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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway

(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

(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

(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

(credit: Jack Frost/Big Boulder)

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

(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

(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

(A ROMEO group of retired Delaware Valley broadcasters lunches at the Pub restaurant in Pennsauken, NJ.  Photo by Mike Strug)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Be a ROMEO

“ROMEO” is Retired Old Men Eating Out, and informal groups are springing up all over the country.

11/07/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Fall Visit To Cape May

One year after Hurricane Sandy, the annual arts and crafts festival, plus the brilliant fall weather, is luring many of the regulars back to Cape May.

10/31/2013

(A polar bear takes a nap on a cool rock at the Bronx Zoo.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Bronx Zoo

African plains and an Arctic ice floe are part of a forested oasis not far from the concrete canyons of Manhattan.

10/24/2013

Merchants in Perkiomenville bring a lot to the table. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Country Markets In Montgomery County

Take a drive to the Monday sale at Perkiomenville, off Route 29, and Friday and Saturday sales at Zerns in Gilbertsville.

10/17/2013

(Porto Santo's pristeen beach.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Portuguese Island of Porto Santo

With Columbus Day on the horizon, this week we detail an exotic getaway to an island that may have inspired the explorer’s first voyage to the Americas.

10/10/2013

(File photo)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Autumn in Central Pennsylvania

Turning leaves, fall golf, and a ton of festivals are on tap around historic Gettysburg for the next several weeks.

10/03/2013

(Captail Bill Blades at the helm of the "Tamarak."  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Heading For Warmer Waters

Today we say a seasonal bon voyage to a waterfront friend.

09/26/2013

(File photo)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Keep Your Smartphone Handy

Thanks to the world of apps, getaway seekers have a new way of getting around.

09/19/2013

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