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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Food Tours Worldwide: “A moveable feast” from Bangkok, to Graz, to Salzburg, to Porto!

Sweet. Crunchy. Spicy. Unusual. Hot! Tender. Delicious. Soft. And oh, my God … When have you last closed your eyes, sighed for the magic of the moment, the sweet taste of something unfamiliar yet incredibly tasty lingering hot in your mouth? 🙂 I know that feeling. Ever since I started travelling at the tender age of three […]

... schließlich dürfen wir selbst zupacken und feinstes Getreidemehl "begreifen" ...

Salzburg Gourmet Trip: Grinding the Good Stuff Gets us Going!

Salzburg served in four tasty bites: This is the last blog post in a series of yummy “Salzburg Gourmet Trip” tips, ending with dessert. Here, I will serve you all the final stories, topped with cream-like gourmet moments, plus many more sweet and clever people we met along the way. Those of you who are really […]

Salzburg Gourmet Trip: Main Courses Really Are My Thing

Just so you know, dear readers. On my gourmet trip through Salzburg, I have finally reached my central highlight after a pleasant “amuse gueule” – a culinary city walk of Salzburg – as well as that perfect entrée – learning how to harvest our own caviar! We have been invited to experience yet another cooking class, this […]

Salzburg Gourmet Trip: Take This for an Extraordinary Entrée!

“Don’t come to me with emails! You can call me any time, even at night, but the computer … I’d rather deal with people face to face!” Walter displays a broad, cheeky grin. His eyes are sparkling with wit, and would you believe it? Walter Grüll is Austria’s one and only sturgeon caviar producer! We are so lucky […]

Am Markt schließlich wird Inesz handgreiflich: Hier sind Besucher eingeladen, ihren eigenen Käse portioniert abzuschneiden.

Salzburg Gourmet Trip: Serving you a culinary walk for an “amuse gueule”

“Expect a real gourmet trip in Salzburg!” Birgit’s happiness about our upcoming trip to Salzburg shines through every line of her last message. I am on a mission again, this time with reisebloggerin.at Gudrun Krinzinger on a perfectly sunny spring day, travelling to the city of Salzburg in order to experience the so-called “eat & meet” festival. Joining […]

World Heritage Travel in Winter: From Wachau to Salzburg

“What is this up there?”, Ana asks me and points to a beautiful jutty right inside the old town of Krems. “Yes, ah, … that right?!” Once again, it hits me: What is it with us travellers that we are always keen and motivated to discover something new, foreign, remote (see my trip to Ushuaia in Patagonia […]

Winter Wonderland at Hochkönig Ski Resort in Salzburg

Erhard Plosky is what you call a friendly giant. “I weigh over 110 kilograms”, he laughs looking into our incredulous faces only lit by the dim light of the torch he is carrying. We are standing inside a snow-covered mountain forest in Mühlbach am Hochkönig in Salzburg, it is about 10 p.m. and we read animal tracks in […]

Xmas Markets & Winter Magic from Vienna to Salzburg …

… Austria at its very best. Really! If like me you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of how wonderful your own country may be in the eyes of foreigners, you really are tempted to wear that proud, happy smile of yours day and night. Austria = island of the blessed?! If you ask […]

“Blogger Relations” in Austria: Geniesserzimmer, Genusshauptstadt & Gourmet Adventures 2013

6 months, 12 trips, 24 talented writers and a little fair share of happiness. What we have managed to experience and promote through our writing & feelings may well qualify to be of the extraordinary. Take Terry & Sarah Lee from England for example, who have nibbled off the longest apricot cake in the world and whose travel vine […]

Creative Travel in Salzburg Part II: Plaiting, Crafts & Wooden Sculptures

Learning how to do “a real Salzburg plait”. Do each other’s hair up. Very Girlie: That’s exactly how the atmosphere feels like right now during my creative holidays in Altenmarkt in the beautiful province of Salzburg. Girls, ladies (even two guys!) and one of the youngest Austrian hairdressers, Pia Dertnig, meet at the rustic Moosalm mountain hut as part […]

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