Travel entrepreneur, online publisher and content producer.
Primary focus since 1998 has been on finding new ways to creatively develop and market travel related online content, engage in Social Media networks (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and blogs) and build brand recognition.
Ongoing projects include:
- Independent travel content producer, EllenBarone.com.
As an early enthusiast of multimedia platforms– narrative and service journalism, editorial photography, blogs, audio, video and social – I’ve been curating and creating intriguing, trustworthy and engaging travel content since 1998.
Sharing insights and information, I’ve traveled to more than 70 countries in pursuit of the world’s most memorable journeys, and built a reputation, career and loyal audience as a trusted travel advisor by offering people meaningful ways to experience the world, along with the products and services that will make their travels – and lives – better.
- Editor-in-Chief, EllenBarone.com - keeping travelers in the know and on the go.
Catering to individuals who enjoy a traveler’s lifestyle, EllenBarone.com is a respected source for travel tips, vacation advice, product reviews, photo galleries and articles to help readers travel better, smarter and more inspired. Delivering a highly targeted, active and engaged audience, EllenBarone.com is continually evolving and branching out into new mediums, including audio podcasts, Internet radio and video storytelling, in search of new and exciting ways to better inform our readers’ travels – and their lives.
As the name behind the brand, my focus has been on content creation and management, online marketing and advertising, as well as the cultivation, negotiation, and management of external relationships and partnership development.
- Co-founder and publisher, YourLifeIsATrip.com - where travel and life meet.
A group travel blog, YourLifeIsATrip.com was founded on the belief that there is no division between your travels, your life, your soul, your wellbeing, your relationships, your money, your work and your play. The site, recently honored with two first-place writing awards from the Western Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), features different voices, different subjects, all related by the common theme – life as a trip. To learn more, visit www.YourLifeIsATrip.com.
Since its soft-launch in January 2009, thanks to an assemblage of 90+ contributors, the site has enjoyed rapid growth on the new reader and new subscriber fronts and attracted national media attention. Responsibilities include managing contributor content and postings/promotion schedule, planning editorial direction, developing strategic partnerships and revenue producing programs.
- Co-author, adventure travel blog, The Wild Pair.
Smart, sassy, and savvy information and tips on how to turn your next vacation into a life-enhancing experience.
- Radio host, Travel Talk with Ellen Barone, Blog Talk Radio.
As useful as it is entertaining, the show talks in-depth about travel and photography, people and diversity, adventure and self-discovery.
- Speaker, Executive Speakers Bureau
- Content partner, Real Girls Media Network.
- Workshop instructor, Word Harvest/Santa Fe Writers’ Workshops, Santa Fe
- Photo tour leader, Adventure Travel Industry.
- Marketing consultant, Houserstock, Inc.
- Co-founder/President, International Media Group
1986 – 1998 — Secondary mathematics teacher, Cumberland Valley School District
1996 – 1997 — Travel sabbatical, 13-month road trip, Canada, US, Mexico.
1991- 1992 — Fulbright teacher exchange, Scotland, UK
Professional Society Memberships, present and past:
Society of American Travel Writers
American Society of Media Photographers
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
30+ post-graduate hours/master’s equivalent, Mathematics Education.