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!



Top Ten Instagram Travel Moments in 2014

Awesome “iphoneography”. I just love the aesthetics of my high resolution iPhone5 camera device coupled with the creativity and “filter-full” playground of Instagram. As a travel blogger, Instagram is one of my favourite Social Media apps apart from Facebook, Twitter or Google+. I use it all the time to share those travel moments & photographs I deem […]

... und glückliche Wiedersehensfreude: Terry Lee mit Erika in ihrer Buschenschank!

Blogger at the “Buschenschank”: A Wine Autumn Love Story from Austria.

So what is the story to … travel bloggers exploring the wine autumn season in Austria? Last year, I wrote about the magic of the “Gourmet Wine Mile” close to Vienna where we visited as part of the wine autumn festival. Or lovely South Styria, home to many excellent Austrian wine estates … One thing though is for sure. […]


Creative Artists & Austrian Comfort in the heart of the Aussee Summer Mountain District

The “Ausseerland” mountain district is one of the most beautiful Alpine districts of Austria. It is characterised by a classic sense of beauty, the one you would find in the Sound of Music: Crystal-clear mountain lakes, soaring granite peaks, lush meadows & forests interspersed with the colourful patches of houses, flowers & people in their […]

... sowie Gernot Becwar höchstpersönlich: Bereits zur Begrüßung schütte(l)t er uns gleich nach der Hand, sein ausgezeichnetes Kürbiskernöl in eine Schale zur Verkostung.

Gourmet Travel Tips in Styria: Gourmet Hotel Stainzerhof & the Black Gold of Styria!

“At first glance, I am tempted to say that I prefer the landscape of Southern Styria and the Styrian Volcano country to this one here”, I hear my travelling friend Katja say next to me in the car. The Styrian Schilcherland in the southwest of the city of Graz is indeed somewhat flatter than the […]


Gourmet Travel Tips in Southern Styria: Winesome Wonders For You.

The so-called “Genussregal” gourmet shop is a culinary display at the entrance to the vinophile destination of Southern Styria. People come here to enjoy an overview of the regional products as well as to hear the stories about this particular landscape in Southeastern Styria. It comes as no surprise, then, that travelling from the Styrian Volcano […]


“Blogger Relations” in Austria: Geniesserzimmer, Genusshauptstadt & Gourmet Adventures 2013

6 months, 12 trips, 24 talented writers and a little fair share of happiness. What we have managed to experience and promote through our writing & feelings may well qualify to be of the extraordinary. Take Terry & Sarah Lee from England for example, who have nibbled off the longest apricot cake in the world and whose travel vine […]


Magic words & mountain wellness: Visiting Hotel Erzherzog Johann in Bad Aussee

“Imagine a point where you could quietly balance Austria on the tip of your fingers. This point is where Bad Aussee is located: It lies at the geographical heart of the country!” Fellow travel writer Andreas Susana (Travelwriticus) and I indulge in our thoughts about the beautiful Aussee mountain district. Austrian movies, great poets and writers, Alpine kitsch […]


Visiting Graz: Culinary Capital City of Austria

“… and look around for yourself. Everybody is smiling here, all are united in their happiness of celebrating something extraordinary: Our ‘Lange Tafel‘ gourmet event in the heart of the city of Graz really is quite spectacular!” Lisa, who works for the city of Graz, beams with happiness and pride. I lift my gaze and […]


Creative Storytelling Workshop through Creative Tourism Austria

MAKE ME CARE! Why should I listen to you? What story does your person, your hotel, your offer tell me? “A so-called ‘Plättenfahrt’ on lake Aussee essentially means selling a dream to our clients”, Mrs Stocker, managing director of the hotel Erzherzog Johann in Bad Aussee, explains: “If we then manage to surprise their culinary imagination with our local lake brass specialities and […]


Winter, Wine & Wellness at the LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort in Styria

“Why is it we always rush to relax?” asks travel buddy Sarah Lee, indulgent luxury traveller from England. Afloat in a serious double bathtub offered by the LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Styria (complete with grapes steeped in melted chocolate, exquisite wines & wellness music), every sense of time – or indeed rush – evaporates. Of course, the fact […]

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