I’m a huge fan of the Internet. I’ve fallen head over heels in cyber love with information a click away, instant access to global news and world perspectives, blogs on everything from zen living to nomadic wandering delivered daily to my inbox thanks to RSS - really simple syndication- feeds. 

For the past decade, passion alone has fueled this website. In place of business plans and growth stragegies, I’ve followed the joy of sharing. I love little more than posting my favorite travel experiences, budget-friendly steals + deals,  news from companies I believe in, and gear and gadgets that help me - and you - travel smarter, easier and more often. No SEO seminars. No IT team. No PR firm. No marketing department. Just ME, having a lot of fun and YOU reading what I have to say. 

So, imagine my pleasure this morning when on a whim I googled the words ‘travel advice vacation tips’ and discovered EllenBarone.com #2, sandwiched between two favorites - Away.com and Kayak.com - both HUGE players in the world of travel BTW. My smile spread when I noticed my hero, Condé Nast Traveler’s global blogger, Wendy Perrin, two entries down. AMAZING!


Thank you, Google, for making my day and getting my passion for travel ‘out there’! 

I’m more excited than ever to keep ‘playing’ with this beautiful invention, the Internet. 

See ya surfing soon,



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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".