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?
Take five days of rest and retreat, mix it with the inspiring atmosphere of a view across a vast lake, add your very own pool and sundeck, garnish it with the taste of fresh strawberries, pizza, pasta, vino & cappuccino, and serve it with the aroma of a one thousand year old olive grove. My preferred recipe for a successful “writer’s retreat“, I must say!
After having finished writing my first book three years ago in the charming south of France, I have now decided to remain in Italy after my Italian language course in Rome, and look for a countryside escape near Perugia, at Lago Trasimeno in Umbria, Central Italy.
Once again, the writer’s flow has taken hold of me. Besides being passionate about “creative travel“, I have now started writing a book about yet another topic very dear to me.
This book, which will appear as an eBook in cooperation with the international language school EF, includes my very best tips about learning a new language, and how to maintain your languages skills even during your everyday life. Everything my world travels, cultural experiences, and practical insights around the world have ever taught me. I am also sharing all of my personal stories on how I did indeed learn all of the languages I currently speak: How did I manage to become fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Italian (with German as my mother tongue … was it really just down to six years of Latin at school 😉 ?
Answers to questions such as these are to be found throughout the entire eBook. I have also asked my international friends and families for quotes; as there are of course many more languages to learn than “just my Roman languages” here! Stay tuned to my progress; I do actually plan to provide an English version to the original German one, too!
… Bella Italia, you just have to fall in love here! Check out even more of my travel photos here:
See you soon in Italy!