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TAKE THE BACK ROADS:  It may be more miles, but you might enjoy the view and save lots of time avoiding traffic jams.   File photo of Chester County by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Getaway Routes

The recent closing of the Interstate 495 bridge and the resultant overload on I-95 have frustrated the summer crowd heading for popular destinations on the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware seashore. Here are alternatives.

06/12/2014

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Lehigh Valley Bacon Race Takes Concept Of Jog And Hog To Whole New Level

This is one race that certainly isn’t good for your health.

06/10/2014

(credit: Brad Segall)

Local Museum Exhibit Pays Tribute To One Of America’s Most Iconic Highways

The exhibit is on display at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown until late August.

06/08/2014

Mummers Brigade Weekend File Photo (Credit: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Mummers, Marbles and A Celebration Of Italian-American Heritage

Father’s Day weekend is a busy one in the Wildwoods.

06/06/2014

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Top Spots To Pick Your Own Summer Produce

To reawaken the gatherer in you, head to one of these local farms and get your hands dirty.

06/06/2014

(The Omaha Beach cemetery.  Photo by Frank Custer)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: D-Day, Seventy Years Later

The Omaha Beach cemetery will host a memorial service for the men who died on the Normandy coast while launching the invasion that would lead to Berlin.

06/05/2014

The Emlen Physick Estate, home to many events in Cape May this summer. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Strawberries, A Celebration Of The Sea, and Seafood Galore

The summer activities in Cape May are underway now! We check out what’s going on in Cape May in June on this edition of The Shore Thing.

05/31/2014

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Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Gumbo, Sand Sculptures and ‘The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party’

The Shore Thing: Gumbo, Sand Sculptures and ‘The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party’ – Absecon Island in June.

05/30/2014

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Top Boat-In Eateries

Summer boating under sail or power is a blast in itself. But the icing on that nautical cake is cruising up to a favorite salty restaurant, tying up to the dock and ambling to the deck for a cool beer and lunch with a view.

05/29/2014

A view from outside of Russ and Daughters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Russ And Daughters

After 100 years, you can finally sit down to devour a bagel and lox from the most famous appetizing store in New York.

05/29/2014

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Getaway Guide: Area Aviation Museums

The Broadcast Pioneers organization of Philadelphia often reminds members that, “History is only what gets saved.” If that’s the case, there’s a treasure trove of “saved” aviation history – significant planes, memorabilia, artifacts – even a historic hangar. It’s all within 100 miles of home or a comfortable day trip away. Here’s where to find the lore of civil and military flight.

05/23/2014

(The "Hippo Slide," an inflatable water slide, on the Wildwood beach at Leaming Avenue.  File photo provided)

What’s New At The Shore: Special Attractions For Kids

By Hadas Kuznits ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (CBS) — Destinations at the shore, eager for family business, are catering to children as they bring in new, kid-friendly programs. “We are going to be entering into a […]

05/23/2014

Jersey Shore (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Chickie’s And Pete’s Offering Toll-Free Rides To Jersey Shore On Friday

Chickie’s and Pete’s announced it will kick off the holiday weekend by offering a “toll-free” ride on the Atlantic City Expressway for those headed to the Jersey Shore Friday evening.

05/22/2014

(A crowd at Ivan Kane's "Royal Jelly" Burlesque nightclub, at the Revel Hotel in Atlantic City.  Photo provided)

What’s New At The Shore: Nightlife and More Nightlife

“You’ll notice that some of the biggest names in show business are playing in the casinos almost every weekend — from Diana Ross, to the band Perry, to Hall and Oates,” says one Atlantic City promoter.

05/22/2014

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Naval Aviation Museum, Wildwood, NJ

Recently, when a driving rain slashed the Jersey shore, we went looking for an indoor retreat. And we found a gem at the Cape May County Airport.

05/22/2014

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