Written By:

Marisa Dane

Current Rock of Residence:

Grand Cayman

Island Girl Since:

2014

Originally Hails From:

Tampa, Florida

Marisa was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She had a normal 9-5 job wearing a suit and heels everyday doing everything from real estate to negotiating contracts for an electrical firm under the umbrella of her degree in Mass Communications. She was bit rather early by the travel bug and has been trying to quench her wanderlust ever since

She spent two years working directly with the military on Oahu, HI where she got her first taste of island living. From there, she moved to Rome, but she couldn’t deny the ocean seductively calling her name. Marisa now resides on Grand Cayman with her husband and three stepsons, trying to navigate island living with kids. You can find her in the shade of a coconut tree by the ocean with a fly swatter in one hand and a margarita in the other, swapping island stories with her crockpot of new expat friends.

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