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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7 Seriously Creepy Haunted Roads

Old houses and deserted castles aren’t the only places where spirits lurk. See what awaits you on America’s most haunted roads.

Travel hacks

8 Phenomenal Fall Activities Around the Country

From a haunted penitentiary to a punk festival extravaganza, here are 8 of the biggest, best, and most interesting ways to celebrate fall this year.

Travel hacks

Personality Quiz: What’s Your Interior Design Style?

The way you choose to decorate your home says a lot about you. Take our quiz to discover your interior design personality.

Homeowners 101 | Renters 101

Can Cars Help Prevent Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving and drowsy driving are serious problems — but some manufacturers are building solutions right into their vehicles.

Safe and smart | Smart technology

Roads to the Future: Smart Highways and Connected Cars

From roads that communicate with vehicles to cars that talk to each other, transportation is changing in a big way. Find out what’s around the bend.

Smart technology | Travel hacks

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