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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway

Jay Lloyd's Getaway

(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

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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

(A charter sailboat in the Caribbean.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Designing Your Own Cruise

How about a carefree cruise where you and a couple of your best friends pick your own itinerary, choose your own port stops, and stay or go as the mood strikes you?

12/26/2013

(File photo:  Cambelback webcams on a December morning.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Ski Resort Live Webcams

It’s the age of the Mountain Cam!

12/19/2013

(YO HO HO, AND A... ditty bag!       It's a small, soft pouch handy for carrying small items while traveling.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Great Holiday Gift Idea For Travelers

What’s that, you say? A “ditty bag?”

12/12/2013

(credit: Jack Frost/Big Boulder)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Early Start For The Slopes

It was a start to one of the earliest seasons in recent memory. As a cold snap set in, Big Boulder opened its terrain parks before Thanksgiving and other Pocono resorts weren’t far behind.

12/05/2013

(The view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn side of the East River.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Stepping Away From Holiday-Frantic Manhattan

After I’ve seen the Rockefeller Center tree and the ice skaters, and the Fifth Avenue crowds become unbearable, I hop the “F” train to Brooklyn.

11/28/2013

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