Hi! I'm Elena! Welcome to my travel blog Creativelena.com.
For me, it is all about “life-seeing instead of sightseeing”: Join me as I create, eat & live my way around the world. Curious?
*Check out my book, “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook”, for learning more about what we mean by creative travel. Travelling means the world to me, makes me fit for everday life and sometimes, I trust, also calmer on the inside. Read this blog with a smile, share what you love and remember to check back regularly: After all, when was the last time you did something for the first time?
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“Creative travel, that’s not for me – I’m not creative.” Have you heard this before? Or worse: Had the same thought yourself? Well, there’s only one remedy: Go out and TRY creative travelling. And stay creative, just as you would in everyday life. Learn and benefit from like-minded travellers and/or children around you. Check out who else is doing what you enjoy doing, learn a new skill and perhaps even reach the famous state of Flow where “nothing else matters”.
As an experienced “creative traveller”, let me tell you: Of course, creative travel is something for you, your friends, everybody! Where else could you literally make contact with the locals in such an intimate kind of way?
So what’s in for creative travelling? I’ve asked my colleague and fellow travel blogger Jörg Baldin (Breitengrad53), who has recently experienced exciting creative travels in Burgenland, Austria including a beatbox session with well-known Austrian beatboxer Fii, wine tasting seminars or a chain saw carving lesson – Mit der Motorsäge auf Schmusekurs! Check this out:
This summer, we joined a creative holiday break as part of the “Creative Summer Season” .natura.kreativ. in the travel destination Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, about one hour south of the city of Salzburg: Inspiring mountain landscapes, countless paths for hiking and even more Dirndl & Lederhosen-locals proud of their heritage, culture and local dialect. So what makes this destination unique? I have collected some of the motives that may well make its “creative USP”:
So what do the locals join us over with? They dance, jodel, sing, carve, paint, cook or celebrate with us. From dusk till dawn only to be out and about again by early morning light. It’s a special ambiance in the light of these mountains – creative travel at its best, naturally.