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Current Rock of Residence:

Grand Cayman

Island Girl Since:

2013

Originally Hails From:

Southern California / Seattle, Washington

A few vodka 7’s with a friend turned Shannon’s 2 week vacation to Grand Cayman into a plan to move to an island that, not only had she never been to, she also had no idea where it actually was. She was in the midst of a quarter life crisis and figured moving 2,988 miles away from friends and family to a 12-mile long island in the middle of the Caribbean would help somehow. A Virgo who loves yoga, Shannon relishes in taking naps in her spare time and isn’t above screaming obscenities at the roosters who interrupt said naps. Don’t they understand how exhausting island life can be? You can connect with Shannon on her website, Traveling Wild Woman.

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