(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Favorite Pubs, Both Near And Far

Here’s a random look at “pubs” — Irish and others — that have become my favorites near and far, more for the food and drink than for the St. Patrick’s Day party.

03/11/2015

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Philadelphia Billboard Part Of National Happiness Campaign To Create Giant Smile Over U.S.

The Joy Team says the Philadelphia billboard will be located on Ridge Avenue about 30 feet north of Walnut Lane and will read, “Life loves you. Just the way you are.”

03/11/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit The Philadelphia Area For Spring Break

Whether your spring break was cut short this year because of snow day make-up days or you simply want to stay close to home, families and students can find plenty to do right here in the Philadelphia area.

03/07/2015

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Getaway Guide: A Weekend In New Hope

For instance, the waning days of winter are some of the best to visit local getaway spots, whether for a day-trip or destination weekend.

03/05/2015

Teen getaway at Blue Mountain. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Child’s First Ski Getaway Alone

Many parents dread their child’s first ski getaway without mom or dad.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

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A Guide To Spontaneous Weekend Getaways Near Philadelphia

Last minute decisions when the forecasts are more certain can come with some unexpected benefits, like lower prices on unbooked rooms. Here’s a sampling of my winter rambling.

02/26/2015

(The ice pack extends from bank to bank along the Delaware River, underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Frozen Rivers Putting Some Travel On Ice

Ice jammed rivers and bays have impacted freighters and tankers, but getaway seekers have also been feeling the effects.

02/26/2015

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For Those Dreaming Of Warm Weather, Trip Advisor Ranks The Top 25 U.S. Beaches

Only one Philadelphia-area spot made the cut.

02/19/2015

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Getaway Guide: Top Eats By The Slopes

A mountain of fresh powder, brisk temperatures to put some red in your cheeks and a blast on the slopes can really crank up an appetite.

02/19/2015

(Harrisburg, seen from across the frozen Susquehanna River in Lemoyne, Pa.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Enjoying the Harrisburg, Pa., Area

Pennsylvania’s state capitol isn’t just for politics. There’s some fun and a fine seafood lunch to be had.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Top Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Philadelphia For College Students

Whether they want to escape the city for the shore or the mountains, explore the Big Apple or discover all that our nation’s capital has to offer, college students will find plenty of top spring break destinations within a few hours of Philadelphia this year.

02/14/2015

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PHL Cheering Up Weary Travelers With Valentine’s Day Treats

If you’re traveling out of Philadelphia International Airport on Friday, you’re in for a few Valentine’s Day treats.

02/13/2015

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Getaway Guide: Top Latin, Mexican And Spanish Treats

When days become frigid, my mind turns to the flavors of Spain and the Caribbean. So let’s revive a memory or create new ones near and far.

02/12/2015

(Main Street, in New Hope.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Winter Weekend in New Hope, Pa.

It’s a lively spot for a wintertime getaway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Getaway Guide: Valentine’s Day Near The Slopes

It doesn’t get much better than this — a double dip for lovers who also happen to be skiers. Here’s where to combine romance with a downhill rush.

02/05/2015