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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?

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Historical Park Varna in Bulgaria: A journey of discovery.

Do you know … Bulgaria? The city of Varna? The Black Sea? Certainly. These destinations have long been known as tourist destinations. However, not so the Historical Park Varna, just recently opened in 2019. Not far from the Black Sea coast, a generous area has been opened up where visitors can experience the history of […]

Pregnancy, self-employment and social security plans: What’s the matter for a professional travel blogger in Austria.

“So how will you continue with your work?” – “Will you still be travelling as much?” – “Are you actually on maternity leave?” – “You know, you should really write a blog post about it, Elena!” Well, eventually I did, and here it is. Kudos to a new situation that is sometimes keeping me and […]

Wo sonst kann man wirklich mitten im Weingarten mit Blick auf die Stadt Wien und dennoch stilvoll im Grünen sitzen ...?

New Website “Urlaub am Winzerhof”: Wine Travel Stories

Since the beginning of this year, I have been writing for a digital magazine called “Urlaub am Winzerhof” (Austrian Wine Farm Holidays). Their website www.urlaubamwinzerhof.at tells you more about different overnight stays on winegrowing estates in Lower Austria, Burgenland or Styria. In addition, some of their short stories are authored by me, telling you more […]

Presenting my new eBook about the effective study of foreign languages together with EF Education First.

Save the date: On Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at 6.00 p.m., I will present my latest eBook together with EF Sprachreisen (EF Education) in Vienna, concerning the mastering of foreign languages. It contains many tips & tricks for language acquisition, as well as entertaining stories from my life as a multilingual globetrotter: How come I now […]

Hot off the press: “The Creative Tourism Toolkit” and my talk about “Digitalisation in Tourism Management”.

“Great, Elena, how can I get this book?” – “Sounds very exciting. What exactly did you work out here?” I am presently gathering first feedback on having announced the publication of the “Creative Tourism Toolkit“, a guide for small and medium-sized tourism destinations and companies that want to make creative travel their motto. What the […]

After “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook”, 2018 will see the release of two more creative eBooks of mine.

Done it. Again. Just finished writing my third book these days … In the digital age, of course, releases are more common in the format of an eBook, and that’s exactly what I’ve chosen for the two coming out this year. Makes a total of three book publications so far, including my first ever book […]

#PINGFestival18 : An update on Influencer Relations from Helsinki, Finland.

What is PING Business Festival? “People. Inspiration. Networking. Gathering. PING!”, my dear friend Inna-Pirjetta Lahti says in her opening speech of #PINGFestival18, the business festival’s fourth edition in 2018. Together with her stellar team of hard-working “content gurus & business hippies” (thus the terms used throughout the event), Inna as “Head of Inspiration” has crafted PING Festival to […]

Talking about the #LifeOfATravelBlogger to tourism high school students as well as their teachers.

During the past two months, I enjoyed giving four different speaking gigs at various tourism high schools, universities and colleges in both Krems and Vienna, my home towns here in Austria. We discussed hot topics such as influencer marketing, the latest developments in the tourism industry, as well as how best to (net)work with travel […]

Travel Blog Talks: An Interview with Jil Perdacher & “Creativelena” about the relevance of blogs in tourism

The following words of a study colleague in tourism recently reached me concerning the “Relevance of Blogs in Tourism“: Dear Elena, I’m studying tourism management in Vienna and am currently writing my final Bachelor thesis. The topic is “The relevance of blogs in tourism”. Since I am very interested in social media and blogs and […]

Travel Talk “Creative Travel in Europe”

I just love presenting. Most of all, (creative) travel tips & issues in cultural tourism management. This particular speaking gig, however, has been truly special for one reason: I had my best friend and “artistic partner in crime”, talented musician Irmie Vesselsky join me on stage; Irmie who I’ve already told you about as part of […]

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