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!



#InspiredByIceland: A Most Magic Road Trip of Western Iceland.

“Listen here. It is so quiet … absolutely no noise.” My words carry over to my friend & travel companion Björn from Iceland, whose face immediately breaks into a knowing smile. Noticing the absolute absence of noise has us world citizens & urban dwellers almost shriek with delight. Even the sea cradles the coast in a […]


Nominated for the “Liebster” Award: 11 Travel Questions & Answers by Creativelena

“Dear Elena. I would like to nominate you and your blog for the ‘Liebster Award’ – care to answer a few questions? Kind regards, Eva.” Eva’s message reaches me on 25 September 2014 after having already been nominated by Tanja a day earlier.! I am actually on a trip exploring the legendary BURGENland in the […]


#CreativElenaRTW: Planning & Living The Big Round The World Trip Adventure

The world travel bug has bitten me. Again. From being totally relaxed to being utterly excited, the question I most answer these days is: “So how do you prepare for three months on the road?!” I then hear myself say, smiling: “But I have already been on a round the world trip you see … for […]


“O PORTO ENCANTA” … Love & Magic on the road.

Dear readers. “I am so inspired”. (#Ibinsoinspiriert). Only recently, my dear friends & fellow travel bloggers here in Austria have assigned me this unique local lingo hashtag. I guess a big part of it is owed by the fact that Creativelena has forever (been) inspired by writing & sharing stories on her travel blog. And […]

#CreativElenaRTW: Round the world the culinary-creative way. Of Book Projects & Life Dreams!

Everyone has them. Everyone knows them. Everyone loves them. And this time, I am asking you: What is YOUR life dream? 🙂 Today, I will tell you mine. Where it came from, where it will lead me and … my thoughts and feelings connected to it. Pretty much all at once. And yet worth reading. […]


#BloggerPilgern: Our Pilgrimage to Mariazell along Via Sacra in Lower Austria

#BloggerPilgern. A pilgrimage puts different souls on similar wavelengths. At some stage, the moment has come where everybody is looking for the same thing, feels the same thing, thinks the same thing. I am so tired. What are we eating tonight? Where do we go? How far is it? But also thoughts like: I am so proud of myself. […]


#BloggerPilgern in Mostviertel: Day 4 along the Via Sacra

The path to awareness leads us past the building blocks of our soul. Tears, laughter, suffering, strengths, weaknesses, endurance, friendship, guidance, love and understanding. All that we laughed about, on this fourth & last day of our pilgrimage from Hinterbrühl in the Vienna Forests to Mariazell in Styria. All that we swore upon. All that we […]


#BloggerPilgern in Mostviertel: Day 3 along the Via Sacra

“I wish you lots of positive energy, God’s blessing as well as peace for admiring the beauty of God’s creation in all its variety … Amen.” As soon as Father Raphael Schütz blesses us pilgrims at Lilienfeld Abbey, the largest medieval abbey of Austria, I start closing my eyes, smiling. Around me, the presence of my friends Tanja, Monika, […]

Unsere liebe Tanja alias "WellnessBummlerin", glückselig an der erfrischenden Kneippkuranlage in Hainfeld.

#BloggerPilgern in Mostviertel: Day 2 along the Via Sacra

Log book day 2. #BloggerPilgern … still going strong. The fellowship of Tanja, Monika, Oliver, Hubert and I literally manage to go out of our way: After almost 50 kilometres walking, pestered by countless blisters on our feet, we are still happy laughing out loud! The five of us form a union that thanks to this pilgrimage […]


#BloggerPilgern in Mostviertel: Day 1 along the Via Sacra

“The difference between a tourist and a pilgrim is this: A tourist has expectations. Pilgrims accept surprises.” Christa Englinger, who is a “pilgrim guide for beginners“, beams at us. She and her colleague Yvonne Simek, of the Mostviertel Lower Austrian Tourism Board, warmly welcome us to the first stop on our pilgrim journey across the […]

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