Jay Lloyd's Getaway

Dreamstime
January 25, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the weather isn't fit for man or beast, and outdoor getaways are sheer folly, it's time to tackle some of those chores that belong to past and future travel. There are pictures to be sorted, notes to file on hotels, sites, bar and eateries — all while hunkered...
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Men ice fish at Montgomery County's Green Lane Reservoir.
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 24, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — People can do strange things when winter turns frigid — like, for instance, look for ice instead of warmth. Even in the Philly suburbs, there is a hearty breed that enjoys cutting a hole in the ice and squatting over it for hours. They're called ice fisherman, and a...
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Friend time in the ski lift
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 18, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Caution: Embarking on a path to family snow sports zealotry will be expensive. But it does provide a lifetime sport to be enjoyed by you, your kids and, eventually, theirs. You'll make new friends and find weekend getaways and vacations that shrug off the stress of a...
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Tubing in the Poconos
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ski weekend with a crowd of friends doesn't have to just be about skiing. There are other temptations in the nearby Pocono Mountains. The Friday night party among gathered friends at the rented condo is a blast. But come morning, as some of us have visions of...
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An Amish buggy
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you were looking for an excuse to avoid getaways powered by the Pennsylvania Turnpike, here's one. Turnpike tolls have just gone up an average of 6 percent. In the scheme of things, it may not be a lot of cash out of the getaway budget, but it is an excuse to get...
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A golf simulator at Linfield National Golf Club.
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Technology is everywhere. That includes the world of golf, where foul weather no longer stops the action. There was a time when golfers had two choices on a cold, rainy or snow-bogged day: Go into a funk or go south. Lately, I've driven about three miles for a game,...
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Skiing on Elk Mountain
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 04, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's in a name? On the ski slopes, the name alone can be reassuring or intimidating. How about, "Ciao," "Jaws," Rip Cord," or "Plunge"? That's just one Vermont mountain where the names of super steep trails mean what they say. Then again, numerous hills sport names...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Half of the couple was panicked in the snow shouting, "I didn't do this on purpose." The other trying to calm things down — it was a personal ski lesson gone bad. As the ski season barrels into winter, it's important to remember that trying to teach a loved one a...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2018 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You may be a bit annoyed, but that's the price of security for New Year getaway seekers. New travel opportunities and changes will emerge in 2019 , both in the way we think about where we travel and how to protect our getaway dollars. The biggest change is coming for...
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The Caribbean
Richard Maloney
December 27, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This past year was one of hits and misses for local getaway seekers. For those regional weekend getaways, weather and politics weren't our friends. Crab feast lovers took a hit when visas were denied for Maryland crab house workers from Mexico, thus increasing the...
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