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TAKE THE BACK ROADS:  It may be more miles, but you might enjoy the view and save lots of time avoiding traffic jams.   File photo of Chester County by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Getaway Routes

The recent closing of the Interstate 495 bridge and the resultant overload on I-95 have frustrated the summer crowd heading for popular destinations on the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware seashore. Here are alternatives.

06/12/2014

Cruise ship at Bermuda dock. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Duty Free

If you’re off on a spring cruise or overseas getaway, try putting some planning into your foreign bargain shopping.

04/17/2014

(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

(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

(Captail Bill Blades at the helm of the "Tamarak."  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Heading For Warmer Waters

Today we say a seasonal bon voyage to a waterfront friend.

09/26/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Summer Boat Rides On The Chesapeake

The shoreline beckons during these lazy days of summer, when relaxing hours on boats provide the body with a cooling bay breeze and the mind is lulled by the tranquility of protected waters.

08/15/2013

(Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert Says Fish Can Adapt To Hot Temperatures In Chesapeake Bay

While ocean temperatures at the Jersey Shore have been a little chilly lately just to the south, in the Chesapeake Bay, the water has been almost hot.

07/27/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Rockfishing in Rock Hall

Chesapeake Bay waters are relatively placid compared to the Atlantic, but there’s still some big fish — including a lot of full-flavored rockfish waiting for an angler’s bait.

06/13/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Summer ‘Gunkholing’

“Gunkholing,” one of the most expressive words in the English language, simply means cruising to a small sheltered cove that’s just perfect for anchoring your boat.

05/30/2013

(Dominion Resources' Cove Point facility.  Photo provided)

Va. Company Hoping To Expand Overseas Markets For Marcellus Shale Gas

Dominion Resources has filed paperwork to convert a plant on the Chesapeake Bay that now imports gas into an export facility.

04/02/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Hardshell Crab Season in Maryland

It’s bonanza time for crab lovers!

09/20/2012

(Cap'n Mark's Sailboat. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cap’n Mark’s Sailing Cruise On The Chesapeake Bay

Jay’s close friend’s sailing cruise on the Chesapeake Bay has been named Maryland’s number one tour.

06/28/2012

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Managing The Cost of Fuel For Your Power Boat

Power boaters may feel squeezed by stratospheric fuel prices, but it won’t keep them off the water.

05/03/2012

(The York River, near the spot where the "Monitor" and the "Merrimack" clashed.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: 150th Anniversary of Iconic Civil War Naval Battle

This week, Civil War buffs will be observing a reënactment of the most significant naval battle in US waters -– the clash between the “Monitor” and the “Merrimack,” on the Chesapeake Bay.

03/01/2012

(The working fishing boat "Waterdog," momentarily at rest in Rock Hall, Md.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Become a Chesapeake ‘Waterman,’ If Only For A Day

A getaway to the nearby Chesapeake Bay this summer could put visitors on a working crab boat, on the trail of Captain John Smith.

02/23/2012

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