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?


Zu Besuch im Weingut Iby-Lehrner, Horitschon, Blaufränkischland

Red Wine Harvest Celebration in Burgenland

For the third time this year, the charming little wine growing community Horitschon in “Sunny Central Burgenland” (yes, the destination officially aspires to be known as Austria’s sunniest corner!) has hosted the annual Red Wine Harvest event. Encouraged by our local knowledge of the area, especially with regards to local wine growers and their delightful tasting events, we couldn’t […]

How do you spend autumn?

I set about capturing some impressions of autumn for you. As long as the colours decorate the landscape, I think it’s one of the most beautiful seasons ever! An ideal travel time for many regions: Three of them I’d like to introduce here. 1. My home country: Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria (it doesn’t […]

The Art of Gourmet Travel mastered in Graz

Graz: European Cultural Capital City in 2003, Mediterranean ambiance floating through its old town, second largest city of Austria … and in the beginning of October, when the wine harvest keeps the area busy, a “perfect playground” for travel tips such as tasting wines along the Styrian Wine Route, spending a night or two at the stylish Hotel […]

Farm holidays in Carinthia: Enjoying home-grown beer & local delicacies

“Auf der Alm, da gibt’s ka Sünd”: Farm boys & girls can’t be sinners. Well, you’d have to fall in love here naturally! We take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air in Nischlwitz high above Carinthia’s Gailtal valley near the town of Kötschach-Mauthen. We savour the fresh odour of morning bread …

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