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?

Workshops & Conferences

Toll, das Wiedersehen mit lieben FreundInnen & KollegInnen aus Österreich hier beim ReiseSalon in Wien: Über die Jahre sind wir doch zu einer ganz schön beachtlich großen Gruppe gewachsen ! Ich bin stolz auf Euch, und uns alle.

London World Travel Market, ReiseSalon Vienna Travel Trade Show and a Casino Trip to Graz : The #LifeOfATravelBlogger as it is.

At times, even I find it hard to believe just how much work you can get done in the space of just one month. Take my recent trip to London, attending the world’s second largest travel trade show London World Travel Market, then returning home to speak at the Vienna ReiseSalon, next to hosting successful travel events […]

As for promoting local stories .

#TBEXIreland Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference: The latest from Killarney, Ireland.

“This is my fourth TBEX already …” – “Oh, is it?!” – “… yeah, and I’ve enjoyed all of them, for different reasons. I clearly remember my first ever TBEX, it was also in Ireland, at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, among others ..!” TBEX Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference. The largest gathering of aspiring and professional […]

#STSKitzbuehel Social Travel Summit: Being Topic Leader at this year’s Think Tank “Beyond Content”

I’ve always loved reports, and report-writing. Strategy, research, the creativity that goes into coming up with an original document that stands out to benefit, and help others, in making better business decisions. In taking a fresh look at something previously unnoticed. In a world of infinite possibilities, there is something very gratifying in producing a “finite document“. Even […]

... and so is the quality of our speakers, in this case Janice Waugh aka Solotraveler.com.

#STSKitzbuehel Social Travel Summit: Improving Relations between Travel Publishers & the Travel Industry in Kitzbühel, Austria.

“In the words of Charles Darwin: Survival is for those who are ‘most responsive to change’. We are a kind of living history when it comes to communication technology: Over the past 20 years, things have been changing constantly”, says Nick Westergaard, and smiles. At his own exasperation, that is. Of having recently visited the […]

... und von Francesca Petrini ...

Getting to know #DestinazioneMarche and its many creative cultural delights thanks to our #EuropeTour partnership.

What comes to your mind when you see the hashtag #EuropeTour ? Social Media tells me that more often than not, people get back to us thinking that our European project for the sustainable development of cultural tourism in rural areas is more like a travel agency. Funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, our aim is, however, […]

... a place of happing meetings ...

#EuropeTour, our European A-Team for cultural tourism development in rural areas, meets again in Potes, Cantabria, Spain!

There is always so much to learn from each other “when Europe meets”. I love our #EuropeTour project meetings on cultural tourism development in rural areas of Europe, such as the one we organised in Austria last year, or the one that had me travel to (and get to know) the culture of North-Eastern Romania for […]

The #CreativeTravel A-Team #inCostaBrava: From left to right, ...

Keeping Blogger Relations fresh: #CreativeTravel, Social Media Marketing & Networking #inCostaBrava.

#CreativeTravel #inCostaBrava. My connection with Catalonia, and Costa Brava in particular, is both a heartfelt as well as a professional one. “M’agrada molt aquest projecte i encara més que el lideris tu. Per professionalitat, per passió i per compromís amb la destinació.” – “I really like this project, and even more that you are in […]

... oder der Präsentation in Portugal ...

“So how do you make money out of this?” The #LifeOfATravelBlogger as it is.

There is this one question that keeps coming up in my life. I hear it from my students, as well as from my parents’ friends, or even from other bloggers in this “brave new world” of ours: “Well, then, professional travel blogger. Always on the move! But tell us (again), how do you actually make money!?” […]

Asking Around: 10 Answers from 10 Influencers. Today: Michael André Ankermüller & his Blog Bohème

Dear Michael! Today, we would like to know more about your work as a “digital influencer“. How important are community & networking for you, and where will the way still lead you both personally as well as in business? We are curious to know more! Thank you for taking part and answering my interview. Here we […]

ITB Berlin 2017: Live on air #inAustria & lots more great networking opportunities.

ITB Berlin. Somehow, each and every year, it creeps up on you slowly, until it hits you again almost by surprise. For the ninth time this year, and ever since I’ve attended the world’s largest travel trade show, ITB Berlin, as a tourism student (and now a fully fledged, professional travel blogger), it has exuded a certain kind […]

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