"Good Morning America's" Weekend Window visited Tanna Island, which is part of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Vanuatu is made up of not one or two islands, but 83 islands. The islands range in topography from towering volcanic cones, to others covered in dense rainforest, to yet others with wide beaches. Vanuatu is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with more than 115 distinctly different cultures and languages. For more information about Vanuatu, go to www.vanuatutourism.com.
"Good Morning America's" Weekend Window visited Plum Island, which is located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, about 30 miles from Boston. This close-knit coastal community is full of New England charm and beautiful beaches. This barrier island is a protected national refuge that offers lots of natural trails and fantastic bird watching spots that lie on the migratory path. For more information about Plum Island, go to www.plum-island.com.
This Sunday, "Good Morning America's" Weekend Window visited Sandy Hook, N.J. -- seven miles of white sand beaches on the northern tip of the Jersey Shore. A short trip from Manhattan, Sandy Hook offers the best fishing on the Jersey Shore, and as well as excellent surfing, wind surfing and kite sailing.Yet it's also a peaceful place to reflect on the beauty of nature, and a year round destination for bird watchers. History buffs appreciate the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the country's oldest surviving lighthouse, and Fort Hancock, which defended New York Harbor from 1895 to 1974. For more information on Sandy Hook, Click Here.
This Sunday, "Good Morning America's" Weekend Window visited the Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands that lies about 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. About 70 percent of the Outer Banks is environmentally protected land or national park land. Perhaps the best known Outer Banks island is Cape Hatteras, home to the Wright Brothers Memorial, where Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic first flight. For more information on the Outer Banks, Click Here.
This Sunday, "Good Morning America's" Weekend Window visited Newport, R.I. One of America's oldest cities, founded in 1639, Newport offers a diverse community of fisherman, yachtsman and summer visitors. Among Newport's greatest attractions are the old American mansions, where turn-of-the-century New Yorkers would spend their summers. Architechturally exquisite, these mansions are referred to as America's castles. One notable mansion, "The Breakers," built between 1892 and 1895, once was occupied by the Vanderbilt family, and is now open for public viewing. The old and the new live in harmony in Newport, with many restaurants, stores and attractions to also visit. For more information on Newport, R.I., Click Here.
"Good Morning America Weekend Edition" was pre-empted by the British Open golf tournament on Sunday, July 17. "GMA" will return next weekend.