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(The beach party and dinghy race is part of the "Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend."  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Annual Pirates’ Weekend on the Chesapeake

This weekend, the pirates of the Chesapeake will be swarming ashore at the nearby port of Rock Hall, Maryland.

08/07/2014

(credit: Chelsea Karnash/CBSPhilly)

Philadelphia Pop-up Park Makes List Of World’s Best Urban Beaches

What’s more, the park is a temporary fixture and has only been open a little over a month.

08/06/2014

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Getaway Guide: Shore House Cooking

Feeding a family three meals a day in restaurants burns up money, but all that prepping and cooking can be time consuming and more like work than vacation. Unless, of course, we use some strategy and advance planning.

07/31/2014

(The view of Niagara Falls from a room in the Marriott Fallsview hotel.  Photo provided by niagarafallsmariott.com)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The View’s The Thing

A room with a view can dramatically enhance a summer getaway splurge. Here are some ideas on where to look.

07/31/2014

Niagara Fallsview Hotels (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Room With A View

A much sought after summer getaway splurge is the room with a view.

07/31/2014

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Star-spangled Baltimore

Two-hundred years ago in September, the National Anthem was penned in Baltimore by Francis Scott Key. Of course, if we waited til then, we’d lose a whole summer to visit Charm City.

07/24/2014

(THE GETAWAY THAT WAS NOT TO BE.  KYW's Jay Lloyd provides a photo of what he's rather be doing than visiting a hospital emergency room.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Preparing For The Unplanned Accident

It was to be four great days of sailing the Chesapeake. Instead, I found myself riding a gurney to a date with an emergency room nurse.

07/24/2014

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

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

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

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

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

(credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

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

(A police marine unit patrolling.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Boating Safety Reminders

Here are my annual boating getaway tips.

07/03/2014

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