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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?

South America

Erinnerungen an stürmische & gleichzeitig traumhafte Momente: Blick auf den Strand von Wustrow an der deutschen Ostseeküste.

Photo Challenge in April: Water. 5 continents flow into 5 stories!

“Show me your water!”, is what Carolin Hinz proclaims on her travel blog “Esel Unterwegs” (Travelling Donkey), inviting us to participate in a collection of travel articles showing what experiences we have had in or around “water”. Even while I am reading hers, my mind starts wandering off to all those particular travel memories concerning water. I […]

A year ago to the day, I went for a trip round South America. Curious? Come & join my travel photo exhibition!

There is a remedy to the travel bug. Let me tell you (and convince myself!) about it! Having Spanish lunch, followed by New Zealand carrot cake, talking about summer travel plans with the family. Sounds good, right? But South America … I guess there is no cure for wanting to go there. Again and again. […]

“Blog boomerangs” fly, travellers reply: My very own thoughts about the philosophy of travelling

“What kind of (unusual) ability did you ever wish for on any of your trips? Which country would you choose to live? What language would you still like to learn?” Aaaah. I really love this kind of questions, as they serve to stimulate my creative travel spirit. But “blog boomerangs”? To be quite honest with you, […]

Travel Highlights 2013: From A like Andalucia to Z like Zollverein

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 […]

Join the Blogger Contest “Travellers Worldwide”: Win an exclusive Travel Magazine!

Here we go, dear readers! “Creativelena” has just turned one and invites you to join a blogger contest of a kind. It is your creativity that I am asking for here! And the best thing is: Every participant in this contest wins, the top winner even gets a special surprise by us. “Us”? Yes, that’s […]

#CTC13 Capture The Colour Photoblogging Competition: Care To Join?!

To achieve, book or reach something “last minute”: Is that what they call “positive stress”, the one that drives you to achieve something you thought you could never have done? Well, I hope it is. After all, I have about 36 hours left to go before the final closing date for my first international photoblogging competition […]

Inspirational Travel Tales: What I learned from “Silver Surfers”!

This blog post is dedicated to age. So-called “silver surfers”: Online, connected and with often similar hopes, experiences and dreams. I just think it’s wonderful that each time I hit the road, I meet those very inspirational characters who, despite being twice my age or older, come across as true “youngsters“. In virtually no time, we share […]

Establishing Successful Travel Blogger Relations “DIY-Style” in South America

It is indeed an exciting era for us travel bloggers. Being partly despised (mostly by those ignoring what we do) and partly celebrated, it comes with great pleasure that I now draw this balance of my most recent, successful travel blogger cooperations in South America. Why you too should head over there with your travel […]

Travel Video Highlights: Tango & Trekking in South America

A few days ago, I returned from 50°C Atacama desert in Chile into my homely home town of Austria (at about -5°C). Crazy, to say the least! Apart from having to get used to the temperature & season change, I am missing two nights’ of sleep – left anywhere between partying in Santiago de Chile […]

Hot Moon Valley & Cool Stargazing in the Atacama Desert, Chile

“Death Valley, Moon Valley” … ? It might not sound very enticing. Or does it? For me, a hike through Death Valley and the “canyon of salt” as well as the sunset over Moon Valley is one of the best recommendations of things to do while exploring the Atcama Desert. From my personal experience, the heat isn’t so […]

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