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(An ice slide, constructed from 100 tons of sculpted ice, is a feature of the Crystal Cabin Fever event each year in Lakeville, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fun Winter Activities For Non-Skiers

If you like the idea of snow-filled getaways in scenic mountain settings but aren’t in the mood for skiing, how about some unique alternatives?

01/02/2014

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Getaway Guide: Spring Mountain

If your wintertime fun includes cruising down a snow covered trail on skis and snowboards, chances are pretty good that you made your first turns on the slopes of Spring Mountain.

12/26/2013

(A charter sailboat in the Caribbean.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Designing Your Own Cruise

How about a carefree cruise where you and a couple of your best friends pick your own itinerary, choose your own port stops, and stay or go as the mood strikes you?

12/26/2013

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Getaway Guide: Bear Creek Mountain

Let’s take a tour of Bear Creek Mountain in nearby Berks County.

12/19/2013

(File photo:  Cambelback webcams on a December morning.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Ski Resort Live Webcams

It’s the age of the Mountain Cam!

12/19/2013

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Getaway Guide: Camelback Mountain

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the season Jim Moore and skiing partners put Camelback on the map. Here’s what you’ll find there.

12/12/2013

(YO HO HO, AND A... ditty bag!       It's a small, soft pouch handy for carrying small items while traveling.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Great Holiday Gift Idea For Travelers

What’s that, you say? A “ditty bag?”

12/12/2013

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Getaway Guide: Jack Frost Big Boulder

Jack Frost rocks by day, Big Boulder goes day and night. Let’s take a tour.

12/06/2013

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Early Start For The Slopes

It was a start to one of the earliest seasons in recent memory. As a cold snap set in, Big Boulder opened its terrain parks before Thanksgiving and other Pocono resorts weren’t far behind.

12/05/2013

(The view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn side of the East River.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Stepping Away From Holiday-Frantic Manhattan

After I’ve seen the Rockefeller Center tree and the ice skaters, and the Fifth Avenue crowds become unbearable, I hop the “F” train to Brooklyn.

11/28/2013

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Getaway Guide: Holiday Shopping In Old New York

By car, train and bus, Philadelphians are drawn north for shopping in the city that never sleeps.

11/27/2013

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Getaway Guide: Bargain Ski Trips

How do you enjoy a day, much less an entire season, on the snow without stumbling into nation sized debt? Here’s how.

11/21/2013

(Snowmaking equipment on the job at Spring Mountain Ski Area.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Local Ski Areas Begin Piling Up The White Stuff

There’s a reason that Pennsylvania has been tagged as “banana belt skiing” country.

11/21/2013

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What’s New On The Slopes For 2013: Pocono Mountains

Take a look at what’s new for this season at some of our favorite Pocono Mountain resorts!

11/14/2013

(This slide -- the "Ocean Monarch" berthed in Bermuda -- was shot in 1955.  Now it has new life as a digital image.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Bring Your Memories Into the Digital Age

If your old travel photos and movies are gathering dust in the bottom of a closet somewhere, you can now revive the fun of viewing them — even if you no longer have the correct projector.

11/14/2013

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