Jay Lloyd's Getaway Guide

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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Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
Courtesy of Kathryn Lloyd
December 21, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's no such thing as a free lunch or a free puppy — they all come with a cost. But we can at least boast of free or very low-cost winter outdoor recreation. Let's consider the ways. If you go fishing in the winter, you can either spend a lot of money to drop a...
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The pool deck of a cruise ship
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
December 20, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're planning now for a new year of getaway adventures, a spontaneous trip may actually be your best bet. I don't want to throw cold water on what should be a fun planning session, but recent experiences do that for us. Remember those long-range plans for a...
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One of the nation's iconic Christmas getaway destinations can be enjoyed at bargain pricing by tweaking your travel dates.
Dreamstime
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the nation's iconic Christmas getaway destinations can be enjoyed at bargain pricing by tweaking your travel dates. A global array of shoppers and getaway seekers pour into New York to see the Christmas tree and skaters at Rockefeller Center, nearby St. Patrick...
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At 19 ski areas across the state, fourth- and fifth-graders can score an almost free snow pass for the season.
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 22, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids and snow go together like skis and boots. At 19 ski areas across the state, fourth- and fifth-graders can score an almost-free snow pass for the season. The program, run by the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, lets the kids ski or snowboard for three days at...
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