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!

Travel Videos

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!


Food Tours Worldwide: “A moveable feast” from Bangkok, to Graz, to Salzburg, to Porto!

Sweet. Crunchy. Spicy. Unusual. Hot! Tender. Delicious. Soft. And oh, my God … When have you last closed your eyes, sighed for the magic of the moment, the sweet taste of something unfamiliar yet incredibly tasty lingering hot in your mouth? 🙂 I know that feeling. Ever since I started travelling at the tender age of three […]


#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. […]


Porto & the Douro Valley: My love affair of a kind.

What do you write when you are in love? 🙂 It is what it is, is what the German poet Erich Fried already expressed in his magical poem about love. We are now talking about Porto and its adjoining Douro valley, home to the magnificent port wines of this world. I literally fell head over heels. The country, its […]


20 hours in Oslo, 200 years of Norway: Smashed by stunning Scandinavia.

I have attended a spontaneous “Fiddle Happening” on the roof of the Oslo Opera House in Norway. From only 50 meters away, I saw the royal Crown Princess Mette-Marit, her Crown Prince Haakon and his parents, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, smiling and waving. Visiting the world-famous ski jump “Holmenkollen“, I was thrown […]

Reisevortrag Südamerika Elena Paschinger

A year ago to the day, I went for a trip round South America. Curious? Come & join my travel photo exhibition!

There is a remedy to the travel bug. Let me tell you (and convince myself!) about it! Having Spanish lunch, followed by New Zealand carrot cake, talking about summer travel plans with the family. Sounds good, right? But South America … I guess there is no cure for wanting to go there. Again and again. […]


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 […]


Travel Videos: My Voice in Lower Austria and Andalucia

Do you know the feeling when you just want to lean back and enjoy soaking up good travel information? Not having to search for it actively, but have it served right to your living room, like a good meal? Of course you do. I am just the same, often feeling overwhelmed by what is out […]


Creative Travel in Cádiz: Top Picks from Bolonia to Vejer De La Frontera

The beautiful “white village” of Vejer De La Frontera sits high atop a hill overlooking the surrounding Andalusian landscape in the province of Cádiz. If you look closely, you can even see the old Roman ruins in Bolonia bay at the horizon. Spain really excels itself once more here, as we could already confirm travelling to the city of Cádiz and exploring […]


Wonderful World Heritage: Emotions from my trip through Germany

Imagine this: You are on a trip, and one cultural highlight, one great music event, one exciting city tour is chasing the other … Will you sit back, trying to catch your breath and relax? Well, keep trying. Once the travel destination Germany unleashes its treasure chest of mighty UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can only sit back and do […]


Food Romance: Culinary Delights in Galicia from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela

Romaticising: Oh ain’t it beautiful. And Galicia has it all: Breathtaking coastal landscapes. Deep blue sea. Turquoise sandy bays. Beautiful summer sunshine. Happy people. And then the cuisine … Seafood. Cheese. Wine. Paella. Tortilla. Dear heart, WHAT else is it you want right now!? (Eating. Perhaps.) Enjoy !!   Culinary Adventure Trips in Vigo, the largest (port) city of Galicia The best thing […]

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