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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway

Jay Lloyd's Getaway

(Crabbing from a small motorboat in Maryland's Eastern Neck.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Maryland Crabbing Season is Open

If you’re tired of hocking the house for a bushel of crabs on a Maryland getaway, you’ll be pleased to know the do-it-yourself crab season opened on April 1st.

04/10/2014

(Poutine.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Canadian Treat Arrives at Citizens Bank Park

It’s called poutine, and it’s being served for the first time this year at Harry the K’s, in the ballpark.

04/03/2014

(An early tow truck at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Pennsylvania’s Early History of Automobiles

You may not know this, but much of America’s automotive history began right here in the Philadelphia area.

03/27/2014

(Blue Mountain's "mountain cams" were showing plenty of skiers and plenty of snow on the slopes this week.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: One of the Longest Ski Seasons In Memory

This brutal winter has provided a bonanza for at least one group of getaway seekers: skiers and snowboarders will be snow-sliding right into spring.

03/20/2014

(New York City Transit buses in Lower Manhattan.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s Senior Transit Discount

One perk that comes with aging is the senior citizen discount. But many area seniors who travel to New York City are missing out on a big one.

03/13/2014

(John Dentato playing clarinet at Cleopatra's Needle.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York City Jazz

Jazz is king at one Upper West Side bistro.

03/06/2014

Harry Griffith

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Skiing In Russia

The Russians poured billions into an Olympic Mountain complex in hopes of attracting International skiers long after Olympic fever has subsided. How likely is that?

02/27/2014

(Live blue-claw crabs in a basket.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Dreaming of Steamed Crabs

For anyone dreaming of those summer getaways to the Chesapeake Bay for heaping trays of steamed Maryland blue crabs, there may be something new on the menu.

02/20/2014

(Photo provided by Crystal Lake Ski Center.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cross-Country Skiing, Just About Anywhere

Trying to looking on the bright side of this snow-filled winter? A low-cost getaway option is seeing a resurgence.

02/13/2014

(Image provided by Peter Shields Inn.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend

Whether your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway runs to the shore, the mountains, or the bay, here’s a trio of ideas to make the holiday memorable.

02/06/2014

(Kathryn Lloyd takes a moment to grab some sunshine in Barcelona.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Finding Your Place In The Sun

Suffering from frost fatigue? Want to relocate somewhere warm, even for a season? You can do it.

01/30/2014

(Slalom skiing at Blue Mountain.  Image provided by Blue Mountain)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Downhill Racing in the Poconos

With Olympic fever heating up, a weekend getaway to the local ski slopes can fuel your own alpine fantasies.

01/23/2014

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Model Railroading in Phoenixville, Pa.

There are two more weekends for model train buffs to enjoy an amazing railroad display at a Chester County open house.

01/16/2014

(The ski lift at Bear Creek is just a short stroll from the nearby hotel.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Avoiding Driving Hassles on Ski Vacations

If there’s a big winter getaway in your future but big-time snow is in the forecast, here’s a way to do it with no problems.

01/09/2014

(An ice slide, constructed from 100 tons of sculpted ice, is a feature of the Crystal Cabin Fever event each year in Lakeville, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fun Winter Activities For Non-Skiers

If you like the idea of snow-filled getaways in scenic mountain settings but aren’t in the mood for skiing, how about some unique alternatives?

01/02/2014