Getaway Guide

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Getaway Guide: Saratoga Springs

A recent getaway to northern Vermont landed Mary and I in Saratoga Springs, right off the New York Throughway for an overnighter. What’s there? Plenty!

07/02/2015

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Getaway Guide: Fantasy Beaches

Beaches are many things to many people. Here are a few favorites, whether you’re staying in the area or going away this summer.

05/28/2015

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Getaway Guide: Nearby Zipline Courses

Where can you experience this airborne rush? Follow me.

05/21/2015

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Getaway Guide: 2015 Chesapeake Boat Charters

Here’s a pair of first rate charter companies that will get you started on a nautical adventure without the expense of actually buying the boat.

05/14/2015

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Getaway Guide: Top Restaurants To Go Sockless In Suburbia

There is a tradition among sailors that probably originated in nautical Annapolis. When warm breezes begin to blow, it’s time to burn the socks! Many of us simply tuck away all but the rattiest pair, […]

04/30/2015

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Getaway Guide: Favorite Zoos, Near And Far

We all have tales of bears or snakes, cougars and deer. But those are one at a time, and that’s why I like zoos. You get a world of fascinating animals in one place, and you don’t even have to run away!

04/16/2015

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Getaway Guide: Follow The Phillies

Popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jacks plus a road trip turns a day at the ball park into a destination getaway. Baseball season is on the horizon, and nearby major league cities are beckoning.

03/26/2015

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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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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

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Getaway Guide: Trips For ‘Loners’

Where do “loners” go for a getaway where they can be left alone or find a bit of company – if the mood strikes? There are many spots within an easy weekend drive of Philadelphia.

11/13/2014

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Getaway Guide: Fall At The Jersey Cape

Autumn is a special time at the southernmost tip of the Garden State at Cape May Point. So, what’s there to do and see? Follow me.

10/16/2014

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Getaway Guide: A Big Apple Museum Crawl

Here’s a tour of a few of New York City’s many museums.

10/02/2014

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Getaway Guide: Exploring The Mountains Of Western Pa. In Fall

Go west, young leaf-peepers. The colors of fall are already sprinkling the mountains that cradle the Pennsylvania Turnpike from the Susquehanna River to the Ohio Gateway. The Catoctin, Kittatinny and Allegheny ranges in the western […]

09/25/2014

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Getaway Guide: Fall In The Pocono Mountains

The summer crowds are gone, skiers haven’t arrived, driving is a scenic pleasure and the region is alive with activity, from harvest festivals to a country hoe-down and rodeo.

09/18/2014

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Getaway Guide: Mohonk Mountain House

Now a premier resort, Mohonk Mountain sprang in stages from a 19th century country inn.

09/11/2014

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