LiveLifeLocal® adds three new lifestyle experts and industry insiders to its editorial staff

Motorcycle, boating and road trip authors join LiveLifeLocal's roster of contributors to share expertise, travel tips and destination inspiration

Oct 21, 2013, 09:00 ET from Safeco Insurance

SEATTLE, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, a site designed to inspire boaters, motorcyclists, RV enthusiasts and road-trippers with ideas for things to do with their favorite vehicles, today announced the addition of contributors Janet Groene, Donna Hull and Bud Miller to its editorial staff as vehicle and lifestyle Insiders.

The site, sponsored by Safeco Insurance®, partners with experts within the four lifestyles to share their insider knowledge, tips and experiences with site visitors to help them get more out of their RVs,  boats, cars and motorcycles, and to inspire readers to share their own insights and favorite destinations.

Janet Groene shares her experiences as a sailboat owner for the past decade and comes to LiveLifeLocal as the latest boating Insider. She has authored books including, How to Live Aboard a Boat and Dressing Ship and How to Furnish or Refurbish Your Boat, along with a variety of other writings focused on the boating lifestyle. Janet also holds a number of awards, including the Directors Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Donna Hull joins LiveLifeLocal as a road trip expert and author of the blog, My Itchy Travel Feet. As an avid traveler herself, Hull shares content geared towards baby boomers that embrace an active traveling lifestyle, and will be sharing her first-hand experiences and knowledge on She joins the team of experts with experience writing for dozens of travel and lifestyle magazines.

Bud Miller, better known as the voice behind Zen Motorcyclist, brings his expertise as an experienced motorcyclist for nearly a decade to LiveLifeLocal. Miller now logs more than 200 miles per week on his bike as part of his regular commute. In addition to his own blog and his new role as a LiveLifeLocal Insider, Miller also serves as a regular contributor to RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel.

These three new contributors join an already strong staff of professional writers that includes David Schmidt, editor-at-large for SAIL Magazine; Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA; Brad Herzog, author of three critically-acclaimed travel books on RV exploration across the country; and several others.

"Welcoming these insiders to our LiveLifeLocal team allows us to reach a broader audience by adding new skill sets, knowledge and experiences to the site," said Eric Trott, vice president of marketing, Safeco Insurance. "Their impressive backgrounds make them poised to share insight into these vehicles and traveling that readers may not otherwise be exposed to. Our hope is this will open up the doors to create a better experience for our community members when they hit the road or water on their own."

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