Jay Lloyd

(Fort Ticonderoga was built to guard the strategically important dot of land between Lake George and Lake Champlain, in New England.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Imagine a land so rugged and breathtakingly majestic that, even today, the waterways provide the clearest path through the dense forest.

33 mins ago

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Getaway Guide: Famous Forts For The 4th Of July

Forts have guarded the portals of American settlements since the earliest days of the nation’s colonial history. But they hold greater symbolism on Independence Day, when the glow of fireworks lights up the stars and stripes.

06/25/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Upper Vermont’s Lake Champlain Region

Getaways can be relaxing and recharging. Here’s an ideal spot for one.

06/25/2015

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Getaway Guide: Top ‘Change-up’ Bars By The Water

It’s time for a change-up, to pick another spot where we’ll find new faces and hopefully, new stories! Here are a few of my own “change-ups,” ventured into over the past year or two at the shore and the bay.

06/18/2015

(The beach at Caneel Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Caribbean in the Off Season

There’s a magnetic lure to the Caribbean: lazy days, perhaps sailing over coral waters under a blue sky. Or maybe zoning out at a beach bar. In summer, the prices plunge.

06/18/2015

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Getaway Guide: Memory-making Bars, Part 2

You can get a drink in any bar, but there are very few that will produce the kind of stories your kids will tell when asked about Mom and Dad. Join me in this second installment of storied watering holes.

06/11/2015

(Mary Lloyd, perusing maps in preparation for a well-planned getaway.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Appreciating Paper Maps and Charts

Remember, savvy travelers do not live by GPS alone!

06/11/2015

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Summer Boating Safety Guide

When you take off for a summer getaway that involves boats and the water, the last thing on anyone’s mind is a tragedy. It’s all about fun and sun. But there is one group of […]

06/04/2015

(Many Cape May, NJ motels and restaurants deal with seasonal work needs by hiring temporary employees who are visiting from overseas.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Students’ Summer Job Migration

Have you noticed how many of those smiling servers at dockside restaurants in South Jersey have interesting foreign accents?

06/04/2015

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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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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Our Guardians of Boating Safety

US Coast Guard veterans often see lives lost or nearly lost. Here are some of their real-life stories that highlight the importance of boating safety.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/28/2015

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Getaway Guide: Nearby Zipline Courses

Where can you experience this airborne rush? Follow me.

05/21/2015

(Canoeing on the Schuylkill Canal.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Less Crowded Memorial Day Weekend

To join the crowd or not on Memorial Day Weekend? THAT is the question.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2015

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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

(AWAY HE GOES!  The zipline experience starts atop a tower at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Treetop Canopy Tours at Spring Mountain

Thrill seekers get some high-flying adventure on a “zipline,” which carries the timid and bold at daunting speed above the trees, harnessed to a cable.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/14/2015

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