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?
Hiking the German Harz: Weekend getaway in Eastern Germany
There’s an old saying in German: Alles neu macht der Mai. (“April showers bring May flowers.”) In my case, it’s a flourishing of fresh ideas about the range of hiking options in Eastern Germany. Spoiled as can be, you don’t easily expect to impress an Austrian by suggesting a hiking trip in (Eastern) Germany. However, […]
#EnjoyGermanNature: From Rostock to the Baltic Sea Coast during summer
The magic of travelling to the Baltic Sea Coast. Ever so attractive to us travellers from Austria or Switzerland. Ever so attractive to me. It is my third time up here along the Coast between Rostock & Rügen, and the travel bug has bitten me again. Baltic Sea Coast Blues … “North Sea or Baltic […]
#EnjoyGermanNature: Lüneburg Heath during a summertime visit
In love with “The North”. “Are you still?”, a friend of mine asks me on Facebook, teasing me about my recent emotions from travelling to the North Sea as well as Lüneburg Heath. “Yes”, I answer with a sigh, happily boarding the so-called “Heidesprinter erixx” train in a town called Buchholz. That’s way out in the countryside, located […]
Juist, “I Juist Love You!” My kind of love affair with the North Sea.
Waves breaking. Every time I close my eyes, I can hear it again: Waves breaking upon the shoreline. “The North Sea does like to send us big storms every now and then, eating away at our dunes and continuing to shape our sandy beaches”, our Wadden Sea guide & local icon Heino Behring tells us with a […]