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Jay Lloyd

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Getaway Guide: Exploring Barcelona

So, what’s to see and do in Barcelona? Join me at a few of my favorite “must visit” stops.

03/27/2014

(An early tow truck at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Pennsylvania’s Early History of Automobiles

You may not know this, but much of America’s automotive history began right here in the Philadelphia area.

03/27/2014

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Getaway Guide: Big Apple Neighborhood Acronyms

New York City has gone acronym berserk and hot neighborhoods have suddenly expanded as everyone on the periphery wants a piece of the action.

03/26/2014

(Blue Mountain's "mountain cams" were showing plenty of skiers and plenty of snow on the slopes this week.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: One of the Longest Ski Seasons In Memory

This brutal winter has provided a bonanza for at least one group of getaway seekers: skiers and snowboarders will be snow-sliding right into spring.

03/20/2014

(New York City Transit buses in Lower Manhattan.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s Senior Transit Discount

One perk that comes with aging is the senior citizen discount. But many area seniors who travel to New York City are missing out on a big one.

03/13/2014

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Getaway Guide: Spring Skiing

The ski slopes of Pennsylvania have more March snow today than they’ve had in decades. Here’s what kind of hijinks, from carnivals to St. Pat’s themed ski-a-thons, we can expect.

03/11/2014

(John Dentato playing clarinet at Cleopatra's Needle.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York City Jazz

Jazz is king at one Upper West Side bistro.

03/06/2014

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Getaway Guide: St. Patrick’s Day In County Cork, Ireland

For a unique St. Patrick’s week experience, get spontaneous, pick a town in Ireland and unwind with the locals. How about Kinsale in County Cork?

03/06/2014

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Getaway Guide: A Bird’s Eye View Of Manhattan

The Roosevelt Island Tramway soars over the Queensboro Bridge from mid-town Manhattan, and it comes with a price tag that’s almost a “giveaway” in a city that’s not known to give away much!

02/28/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Skiing In Russia

The Russians poured billions into an Olympic Mountain complex in hopes of attracting International skiers long after Olympic fever has subsided. How likely is that?

02/27/2014

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Getaway Guide: Pennsylvania’s Top Ski Bars

The ski bar is the only sippery where glamour doesn’t matter – where you can sit back, mellow out, brag, boast and just feel on top of the world.

02/21/2014

(Live blue-claw crabs in a basket.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Dreaming of Steamed Crabs

For anyone dreaming of those summer getaways to the Chesapeake Bay for heaping trays of steamed Maryland blue crabs, there may be something new on the menu.

02/20/2014

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Top Philly-focused Books For The Snowbound

This is the perfect excuse to ease back in the recliner, uncork a bottle of wine and spend the day lost in a book that will transport you to the ends of the earth…or just outside your door.

02/13/2014

(Photo provided by Crystal Lake Ski Center.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cross-Country Skiing, Just About Anywhere

Trying to looking on the bright side of this snow-filled winter? A low-cost getaway option is seeing a resurgence.

02/13/2014

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Top Eateries Food Critics Ignore

Local food critics rave about kale on Passyunk Avenue and arugula everywhere. C’mon guys, how about food to cure the cravings?

02/11/2014

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