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?


Travelling to #LaBelleFrance just ahead of Xmas: A quick hop from Austria to the Atlantic Coast.

“Allez hopp”, and you’re there. Right by the Atlantic sea coast. Thanks to our modern ways of transport, such as airplanes and high speed trains, you can reach the sea in France in just about six hours from Vienna. A wonderful feeling that I have recently come to enjoy, being prompted to travel in order […]

… Innehalten & Genuss groß geschrieben.

Train Travelling to the Atlantic Sea: TGV & Top Foodie Delights in France

The TGV runs fast. Real fast. One look up from your book, and you have reached your next destination: Travelling #LaBelleFrance at a top speed of some 300 km/h is simply mind-blowing. I marvel at the landscape rushing by the window, pretty fields flying against the blue sky dotted with white puffy clouds. “La Belle France”, beautiful France … […]

Writer’s Retreat in #LaBelleFrance: Magic Moments by the Pyrenees.

“Well on my way.” My dear readers, it is done. The Creative Traveler’s Handbook is written and awaiting all final proofreading & editing stages possible. Magic moments in the south of France have brought upon the last bit of inspiration needed to complete this long sought-after, important life dream of mine: The completion of my first-ever book writing process as […]

Am zweiten Tag unserer Reise überwiegt auch bei mir die Neugier: Ganze 10 Minuten "darf" ich unser Hausboot "Gabrielle" steuern.!

Slow Travel along the Mayenne River: Houseboat Glamping in God’s country

“You are doing the very things that we only ever dream of!” My father’s words ring in my ears as I step on board our houseboat “Gabrielle” situated on the river Mayenne in Brittany, France. No driver’s license is needed to steer and drive the 12 metres long, 50 HP strong houseboat – just a […]

Culinary Delights in France: Visiting Local Limoges

My dears. Be Prepared. To be smashed. With French delights !!! “Vivre comme un Dieu en France”: This cliché is actually very true. Despite all the fuss about the French and travelling in France (“They only speak French! They expect you to do the same.” 😉 ), it is always such a pleasure to be […]

Creative Travel in Paris: Photo Walk & Culinary Delights

Let’s be honest: Aren’t you dreaming about shooting the “one and only” travel picture ?! In Paris, you can combine a city tour with the option of learning more about photography (from a handsome French photographer!) thus benefitting threefold: 1) Checking out the camera in your hands (state-of-the-art technology at your fingertips!), 2) Discovering a […]

Paris by Night: Photo Walk in the City of Love

Valérie, who’s working at a Paris hospital, loves Crêpes Indiennes with chicken & curry. Lise, shop assistant & fashion designer, tells me of dreams about running her own creative workshop. And what’s with  … Bertie’s CupCakery, the sugar-sweet seduction only ten steps away from Notre Dame? Well, she must be a sinner, naturally.   Tonight, […]

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