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Brighten your editorial pages with the sunshine of tropical locales and the glowing prose of prolific travel writer Chelle Koster Walton. Long-time contributing editor for Caribbean Travel & Life magazine and author of ten guidebooks, Chelle knows her way around the warmest destinations. From her home and office on Sanibel Island, Florida, she covers family travel, culture, adventure, spas, resorts, dining, shopping, and other topics for which your readers thirst.
Other credits include USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Tampa Tribune, Dallas Morning News, St. Paul Pioneer Press, US Airways Magazine, Bridal Guide, FamilyFun, Miami Herald, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Endless Vacation, Alaska Airlines, American Eagle Latitudes, and She reviews restaurants for the Naples Daily News group.
Chelle, mother of one and wife of one (so far), has authored or co-authored the following: Fodor's Bahamas Gold Guide and Florida Gold Guide, The Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples Book, Fodor's In Focus: Florida Keys, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Essential Guide iPhone app, The Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay & Florida's West Coast, Fun with the Family in Florida, Compass American Series' Florida, Florida Island-Hopping, and others.
Click here to read Chelle's complete Curriculum Vitae.


Published Nov. 2010

The Bahamas: A Great Destination treads confidently where other guidebooks stop short, taking you past the beaches and casinos to give you access to ancestral lands, fishing settlements, goat farms, conch shacks, theaters, and art galleries. These are the real islands, with all their culture and character. Besides exploring all the usual tourism options, author/diver/boater Chelle Koster Walton digs deep to bring you the cultural quirks and customs that make the Bahamas such a special place.

For more information, visit Countryman Press.

Florida Bestseller

Chelle's newly updated Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples Book.
"...filled with useful information, attractively designed and thoroughly engaging. I wouldn’t buy any other." Naples Florida Weekly May 2011
"From start to finish, nearly everything of interest along this sweep of the Gulf is covered with authority, insight and verve." CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 15, 2007
"A goldmine of up-to-date informaton on this deservedly popular East Coast destination..." TRAVEL & LEISURE


Read more about it and place your order at Countryman Press.



Sanibel & Captiva Islands Essentials iTunes app...

A screenshot from Chelle's app

Chelle's latest guidebook app is downloadable for only $1.99 to iPhones, touch pad iPods, and iPads.


This guide takes you to more than 100 of the islands’ don’t-miss and secret wildlife attractions, museums, restaurants, and resorts with an evaluative eye toward what’s best and what’s not.


Helpful information, images, and a review of each location gives you the full picture. Maps, links, and the ability to interact through a Comment function puts Sanibel and Captiva Islands - where Chelle has lived for more than 20 years - right in your pocket.


Click on the screenshot to the right to download this 4.5-star-rated app.

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Chelle Koster Walton