Written By:

Vanessa Boyce

Current Rock of Residence:

Tobago

Island Girl Since:

Birth

Originally Hails From:

Trinidad & Tobago

Anyone who visits the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago will notice the distinct differences in landscape, culture, and general way of living between both islands. Vanessa was born in Trinidad, the commerce-focused hub of the Caribbean. In 2008, she moved to Tobago and immediately fell in love with the richness of island life.

Tobago is the quintessential Caribbean – laid back lifestyle, beautiful beaches, and rich nature. Away from the hustle and bustle of Trinidad and with more time on her hands, Vanessa got involved in youth and community work. She became very active in Rotaract, the youth arm of Rotary. She also co-founded the Pink Diamond Society for Ladies, a network of professional women committed to enriching the lives of young women through the promotion of strong bonds and positive values.

Being involved in youth and community work also afforded Vanessa the opportunity to travel the world. At the age of 32, she has visited 25 countries and intends to visit many more in the years to come. Experiencing all these countries has made Vanessa appreciate her twin-island paradise even more. She loves the beach and exploring all of the hidden natural gems each island has to offer. She enjoys sharing the richness of the island with friends, family, and visitors.

Vanessa began writing out of the desire to share her experiences with others on a wider scale. She wants everyone who reads of her experiences to appreciate not only the beauty of island life, but also the benefits of experiencing new cultures and new adventures.

In addition to being an adventure seeker, Vanessa is also a business professional. Her full-time job involves reviewing and developing programmes and policies in the area of education. However, she is also an Administrative Consultant in her own business, as well as an Artiste Manager, Event Coordinator, and Executive Secretary for other business ventures.

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