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Getaway Guide: Memory-making Bars, Part 2

You can get a drink in any bar, but there are very few that will produce the kind of stories your kids will tell when asked about Mom and Dad. Join me in this second installment of storied watering holes.

06/11/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Appreciating Paper Maps and Charts

Remember, savvy travelers do not live by GPS alone!

06/11/2015

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Top Spots For Horseback Riding Near Philadelphia

You can’t beat horseback riding for exploring the great outdoors with friends and family. Whether you’re new in the saddle or a seasoned rider, this list is sure to include a stable with the hours and riding experience to fit your needs.

06/06/2015

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Summer Boating Safety Guide

When you take off for a summer getaway that involves boats and the water, the last thing on anyone’s mind is a tragedy. It’s all about fun and sun. But there is one group of […]

06/04/2015

(Many Cape May, NJ motels and restaurants deal with seasonal work needs by hiring temporary employees who are visiting from overseas.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Students’ Summer Job Migration

Have you noticed how many of those smiling servers at dockside restaurants in South Jersey have interesting foreign accents?

06/04/2015

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Philadelphia And South Jersey Cooling Centers

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

06/01/2015

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Getaway Guide: Fantasy Beaches

Beaches are many things to many people. Here are a few favorites, whether you’re staying in the area or going away this summer.

05/28/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Our Guardians of Boating Safety

US Coast Guard veterans often see lives lost or nearly lost. Here are some of their real-life stories that highlight the importance of boating safety.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/28/2015

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South Jersey Welcomes Unofficial Start of Summer With Weather Officially Glorious

The allure of the Jersey shore was fully evident as thousands packed the beaches on a sunny Memorial Day.

05/25/2015

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Getaway Guide: Nearby Zipline Courses

Where can you experience this airborne rush? Follow me.

05/21/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Less Crowded Memorial Day Weekend

To join the crowd or not on Memorial Day Weekend? THAT is the question.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2015

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2015 Memorial Day Events At The Shore

Spending Memorial Day weekend down the shore? Lucky you! Check out these events to make the most of your time in the sun.

05/15/2015

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Local Memorial Day Parades

Celebrate Memorial Day at these local parades.

05/15/2015

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History Lover’s Guide To Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

If you love traveling back in time and learning about our nation’s past, you have to make plans to visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During your visit you will have access to explore historical sites, museums and even walk in the footsteps of both Confederate and Union troops.

05/14/2015

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Getaway Guide: 2015 Chesapeake Boat Charters

Here’s a pair of first rate charter companies that will get you started on a nautical adventure without the expense of actually buying the boat.

05/14/2015