Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Vanessa Workman received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and an Associate Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy. Eventually transplanting to San Francisco, California, she continued her career in the medical field in addition to working as a freelance artist. As an avid traveler she has explored Mexico, Central America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
A short contract job in a Singapore hospital initially landed her in Southeast Asia where she decided to take a break from her medical career for more creative endeavors. She is presently basing herself in Langkawi, Malaysia from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other destinations on her bucket list. She is passionate about writing, blogging and social media.
Founder and Executive Editor of TheIslandDrum.com and The Island Drum Blog. She has been a researcher and regional correspondent for Travelfish.org as well as being a freelance writer, blogger and social media consultant.