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?
So here is the story. Italy, as we know it, woos you with its traditional charm, with “belle ragazzi”, with pizza & sunshine by the sea. However, to experience Italy on an ebike is new. So new in any case, that even all the other tourists shoot us jealous looks (not to mention the locals: […]
Travelling and immersing oneself in foreign cultures: A daunting thought to some, while others consider it second nature. Being of the latter, I personally find it very hard to understand that some people plan their annual holiday trip according to a random price in a magazine. “The all-inclusive deal to Spain is € 150,- less than the […]
Do you know the best thing about an E-Bike? They allow you to cycle up the (wine-terraced) hills while still being able to enjoy the surrounding wine landscape. I arrive at the top of the hill south of the city of Heilbronn without breaking a sweat – a nice feeling alright. Ok, the sportiest among you might say, “riding […]
I really like those Wine Experience Guides. You just cannot help but fall for their sense of humour, wit & knowledge. More than a 100 are working on conveying unique wine experiences in the wine districts around the city of Heilbronn, with four of them being “ours” for the days we spent exploring this area. “The wine called Du & […]
Imagine this: You are on a trip, and one cultural highlight, one great music event, one exciting city tour is chasing the other … Will you sit back, trying to catch your breath and relax? Well, keep trying. Once the travel destination Germany unleashes its treasure chest of mighty UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can only sit back and do […]
Apricots, Apricots, Apricots! Tasting the longest apricot cake in the world (yes, it is well over 30 metres long!). Eating apricot dumplings, joining an apricot festival, being “apricot bloggers”, almost: Our gourmet trip along the Danube in Lower Austria shapes up to let us appreciate & enjoy every aspect of this sweet little orange fruit whose harvest […]
Thinking back of my stay in Kühlungsborn as part of our #Balticdiscovery trip at the Kreativsaison Mecklenburg, I still shiver with emotions. Happiness. Excitement. Such was the magic of pure bliss that my words risk to be carried away when recalling the gentle sea breeze … Just so you know I am not fantasizing, I […]
Creative Travelling. I love it! The magic of creating something personal and unique, the proud flashes in the eyes of all creative travellers, the feeling of really connecting with a place. Taking the time and peace to feel the vibe of the local people and their use of creative material such as wood, ceramics or Spätzle (during […]
Sunday, 12 May, 2013. Dear readers, I will admit to it: I have been abstinent. Eight (long!) days have passed since my last blog post about the great #balticdiscovery trip experience, and I have only just managed to update you every now & then on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Flickr. Thanks to the countless creative and […]
The annual pear tree blossom set amidst those wide open spaces allows for undisturbed views. What appears as poetry to the ears is actually a feast for all the senses. Right here, in one of the most beautiful areas of Lower Austria, pear & other fruit trees mark the countryside. They are said to number close to one […]
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