Welcome to Written By Kel! My name is Kelena.
I am a Canadian part-time travel blogger with dreams of becoming a full-time travel blogger and exploring more than my backyard.
I am here to help you discover the best in my home city of Vancouver and British Columbia, and sometimes covering Canada and other countries.
Growing up, I have always wanted to travel around the world, exploring, experiencing new things, and learning.
Whenever I travel to other locations, such as Hawaii, Mexico, or the United States — the Canada and United States border is a 45-minute drive from Vancouver, I would come home and share my experiences with my family and friends.
I always mention places they had to visit if they ever travelled there, but as time passed, I would forget the names and locations.
An idea came to my mind in 2018 when I was in Bali, Indonesia, that I would love to create something they could read when the time came for them to travel. But I left it on the back burner for a long time.
One day in 2020, I was in a rut of not knowing what to do with my life when I got a lightbulb moment of “OMG, I should create a blog!” I created my blog with no sense of direction to go with when it came to topics, so it was about everything but the kitchen sink.
I decided in the end to stick to something I love: exploring and travelling. And ta-da! My travel blog was born!
Where I Have Travelled To
To date, these are all of the places that I have spent some time exploring and adventuring in. I typically spend around two weeks or more in places or have visited some locations multiple times.
📍 USA – Hawaii (Island of Hawai’i aka The Big Island x2, Oahu), New York, California, Nevada, Washington State (Seattle), Oregon (Portland)
📍 Mexico – Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta x2
📍 Indonesia – Bali (Ubud, Gili Meno, Munduk, Seminyak)
Why I Blog
I am passionate about helping others explore and experience places they have never been to before.
⭐ Help provide guidance and share knowledge to navigate Vancouver and British Columbia.
⭐ Also to help share experiences and personal experiences for others to enjoy.
⭐ To also help you navigate other countries.
Where I Have Been Featured In
I am proud of my features and collaborations. You can find a list of the websites down below:
Mike And Laura Travel – 13 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways & Hotels In Vancouver BC For Couples
Lifney – Experts Tell Us About The Best Outdoor Jackets
Nomad Is Beautiful – Itinerary For 3 Days In Vancouver
Love And Road – 18 Beautiful Scenic Viewpoints In Vancouver, BC
No Hurry To Get Home – 11 Solo Things To Do In Vancouver British Columbia
Albion Gould – 30 Best Things To Do In Oahu With Family
Parenthood And Passports — Fun-Filled 5 Day Vancouver Itinerary For Families
Forever Karen — Long Weekend In Victoria – The Perfect Getaway Guide
Calculated Traveller — A Local’s Guide For A Perfect Weekend In Vancouver, British Columbia
Josie Wanders — 20 Things To Do In Vancouver (And Nearby)
A World To Travel — British Columbia: Top Destinations And Things To Do In BC
Make Time To See The World — Perfect One Day In Seattle Itinerary + Tips
A Rai Of Light — The Ultimate Oahu Itinerary 2024: 7-10 Days In Oahu Hawaii
Tori Pines Travel — (Collaboration) Oahu In February
Journey of a Nomadic Family — Vancouver Island: Mystic Beach; Waterfalls; Hot Springs; Yurts + More
Photo Jeepers — (Collaboration) Places To Visit Oregon In March
The Places Where We Go — (Collaboration) 33 Expert Travel Planning Tips From Adventurous Travel Bloggers
The World In My Pocket — How To Spend A Weekend In Whistler, Canada
Insta Travel Style — 17 Free Things To Do In Vancouver
Thank you for joining me on my travelling journey!
Have a good day 🙂