Lucy the Elephant in Margate. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Jersey Shore Landmark ‘Lucy The Elephant’ To Celebrate 134 Years With Birthday Bash

A New Jersey landmark is celebrating “her” birthday this weekend, and it’s a big one.

07/15/2015

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Getaway Guide: Escape The Crowds During The Papal Visit

For those who would prefer to avoid the crowds in the city and overflow into suburban locations, there are a few getaway destinations close enough for a weekend but far enough away to avoid spillover crowds.

07/13/2015

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Top Whitewater Rafting Near Philadelphia

All the adventure of the high seas compressed into a tiny raft racing down a mountain river. Pennsylvania’s whitewater rafting is a family thrillfest.

07/11/2015

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Wildwood Water Park Opening Its Doors To Dogs For One Night Only

In addition to a scattered selection of water bowls and free dog treats throughout the park, pups can jump into the river adventure or paddle in the fountain pool.

07/10/2015

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Getaway Guide: Basin Harbor, VT

Paddle a kayak out of a snug cove onto the waters of Lake Champlain and find an eye-filling panorama.

07/09/2015

(Student chefs at the Culinary Institute of America.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Scrumptious Visit to That Other C.I.A.

Ever wonder who trains the world’s most amazing chefs? For many the answer is the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY.

07/09/2015

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Getaway Guide: Saratoga Springs

A recent getaway to northern Vermont landed Mary and I in Saratoga Springs, right off the New York Throughway for an overnighter. What’s there? Plenty!

07/02/2015

(Fort Ticonderoga was built to guard the strategically important dot of land between Lake George and Lake Champlain, in New England.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Imagine a land so rugged and breathtakingly majestic that, even today, the waterways provide the clearest path through the dense forest.

07/02/2015

Wildwood, New Jersey. (credit: Nicole Brewer)

Popular Jersey Shore Town Makes List Of Best Beach Towns In The World

Wildwood, New Jersey has made a list of the top 10 beach towns worldwide.

06/25/2015

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Getaway Guide: Famous Forts For The 4th Of July

Forts have guarded the portals of American settlements since the earliest days of the nation’s colonial history. But they hold greater symbolism on Independence Day, when the glow of fireworks lights up the stars and stripes.

06/25/2015

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History Lover’s Travel Guide To Philadelphia

Independence Day is almost here. This year, make plans to visit our nation’s former capital, Philadelphia, and experience history up close and in person.

06/25/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Upper Vermont’s Lake Champlain Region

Getaways can be relaxing and recharging. Here’s an ideal spot for one.

06/25/2015

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Travel Guide To The Jersey Shore

Make plans to visit the Jersey Shore this summer and check out these top five must-see attractions in the area.

06/23/2015

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Getaway Guide: Top ‘Change-up’ Bars By The Water

It’s time for a change-up, to pick another spot where we’ll find new faces and hopefully, new stories! Here are a few of my own “change-ups,” ventured into over the past year or two at the shore and the bay.

06/18/2015

(The beach at Caneel Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Caribbean in the Off Season

There’s a magnetic lure to the Caribbean: lazy days, perhaps sailing over coral waters under a blue sky. Or maybe zoning out at a beach bar. In summer, the prices plunge.

06/18/2015