Gerald E. McLeod

Contributing Writer, Day Trips

Gerald E. McLeod joined the Chronicle staff in November 1980 as a graphic designer. In April 1991 he began writing the “Day Trips” column. Besides the weekly travel column, he contributed “101 Swimming Holes,” “Guide to Central Texas Barbecue,” and “Guide to the Texas Hill Country.” His first 200 columns have been published in Day Trips Vol. I and Day Trips Vol. II.

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Day Trips: Walker Honey Farm, Rogers
Day Trips: Walker Honey Farm, Rogers
This sweet superstore is the bee's knees

Columns, June 10, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Pho on the coast, statuesque women in Dallas; June is time to hit the road

Travel, June 3, 2021

Day Trips: Paddle SMTX, San Marcos
Day Trips: Paddle SMTX, San Marcos
Glowing river cruises in San Marcos

Columns, June 3, 2021

Day Trips: La Petite Belle, Palacios
Day Trips: La Petite Belle, Palacios
La Belle sails again

Columns, May 27, 2021

Day Trips: North Shore and South Shore Parks, Bastrop
Day Trips: North Shore and South Shore Parks, Bastrop
Glamping on Lake Bastrop

Columns, May 20, 2021

Day Trips: FM 457 Bridge, Sargent
Day Trips: FM 457 Bridge, Sargent
I can see for miles

Columns, May 13, 2021

Day Trips: South Padre Island Parks
Day Trips: South Padre Island Parks
The sunny side of SPI beaches

Columns, May 6, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: May Travel Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: May Travel Roundup
Flowers, birds, and more to spy on spring road trips

Travel, May 3, 2021

Day Trips: The Riverside Dreamer, Mission
Day Trips: The Riverside Dreamer, Mission
Rolling on the Rio Grande

Columns, April 29, 2021

Day Trips: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Day Trips: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Arizona observatory is steeped in history

Columns, April 22, 2021

Day Trips: The Power Plant Texas Grill, Seguin
Day Trips: The Power Plant Texas Grill, Seguin
Comfort food in a comforting place

Columns, April 15, 2021

Day Trips: Junction, Texas
Day Trips: Junction, Texas
Explore the eastern edge of West Texas at Junction

Columns, April 8, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
It’s a beautiful time of year to get your daytrippin’ on

Travel, April 1, 2021

Day Trips: Cookies, Cupcakes and More, Hutto
Day Trips: Cookies, Cupcakes and More, Hutto
Hutto Bakery Keeps Cooking Through the Pandemic

Columns, April 1, 2021

Day Trips: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston
Day Trips: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston
Houston’s best underground light show

Columns, March 25, 2021

Day Trips: Fort Parker State Park
Day Trips: Fort Parker State Park
Park between Mexia and Groesbeck is renowned for its sunsets

Columns, March 18, 2021

Day Trips: Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Garfield
Day Trips: Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Garfield
Gardeners, start your planting

Columns, March 11, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Travel news a year into the pandemic

Travel, March 5, 2021

Day Trips: McFaddin-Ward House, Beaumont
Day Trips: McFaddin-Ward House, Beaumont
Beaumont home is a museum to pioneer Texas family

Columns, March 4, 2021

Day Trips: Galveston Island State Park
Day Trips: Galveston Island State Park
Enjoy the air show at Galveston Island SP

Columns, Feb. 25, 2021

Day Trips: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis
Day Trips: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis
Memphis' Soulsville lives on

Columns, Feb. 18, 2021

Day Trips: Old Taylor High School, Taylor
Day Trips: Old Taylor High School, Taylor
Going back to school in Taylor

Columns, Feb. 11, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
News from Hueco Tanks, Black's Barbecue, and lots more

Travel, Feb. 5, 2021

Day Trips: Copano Bay Fishing Pier, Rockport/Fulton
Day Trips: Copano Bay Fishing Pier, Rockport/Fulton
End of the road for a fishing pier

Columns, Feb. 4, 2021

Day Trips: Best Maid Pickle Emporium, Ft. Worth
Day Trips: Best Maid Pickle Emporium, Ft. Worth
The Pickle Emporium is a big dill

Columns, Jan. 28, 2021

Day Trips: Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery, Wortham
Day Trips: Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery, Wortham
Visiting the father of Texas blues

Columns, Jan. 21, 2021

Day Trips: Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch
Day Trips: Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch
The crown jewel of the Guadalupe River

Columns, Jan. 14, 2021

Day Trips: Roughhouse Brewing, San Marcos
Day Trips: Roughhouse Brewing, San Marcos
Brewing on the wild side

Columns, Jan. 7, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: January Travel Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: January Travel Roundup
Remembering 2020 and looking forward to travel in 2021

Travel, Jan. 1, 2021

Day Trips: Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge, San Antonio
Day Trips: Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge, San Antonio
New Land Bridge connects San Antonio park

Columns, Dec. 30, 2020

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