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Life & Blog Update

Life & Blog Update

Life & Blog update

Hey everyone! I know I have not blogged in forever! I have been so busy with traveling and learning new skills, but I am really wanting to get more into blogging! I was actually thinking about making a post or a video about becoming a UX designer in the near future, comment below or tweet me (@Elenag7200) if you would like to see that!

So many exciting things  happened in the past couple of months. Lots of life changes and it has been a hectic months with doing a UX design program in London, packing and moving back to Athens, where –fingers crossed– I will soon be able to utilize my digital skills in a company there. I really can’t say more at this moment but I promise I’ll tell you everything in less than a month.

There are several other projects and partnerships blog concerning going on as well but I will of course inform you when it is the right time…

At this moment I write this post I am neither in Athens nor in London but I am in Arta -my hometown-  and I am here because it’s Christmas and I visit my family for the holidays.

However, from now on I will definitely try to post one to two blog posts every week. I have many new ideas but I always wants to hear your ideas so please don’t be shy and share your thoughts with me here below or on my Facebook page @elenastravelsblog

What have you been up to lately?

Let me know in the comments below


9 Films That Will Inspire You To Travel

9 Films That Will Inspire You To Travel

I can watch these films over & over again, and never get sick of them. Nothing gets me more excited to travel than a good travel film. It gives you the inspiration and the motivation to a new destination.

So here is my favourite list of the best of all time.



Which ones are your favourites?

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award



I am very proud and excited to say that Giorgos from traveldefinition.com  has nominated me the Sunshine Blogger Award!

I’m so honoured that I can inspire others…that was really my main reason for starting this blog! If you have a chance, head on over to his blog for some beautiful photos and fun adventure stories.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award exactly?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers who “are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere“.

Rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:

1.Thank the blogger for nominating your blog and post a link back to their blog

  1. Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  2. Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 questions to answer

  3. Notify your nominees and

  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

So, without further ado … THANK YOU SO MUCH Giorgos of traveldefinition.com who nominated me for this award. He has a really cool blog worth having a look.  Check out his blog and see for yourself!!!

Here are my answers to Giorgos’ interesting  questions…..

1.Which is the most memorable country you have visited?

England, no question about it. I instantly fell in love with the country and go back there in every given chance. I have lived in England for more than 5 years and I would be happy if I could live there for good.

2. You meet someone that does not like the idea of traveling, what do you say to him?

I don’t really say much to them. People are different. Some people like to stay home, others like to travel. Of course I feel they are missing out on so much because travelling opens your eyes and lets you see the world in a new light. It is such an educational experience. But I don’t really feel like changing people, making them do stuff they don’t like to.

3. What kind of traveler are you?

An adventurer. Road trips, roundtrips, city trips. I love it all, but never in a group. Where tourists go left, I go right.

4. So far in your life, have you ever wanted to stay somewhere and never come back home?If yes where and why?

Yes, absolutely, on my first sailing experience last summer in Ionian. I didn’t want  this trip to end and I would love to be able to sail more in the future.

5. What was the first trip that made you love traveling?

I guess it was in my blood. My parents took my sister and me in a road trip from Greece to Italy, Switzerland and France, and later I took off in the big wide world myself and got addicted to travelling ever since.

6. If you were to spend the last day alive, how will you spend it?

Never think of it but I will  probably spend the whole day hanging around with my lovely lab puppy Joey, my boyfriend and closed family members.

7. Which is the worst memory you have while traveling?

Now that is a hard question. I am a very positive person and most negative experiences are really not so bad if you have the right mindset. Any bad thing happening on your travels will become a good story sooner or later. I am very good at remembering the positives and forget about the negatives. But definitely my worst memory is when I was in Crete for a Greek wedding in 2008 and saw a young boy that had a very serious motorbike accident – he was lying dead on the edge of the road-. So, please be super careful when driving and don’t drink and drive.

8. Which is the best memory you have while traveling?

The best memory when travelling is when I am on the airport and wait for my journey to begin. I love watching other passengers pass by and dream my trip…

9. What was the most delicious food you have tasted outside your country?

Italian pizza is  the BEST pizza I’ve had in my entire life . Apparently, Italy is a zillion levels above the rest of the world.

10. If you were to go somewhere tomorrow, where would it be and why?

Such an easy question! My  answer is of course England. 🙂 But  I need to see other places as well. Anywhere I haven’t been really. Australia is high up on my list right now, so is United States of America. So if someone gave me a ticket to wherever tomorrow I guess I would flip a coin between those 2 continents. If you ask me next year I would probably say England.

11. What is your belief in life?

I am not religious or anything like that. I believe we have this life and this life only, when we die that’s it. So all we have to do is to make the most of the life we have, live in the moment, enjoy ourselves. It could all be over tomorrow, I want to experience as much as I can before I die.

In no particular order, I am nominating the following bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

  1. Catie  from A Postcard Home
  2. Sven from Svenywhere
  3. Jitin from Bornomadic Travel site .
  4. Christina from A little nomad
  5. Andy from Wanderlust aussies
  6. Daisy from Beyond my border
  7. Maria from Travel Details
  8. Alexandra from Two Penguins, ONE dream
  9. Ghicelle from Stay Wild
  10. Megha from A Li’l of Everything 
  11. Grysh from More Like Twins



 Congratulations! My questions for you are:

  1. What is your most favourite place you’ve ever been?
  2. What is the most amazing thing you’ve seen while travelling?
  3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  4. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten while traveling?
  5. What is your favourite travel-related book or movie?
  6. Trains, planes, RVs or sailing boats?
  7. What is one off the beaten path location that you recommend for me to visit?
  8. What is your least favourite part of travelling?
  9. What’s the story behind your blog name?
  10. What is your favourite social media platform and why?
  11. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?

sunshine blogger award




Lost in translation

Lost in translation

learning languages

*Disclosure: Elena’s travels blogs receives compensation from affiliate links to generate income to offset costs mainly for travel expenses.


Hello friends,

Hola mis amigos,

Ciao amici miei,

你好,我的朋友們  (Nǐ hǎo, wǒ de péngyǒumen),

Γειά σας φίλοι μου,

A fact about me is that I love learning languages because when you learn a new language you learn a new culture and can make friends around the world.

By speaking several languages you can also travel solo. Even if you travel to a place where you don’t know its main language, you won’t get lost or be hungry because of your language skills.

Moreover, learning a new language can add more value on your resume and skills as it improves your ability to multi-task, your communication and decision-making skills are getting better which results to a step closer to your dream job.

Plus, learning a new language can benefit your brain as it improves your memory and hence it can delay onset of dementia.

The reason why I share this with you is that recently I started  learning Chinese at home by getting the Pimsleur language programs and I am quite excited about that because I always wanted to learn Chinese but I couldn’t find someone to teach me the language as most of the time  I am always on the go.

So, if you want to Learn a new language with the Scientifically-Proven Pimsleur Method – Only 30 Minutes per Day – Completely Portable – Trusted by FBI.  you can Click just right here!

Last but not least, I am quite interested to know  what languages you are already speaking and what languages you want to learn.


Pimsleur Language Programs
With love,


The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award




First of all, a huge, huge thank you to Stephanie Griggs from 1adventurertravel for nominating me the Versatile Blogger Award (http://www.1adventuretraveler.com/versatile-blogger-award/?subscribe=success#blog_subscription-3) so please make sure you check her out because she is so inspirational and has many great posts and tips on travel issues.

I am so happy and excited for this award and I am really appreciated it!!! 🙂 😀 <3 <3

The Versatile Blogger Award is an amazing way to gain some blog traffic and help to get and give some recognition for everyone’s hard work and all the efforts we are all putting into our blogs.

I agreed to reveal seven random stuff about myself by accepting this award so here they are:

1.I love window seat on an airplane  and more specifically next to the wing – almost in the middle of the plane –
2.I am more excited for the take-off moment and the landing moment when travelling by plane, even more excited than the whole flying experience.
3.When I don’t travel, I just like to go at the airport, have a coffee and shoot some photos.
4.I also love sailing and have the skipper’s license.
5.When I was 13 years old, I’d been to a road trip through Greece, Italy, Switzerland and France with my family.
6.I literally have my stuff packed for my next trip (even if I don’t know exactly when and where it would be)!!!
7.I can’t live without coffee.


The nominees are:

So friends pease take some time to visit each of these blogs  because they are full of great tips, photos, and work for readers of all interests.

The Rules

  • Thank your nominator
  • Share the award on your blog
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Choose 10-15 new nominees who have fewer than 300 followers
  • Notify them via social media
  • I hope everyone has fun reading these blogs and nominating others!
  • Have fun sharing the love!

Thank you for the nomination Stephanie

Tips for a healthier and happier life

Tips for a healthier and happier life

  1.  Drink a lot of water – at least 8-10 glasses per day-
  2. Eat a huge breakfast, an average lunch and a tiny dinner.
  3. Eat as healthy as possible and try to avoid processed food.
  4. Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day (for me,1 smoothie with 5 -6 different fruits and/or vegetables, milk or yogurt and ice is a full meal)
  5. Grab your iPod or phone, put your earphones and run 30 min. 3 times a week.
  6. Sing and dance to your favourite music whenever you are upset or down.
  7. Read as many books as you can.
  8. Do not compare yourself to others.
  9. Love yourself.
  10. Enjoy little things in life such as the sunbeam when you wake up in the morning.
  11. De-clutter your home; office; wardrobe and donate or sell any stuff you don’t need. Live in a tidy and clean space.
  12. Don’t put things off.
  13. Wear clothes that define your personality; that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
  14. Forgive anyone or anything, but do not forget the lesson they gave you.
  15. Remember, people have value and products have prices; always treat others as you want them to treat you.
  16. Start a new hobby.
  17. Go outside and be social.
  18. Laugh out loud with your heart.
  19. S M I L E first thing in the morning, last thing at night
  20. Live your everyday to the fullest as if it was your last day in planet earth!

Please feel free to tell me your thoughts

With lots of love,






Buy me a coffee


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