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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?

Chile

Neue Freundschaften beispielsweise: Mein herzliches Treffen mit dem liebenswerten Paar Lorena & Washington, die noch dazu in Kürze Eltern sein werden (!), macht diesen Aufenthalt nochmals speziell.

Dream Destination Diaries: Sweet sandy beaches & mystical Moai meditations on Easter Island

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 […]

Vielen Dank für diesen fulminanten Abend: Diese Burschen haben es mir angetan!

Dream Destination Diaries: Sensing “Te Pito O Te Henua”, The Navel Of The World

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 […]

Dream Destination Diaries: Exploring Past & Present on Rapa Nui, Easter Island

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 […]

... oder diesen: Blick in das Gesicht eines spirituellen Stammesführer, welchen die Moai verkörpern.

Dream Destination Diaries: Enchanting Easter Island …!

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 […]

A year ago to the day, I went for a trip round South America. Curious? Come & join my travel photo exhibition!

There is a remedy to the travel bug. Let me tell you (and convince myself!) about it! Having Spanish lunch, followed by New Zealand carrot cake, talking about summer travel plans with the family. Sounds good, right? But South America … I guess there is no cure for wanting to go there. Again and again. […]

Travel Video Highlights: Tango & Trekking in South America

A few days ago, I returned from 50°C Atacama desert in Chile into my homely home town of Austria (at about -5°C). Crazy, to say the least! Apart from having to get used to the temperature & season change, I am missing two nights’ of sleep – left anywhere between partying in Santiago de Chile […]

Hot Moon Valley & Cool Stargazing in the Atacama Desert, Chile

“Death Valley, Moon Valley” … ? It might not sound very enticing. Or does it? For me, a hike through Death Valley and the “canyon of salt” as well as the sunset over Moon Valley is one of the best recommendations of things to do while exploring the Atcama Desert. From my personal experience, the heat isn’t so […]

Exploring the Altiplano Lagoons in Atacama Desert with Cosmo Andino

Today, I had the most amazing travel day in South America. Oh wait, have I actually said that before? Like at the Mendoza Wine Festival? During my hike in Torres del Paine National Park? Or when dancing the Tango in Buenos Aires with my lovely man … ? 🙂 The Atacama desert in Chile is one of the […]

From La Quebrada, Argentina to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: A Most Magic Bus Ride

What is your favourite road trip on this planet? Highway One, Route 66, New Zealand’s West Coast, Australia’s Great Ocean Road … ? Well, let me add another famous road trip from South America: Crossing the Andes in the northernmost province of Argentina, near La Quebrada Canyon and Salta, in order to reach one of […]

Hiking the World-Famous W-Trek in Torres del Paine

Ok. I will not say I am the most knowledgeable, passionate or enduring hiker. But this trek made me smile. Right through. Blisters, trembling knees, screaming toes, stinging sunshine & tears with laughter: We’ve had it all. Read on if you want to find out how you, too, could enjoy the hike of a lifetime. […]

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