about Ellen

Ellen has spent many years as a professional wordsmith, helping to shed light on such topics as world travel, cargo pants, and the porosity of bath tiles. As a freelance copywriter for Esurance, she brings her boundless curiosity to the world of insurance. Outside work, she can be found cheering on the San Francisco Giants, hiking in the Oakland hills, and (barely) resisting smuggling penguins home from Antarctica.

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4 Surprising Facts About Groundhog Day

Ever wonder why a large rodent is our national weather forecaster? Find out where this odd tradition came from.

Travel hacks

The Surprising Link Between Extreme Weather and Electric Car Range

EV drivers, take note: extremely high or low temperatures can cut your car’s range by as much as 40 percent. Here’s why and what you can do about it.

Smart technology | Car tech

Famous, Impressive, and Super Cool Doors Across America

From towering bronze portals to stained-glass marvels, these amazing doors are sure to ring your bell.

Travel hacks

9 Savvy Airport Survival Tips for the Holiday Season

This Thanksgiving, 25.3 million Americans will be flying during the holiday break. If you’re one of them, check out these 9 airport survival tips.

Travel hacks

Smart Highways and Connected Cars: How Far Have We Come?

With new technologies transforming our cars and roads, the future is looking pretty darn cool (and a whole lot safer).

Smart technology | Car tech