You wouldn't be here if you weren't curious.*

Hallo! Ich bin Elena! Willkommen auf meinem Reiseblog Creativelena.com.
Ich bin die Kreativreisende, und Du offensichtlich neugierig.

*Was ist "Kreativ Reisen"? Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen liefert Dir mein Reisehandbuch "The Creative Traveler's Handbook". Am liebsten reise ich im Rhythmus der Einheimischen und bin dazu bereits ein paar Mal um die Welt. Sechssprachig. Mit viel Charme, Herz und Hirn. Dies hat mich sowohl ruhig als auch rastlos gestimmt: In der Fähigkeit, inspirierende Geschichten über außergewöhnliche Menschen und Regionen zu erzählen, liegt mein größtes Lebensglück. Viel Vergnügen & Inspiration beim Stöbern durch meine Reisegeschichten!


"Visiting Chile", I find this London street artist inspired by a painting of the city of Valparaíso ...

#WTM2014: Top Creative Travel Blogging News from the London World Travel Market

“Welcome to London, Elena! How are you?” – “Perfect actually! I am starting a round the world trip here today researching creative travel around the globe for publishing my first book about the subject in 2015!” – “What?!” Share your passion. Travel often. Inspire others. I beam at the many familiar faces & new people […]


#DWCC2014 Digital Wine Communications Conference: The Brave New #Winelover World

Arriving in Montreux, Switzerland, where this year’s seventh edition of the annual #DWCC14 Digital Wine Communications Conference takes place, I feel both excited and a little intrigued. Have I gathered all my wine tasting notes & digital communications background as a wine travel writer? Do I feel I know enough about wine to make easy conversation? And […]


Burgenland Travel Tales: Meet & Greet the (real) Burgenland!

Aloisia Bischof talks “Heanzisch” with us – a typical, local area dialect from Southern Burgenland. Travelling in the very east of Austria, you will not only be won over by its charming, undulating landscape and mild, Pannonia climate, but also by the charm of the local people. Throughout history, many different peoples have settled here: […]

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Travel Trade Show “ReiseSalon”: Austrian Travel Blogger Meet-up & Tripadvisor Travel Talks

The year 2014 marks my third visit of the prestigious Vienna Travel Trade Show “ReiseSalon” held at the Hofburg Palace, one of Austria’s top event locations. Entering here, you immediately feel enchanted, lured away to meet high-end travel partners spell-bound by the imperial ambiance of what used to be, Franz & Sissi’s very own palace. Add tweeting […]

Von wegen "Viele Köche verderben den Brei!" Birgit hat's heraußen ...

Behind The Scenes of Salzburg: Tasty Dumplings & Totally Awesome “Moor” Food!

Open or secret: Gourmet foodie travel continues to be a topic of huge interest here in Austria. And especially Salzburg, thanks to being the nation’s “secret beer capital” and home to the annual Eat & Meet Genussfestival, deserves a mention here, what with food tours around the city getting more and more popular, too! We have just come off […]

... wir sagen DANKE für einen unvergesslichen Besuch & Einblick in die Historie der weltberühmten Kulturhauptstadt Salzburg!

Behind The Scenes of Salzburg: Tour with a Night Watchman & Historic “Almkanal” Crossing

The historical night watchmen. More and more, we find those particularly intriguing, talented “storytellers” all over Europe, who thanks to their traditional clothing and use of language appear to have time-travelled straight from the Middle Ages. My first point of call with the “his-story” of a night watchman was in 2013 in the Danish city of Ribe, followed […]


#cczk14 CastleCamp Kaprun: A Tourism & Social Media Conference of a kind!

Revolutionary fingers are grappling the atmosphere here at Burg Kaprun in Salzburg. We are talking about the very conference hosts of the CastleCamp Kaprun (#cczk14), who enjoy their rock star band performances during the night as well as delivering innovative style format “CastleCamp sessions” during the day. Professionally speaking of course, supported by the demeanour of an oversized […]

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2nd Austrian Travel Blogger Meet-up in Linz | #VisitLinz!

Lucia Täubler | DieKremserin. Gudrun Krinzinger | “Reisebloggerin“. Franz Roitner | “Kurzurlaub“. Andreas Susana | “Travelwriticus“. Angelika Mandler | WiederUnterwegs! Maria Kapeller | KofferPacken! Gisela Müller | “OriginalLinzerSchnitte“. As well as my humble self … Creativelena. Seven Austrian Travel Writers & one local Linz host: Such is our gathering on the occasion of the second Austrian Travel Blogger Meet-up in the […]

Atmosphärischer Blickfang im Innenhof des Schlosses.

A cultural visit to Burgenland: Esterházy Palace & Lake Festival Mörbisch

The Pannonian climate around Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland greets us with a true “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. An evening mood of a kind starts to unfold against the backdrop of the Lake Festival Mörbisch: Glossy white moon in the sky, pastel colours to match, endless views over the wide lake. Northern Burgenland with its powerful red […]

Am zweiten Tag unserer Reise überwiegt auch bei mir die Neugier: Ganze 10 Minuten "darf" ich unser Hausboot "Gabrielle" steuern.!

Slow Travel along the Mayenne River: Houseboat Glamping in God’s country

“You are doing the very things that we only ever dream of!” My father’s words ring in my ears as I step on board our houseboat “Gabrielle” situated on the river Mayenne in Brittany, France. No driver’s license is needed to steer and drive the 12 metres long, 50 HP strong houseboat – just a […]

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