Emily Starbuck Crone (formerly Gerson) lives in Austin, Texas, and holds a communications degree from the University of Texas. She has been a full-time professional writer since 2007. Emily has written for Huffington Post, BootsnAll.com, USAToday.com, About.com (owned by The New York Times Company), CreditCards.com, and a variety of other websites and publications. In 2009, she started a travel blog, Maiden Voyage. After three years of building the successful blog, she sold it in September 2012. In the rare moments when she is not writing, Emily enjoys yoga, photography, reading, baking gluten-free goodies, and watching documentaries with her husband and rescue dog.