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?
My last two days on Easter Island are filled by what I originally intended for this part of my #CreativElenaRTW trip – taking an actual HOLIDAY besides all the cultural engagement & happy adventure spirit. 😀 Just imagine arriving on Easter Island as an international travel blogger being used to always reporting live & in real-time from all four corners […]
It is my third day here on Easter Island, and I am drawn out of bed early: At exactly 05.30 a.m., my sleepy gaze meets the shiny morning stars of the “Great Waka”, or Great Canoe, as the Maori people in New Zealand call the “Belt of Orion”. I look up into the clear sky with a happy […]
The second day in paradise has us embark on a full day excursion getting to know Rapa Nui island. Still high on my emotions from the first day, I wake up happy & calm, ready for the day ahead. Out the window of my apartment, I can see the clouds alternating with the sunshine, what […]
Easter Island. Just to be here, means pure magic. I decide to keep a travel diary for each day I spend on this fascinating island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A public diary, of course, sharing my thoughts & feelings with you here on my travel blog. As usual really, including lots of […]
“Dance the Samba with me … Dance the Samba with me all night …” My dear friend & fellow Austrian travel blogger Angelika has just recently put this haunting melody in my ear through a post on Facebook. SAMBA. Yes, baby. My first ever Samba course in Brazil still shakes me up to this day, as I […]
“Para Elena, con mucho cariño!! Nunca dejes de soñar!! Mucho éxito con tu libro! Besos y abrazos!! Aldana, Dino y Tahiel. Buenos Aires, diciembre 2014.” “For Elena, with lots of love!! Never stop dreaming!! All the best for your book! Kisses and hugs!! Aldana, Dino y Tahiel. Buenos Aires, December 2014.” My idea of a stopover on this CreativElenaRTW […]
Spellbound. This is how I feel after a most beautiful three days in Brazil on this amazing #CreativElenaRTW round the world trip of mine. Dreams turn reality turn dreams. The view from my luxurious apartment on the 10th floor of the Majestic Palace Hotel in Florianópolis. The tender meat of the oysters that Florianópolis is […]
Today, I need to tell you a lot. Yes I do. Brazil, and more specifically the capital city of its southern province Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, have really infused me with both passion and enthusiasm. For more than a week, I have enjoyed speaking only Portuguese, finding pleasure in training my Brazilian accent: Tacale pau, Elena! Capaz. Bem […]
I love Brazil. “I also think you will go crazy with Brazil”, is what I can still hear a dear friend say to me just before my “wild ride” into one of the largest countries on this planet. Indeed, what gets to me right from the beginning here in Brazil is the happy sense of […]
“Show me your water!”, is what Carolin Hinz proclaims on her travel blog “Esel Unterwegs” (Travelling Donkey), inviting us to participate in a collection of travel articles showing what experiences we have had in or around “water”. Even while I am reading hers, my mind starts wandering off to all those particular travel memories concerning water. I […]