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Getaway Guide: Favorite Pizzerias, Near And Far

Whether you like it thin crusted and standing at attention or with a more doughy crust that has to be carefully folded to keep the sauce from dribbling on the bib, here’s a look at some favorites – pies that broke the boundaries of tradition.

03/23/2015

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Top Spots To See Spring Flowers

If you’re looking to surround yourself with nature’s beauty, stop and smell the roses (or tulips, or daffodils…) at one of these gorgeous gardens, right here in the Philadelphia area.

03/20/2015

Confederate artillery is fired at Union positions during an evening re-enactment Battle of Gettysburg on June 28, 2013, at the start of the 150th Gettysburg celebration in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over three days, more than 10,000 re-enactors will pay tribute to the battle that took place in Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, during the 1861-1865 US Civil War.     (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Top National Parks Near Philadelphia

Philadelphia is rich in U.S. history and culture, qualities which are reflected in many of the nearby national parks. Here are a few that top the list for Philly residents and visitors alike.

03/14/2015

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Getaway Guide: Spring Skiing In The Poconos

If you’re in the Pocono Mountains and the aroma of burgers on the grill is filling the air, the sun is shining overhead and you’re looking at smiling people in ski and snowboard boots, it […]

03/12/2015

(As the weather moderates, an outdoor lunch at the base of the slope is not out of the question.  Jack Frost file photo by Dave Figenshu)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Spring Skiing in the Poconos

So, what is this thing called “spring skiing”?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

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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