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!

France @en

Creative travel, hands-on workshops, cooking & craft lessons, painting, photography or simply preferring to speak four languages a day: Do you also prefer listening to locals’ advice, being off rather than on stage, being a traveller rather than a tourist? Then Creativelena’s Travel Blog is just what you are looking for!
Roaming my own home country Austria for great local pieces of advice, I also report on my travels around Europe, Asia, South America and Australia / New Zealand in both English and German with a focus on culinary, creative & curious travel stories. Enjoy!

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 […]


Travel Highlights 2013: From A like Andalucia to Z like Zollverein

Travelling and immersing oneself in foreign cultures: A daunting thought to some, while others consider it second nature. Being of the latter, I personally find it very hard to understand that some people plan their annual holiday trip according to a random price in a magazine. “The all-inclusive deal to Spain is € 150,- less than the […]


Culinary Delights in France: Visiting Local Limoges

My dears. Be Prepared. To be smashed. With French delights !!! “Vivre comme un Dieu en France”: This cliché is actually very true. Despite all the fuss about the French and travelling in France (“They only speak French! They expect you to do the same.” 😉 ), it is always such a pleasure to be […]


Creative Travel in Paris: Photo Walk & Culinary Delights

Let’s be honest: Aren’t you dreaming about shooting the “one and only” travel picture ?! In Paris, you can combine a city tour with the option of learning more about photography (from a handsome French photographer!) thus benefitting threefold: 1) Checking out the camera in your hands (state-of-the-art technology at your fingertips!), 2) Discovering a […]


Paris by Night: Photo Walk in the City of Love

Valérie, who’s working at a Paris hospital, loves Crêpes Indiennes with chicken & curry. Lise, shop assistant & fashion designer, tells me of dreams about running her own creative workshop. And what’s with  … Bertie’s CupCakery, the sugar-sweet seduction only ten steps away from Notre Dame? Well, she must be a sinner, naturally.   Tonight, […]

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