about Lauren

A recovering English professor, repatriated expat and startup geek, Lauren speaks several languages, including Spanish, French, Academese, and Tech Lite. When she isn’t writing for Esurance, you might find her reading, marathoning Netflix, or gathering data to decide which San Francisco museums host the best nightlife events. She has a complicated relationship with the Oxford comma.

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5 Ways to Cut Holiday Stress in Under 10 Minutes

If holiday stress is getting you down, take 10 minutes to recalibrate with one of these simple techniques.

DIY hacks | Home and garden

How to Make Your Weekend Feel Like a Vacation: 5 Day Trips From New York City

Need a break from NYC? Get outdoors, brush up on history, or pick your own fruit — all within a 2-hour drive from the city. Check out these 5 amazing day trips.

Travel hacks | Destinations

How to Make a Weekend Feel Like a Vacation: 5 Day Trips From Chicago

Take a day to learn about the universe, commune with nature, and discover some good eats — all within a 2-hour drive of Chicago. Check out these 5 day trips.

Travel hacks | Destinations

Esurance: Election Insurance Sweepstakes

Dreaming of a post-election escape? Head to Twitter to tell us where you’d move using #MakeYourEscapeSweeps for a chance at $10K to “try before you buy.”

All the news | Around Esurance

How to Make Your Weekend Feel Like a Vacation: 5 Day Trips from Los Angeles

Sometimes, you just need a break. Get out of Los Angeles for the weekend with these 5 epic day trips.

Travel hacks | Destinations