Aaron Schlein | About

think you’re too ordinary
to do something extraordinary?

you’re not.
and my story is living proof.

Aaron Schlein - Speaker - Speaking collage

It all began when I started sharing one simple personal story.

My grandmother was dying, and I felt compelled to share the profound impact she’d had on my life when she took me around the world when I was a teenager. I also wanted to connect with people who feel as strongly as I do about the importance of travel in young people’s lives.

To accomplish these two goals, I decided to launch a podcast. I had zero broadcasting experience, no social following, and not a single mentor to speak of.

I was just an ordinary suburban dad with a story to share.

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A few short months later, I got a paid podcasting gig and received my first invitation to speak at an event.

I’ve since spoken at international events including the New York Times Travel Show (twice!), TravelCon, and the Family Travel Association Summit—the world’s largest family travel trade conference.

My personal network now includes hundreds of influential individuals and successful entrepreneurs across a variety of industries.

And it all started with that one damn story. (Thanks again, Grandma!)

Aaron Schlein & his grandmother

Make no mistake… I’m still a tiny fish in an enormous pond, but the growth I’ve experienced in just a few short years is both humbling and astounding.

​Looking back on the ups and downs of my journey, I see a clear and repeatable blueprint that I’m thrilled to share with those who need it.

I can help you do exactly what I did—create the life YOU want by telling the story YOU want to tell.

The Courage to Tell Your Story - The Aaron Schlein Story - AaronSchlein.com

let’s not forget about travel

Traveling adds immeasurable positivity my life, and I’m working to provide everyone — especially young people — with the same inspiration and opportunity to explore the world that I had.

Thanks to the generosity of my grandmother, I traveled to four continents and a dozen countries before I was old enough to vote. Those early trips convinced me that travel is an essential part of life.

More than two decades later, I remain inspired by my grandmother’s generous gift of travel. I am committed to honoring her legacy by sharing that gift with my own kids—and by helping other parents to do the same.

Aaron Schlein - Family Travel Radio on the road in Great Britain

I am the host of Family Travel Radio—a weekly podcast presented by The Family Travel Association. My mission for the podcast is simple: introduce families to the incredible destinations, amazing experiences, and life-changing adventures our world has to offer.

I also produce podcasts for several high-profile travel industry publications including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and Phocuswright—all of which are part of Northstar Travel Group.

I live in Sacramento, California with my wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)