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!



Eating London Food Tour: Exploring Spitalfields Market & Brick Lane in East London

“You will go very far, considering your enthusiasm and energy Elena!” Nicole’s words still ring in my ears when I think back of my recent #foodlover exploration of East London thanks to Eating London Tours. Enthusiasm, energy and an appetite for life are definitely what drive me these days, as I am travelling round the world researching creative culinary travel tips in far-flung […]

"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 […]


“Blog boomerangs” fly, travellers reply: My very own thoughts about the philosophy of travelling

“What kind of (unusual) ability did you ever wish for on any of your trips? Which country would you choose to live? What language would you still like to learn?” Aaaah. I really love this kind of questions, as they serve to stimulate my creative travel spirit. But “blog boomerangs”? To be quite honest with you, […]


TimeOut For Travel Writers: How to (really) relax in …

… England. England?! What could possibly be so exciting about England as to “get away from it all”, the constant online travel life? And how much of a “digital detox” is possible in the world city of London, with free WiFi on the go in almost every place .. ? Well. Here is what I think. You travel writers travel bloggers […]


Kent Creative!

Travelling to England … Great Nostalgia. British Weather. Fish’n’Chips. Whatever the case may be for you, I have to say I just love hopping over here. Be it for an all-time visit to the exciting capital city of London, where I happened to have spent almost a year as a 19-year-old, to exploring something completely […]


Working With Travel Bloggers: A way ahead

“You’ll be amazed at the value you create.” During my participation in this year’s World Travel Market session on “How to measure the Return On Investment of travel bloggers”, I learn of an animated discussion to secure the monetary value of what exactly means x amount of tweets published by x amount of bloggers. How do destinations […]


What News from the World Travel Market?

Ever heard of “Nollywood”? Or wandered what you can do with BRICS? (no masonry, that’s for sure). And who of you already owns a Smart TV? To my absolute dismay, I read and hear in this year’s World Travel Market Global Trends Report that “smart TVs are on the verge of taking off” while all the while (for over a […]


Football Match in London: “Come On You Spurs!”

“I did it”. I swear. I really did agree to watch a London football game live. How much can women/men sacrifice for “love”? Guys take their girl out shopping, and girls agree to … watch football, I guess. Admittedly though …   … this doesn’t look too bad! Let’s face it: Watching well-trained bodies is always a […]


Tracing Art in South East London

Staying next to South London Gallery & Café (a wonderful combination: breakfasts here are especially highly recommended!), ART in the district of Camberwell, South East London is literally on our every doorstep. I whirl around like an autumn leaf dancing through streets, dashing across lanes, taking turns and – settling down again, for instance at House Gallery & Cafe. […]


East London Stroll on a sunny autumn day

“It makes all the difference!” (if you walk somewhere new with a local). Less worried about where we are going, I unleash myself – and my camera – on drifting smells, intense colours, passing faces, funny road-signs and – animals! Did you know that East London holds even two so-called “City Farms“? Rolling ponies, snoring […]

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