Disclosure Policy


I take the relationship that I have built with travelers seriously. Any travel articles, vacation advice, product reviews or travel articles you read on EllenBarone.com, will be honest and based on my opinion. My reputation depends on it.

Travel is my passion and my profession. I write, speak, photograph and consult for a variety of travel related businesses and publications for a living. This site, however, is a personal platform where I can share my expertise, opinions, vacation experiences, advice and budget-saving recommendations I think will help readers to travel better, smarter and often.

Some of the products I review I’ve owned and used for years. Some I’ve recently bought at retail. Others I have received for free from manufacturers who are trying to get feedback on their products. Sometimes I get these items as a loaner. Sometimes I give them away as prizes here or on other blogs I write for. Sometimes I keep them and keep using them, writing about them multiple times if I become smitten.


Regardless of the method of acquisition, I promise to always tell it like it is, giving you the pros and cons of each item. If a gadget doesn’t work right or is a pain to use, I’ll say so. And in general I only agree to review items I think travelers will be interested in.

Sometimes articles on the site result from press trips, sponsored or partially sponsored trips. However, you can be assured that my commitment is to journalistic integrity and to writing the truth of experiences.  

You can always reach me or any of the contributors via the “contact Ellen” page for comments or questions.

EllenBarone.com receives remuneration from adverts displayed on the site, all adverts are placed on the site though advertising agencies and companies like Google Ads and other affiliate programs.