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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Hitting the Hay: Top 8 Hayrides Across the Country

Nothing says harvest time like a ride in a wagon full of hay. From cozy orchard rambles to haunted trails of terror, see how these hayrides stack up.

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7 Ways to Give Your Home More Curb Appeal

Want your home to sell for more (or just look more inviting)? These 7 tips can help make your house the talk of the block.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your American League Baseball Mascots?

Is your baseball mascot expertise All-Star level or below the Mendoza line? Take our quiz to find out!

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your National League Baseball Mascots?

When it comes to baseball mascot expertise, are you a rookie or an MVP? Find out with our fun quiz!

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7 Iconic Clock Towers Worth Making Time For

From Chicago’s Wrigley Building to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, these famous clock towers rise high above the rest.

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