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?

Languages & Translations

From now on, you may visit the Ardenne region in German, English, French or Dutch!

For more than two years, I have been working with the tourism destination #VisitArdenne (the three country-region between Belgium, Luxemburg and France) in order to deliver a professional homepage for its international audience. The German edition www.visitardenne.com/de is now finally online (and so are the Dutch and English versions of the homepage), so you may navigate the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Auf Los geht's Los: "Off we go", in Puchberg am Schneeberg!

Heads up for another round of the NÖVOG English Language training in Lower Austria!

Monday morning, 09.00 o’clock. Expectantly, I take a look at ten friendly, yet somewhat tired faces. (Almost) Like at school, I catch myself thinking. “What a good idea, Elena, for you to prepare the photo exercise for us …”, one of the local team members, tells me. “It really got us going in a much needed, […]

… während ich mich gemütlich mit der sympathischen Hoteldirektorin-Stellvertretin, Christina .. unterhalte.

#LifeOfATravelBlogger: Tasting notes of a teaching travelling expert!

“So how is this thing about you always moving … are you travelling for business or leisure or both ??” The #LifeOfATravelBlogger: As funny as the name of this internationally curated hashtag actually sounds, it does hint at the fact that we, as professional travel bloggers, are leading a life far off the notion of most people’s idea […]

NÖVOG English Language Training in Lower Austria

The first few flowers of spring are blossoming in front of the Schneeberghof hotel. A large salamander, painted in yellow & green, catches my eye looking up the main station: “Welcome to Puchberg at the Schneeberg mountain, 577 metres above sea level, Lower Austria’s famous climatic spa resort!” The air that you breathe here is especially good for your health, the […]

Sehr hilfreich dabei: Ein Großteil der Broschüren und Inhalte, mit denen die NÖVOG-Mitarbeiter tagtäglich arbeiten, ist bereits in englischer Sprache verfügbar und dient vielerorts als inhaltliche Grundlage.

English Language Trainings for members of the NÖVOG Lower Austria train company

“We are really lucky to meet here today”, I say while my workshop participants are beaming back at me. Six of them have joined me on this day in order to prepare a common strategy for a series of workshops designed to teach English for tourism in Lower Austria. Last year, the Lower Austrian train company NÖVOG founded […]

Besonders dieser Blick auf das Schloss Augustusburg hat es mir angetan. So schön - und wirklich sehenswert hier! Seht Euch ruhig auch mal die englischen & französischen Website-Infos darüber an und empfehlt sie Euren Freunden. ;)

Work starts with Pleasure: English & French translations of the World Heritage Brühl Palaces

Augustusburg & Falkenlust: The Palaces of Brühl in the World Heritage Rhine country. Such was the mission of me visiting this unique and fascinating World Heritage site in Germany during the summer month of July 2013. Altogether, I have been travelling to seven out of 38 German World Heritage sites, meeting the most warm-hearted and […]

English Language & Tourism Training along the Danube in Lower Austria

“Because of the good feedback we’ve had from participants, we would like to extend this English language workshop for members of the tourism industry by more dates.” A few days after I’ve hosted my first English language workshop for members of the tourism industry along the Danube Lower Austria, I am very happy about these words. After all, all […]

Sprachworkshop English Conversation Lesson

English Language Workshop: Only “A Flash In The Pan”?

How much fun can it be to study “English Grammar In Use”? Do you know the feeling of having to train (in)famous “If-Clauses”, “phrasal verbs” & “English language idioms” ? Well, to some, there are things in life they’d rather get over and done with – except for those who indulge in foreign languages and the […]

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