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Discover Oahu with new Kindle E-book

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Discover Oahu: A Pictorial Guide to a Tropical Island Paradise (E-book Version) by Bruce Foley and Amelia Painter is now available on for just $2.99.

Oahu is truly a unique Hawaiian destination and this e-book travel guide is a MUST HAVE for anyone planning a trip to Oahu, Hawaii. This insider’s guide to Oahu’s most engaging and popular attractions is a great money saver for visitors on a budget as many of the attractions reviewed in the book are low-to-no-cost.

The print version of the guidebook can also be purchased on Amazon.

Okoboji Country Inn Recipes Featured

Donna Muilenburg filming demonstration of her recipe in new IA cookbook

Donna Muilenburg filming demonstration of her recipe in new IA cookbook

West Okoboji, Iowa –Okoboji Country Inn owner and innkeeper, Donna Muilenburg,  has several recipes featured in the new expaned and revised Iowa cookbook, Discover Iowa: Cooking with Iowa Wines, Meats and other Iowa Products.

Muilenburg also appeared on the Spencer, Iowa, television program “Talk of the Town” hosted by Curtis Dean. (A Spencer Municipal Utilities Channel 3 production.)  On the show she chose to prepare her “Brunch Casserole,” which was a favorite of Annabelle’s Tea Room luncheon guests for many years, as well as a family favorite. “This is not your typical egg dish, and is perfect to make when you have a lot of company and want to make a statement,” said Muilenburg.  She also wanted to share this recipe with young cooks to demonstrate that you don’t have to be in the kitchen all day to make a wonderful and different entree that will please everyone.

The new cookbook is for sale at and will be available in time to pick up for Christmas gifts and is also sold at The Wash House gift shop, which is located adjacent to the Okoboji Country Inn located in West Okoboji, Iowa.

Author Interview

Author Amelia Painter Talk of the Town, a popular weekly television program in Spencer, Iowa, recently interviewed author Amelia Painter about her book titled Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Inn Keeping Success with Professional Online Marketing Strategies The video below discusses the Second Edition of the book and viewers will learn more about the author and her partnership with Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association based in Spencer, IA. The first edition was published in 2006 and this 2nd edition came out in late 2007.

This outstanding B&B guidebook’s most valuable chapters take the reader on a step-by-step tutorial that will help them understand the internet better and they’ll learn internet marketing techniques from a proven professional.

Iowa Author Contributes

Iowa Author, Amelia Painter, Featured in Tips from the T-List

Writer and Marketing Professional, Amelia Painter, is featured as one of the contributors for the groundbreaking book Tips from the T-List: “A collection of thoughts, musings, quotes and recommendations from the most influential travel and tourism bloggers.” (The first-ever travel industry publication derived exclusively from the professional travel blogging community.) This book is a MUST READ for anyone in the tourism industry!

Click here for Free Digital Copy of Tips from the T-List

The book was distributed at the Canada-e-connect Conference in Vancouver and the PhoCusWright Conference in Orlando, Florida, and it was distributed through the Travolution Conference in London and the Web-in-travel Conference in Singapore.