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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway

(Mohonk Mountain House, located in New Paltz, NY.  Photo by Jim Smith Photography, used with permission of Mohonk Mountain House)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Mohonk Mountain House

Imagine a 19th-century resort that keeps pace with 21st-century lifestyles and tastes. It’s here, nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.

06/19/2014

TAKE THE BACK ROADS:  It may be more miles, but you might enjoy the view and save lots of time avoiding traffic jams.   File photo of Chester County by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Getaway Routes

The recent closing of the Interstate 495 bridge and the resultant overload on I-95 have frustrated the summer crowd heading for popular destinations on the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware seashore. Here are alternatives.

06/12/2014

(The Omaha Beach cemetery.  Photo by Frank Custer)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: D-Day, Seventy Years Later

The Omaha Beach cemetery will host a memorial service for the men who died on the Normandy coast while launching the invasion that would lead to Berlin.

06/05/2014

A view from outside of Russ and Daughters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Russ And Daughters

After 100 years, you can finally sit down to devour a bagel and lox from the most famous appetizing store in New York.

05/29/2014

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Naval Aviation Museum, Wildwood, NJ

Recently, when a driving rain slashed the Jersey shore, we went looking for an indoor retreat. And we found a gem at the Cape May County Airport.

05/22/2014

(Cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

There’s a pristine floral oasis just a short subway ride from midtown Manhattan, and it’s an ideal diversion during your next Broadway getaway.

05/15/2014

(The Tuna Seazure.  Photo provided by Northeast Scuba Supply)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Scuba Diving Adventures in South Jersey

A getaway into an underwater world of pirates, shipwrecks, and naval battles is as close as Monmouth County, NJ.

05/08/2014

(On the ocean or the bay, kayaking -- including kayak fishing -- is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the water.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Exploring the Bays of the Jersey Shore

In planning getaways to the Jersey shore, there’s an easy way to get on the water and explore nature — for an hour, or a day.

05/01/2014

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: End of NYC’s Horse-Drawn Carriages?

If you yearn for that romantic ride in the park, you’d better catch it soon.

04/24/2014

Cruise ship at Bermuda dock. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Duty Free

If you’re off on a spring cruise or overseas getaway, try putting some planning into your foreign bargain shopping.

04/17/2014

(Crabbing from a small motorboat in Maryland's Eastern Neck.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Maryland Crabbing Season is Open

If you’re tired of hocking the house for a bushel of crabs on a Maryland getaway, you’ll be pleased to know the do-it-yourself crab season opened on April 1st.

04/10/2014

(Poutine.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Canadian Treat Arrives at Citizens Bank Park

It’s called poutine, and it’s being served for the first time this year at Harry the K’s, in the ballpark.

04/03/2014

(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

(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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