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?
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 […]
Travelling the High North of Argentina: Visiting Salta for one day
Relaxed and easy-going. I bet that’s what you think what my travels look like. But every now and then, you need a “break from the break“, for instance after long and intense days of living the Mendoza Wine Festival experience, or equally fascinating days spent exploring the local Bodegas Wine Estates. Sleep in, go with the […]
News from Argentina: Beauty Queens & Wine Theater in Mendoza
“It’s a wine beauty contest, really!” Travelling to the wine capital city Mendoza at the beginning of March, I witness one of the largest events concerning beautiful girls & wine harvest celebration I have ever experienced in my life. When, how and where Las Reinas De La Vendimia are being nominated and selected has given rise to […]
Visiting Top Wine Estates in Mendoza
Being invited to the Festival Nacional De La Vendimia 2013 – Argentina’s largest annual wine event in the city of Mendoza – I was literally over the moon with happiness when the final confirmation came in. Four days of wine tastings at top-notch bodegas, red carpet access to the parade of “Las Reinas” (Wine Queens) […]
My Summertime in Argentina: Kayak Trip in San Carlos de Bariloche
What to do on a late summer day in the heart of the “Swiss Andes”? Go kayaking! It might not sound as obvious, but I was taking my chance: Thanks to the great & efficient team at Achalay & Rodinia Hostels in Bariloche, I could join a small group of seven happy kayakers in no […]
Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate
“Eating Calafate berries means you are going to come back.” That’s what Argentinians like to tell me. Well, I hope so! In any case, I have not come to the small town of El Calafate in order to taste its bittersweet origins, but to marvel at one of the most incredible natural monuments of our […]