Get (h)appy. Vancouver Island travel App by Nanaimo travel writer!

I love Twitter. I have met some amazing people there. I am always so impressed with the creative folks there… and many of them are in my own backyard. Last week Jamie Moore contacted me because of my contests I have been doing. She asked if I could give-away one of her Vancouver Island Exploration Travel Guide iPhone apps. I said yes. I thought many of us would love to get our hands on this guide.

I have been talking a fair bit to Jamie and man, she is SMART. Some good laughs, I learned lots and we are going to get our kids together for a playdate. Friendships form quite quickly with the aide of social media.

Soooo… here is the contest. I have one of the apps available. Simply post or tweet about your favourite Vancouver Island destination. Please use the hashtag #twittergiver so I can see all the entries.  Contest ends Wednesday, May 18th at 1 pm. I am eager to learn more about our lovely Island. This contest is open to anyone who wants to participate.  Play along and let’s get (h)appy! Lots on info below about the app…. I would also suggest that if you do not win, purchase it. It is a great app.



Make Summer Travel Easier With the New *Vancouver Island Exploration Guide* iPhone App

16 May 2011 – Nanaimo, BC – Want to know the best spots on Vancouver Island to land a huge salmon or watch thousands spawn? Need help navigating the island’s wine trail? Looking for fun kid-friendly activities?

Start planning your summer adventures with the new Vancouver Island Exploration Guide travel app. Save on time (and gas money) by downloading this handy guide ($2.99) to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the iTunes App Store.

All the info you need is in the palm of your hand: Top attractions, places to stay, tips on peak times to see orcas, which trails to avoid if you’re not hard-core, simple ways to save money and more.

“It’s the kind of guide that comes in handy whether you’re standing on a street corner looking for a good seafood restaurant or lying on your couch planning a day hike,” says author Jamie Moore. “The best part is that it’s always growing with new entries and the latest info, and users get free updates for life.”

The *Vancouver Island Exploration Guide* is the island’s most complete travel app with 130 things to see and do — including hidden gems and 50 free attractions and activities — from Victoria to Port Hardy. It features slideshows with 740+ photographs, interactive Google Maps and one-click website links and phone calls.

The easy-to-use interface lets you search by region, price or activity while being accompanied by a professional travel writer and island resident as your personal guide. The iPhone’s built-in navigation pinpoints where you are, and the app shows you what’s nearby and how to get there.

The app can be purchased in the iTunes App Store for $2.99.

About the author

The author of Tourism Vancouver Island’s Outdoor Guide, Tour Planner and other island visitor guides, Jamie Moore is an award-winning writer and member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Her writing credits also include blogs, Rand McNally guides, Resort + Recreation magazine and Endless Vacation magazine. She also contributes to the new Family Matters department in WestJet’s up! magazine. Visit

About the publisher

Sutro Media is an online-based application publishing company. Partnering with expert, established travel writers around the world, Sutro creates highly visual, authentic, up-to-date, and rich guides … for your phone. To date, Sutro has collaborated with writers on 235+ travel apps. Many of these are regularly featured on the “What’s Hot” list in iTunes.

1 Comment

  1. My favourite destination – wow! That’s a tough one. Like asking to chose your favourite child.

    For this round though I’ll pick Gordon Bay Provincial Campground on Cowichan Lake for the many wonderful memories of family camping trips.


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