Did you ever venture from the area, maybe on vacation, and have a feeling that what you left behind was more exciting than where you were at?  You were probably right.

CBS News travel editor Peter Greenburg has proclaimed Mount Desert Island as the "Best Island Getaway in the Continental United States!"

Greenburg cited MDI's distance from New York as a benefit, (he did pronounce Bangor wrong in doing so).  He said that the "key" to America's largest island off the coast was Acadia National Park.  He stressed to visit during April, May and September, calling them the "Magic Months" when the island is not crowded!

Golden Isles off the coast of Gerogia came in 2nd, Beaver Island in Michigan, Catalina Island California, and then San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State round out the top 5 island destinations!