What To Do When Adventures Go Wrong (with Cooper Schwartz)

Can both true romance and extreme travel be part of the same healthy lifestyle? To find the answer, I interviewed psychologist and global traveler, Cooper Schwartz. This video is the first in a planned interview series where I will be asking uniquely fascinating travelers difficult life and travel related questions.

Introducing Cooper Schwartz

I am starting off this series by interviewing Cooper Schwartz, a global explorer and huge inspiration of mine. Cooper has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and owns a travel agency, His and Hers Romantic Vacations, which specializes in romantic travel adventures. As such, he has an incredibly interesting perspective on travel. This week, he was gracious enough to sit down with me to discuss his views.

I really enjoyed talking to Cooper and I hope you find value in his stories.

Are These Type of Interviews Valuable?

While I really enjoyed creating this episode, it was a ton of work! :-p Do you find value in this video? Should I make it a priority to conduct more interviews like this?

Where Should I Focus?

In this pilot episode, I asked questions that ranged from identifying specific travel tactics to much more abstract travel highlight stories. What would you like to hear more about, travel tactics, or travel experiences?

Would You Listen To Audio Only Versions of Similar Interviews?

We are all extremely busy people and watching 40 minutes of video can be hard! Would it be valuable to have an audio-only podcast style version of this series?

I am really looking forward to getting your feedback on this pilot! Thanks in advance to all of you!

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  • I’d say the danger element mentioned can be good. If you are both out of your comfort zone you get to share something together.

    Also, totally agree with it being very easy to take too much stuff when packing!


    • Thanks Mike! It is funny and odd that it is the potentially stressful times that can be the most impactful at bringing people together. Oh this human experience thing, it quite confusing :-p Cheers!

  • Kate L.

    Hi Danny!

    I’m enjoying the video, but I have a couple of thoughts:

    First, I’m in the middle of listening, because it’s a lot longer than I expected (and longer than your usual travel tips videos, which is about the running time I expected). The length in and of itself is not a problem, but I think it would be good to have a note about the time involved (perhaps a recurring note that entries in this series tend to run x minutes).

    Second, your email that alerted me to this post had the title “Can Romance and Extreme Travel Coexist?” As I type, the video is at the 20-minute mark, and except for covering Cooper’s credentials in the opening, there has not been any discussion of those two topics together. The video to this point (now 22:45) has been more of a normal ‘my travel stories and tips’ video. Which is nice enough – after all, I’m still listening! – but I’m not learning anything about finding or sustaining romance and a relationship while traveling. So when you pick/find your next expert, perhaps you could open with their field of expertise, and save the travel basics for later in the video.

    I’m curious to see what you’ll come up with next! Kate

    • Hey Kate!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment! :-) I really appreciate it!

      Regarding length: Excellent point regarding me needing to set better expectations. A lot of people echoed your feedback. This is certainly an area I messed up on and will do better next time. :-) In hindsight this seems to obvious but at the time of editing and posting I didn’t see it :-p

      Regarding title: Excellent point. I messed up on this! (You’ll notice I have now updated it) I realized during editing that the unique value that Cooper brings is in relation to the crossroads of those two areas. During the interview I touched on this but didn’t dive deep enough. That was really a rather bonehead move of mine :-/ Sorry for unintentionally being misleading! I promise that wasn’t on purpose.

      Thanks for your feedback. I am already directly incorporating your thoughts into the next interview! You rock Kate!

      – Danny

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