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Elbow Cay, Bahamas

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Tallahassee, FL

Lily has been island-hopping for the last three years aboard her sailboat “Robin Hood” with her husband and tribe of monkeys – three boys ages 8 months, 3, and 5. Thanks to boat repairs, she has done more island living than island hopping for the past two winters, but she’s not about to start complaining! A big believer in teaching old dogs new tricks, she is perpetually trying to learn new things from guitar to skateboarding to various ill-advised water sports. A big photographer, she lugs around her special camera equipment backpack loaded with a GoPro, DJI drone, and Fuji camera, all while snapping hundreds of photos on her iPhone. Follow her adventures in children, beach-hopping, and boating on Instagram @boatsboardsandbabies and on her blog, Explore New Shores.

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