My dear friends, my dear readers. It is the 24th of December, a quiet sunny day here in Austria, the main day of celebrating Christmas in this beautiful home country of mine. I am happy for all this peace surrounding us. No war. No fights. Just peace, and some happy times of reflection together with friends and the family.
2015 has been an incredible year. I travelled around the world. I learned a new language (my sixth!). I wrote my first ever book. I met with so many happy, clever and simply inspiring people. Now’s the time to say THANK YOU.
Thank YOU, my dear readers, for swinging by ever so often on this travel blog of mine, for “liking” & supporting my work on Facebook, Instagram or else, for following along and cheering me on. Where would we as travel writers be without our community? I daresay we would be pretty lost. Let me give you an example.
“Dear Elena, your book has been a piece of work for me. Pure inspiration! If I already had so many plans, now I have many more. I have a lot to talk with you when we meet again. I wish you, your family, love and all the creative family a great Christmas season.”
Dear Patricia Canejo, of Singulartrips.com, has grown into a much loved friend, networking partner & source of inspiration ever since we met at the World Food Tourism Summit in Lisbon earlier this year. This is what travel does to you: It opens up your mind and fills it with all things beautiful in this life. Such as making the most out of yourself, your talents, your abilities, and making them available to the right people, at the right time, in the right way. This is what I call, my very own happiness and personal self-fulfillment.
But the magic does not stop there. Publishing “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook” and watching its inspiration reach people around the globe, from Canada to Japan, from Brazil to Turkey, from Portugal to Nepal, stimulates my creativity even more. I never grow tired of new ideas. I love challenges. And learning, forever learning, from the people I meet. THANK YOU – yes, you! – for being a vital part of that.
And if you are still looking for even more inspiration, you can read more about “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook” here: http://www.creativelena.com/en/my-book/. I look forward to handing you a copy, too! THANK YOU for all your interest and support.
Merry Xmas! 🙂
Que legal!! Que belo trabalho que te mantém conectada com as pessoas… Siga com inspiração e leveza seu caminho, de colocar em palavras a conexão que tua alma tem com o mundo!!
Abraços dos Pampas!!!
Muito obrigada, Fabrizio querido. <3
Boas Festas às Pampas no Brasil !! 🙂
Dear Elena, I would like to thank you for a wonderful book. I started reading or just simply EATING IT. It is so inspiring. While reading it, I got inspired how Herbal Rooms in Soca valley, Slovenia can become a creative hub for travellers. THANK YOU my friend that I had a chance to meet you and to know you. I wish you lots of discovering in 2016. Vesna
Your words made my day. THANK YOU for your feedback on “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook”! I am more than happy it provided you with lots of inputs and ideas on how to develop your own creative travel business in Slovenia. Besides, it was a great pleasure to finally meet you this year and I am sure we will meet again soon, too!
Here’s to creative travel and its many ways of inspiring people around the world :*