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Local travel writer publishes the islands’ first iTunes app

By Staff | May 31, 2010

Chelle Koster Walton, creator of the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Essential Guide, a brand new iTunes application.

Where can we dine tonight that’s within our budget? How far is it to “Ding” Darling from where we are right now? How do I get to Bowman’s Beach?


For only $1.99, you can have at your fingertips the answers to these and any other question you may have regarding staying, dining, beaching and sightseeing on and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands with the newly expanded Sanibel-Captiva Islands Essential Guide.


In partnership with Sutro Media, veteran island travel writer Chelle Koster Walton has published this guide to island exploring.

Screenshots from Sanibel-Captiva Islands Essentials Guide.


It includes 100 listings in categories such as Restaurants, Beaches, Nature Attractions, Sports, Museums/Art, Shopping, Accommodations and Day Trips.


Each listing is linked to a map that shows you how to get there and images related specifically to that listing. The app’s slideshow contains nearly 300 images of the islands.


With a current user rating of 4-1/2 stars, it is receiving positive reviews for its honest selection of top sights and insider tips.


Fully functional in airplane mode, Sanibel-Captiva Islands Essential Guide is available to all iPhone, touch iPod and iPad users through the iPhone App Store or online at sutromedia.com/apps/Sanibel_FL.


Walton, who has lived on Sanibel for nearly 30 years, is author of The Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples Book and contributes to Fodor’s guidebooks, Miami Herald, Times of the Islands, www.FoxNews.com, WGCU Public Television as well as several in-flight magazines and other national publications and websites.