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.

More posts by Ellen

Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Wave of the Future?

Suddenly, vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are all the rage. But are they a realistic alternative to plug-ins and gas-powered cars?

Smart technology | Around the nation | Getting there

Is Rent-to-Own the Key to Your Dream House?

If buying a home seems beyond your means, a rent-to-own property could be the solution — but there are risks involved too.

All the news | Homeowners 101

Destination Anywhere: 6 Tips for Deciding Where to Go on Vacation

When PTO is precious, you need to make sure your vacation is the best it can be. Here are some tips for deciding when and where to go on vacation.

DIY hacks

Excluded Drivers: Our Insurance Expert Answers Your Questions

Does everyone in your home need to be listed on your auto policy? Part 3 of our FAQs series explains the rules about excluded drivers.

Insurance 101 | Car insurance 101

10 Tips for a Successful Car-Camping Road Trip

On a long road trip, camping can (and should!) be part of the adventure. Learn how to live out of your car in style.

Getting there

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