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Newton, Massachusetts --With winter storm warnings and frigid temperatures impacting most of the country, 72% of Americans plan to take an island trip this year, according to a recent TripAdvisor poll.

As many people are looking for an escape from the wintry weather, TripAdvisor has announced the top islands in the U.S. and world -- and among them is Bay area gem Anna Maria Island!

PHOTOS:Anna Maria Island among TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Islands

This is the second year in a row the Manatee County barrier island has made a TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Island awards list.

See Also:TripAdvisor: Tampa area island among Best in Nation

Winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each island on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Islands, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Islands.

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