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?


... bringen mir ganz traditionell im Stil der Gaúchos bei, wie man „einen Fuß vor den anderen“ setzt.

Creative Travel in Brazil: Samba, “Street Art Photography” & Gaúcho culture in Porto Alegre!

“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 […]

Die Spezialität des Restaurants Rancho Açoriano sind eigens geräucherte Austern: Eine völlig neue Geschmacksdimension eröffnet sich mir hier!

Florianópolis, “Floripa” or simply “Ilha da Magia”: My trip to the island of (culinary) enchantment in Brazil.

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 […]

Creative Travel in Brazil: Mosaic, Mandala & Street Art Graffiti Workshops in Porto Alegre!

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 […]

Aber: Weihnachten am Rathausplatz von Porto Alegre ... so?! Geht irgendwie ... gar nicht!

Creative Travel in Brazil: Gaúchos, Christmas & Hot Vibes in Porto Alegre

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 […]

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