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  1. Anna Maria Island excels at ecotourism



    Reach out and grab a leaf. Go on. Now pop it in your mouth. It's the moringa plant, ounce for ounce one of the most nutritious plants on earth, which tastes like a cross between a bean and a pea.

    Idyllic Anna Maria Island recently was selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the world’s top islands, beloved for its white sand and old-time charm.
  2. Legoland offers some Christmas deals


    Legoland Florida is offering a couple of Christmas deals that will get you a free second day. If you visit the Winter Haven theme park by Dec. 27, you get a free ticket to return between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. Simply show your paid ticket at the park turnstiles for processing before Dec. 27 to claim your free ticket. And …

  3. Whitby, England, offers abbey ruins, 'Dracula' sites, fish and chips


    Just under 50 miles from York and recognized as one of the best (if not the, according to some) places for fish and chips in England, this seaside town is home to the Whitby Abbey ruins and the 199 steps leading up to it, quaint streets and the parish Church of St. Mary. On a cold, gray English afternoon, it's …

    An audio tour describes the history of the abbey, starting in 657 A.D. when it was founded by the Saxon King of Northumbria. The double monastery of Benedictine monks and nuns also was the home of the first Anglo-Saxon Christian poet, Caedmon. Visitors walk among the ruins, owned and painstakingly maintained by English Heritage, and are treated to a spectacular view of the town and harbor below where the Esk reaches the North Sea.