worked with the in-country specialist to ensure that the issue was resolved quickly. I have already recommended her to many friends who have asked about our trip and hope to plan another trip with her in the future!

Costa Rica

By: Natasha

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2019

Excellent .... wonderful planned accommodations and Itinerary Always available to reach wirh questions

Outstanding trip!


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2019

Our entire trip was outstanding - an experience of a lifetime to step foot on the 7th continent. Each part of the trip blended seamlessly into the next. Flights & hotels on either side of the Antarctic cruise all worked extremely well. We'll use Karen and Civilized Adventures again!

Trip to South Africa

By: Sandy Lucas

Reviewed on: 18 May 2019

It was great to work with Karen. We were a bit last minute in getting started with our planning, but she was able to work things out within our time schedule with very satisfactory elements for our trip.

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