I confess, I'm a bit of a gadget geek; a mathematician in a former life. Combine that with a career in professional wandering and it's only natural that friends, family and fellow travelers have been turning to me for years for travel gadget and gear advice.

"You're the ultimate gadget girl, you should have a column." a friend told me the other day.

So, violà, just like that, 'Gadget Girl' was born.

Look here for more soon. Very soon.


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".