About Me and the Blog

Birthday 2023

Hi, I’m Eleanna. Welcome to Chic Travel Tales!

Do you believe travel is more than just ticking off places on your list? Do you crave meaningful travel experiences without compromising comfort? If yes, you have come to the right place!

As an experienced traveller, I created Chic Travel Tales to inspire you to travel in style and make the most of your vacation, even with a busy schedule.

From romantic European cities to relaxing spas and unique hotels, I offer expert tips to help you create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!

How I Got Bitten by the Travel Bug

I was born and raised in Athens, Greece, but my family has deep roots in various places, such as Istanbul, Russia, Romania, and New Zealand. As you might expect, the results of my ancestry test were fascinating!

As a child, I felt unusual among my classmates due to my mixed heritage, languages, and culinary traditions in a city with a proud Greek lineage. This feeling of being different fueled my passion for travel and made me feel like a global citizen from an early age.

In Istanbul, my maternal grandfather’s birthplace.

Furthermore, my parents were avid travellers who always took me on their trips. I was barely five years old when I took my first flight, and it was an unforgettable experience. Perhaps that’s why flying is still my favourite way to travel!

When I was 14, my family and I embarked on a month-long road trip from Athens to Austria and Switzerland. This journey exposed me to the world’s beauty and instilled a sense of wonder and curiosity that I carry today.

I was fortunate enough to capture the memories of that trip through my camera lens, as I had already begun learning photography at the age of 12. My father and his father-in-law were avid photography enthusiasts who helped me get started and gifted me my first film camera to experiment with.

December in Copenhagen, Denmark.

At 18, I went on my first solo trip abroad, one of my life’s most empowering experiences. It gave me self-confidence and taught me the freedom of travelling alone.

Having completed my undergraduate degree in Athens, I pursued further studies in the UK. During my three years there, I had the privilege of interacting with people from various backgrounds and cultures, which allowed me to expand my horizons and develop the ability to adapt to new and different environments quickly.

About the blog

After a short stint at a traditional 9-5 job, I realized it wasn’t the right fit. So, I’ve found a way to fuel my passion for travel even though my business isn’t directly related. But with a busy schedule, I’ve had to cut back on how often I travel. I’m sure many of you can relate to this, too. It takes work to balance grown-up responsibilities with wanderlust. That’s why I’m all for taking fewer but more meaningful trips. Travel doesn’t have to be a race to tick off destinations from a list!

I created Chic Travel Tales to help busy people like you make the most of your well-deserved vacation. Whether you love exploring charming European cities, indulging in a wine-tasting session in Tuscany, or relaxing at a thermal spa in the Italian Alps, I’ve got you covered.

In addition, if you are anything like me, the place you stay during a trip is an essential part of the travel experience, not an afterthought. My favourite kind of hotel offers a sophisticated blend of historical charm, modern luxury, and impeccable service.

Join me on this beautiful adventure, and let’s craft chic travel tales together!

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2 Comments

  1. Hi. My name Maroun Hanna from Lebanon. I saw what you have writen about Alsace in strasbourg. Realy it nice . good luck

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