8 Things We Miss About Living in Wiesbaden

8 Things We Miss About Living in Wiesbaden

We’ve officially been back to Michigan for five months…the same amount of time we lived in Germany. They say time flies when you’re having fun. Apparently time also flies when you’re living during a global pandemic. Not too long ago we were sipping glΓΌhwein at German Christmas markets and now we’re back home enjoying summer in Michigan.

Here are 8 things we miss about Wiesbaden:

1. The Charming Downtown Area

Wiesbaden is such a lovely city. It has a welcoming ambiance that made us feel at home almost instantly. One of our favorite parts of living abroad was taking the 20-minute walk downtown to stroll through the city, discover the local sights and sounds, and enjoy delicious food and drinks. Wiesbaden has the charm of a traditional German town with the liveliness of a larger city.

2. Traveling to New Places

Traveling has always been one of our favorite things to do. It was a surreal feeling to be able to hop on a train and travel almost anywhere in Europe. Our travels included spontaneous day trips to new cities as well as week-long adventures through multiple countries. We got to visit so many new places while living abroad…some that we had never even heard of before. Our favorite places included Ljubljana, Slovenia, Zagreb, Croatia, and Lucerne, Switzerland. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to explore so much of Europe before the border closed.

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Bachelorette Party: Vino Before Vows

Bachelorette Party: Vino Before Vows

Planning a bachelorette party during a pandemic is no easy feat.

Several months ago (pre-covid), my sister decided on a wine-themed bachelorette weekend in Northern Michigan. As the MOH (and someone who has experience planning events for a living), I was in charge of bringing the party to life.

Getting together my sister’s closest friends and family to drink wine in Traverse City should have been a piece of cake…until COVID-19 made its way to lovely Northern Michigan. When you’re dealing with a global pandemic, there’s more to coordinate than matching tanks and ‘how well do you know the bride’ games.

Despite a few changes to the plans (and a few less RSVPs), the bachelorette party was a weekend to remember full of love, laughs, and vino.

Now let’s get to the fun part.

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