For the past 20 years Cooper Schwartz has made his “soul” business, traveling throughout the world. He has sought out the most romantic hotels, resorts and attractions in many countries as senior research associate for Frommer’s Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Places in the World. Cooper’s unique talent is to find a romantic vacation that exceeds your expectations at any price point. He is one of the few truly experienced Romance Concierges in the United States and he specializes in the U.S.A, Mexico, Africa, France, Spain and South East Asia. Cooper has also created a network of other travel professionals to insure that no matter where you want to go, you will get concierge help and special attention to places that create a special and unique, romantic environment for you and your partner. In 2011, Cooper and Dr. Pepper Schwartz joined forces to use their travel experience and their knowledge of couples’ needs (Cooper is also a family therapist and counseling psychologist) to create a company whose mission includes creating the best possible romantic experience for the people who use their services.
You may know Dr. Pepper Schwartz from her many books on love and relationships, but you may not know that she is a romantic travel expert. Besides being the Romance Concierge at the Salish Lodge, she is also the co-author of the forthcoming Frommer’s Travel Guide called Perfect Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Places in the World and the Getaway Guide for a Great Sex Weekend. She is the national Love & Relationship Expert & Ambassador for AARP and continues to be Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle .
Pepper is the author of 20 books including the newly released Dating Over 50 for Dummies and has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Seattle Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine, Time, Newsweek and Law & Politics Magazine where she was chosen as one of the “25 Smartest People in Washington State”. Pepper is well known to the public because of multiple appearances on national TV shows such as The Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America and NPR. She works closely with His and Hers Vacations to customize romantic experiences.
Rida is a 21 year old Pakistani, raised in Islamabad, who was bitten by the travel bug when she went on a volunteer program to Bahrain, in the summer of 2016. That’s when it struck her that she wants to keep on travelling. She graduated in January 2017 and moved to Cairo for a job and to follow her dream to travel.
Having scratched off two countries from her long list, Rida’s travel journey has only just begun so follow the blog to see her knock some big adventures off her bucket-list.