Sara Lynn Burnett

Current Rock of Residence:

St. Lucia

Island Girl Since:

2006

Originally Hails From:

Hawaii & Texas

Faced with the choice of using her college degree to find a “career” somewhere on the US mainland or moving to an island, as soon as her tasseled graduation cap hit the ground, she was on her way to Honolulu. A little under a decade later and with a successful wedding blog, Burnett’s Boards, that (sorta) paid the bills, she found herself on a press trip in Saint Lucia and hired by a resort there to create destination wedding content and marketing materials. One thing led to another and after too many 24 hour commutes from Hawaii to Saint Lucia + a Trinidadian boyfriend to call her own, she sorted her possessions into “worth the cost of shipping” or not piles and made her way across the Pacific. Since then, she has created a hospitality & tourism consulting business, Coral Range, that keeps her island hopping, lived on Abaco in the Bahamas for a year, learned to cook everything from boti to salt fish, and fully embraced the Caribbean lifestyle – though her chipping and wining will always need some work.

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