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.

learn about the women behind the travel blog written by kel

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.

📍 CanadaVancouver (aka home), Toronto

📍 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:

Written By Kel is proud of her features and collaborations
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 🙂
Kelena