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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?

Travel Blog

Bake Your Own Bread with Roswitha Huber in Salzburg

Today, we FINALLY made it to Roswitha Huber. She is a star, really. “Simply” baking (real, delicious, home-made Austrian) bread? Our group of dedicated travel bloggers from all over Austria will all agree: Learning how to bake your own bread in the Rauris valley of Salzburg definitely is an experience in its own right. ” … And […]

Sehr chillig: Das Faulenzerhotel im Waldviertel verspricht offensichtliche Erholung - und ruft zum kollektiven "Faulenzen" auf! (c) Waldviertel Tourismus

“Winter.TimeOut” in Waldviertel, Lower Austria

“Where we are, is UP.” Up north, that’s what Waldviertel Tourismus proclaims as the “high north” of Lower Austria. Here, on this massive highland that stretches into southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic, we are talking 1.000 metres above sea level. A fact that may well get us Danube-dwellers in the lower-lying areas jealous, especially when […]

Art Clay Silver: Creative Workshop in Lower Austria

Squeezing, kneading, modelling, drying, burning, polishing and finishing with … real SILVER JEWELLERY? Yes, baby! What a creative day we’ve had. More than ten beautiful, hand-made pieces of silver jewellery. The joy of creating new things is overwhelming (even the boys get going, joining in the fun!), heaps of inspiration everywhere and helping hands are never […]

Tracing The Culinary Mainz

“Is it always this crowded here”? Hooking up with strangers in Mainz, I’m sitting at a table with a young group of Germans in a small café called Annabatterie. Annabatterie? What a strange name to a beautiful place: At least my Austrian dialect earns me some bonus points in the initial discussion .. 😉 WELKAM at the Café [i:t mor […]

The Philosophy of Travelling

Let’s say: € 5.000,-. Imagine that nice sum of money belonging to you. What would you do? Would you buy a round-the-world ticket and spend the rest on travelling? Would you straighten out your last tax payments? Would you get yourself a brand-new, second-hand car? Or keep saving for … well, what for?   Let’s hit the road! […]

An zwei Wochen im August finden hier die jährlichen Impuls.Kurse .in di Berg. statt: Inspiration für Stimme und Hände in wunderbar inspirierender Umgebung.

Creative Travel in Salzburg

“Creative travel, that’s not for me – I’m not creative.” Have you heard this before? Or worse: Had the same thought yourself? Well, there’s only one remedy: Go out and TRY creative travelling. And stay creative, just as you would in everyday life. Learn and benefit from like-minded travellers and/or children around you. Check out […]

Football Match in London: “Come On You Spurs!”

  “I did it”. I swear. I really did agree to watch a London football game live. How much can women/men sacrifice for “love”? Guys take their girl out shopping, and girls agree to … watch football, I guess. Admittedly though …   … this doesn’t look too bad! Let’s face it: Watching well-trained bodies is always […]

Tracing Art in South East London

Staying next to South London Gallery & Café (a wonderful combination: breakfasts here are especially highly recommended!), ART in the district of Camberwell, South East London is literally on our every doorstep. I whirl around like an autumn leaf dancing through streets, dashing across lanes, taking turns and – settling down again, for instance at House Gallery & Cafe. […]

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 […]

East London Stroll on a sunny autumn day

“It makes all the difference!” (if you walk somewhere new with a local). Less worried about where we are going, I unleash myself – and my camera – on drifting smells, intense colours, passing faces, funny road-signs and – animals! Did you know that East London holds even two so-called “City Farms“? Rolling ponies, snoring […]

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