Although she was born and raised in the Midwest, Debbra Dunning Brouillette has always been a tropical girl. Childhood vacations to Florida opened up her world to sun, sand, and turquoise water. On her first Caribbean trip to Jamaica in 1990, a snorkeling excursion introduced her to an incredible new world: the world that exists below the surface of the sea. Debbra was hooked. In 1992, she became a certified diver, and since then she has visited numerous islands, 30 in the Caribbean and others in French Polynesia, Fiji, Mexico, Hawaii, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, and the Galapagos Islands. Since 2006, the writer, photographer, and travel consultant has been sharing information and advice about tropical travel on her website, Tropical Travel Girl. Through her destination content, blog posts, and photos, Debbra hopes to assist and inspire those interested in planning a trip to the tropics.