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You wouldn't be here if you weren't curious.*

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?

Austria

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Graz “upon second glance”: Beer Walk and City Tour of Graz’ Lend and Gries districts.

October is a wonderful month to visit the city of Graz in southern Austria. The brightly colored foliage of the trees has made a “fairytale stronghold” out of the iconic Schlossberg hill. Towards the end of the month, the gourmet capital city Graz welcomes its visitors with yet another highlight: the Graz Truffle Festival. I’ll […]

... und seine Frau Carolin ("Vier... wird haben vier Kinder", erklärt sich lachend - mir bleibt vor Bewunderung fast der Mund offen stehen!) ...

Foodie Tips for your next visit of the Upper Austrian Mühlviertel destination.

Dear readers. Be advised that when you visit the Mühlviertel travel destination in Upper Austria, there is one thing you definitely should not be: On a diet! Mühlviertel means such a great variety of local producers, top restaurants and traditional inns that you definitely want to (and should) try everything. Choosing from a delicious potpourri of […]

Four farmers from Mühlviertel and their inspiring, organic ways of life.

“They do grow on you somehow”, says Hubert Leitner with a smile on his lips, nodding towards his cheerfully cackling geese, “but in the end it must be clear to everyone who eats meat that an animal must give its life for it. To me, it is our task to ensure our geese have as […]

Wohl bekomm's: Wir verkosten dieses Bio-Pils ...

A beer, please: Visiting the traditional beer travel destination in Mühlviertel, Upper Austria.

Let me share some more about my creative (beer) travel experiences. I’m reading through the offer of the Hubertus Hotel in Freistadt north of Linz, Upper Austria, on how to make your own beer chocolate pralines as a visitor to this area. The offer pairs everything related to confectionery and beer, two culinary topics that go […]

Discover the racy Schilcher & Südsteiermark wine growing districts of Styria.

“And right over there, you can see the Hochgrail vineyards, having scored second in the national TV show ‘9 Plätze, 9 Schätze’ last year”, Verena explains, showing off a truly picturesque hillside trimmed to perfection over vineyard lanes, houses and orchards. Such is the scenic welcome when travelling to Weststeiermark wine growing district, located in and around […]

Sie und ihr Mann bewirtschaften insgesamt ... Hektar Rebfläche, vorwiegend mit den Sorten ...

A journey to Vulkanland Steiermark: “Volcanic Hillsides & Spicy Wines”.

Styria is known to be the prime Austrian travel destination for foodies. Many titles, such as the so-called “Culinary Capital City Graz“, hint towards the region being a great destination for anybody who loves great food. And truth be told, the density of excellent local producers- wine, juices, schnapps, vinegar, oil, ham, cheese, chocolate – […]

Travelling to Montafon in Vorarlberg: Hiking, biking and mountain culture experience.

Once a year, a couple of us Austrian travel bloggers gather together and meet up for an annual travel event in our home country. It is a lucky circumstance we could all travel and meet again this year, and even luckier that we were hosted by no less a beautiful region than Montafon, Vorarlberg, in the […]

Getting married at Weissensee Lake: A journey of a kind.

“Isn’t it that you ARE already married?”, our friends are asking us these days, smiling. So what’s that thing you had there at Weissensee Lake in Carinthia, then (except it looked really good ..?). Well. It would not be the Paschinger family, if there wasn’t some degree of travelling involved in getting married. While it’s true […]

Erwin Perzy und seine Tochter: Ein Familienbetrieb durch und durch.

Tracing traditional crafts and creative artisans in the city of Vienna, Austria.

Have you ever thought about visiting Vienna as a capital city for crafts rooted in centuries of tradition? We have recently experienced the Austrian capital through its factories, and met the families who for many generations have contributed to shaping the city’s renown for excellence in manufacturing productions, such as silver, shoes or glass. Before visiting […]

A toddler’s travel tale to Pitztal, Tirol.

Do you like watching inspiring travel stories? Great. I’ve taken the time and effort to do a whole new type of travel video for you, taking you to Pitztal valley in Tirol:  Now I hope the first-time premiere of my voice in English for explaining more about the family travel options in Pitztal is something you’d […]

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