Hello! My name is Wailana, and the name is Hawaiian because I am!

I'm a freelance copywriter and content marketer for travel businesses.

I spend my days deeply immersed in the world of tourism and travel. My work has appeared on GoOverseas, Eskimos Iceland, Slow Travel Stockholm, Matador Network, The Blonde Abroad, Willamette Intl Travel, Travel42, Epic Iceland and many others. 

I'm from Hawaii and I’ve been traveling from the ripe old age of 2, which basically spoiled me for the 9-to-5 thing. My journeys have brought me to 38 countries, and I've lived in Saudi Arabia, Japan, Morocco, South Korea, Oregon, Iceland and now Sweden. I moved to Stockholm in the Summer of 2016. When I’m not freelancing, I’m navigating my way through this large and interesting city.

I have a Master’s in Creative Nonfiction, which basically means I like to tell true stories the way a storyteller would and not, you know, a dry reporter. Creative nonfiction tends to be more enthralling than any fictional lit--after all, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” isn’t it?

Once I graduated with my MFA, I realized I wanted to go full-time expat, and so I hit the road. I've worked as an ESL teacher and a travel agent, but in 2015 I decided to dive headfirst into my career as a freelance writer--and I haven't looked back since. 

You can find me on Twitter, InstagramLinkedIn and Contently

Interested in working together? Let’s get in touch!

Where I've Been