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?
Sleepless in Seattle: A Foodie Fun Visit of the Emerald City.
This past week travelling here in Canada, my dear friend Janett Schindler (aka “The Part Time Traveller”) and myself have decided to be spontaneous. Spontaneous as in … Why not go to Seattle when already in Vancouver? At least, this is our European point of view, as in saying: “We’ve already made it this far. Why not […]
South Beach #Foodlover Frenzy thanks to Miami Food Tours!
“There are three things I honestly could not live without … And those are: Oxygen. Food. And women!”, Faruk laughs, giving me his brightest grin & best introduction to the start of our South Beach Food Tour with Miami Food Tours. Faruk has a great sense of humour, ambition, and knowledge. I immediately warm to his passionate […]
Creative Travel in Santa Fe, New Mexico: Travel Tips Around Thanksgiving!
Today, I am leaving the city of Santa Fe feeling both sad and excited. Excited, because I am on my way through to Dallas and Miami (Miami Vice, South Beach, Ocean Drive here I go!), and “sad” because of leaving many dear people & places in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico behind. “I am not even sad because I know that […]
Creative Travel in Santa Fe, New Mexico: Pure Painting Pleasures!
Jane’s eyes are sparkling whenever she reaches for her pastel colours. Teena is calm and centered, focused on her art space flooded by the sunlight of Northern New Mexico, an art space that forever carries the soft smell of hot bee wax. She and her husband Dave, a talented photographer, got married some ten years […]
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, […]