Anniversary

Rule 057 | Tourist Traps Are Rarely Worth The Trip

The Peppers are taking a 10-year anniversary trip in September and are finding that the road to planning everything out is a little rockier than they expected. Tune in as they navigate the nitty gritty of nailing down a perfect itinerary and please send recommendations if you have any can’t-miss spots that you think we’d love!

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QUICK BITES:

  • We’ve been married for almost 10 years and haven’t really planned a trip for just the two of us yet! (Unless you count the Great Love Getaways with our listeners or the cross country tour in 2015?)

  • We’re experiencing the speculation that The Keels talked about in Episode 8: sometimes both partners define a trip differently from a vacation.

  • Gerard almost gave Jessie a heart attack while his finger hovered over the purchase button of some spendy European flights... At this point, we’re both thankful for his deep love of airline points which you may remember from back in Episode 36.

  • The Peppers are flying in and out of Switzerland from the U.S. and then will explore the countries of Spain, Portugal + Morocco from there. (One of the two finally concedes that an upgrade is necessary when you’re married to someone with absurdly long legs.)

  • Jessie and Gerard have differing approaches to budgeting for their big trip, but setting an initial number provides a helpful launching pad for the cost break down.

  • Gerard is the money guy in this family, but you’ll hear our budgeting deficit start to re-emerge from back in Episode 22. Hear him start to squirm when Jessie presses for exact numbers, while she also simultaneously admits to her unavoidable cheapskater-y.

  • The Peppers nab some travel books for each of the different locations that they’re going to visit, but want to make sure that they cross-reference with personal recommendations in order to avoid the tourist traps. 

  • Jessie confesses that she hates museums and Gerard professes a preference for monuments. The two agree that a fat tire bike tour is the best way to see a new city, and they had a fabulous experience when they tried it in Paris.

  • The Peppers walk through their individual “best day” scenario for their upcoming trip... Thankfully, both have pretty similar expectations and the results will probably depend on access to a swanky SPG hotel gym OR a nice Airbnb kitchen.
     

TRIGGER QUESTIONS:

  1. What’s your favorite travel splurge when it comes to a long trip?

  2. Which partner in your relationship typically takes the reins on planning for vacation?

  3. What was the most disappointing travel experience that you've ever had with your spouse?

 

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Rule 010 | Getting Across The Country Takes Longer Than You Might Think

Today, we're celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary, and bringing you an exciting episode that is filled with big news...

We’re going on tour! We’re moving to LA! We are coming to give you bear hugs in person!

Listen to this week’s show to find out about connecting with us in your hometown, and hear the most notable (and often outlandish) things we’ve learned about marriage over the last eight years.

Sign up at bit.ly/MIFlist so we can send you a rundown of all the details for our trip, and we truly cannot WAIT to meet you in September.

QUICK BITES:

  • Gerard gets our intro confused with karaoke hour at the neighborhood dive bar.
     
  • Cross-country tour? Don’t mind if we do! 125.4 hours of driving. That is not a typo.
     
  • We're hoping to pop up at a dinner party near you, and Jessie WILL make you dinner in exchange for a bear hug.
     
  • Excited to record the highlights from our trip on our new HTC Re camera, and if you've been enjoying the little videos in the FB group, just let us know and we’ll keep ‘em coming.
     
  • Meeting new friends, and finding good coffee on the road. The pros and cons of taking a month to drive nearly 4,000 miles.
     
  • Jessie shares a convincing list of the Eight Reasons You Should Come See Us On Tour.
     
  • Gerard’s shares that his fantasy dreams involve Louis CK. Yikes.
     
  • We want to hook up her single pals at upcoming MIF events! New matchmaking career in the works?
     
  • Sadie Mae Pepper is obviously coming with us! Can we bribe you to come see us by offering free puppy snuggles?
     
  • Sign-up for our newsletter to keep up with the entire rundown of tour details!
     
  • We plan out the celebrations for our 8th Anniversary on the air... This is new for us. We BOTH forgot about our 1st anniversary and ended up marking the occasion with a lame selfie and a buffet dinner. PROOF:
"Look Mom, no wrinkles!"

"Look Mom, no wrinkles!"

  • The Eight Things That We’ve Learned in Each Year of Marriage: Hang light-fixtures with caution. Everyone grieves differently. Friends move away. Finding a fulfilling career is important. Camping on the living room floor is fun. Scented candles suck. Workcations are the best. Great love is way better then perfect love.
     
  • We have decided that year nine is going to be our best yet, and we're REALLY excited to have you along for the ride.
     

TRIGGER QUESTIONS:

  • What would your ideal Marriage is Funny event look like? Send us a note if you'd like to help by hosting us in your town!
     
  • Who are the people in your current city that help make it feel like a golden time?
     
  • Ask your partner to share a big thing they've been dreaming about, and then help them answer the question: What's the worst that could happen?
     

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