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!


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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 […]

Bye bye Slowakei: Schön war's dank des einfach zu organisierenden Tagesausfluges mit dem TwinCityLiner!

Burgenland & Bratislava: #Winelover Destinations & TwinCityLiner.

“First, you hold your glass of wine carefully over a white surface in order to check its colour. Then, you sniff at the wine, not too strongly otherwise all the tender aromas will not reach you fully. And only then comes the tasting test.” *Slurp*. What my dear friend & “winesome” blogging colleague Anna Zell […]

The Austrian Blogosphere: Professional. Quality. Development. A Status Quo Report.

Ingrid Brodnig (Falter Magazines). Helge Fahrnberger (Blog). Axel Maireder (Vienna University). Florian Skrabal (Digital Dossier). Dieter Zirnig (Political Blog at neuwal.com). Top Austrian media representatives & opinion leaders have gathered at the ORF Radio Kultur Haus for a status quo discussion on the nation’s so-called “blogosphere“. The Austrian news agency APA-OTS provides live tweets at […]


Meet & Greet: Austrian Travel Bloggers meet at the country’s largest trade show in Vienna

It was the most beautiful time of the entire trade show “Ferienmesse Wien”. “Do they offer free goodies here?”, is what visitors passing the stand of Creative Tourism Austria might have been thinking, watching about 30 journalists & travel bloggers gather for an interesting networking event at the largest travel trade show of Austria. Finally we meet! Nice to see […]


Creative cuisine in the heart of Vienna: Cooking class with Thomas Hüttl

Tell me this: Have you ever been looking a local over the shoulder and right into their cooking pots while travelling? Helped out stirring even? And finally (dared to) eat what was being served?! As for my part, I really love creative culinary travelling. Be it a creative cooking workshop in the gourmet capital city of […]


Xmas Markets & Winter Magic from Vienna to Salzburg …

… Austria at its very best. Really! If like me you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of how wonderful your own country may be in the eyes of foreigners, you really are tempted to wear that proud, happy smile of yours day and night. Austria = island of the blessed?! If you ask […]


Travel Trade Show “ReiseSalon” in Vienna: Travel Bloggers & Journalists discuss the future of (digital) travel writing

Talking about the Austrian travel trade show “ReiseSalon” 2013 is a pretty business. For the second time this year, it was held in the mighty imperial halls of the Vienna Hofburg – a splendid framework and easily one of the most beautiful venues in the whole country. I was headed there together with my hotel partners of […]


Visiting 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna

“The 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna is … different“, I hear Roland Eggenhofer say, who receives me to a unique experience in the heart of my own capital city. I smile and agree. On a 33°C early summer afternoon, I walk up to the “different” design hotel, suitcase & Dirndl dress in my arm, and stop […]


Vienna hosts the “Styrian Spring Festival”

Viennese – and Austrians in general – just looove gourmet, wine and festivals. Every year in early spring, the Vienna Rathausplatz is home to the so-called “Steiermark-Dorf” (Styrian Village), where the country celebrates one of its provinces, Styria, its people, its wine and its delicacies. And let’s be honest: What more reasons could you possibly need […]


New Campaign for the Austrian National Tourist Board: “Creative Tourism Austria”

Back in Vienna: Only one week after returning from my exciting South America trip, I have already scheduled my first “business meeting” today. Thank you, dear colleagues at ANTO (Austrian National Tourist Office) for the warm welcome reception back home (complete with flowers for the International World Happiness Day!) and oh those delicious “Kipferl” sweet rolls … Coming home can […]

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