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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway

Jay Lloyd's Getaway

(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

(Snowmaking equipment on the job at Spring Mountain Ski Area.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Local Ski Areas Begin Piling Up The White Stuff

There’s a reason that Pennsylvania has been tagged as “banana belt skiing” country.

11/21/2013

(This slide -- the "Ocean Monarch" berthed in Bermuda -- was shot in 1955.  Now it has new life as a digital image.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Bring Your Memories Into the Digital Age

If your old travel photos and movies are gathering dust in the bottom of a closet somewhere, you can now revive the fun of viewing them — even if you no longer have the correct projector.

11/14/2013

(A ROMEO group of retired Delaware Valley broadcasters lunches at the Pub restaurant in Pennsauken, NJ.  Photo by Mike Strug)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Be a ROMEO

“ROMEO” is Retired Old Men Eating Out, and informal groups are springing up all over the country.

11/07/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Fall Visit To Cape May

One year after Hurricane Sandy, the annual arts and crafts festival, plus the brilliant fall weather, is luring many of the regulars back to Cape May.

10/31/2013

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