(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

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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

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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

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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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Top Summer Fun Runs In Philly

If you’d rather dress up like a superhero than try to actually be one, these are the craziest, zaniest, most fun races to hit the Philly area this season.

07/02/2014

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Philadelphia And South Jersey Cooling Centers

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

07/01/2014

Jersey Shore (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

2014 Shore Fireworks Guide

Here’s where to catch the fireworks at the shore points.

06/30/2014

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Getaway Guide: Summer Paddling

Choose from kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, row boats, paddleboards and rafts. If you have your own, here are some spots to launch. If you don’t, rent one.

06/27/2014

(Bushkill Falls, in Bushkill, Pa., a short drive from the town of Milford.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Town of Milford, Pennsylvania

It’s not easy to find a summer getaway spot in the Pocono Mountains that doesn’t ring with the enthusiastic sound of children. But recently, we discovered one.

06/26/2014

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Stone Harbor Beach Ranked One Of The Cleanest In The Country

Seven New Jersey beaches have been named ‘super star’ beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

06/25/2014

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Best Road Trip Apps

Some of the best smartphone apps can complement your travel experience.

06/23/2014

Ocean City, New Jersey. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Fireworks Just One Of Many Activities Down The Shore This July 4th

Festivals, food, family and, of course, fireworks — all of these are major parts of Fourth of July weekend. And for many people, you can add the beach to that list.

06/19/2014

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Getaway Guide: The Captain John Smith Water Trail

June is National Trails Month — the perfect time for celebrating America’s vast system of historic and recreational trails.

06/19/2014

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