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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway

(The new "Freedom Tower," rising above lower Manhattan, seems close enough to touch from Woodside, Queens.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Woodside, Queens, NYC

Twenty minutes from Times Square puts getaway seekers in a New York City neighborhood brimming with authentic ethnic sights, sounds, and flavors.


(Kayak fishing off Cape May Point.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cape May Point, NJ

Cape May Point presents a placid side of the otherwise bustling Jersey shore.


(L to R: USCG veterans Jay Lloyd, Jack Hennessey, and Dick Doherty.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Boating Safety Voices of Experience

As boaters and guests start a new season on the water, US Coast Guard veterans provide some hard-won safety tips.


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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Center City As A Vacation Destination

If a special event brings you to center city Philadelphia, why not make a night and day of it?


(A dining deck at a Bermuda hotel.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Merry Month of May

May: it’s my favorite getaway month.


(The adult beverage section of O'Reilly's Tap Room and Kitchen.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Dining Out With Youngsters

Traveling with children can mean compromises at lunch and dinner, but it doesn’t have to.


(The Kitty Knight House, in Georgetown, Md.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Georgetown, Maryland

Celebration of the War of 1812 bicentennial continues next month with a rousing celebration of the woman who stopped a British admiral in his tracks.


(A trolley carries visitors to and from Chocolate World, the Hershey factory attraction.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Hershey, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania can take credit for creating your insatiable craving for chocolate — and for indulging it.


(A chartered sailboat.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: ‘Bare’ Boat Charters

It’s exciting and dynamic, but not as sexy as it sounds.


(The entrance to a New York City subway station.  If you have difficulty with stairs, investigate online which stations have -- or don't have -- handicap access.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Subway Tips for Young and Old

Let’s sort out the senior discounts and dish them up with some subway savvy for riders of any age.


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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Chambersburg, PA.

If you’re looking for a rare beer, begin your quest with a getaway to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.


(The flight deck of a US Coast Guard PBM aircraft during the 1955 search for Ward Wheelock's missing sailboat.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Mind The Weather Alerts

There have been cases where ignoring storm warnings has proved deadly. Jay recounts a few.


(The Guiness Storehouse Pub, in Dublin, Ireland.   Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Irish Pubs For St. Patty’s Day

The Guinness Storehouse, in Dublin, provides not only the authentic brew but a fabulous scenic view.


(A vintage trolley car at the New York Transit Museum, in Brooklyn.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The History of New York Mass Transit

Getting around is a big part of any getaway, so let’s take a look at how native New Yorkers like me do it -– and have done it over the years.


(A pleasant poolside chat aboard a cruise ship.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cruise Ship Tips

Cruise ships have been getting a lot of attention lately -– mostly the bad kind. But here are a few helpful hints to get more enjoyment and less stress from a cruising getaway.