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Guide To Elk Mountain

Elk Mountain is the northernmost ski area in eastern Pa. Here, you’ll find some of the longest runs over the region’s steepest terrain. Let’s take the tour.

12/18/2014

(New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rabbi Shmuel Butman stand in a cherry picker as they light the world's largest Hanukah menorah on December 3, 2013 in New York City.   Photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York For the Holidays, Whatever Your Religion

If New York City is a mecca for area Christmas shoppers and tree-gazers, it’s also a getaway destination for Hanukah celebrations.

12/18/2014

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Guide To Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is one of the most versatile snow sports resorts in eastern Pennsylvania, and it’s close to home.

12/11/2014

(A horse and carriage in Central Park, New York City.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The End of Clip-Clop, Clip-Clop?

You’ve probably heard that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his City Council to ban those iconic horse-drawn carriages so familiar to Central Park visitors.

12/11/2014

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Guide To Big Boulder In The Poconos

Located on Big Boulder Mountain and rising above Lake Harmony, the mountain holds seven full-featured parks where riders of all levels can ski or snowboard the night away.

12/04/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Free Skiing For The Younger Set

You might be surprised to learn that kids in the fourth and fifth grades can ski, tube, and snowboard free at Pennsylvania snow resorts.

12/04/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fabulous Holiday Shopping, Off The Beaten Path

There are alternatives to shopping with the herd, just a short getaway drive from home.

11/27/2014

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What’s New On The Western Pa. Slopes

There are five resorts near locations where Philadelphia skiers and riders frequently travel west of the Susquehanna – Harrisburg, Gettysburg, State College and Seven Springs Conference Center. Here’s what’s new at those spots.

11/26/2014

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What’s New On The Eastern Pa. Slopes

Skiers and riders will see dynamic innovations on the eastern Pennsylvania snow scene this season. Millions of dollars have been poured into resort improvements from parking lots to lodges, accommodations, lifts and summits.

11/20/2014

(Manmade snow piles up at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Winter Sports Season Opens

An arsenal of snow guns is blasting out literally tons of snow each night at nearby Spring Mountain. Can ski season be far off?

11/20/2014

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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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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: College Horsemanship on Parade

Who knew that our region had ten colleges that field exciting equestrian teams, staging dynamic horse shows on a weekly basis?

11/13/2014

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Getaway Guide: Veterans Day Destinations

On November 11th, we’ll celebrate Veterans Day, a tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces during times of both conflict and peace.

11/06/2014

(Richard Maloney, the former KYW Newsradio reporter and military veteran, visits the US Navy submarine base at New London, Conn.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Memories of Military Service

Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.

11/06/2014

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Getaway Guide: Scoring A Ski Area Job

The resorts are hiring right now, with many part time jobs available, from lift attendants to food service workers. Starting closest to home, here’s where they are and how to get in on the action.

10/30/2014

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