Chelle Koster Walton
Chelle Koster Walton, a 15-year resident of Sanibel Island, Florida, specializes in Florida and Caribbean travel. She wrote Frommer's guide to Best Beach Vacations: Florida and Florida Island-Hopping: The West Coast (Pineapple Press). Her Caribbean Ways: A Cultural Guide and Hidden Florida: The Adventurer's Guide have both won awards in Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competitions for Best Guidebook. In 1994, she won the Bahamas Discovery Award for an article she wrote about Grand Bahama Island. She also wrote The Gulf Coast of Florida Book, Sanibel Island Eyes and Other Island Afflictions & Addictions and Florida Island Hopping The West Coast.
A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Walton is contributing editor for Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. Her work has appeared in, among other publications, Longevity, Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Islands, Americana and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.