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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?

North America

Love it: Local lady Leona teaching me how to ice my very own cupcake here at Magnolia Bakery in New York City!

Untold New York Stories: Creative Culture Travel in the Big Apple

“New York, New York … It is still our favourite song! We listen to it when the Yankees play!”, Charles laughs in the hotel lobby of New York’s prestigious Roosevelt Hotel. Start spreading the news … I am leaving today … I wanna be a part of it, New York, New York. Dear old Frankie, […]

... are in for our first treat with Susan "just down the road & around the corner", a nice little savoury pastry to set the tone for more things yummy to come our way.

Tracing the New York Food Scene by touring Little Italy & Lower East Side Manhattan

Susan Birnbaum is what you would call a happy person. Almost motherly, too, as she herds & leads our small group of eager food travellers through what is called “Little Italy in the Bronx“, the name & district of the New York Susan Sez Food Tour we are on – the second in 48 hours […]

#Foodlover Exploration of Brooklyn, New York with Urban Oyster Tours

“We’ve had such a wonderful time today!” Linda’s eyes are beaming with delight. She is one of five very happy food travellers who have come to join a Brooklyn Food Tour with Urban Oyster Food Tours on this bright autumn day. Upon saying goodbye and thank you to our dear guide Joe, we all leave […]

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