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Kingda Ka roller coaster trains (seen in photo) will hurl toward riders on Zumanjaro at speeds of up to 128 mph. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Philadelphia Area Amusement Parks

We might not have Disney, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had at Philadelphia area theme parks. From the world’s largest amusement park to plenty of thrills on local boardwalks, there’s a nearby […]

07/23/2014

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Getaway Guide: The John Smith Trail North

In a recent article, we pinpointed some of his southern stops that can be reached by car, boat or bike. Now, let’s turn to his northern discoveries.

07/17/2014

(Dave, a friend of Jay Lloyd's mother, lounging at front right with his unit behind the lines in France, 1918.  Juliet Shubert collection)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Trip Back in History

If you have a family connection to World War I and are vacationing in Paris this summer, may I suggest a stop at the French Museum of the Army.

07/17/2014

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Getaway Guide: A Bermuda Cruise

A popular cruise destination for Philadelphia vacationers is the coral island of Bermuda. Fares are reasonable and you’ll likely get a full three nights on the island.

07/10/2014

(Kayaking on the Schuylkil Canal, near Phoenixville.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Paddling Along the Schuylkill Canal

Want a day away from the heat, on the water, in a pristine setting, with family and friends?

07/10/2014

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Some Area Towns Rescheduling July 4th Festivities Due To Weather

In light of the poor weather, some towns are canceling or rescheduling their fireworks displays.

07/03/2014

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Getaway Guide: The Gardens Of Summer

With travelers on the move for summer vacations, here’s a peek through the ferns at gardens in some of the most popular destinations.

07/03/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Boating Safety Reminders

Here are my annual boating getaway tips.

07/03/2014

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Top Summer Fun Runs In Philly

If you’d rather dress up like a superhero than try to actually be one, these are the craziest, zaniest, most fun races to hit the Philly area this season.

07/02/2014

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Philadelphia And South Jersey Cooling Centers

Philadelphia and southern New Jersey offer several locations for people to cool down.

07/01/2014

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2014 Shore Fireworks Guide

Here’s where to catch the fireworks at the shore points.

06/30/2014

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Getaway Guide: Summer Paddling

Choose from kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, row boats, paddleboards and rafts. If you have your own, here are some spots to launch. If you don’t, rent one.

06/27/2014

(Bushkill Falls, in Bushkill, Pa., a short drive from the town of Milford.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Town of Milford, Pennsylvania

It’s not easy to find a summer getaway spot in the Pocono Mountains that doesn’t ring with the enthusiastic sound of children. But recently, we discovered one.

06/26/2014

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Stone Harbor Beach Ranked One Of The Cleanest In The Country

Seven New Jersey beaches have been named ‘super star’ beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

06/25/2014

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Best Road Trip Apps

Some of the best smartphone apps can complement your travel experience.

06/23/2014