ABOUT

About The Travelling City Girl
Get to know me!

Hello, I’m Kelena

A Canadian part-time travel blogger with dreams of becoming a full-time travel blogger and exploring more than my backyard.

I’d forget travel details and insights explaining them to family and friends, so I decided to create a travel blog. Now I can share everything with you.

I’m here to help you discover the best my home province of British Columbia offers.

My Story

The Travelling City Girl

Living in Vancouver

Growing up in Vancouver, I’ve always wanted to travel around the world, exploring, experiencing new things, and learning. My goal/dream is to travel and work for myself.

However, even though my blog is dedicated to exploring British Columbia, I’ve also travelled abroad to Indonesia (Bali) and within North America, such as to Mexico and the United States, including Hawaii, New York, California and Oregon.

The Canada-US border is 45 minutes from Vancouver, so I’ve visited Washington many times, including Seattle and Taco Bell—mostly Taco Bell because they have the Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze (slush to me and my fellow Canadians), which is only available in the United States.

How I Got Started Blogging

I always love to share information about places, experiences, and funny or serious moments while travelling with my family and friends.

However, as time passed, I started to forget details or information about places I would travel to, like how we travelled to see that spot, what was that restaurant called where we had the best meals, where that hotel was located, etc.

In 2018, when I was in Bali, I thought I would love to create something my family and friends could read before travelling to that country or XYZ. But I left that idea on the back burner for a long time—I wasn’t aware of the travel blogging opportunities then.

One day in the middle of 2020, I was in a rut and didn’t know what to do with my life (of course, this was a pivotal period for many people around the world) when I had a lightbulb moment: “OMG, I should create a blog!”

At first, I had no sense of direction when it came to topics, so my blog was about everything but the kitchen sink.

Ultimately, I decided to stick to something I love: sharing information about my travels and general travelling information. And ta-da! My travel blog was born!

I started with Written By Kel (my previous blog), but things shifted in the blogging world—don’t get me started, that’s another whole can of worms, so I had to shift what type of travel content and where I wanted to talk about travelling to, basically narrowing down.

In the end, I choose to write about my home province of British Columbia because there are places I’ve travelled to many times and many places I’ve yet to explore. As a bonus, I can share all the information, details, funny and serious moments, and experiences with you.

My Mission

  • Provide local guidance and knowledge about British Columbia.
  • Share experiences and personal experiences for others to enjoy.
  • Help you navigate other locations in BC, such as my home city Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Okanagan, etc.

My Experience With Travel

Although this blog mainly discusses travel within British Columbia, I’ve also travelled to other countries and have experience travelling. I also have the travel bug and want to explore more of the world, but for now, I’ll write about my home and eventually start another blog for when this city girl travels abroad full time.

As Seen In

Where I Have Been Featured

I’m proud of my features and collaborations. You can find a list of the websites down below:

The Travelling City Girl is proud of her collaborations and guest post opportunities.

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

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 [year]: 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

Chasing Travel Blog — Best Places To Stay In Oahu For Couples + 25 Oahu Date Ideas

The Traveler — From Awe to Ouch, My Unforgettable First Visit to Oahu Had It All

Happy When Abroad — 16 Best Outdoor Activities In Vancouver, Canada

Editors Pick

My Top Posts

Explore all the non-touristy things to do and hidden gems in Vancouver. These are common places and things that locals and I like to do that others may not know about.

Are you planning a trip to Vancouver and wondering if it’s worth visiting? There are many reasons to visit, things to do and see, and more for you to explore.

There are many places to stay in Vancouver for the first time. Almost all of the best hotels are located in Downtown Vancouver.

Exploring Vancouver Island on a road trip is the best way to see what the island offers — you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you for joining me on my travelling journey!

Have a good day 🙂
Kelena