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Getaway Guide: Valentine’s Day Near The Slopes

It doesn’t get much better than this — a double dip for lovers who also happen to be skiers. Here’s where to combine romance with a downhill rush.

02/05/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Nearby Romantic Valentine Hideaway

If you’re itching for a romantic Valentine’s hideaway in a Pocono setting, but away from the ski resort energy, than consider Milford, Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River.

02/05/2015

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Getaway Guide: Top Stays Near Favorite Slopes

Where do we find “ski-in, ski-out” lodging at some of our favorite Pennsylvania mountains? Follow me!

01/29/2015

(CN Tower, in Toronto, provides fine dining combined with breathtaking views.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Inexpensive Run To Toronto

What’s there in winter, you ask? Lots to do and see!

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Guide To Shawnee Mountain

On a winter day in 1979, the Shah of Iran had already been deposed. What’s this have to do with skiing? I’ll tell you. I was sitting in a Pocono Mountain Lodge interviewing Jean Claude […]

01/22/2015

(The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Quick Trip Back 100 Years

The preservation of a major American institution in a Berks County town celebrated a half-century last week.

01/22/2015

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Guide To Safety On The Slopes

A pair of recent Pennsylvania chairlift accidents has focused attention on skiing and snowboarding safety. And while there are risks, following the rules and staying alert can minimize those risks.

01/21/2015

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Guide To Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain near Tannersville can have you cruising in languid, lazy turns for over a mile or taking a nosedive plunge on a bounty of bumps.

01/15/2015

(Villas at Fernwood Resort.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Not Too Late For a Long Skiing Weekend

For a nearby, last-minute weekend getaway with winter activities, there’s space still available at many destinations in the Pocono Mountains.

01/15/2015

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Guide To Spring Mountain

There aren’t too many people who can boast of having a neighborhood ski area, but we can. Suburban Philadelphians count the travel time to Spring Mountain in central Montgomery County in minutes. For me, it’s […]

01/08/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Flying Solo On Winter Getaways

Togetherness getaways can be overhyped, which is why a winter odyssey with family or friends where everyone does their own thing may be a good suggestion.

01/08/2015

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Guide To Bear Creek Mountain

Is it possible? Snow and a total destination resort, on a single tank of gas in the Pennsylvania banana belt? As a much-quoted snow bunny might say, “You betcha.”

01/01/2015

(A fuel dock on the Chesapeake Bay.  Boaters are hoping lower fuel prices will stick around for next summer's boating season.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: 2014 Was a Year of Getaway Surprises

Here are some of the highs and lows.

01/01/2015

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Guide To Jack Frost Ski Resort

One advantage of Jack Frost is that you don’t stand in line for a lift to get that first run of the day — just boot up and go. Let’s head out for the tour.

12/26/2014

(A ski lesson on Bear Creek Mountain, in Berks County, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: It’s Time To Learn Skiing and/or Snowboarding

Yes, you will fall. Even advanced skiers and riders do. Learning how to fall is the key to fun on the mountain.

12/25/2014

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