Jay Lloyd's Getaway Guide

New York City skyline
Dreamstime
March 01, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Getaways don't get much bigger than this. After 57 years on the air in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs — 52 of them with KYW Newsradio — this is goodbye. It's not sad. It's not glad. It just is. I'm off to new digs in the place where my life began and later...
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Jay Lloyd on assignment in Cadiz, Spain
Tony James
February 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — My entire adult life has been behind a microphone, both here and abroad — 52 of those years for KYW Newsradio. As I head off into full retirement, memorable news assignments come to mind that turned out to be the ultimate getaways. My coverage over the years included...
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Statue of Liberty
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 22, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — I once wrote, "You can't go back because back isn't there anymore." It was an observation on trying to re-live the past. Returning to places where I lived, worked and loved, I found my most vivid memories had vanished. But as most of my friends have found when trying...
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Mountain resorts offer more than just skiing. You don't have to leave the slopes for fine dining.
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 21, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From outdoor winter grills to intimate dining, ski resorts can provide more than sliding on snow. I've had some memorable slopeside getaway nibbles. It was February, but so warm at New Jersey's Mountain Creek Resort that we were shedding parkas and noshing on Nathan's...
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Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are certain advantages to aging. Senior status brings a smorgasbord of opportunities that seem remarkable. So, I'll remark on a few. First, there's retirement. With it, for many of us, comes the ability to volunteer or work when we want, where we want. Then,...
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Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ever dream of combining work and play into a lifestyle getaway? For some, it's not just a fantasy. The name on the boat was "The Office." As we powered into the next slip, I shouted to the owner, "What's with the name?" He waved a massive cellphone and said, "People...
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A Roman cafe
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 08, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The language on the island was Spanish. The pub was Irish. Our crew of six had sailed into Puerto de Mogán in the Canary Islands at dawn. The deck was covered in a fine, red sand, blown to sea from the Sahara Desert. By the time it was cleaned and we went ashore, the...
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George Salter of Salter's Ski Shop
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
February 07, 2019 - 4:15 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Area skiers suffered a major loss last week when a unique Montgomery County ski shop went up in flames. The talent and one-of-a-kind equipment inside Salter's Ski Shop kept me on the slopes till I was 79. I would have been there at 80 and beyond if it wasn't for a...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Timing is everything. In case you haven't noticed, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, immediately followed by Presidents Day weekend. Simply take two vacation or comp days and score a five-day couple's getaway. The where and how is up to you. But here are...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever thought of spending your 70th birthday on a mountain with a pair of skis bound to your boots, that doesn't have to be a fantasy. A bit of history: When I started skiing, wooden boards and lederhosen were still the norm, and people wore patches that said...
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