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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My dear readers: Has it really been a year? A year since I set out to travel the world, researching creative travel for my book-writing project? I guess it has. Creative Iceland. New York, New York … Creativity in the high mountain desert of Santa Fe. Food-touring Miami. Porto Alegre, Brazil’s no. 1 creative destination … New Zealand. Japan. Nepal. I am still dazzled by the deep, meaningful encounters I’ve had on this trip of a lifetime, meeting people from all walks of life, all over the globe. Through the human exchange in creative travel, each one of them has given me so much, adding depth and meaning to my life and inspiration to my soul.
Getting back home from three and a half months around the world has been emotional, to say the least. It took me a while to slip back into life in Europe. “Home”, has it not turned into a feeling of being comfortable anywhere I went, thanks to creative travel as my way of seeing the world? It has.
Years of inspiration, weeks in the writing, months in the editing. I daresay my dear baby book is the best it can be. So many people have helped, and supported me on this journey. I am stretching the ‘Acknowledgements Page’ in the opening of the book!
And yet .. I simply feel happy. Blessed. Incredibly grateful. Calm and energized at the same time. My dear life dream of writing a book one day … realized. As part of a series of international authors, the ‘Hall of Fame’ of The Traveler’s Handbooks whose mission is to inspire trust, ignite passion and inform about the more meaningful ways of travelling and writing about, the world out there. I am incredibly proud to see my book published as the ninth in this series of trusted travel writers and friends, such as dear Sarah & Terry Lee, Janice Waugh or Nellie Huang.
Check out this timeline of events and see where you, I & “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook” can meet: I would love to see you at either one of the following book presentation events! 😀
Well, my dear, this is it for the moment … Let’s see what the upcoming months and years will bring in terms of more opportunities for travelling, speaking and engaging you in The Creative Traveler’s Handbook!
And for even more inspiration and feel-good moments, head over to my video, documenting my writer’s journey to publishing my first-ever book and realising this beautiful life dream of mine !!!
Elena, parabéns pelo livro. Muito sucesso! Nos vemos logo no Porto.
So excited and pleased for you! You’re really leading the way in taking creative travel around the world. Will be at your launch.
Amazing Elena!! Excited to see you on November 04th!! 🙂