Jay Lloyd's Getaway Guide

Cruising in the Caribbean
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 16, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's your hurry? You've already traveled some distance — oftentimes a long distance to get to your getaway cruise ship port. Before and after the cruise, you can double up on the vacation simply by enjoying the ship's home port. Winter and fall cruises are being...
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Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 15, 2018 - 7:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thanksgiving on the ski trail has become a tradition for some early-bird snow hounds. Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio Whether it's a four-day holiday or a week on the slopes, an eight-hour drive gets you into Canadian snow country, and even less to reach some favorite New...
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Museum Suffrage Poster
Jay Lloyd
October 25, 2018 - 7:00 am
New York, N.Y. (KYW Newsradio) — 1920 was a pivotal year in American politics that will play a major role in the coming elections. 1920 was the year that women won the right to vote, and prohibition, a ban on booze, changed the nation. It was not a coincidence. Supporters of prohibition knew they...
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Merrymead Farm corn maze
Jay Lloyd | KYW Newsradio
October 11, 2018 - 7:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania farmers were in a squeeze about 20 year ago. Crop prices were falling and the cost of farming was rising. With the notion of bringing in extra money to the land, the concept of agritainment was born. Agritainment combines family fun on a farm with the...
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Jay Lloyd dressed as Dracula poses with his daughter during a Halloween years ago.
Jay Lloyd | KYW Newsradio
October 11, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Halloween evokes images of happy youngsters toting plastic pumpkins to hold heaps of treats. But for an older generation, it's more about the memories, so now is the time for a Halloween overnight getaway. Halloween used to be a night of family fun when the kids were...
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Brooklyn Bridge
Jay Lloyd / KYW Newsradio
October 04, 2018 - 3:15 am
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There was no joy in Brooklyn, 67 years ago this week. The mighty Dodgers had pulled out. But as another baseball season closes, Brooklyn has survived - and even flourished. In Brooklyn, they were affectionately known as "Dem Bums." Who would've thought...
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Birder and Lighthouse
Jay Lloyd / KYW Newsradio
October 03, 2018 - 1:23 pm
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's for the birds. That's a good thing. The very tip of the New Jersey shore is the autumn rest stop for flocks and flights of migrating birds. The result? Cape May has become a magnet for zealous "birders" toting thousands of dollars worth of cameras...
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Zerns Barber Shop
Jay Lloyd / KYW Newsradio
September 13, 2018 - 3:15 am
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The next few weekends may offer the last chance to visit what has been a traditional weekend day trip. The doors are closing on Zern's Market in Gilbertsville. How do you say you'll miss a tire busting parking lot and a crumbling, ugly concrete building...
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Philadelphia skyline
Jay Lloyd / KYW Newsradio
September 12, 2018 - 12:13 pm
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- I'm not a big fan of drawing the short straw for "designated driver" and the last thing I want to do after a night on the town or at a country hideaway is get in the car and drive an hour or more to go home. The alternative? Plan to stay overnight. It...
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Mystic Seaport whaler
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
August 31, 2018 - 1:45 pm
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — They can be as small as a coastal fishing village or as vast an international port as New York City. Fin food is fresh from the sea, eyefilling sights take in a far horizon. Boats and ships of every size and shape vanish in the distance. Others loom large...
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