Lea Ann fell in love with travel by the age of two when this little Dallas-ite sat on the backseat floorboard of the family station wagon charting every mile traveled throughout the United States on paper maps. At 17 years old she “marketed” herself into an enviable position with American Airlines for a summer job that lasted 27 years. Although she has traveled the globe, one visit to the Caribbean was all she needed to create her vision of living permanently in paradise. Realizing her dream, five years ago Lea Ann sold her home, quit her job and shipped everything she could to the luscious paradise of St Lucia. She and her husband live in the quiet agricultural area of the island on their vegetable farm and harvest sea moss from the ocean for importation. Lea Ann loves the laid back pace, tropical beauty and refreshing ocean of her new home. When she is not writing for online travel sites such as: Gadling, USA TODAY, Travels, Travel Research Online, Caribbean Property and Lifestyle Magazine, Farespotter and Hotels.com, she enjoys playing in St Lucia’s waterfalls and beaches, learning about the island’s fascinating history and struggles to learn the local language, Patois. Lea Ann is also the National Caribbean Travel Examiner for examiner.com.