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 & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Shakespeare, sandcastles, and celebrations all over Texas

Travel, June 30, 2022

Day Trips: “Peace Circle,” Grapevine
Day Trips: “Peace Circle,” Grapevine
Statues depict meeting between Native Americans and Sam Houston

Columns, June 30, 2022

Day Trips: Calera Chapel, Balmorhea
Day Trips: Calera Chapel, Balmorhea
A holy place in the West Texas desert

Columns, June 23, 2022

Day Trips: Center Point
Day Trips: Center Point
Swimming holes and burgers a short scenic drive away

Columns, June 16, 2022

Day Trips: Kingsbury Blueberry Farm, Caldwell
Day Trips: Kingsbury Blueberry Farm, Caldwell
Family business offers the sweetest pick-your-own berries around

Columns, June 9, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Summer travel opportunities and news from all over Texas

Travel, June 2, 2022

Day Trips: <i>The Traveling Man</i>, Dallas
Day Trips: The Traveling Man, Dallas
Sculptures along the expressway keep Dallas weird

Columns, June 2, 2022

Day Trips: BeeWeaver Honey Farm, Navasota
Day Trips: BeeWeaver Honey Farm, Navasota
Farm offers a delicious education on essential insects

Columns, May 26, 2022

Day Trips: Texas Ferry Rides
Day Trips: Texas Ferry Rides
Texas ferries are the best free rides in the state

Columns, May 19, 2022

Day Trips: Lubbock Tornado Memorial, Lubbock
Day Trips: Lubbock Tornado Memorial, Lubbock
Monument commemorates havoc wreaked by two twisters in 1970

Columns, May 12, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
It's a great time to get out and explore

Travel, May 5, 2022

Day Trips: Faywood Hot Springs, New Mexico
Day Trips: Faywood Hot Springs, New Mexico
Healing waters and a whole lot of history

Columns, May 5, 2022

Day Trips: Bay Education Center, Rockport
Day Trips: Bay Education Center, Rockport
Science center offers education on vacation

Columns, April 28, 2022

Day Trips: Texas Roadstand, Cedar Creek
Day Trips: Texas Roadstand, Cedar Creek
Stellar burgers and house-made pickles make this no ordinary burger joint

Columns, April 21, 2022

Day Trips: The Lady in Blue, San Angelo
Day Trips: The Lady in Blue, San Angelo
Statue illustrates the story of Native American legend

Columns, April 14, 2022

Day Trips: Gao Brothers Sculpture, San Antonio
Day Trips: Gao Brothers Sculpture, San Antonio
Beijing-based artists spark political discussion

Columns, April 7, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Visit historic Presidio La Bahia, take a scenic drive, and more

Travel, March 31, 2022

Day Trips: Texas SandFest, Port Aransas
Day Trips: Texas SandFest, Port Aransas
Sandcastles and more in Port A

Columns, March 31, 2022

Day Trips: Secret Fishing Holes
Day Trips: Secret Fishing Holes
Texas Parks & Wildlife’s RACA program adds two more spots

Columns, March 24, 2022

Day Trips: Tyler State Park, Tyler
Day Trips: Tyler State Park, Tyler
Appreciating the handiwork of Depression-era park built by CCC

Columns, March 17, 2022

Day Trips: Dining Destinations
Day Trips: Dining Destinations
Three small-town roadside eateries worth a stop

Columns, March 10, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Spring is full of festivals and flowers

Travel, March 3, 2022

Day Trips: Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico
Day Trips: Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico

Columns, March 3, 2022

Day Trips: Texas State Bison Herd, Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque
Day Trips: Texas State Bison Herd, Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque
Where the bison roam

Columns, Feb. 17, 2022

Day Trips: Bergheim Meat Market, Boerne
Day Trips: Bergheim Meat Market, Boerne
Hill Country shop offers the best of the best meats and more

Columns, Feb. 10, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Celebrate Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s, and more in Texas

Travel, Feb. 4, 2022

Day Trips: Maceo Spice & Import Co., Galveston
Day Trips: Maceo Spice & Import Co., Galveston
The spicy side of island life

Columns, Feb. 3, 2022

Day Trips: Fairfield Lake State Park, Fairfield
Day Trips: Fairfield Lake State Park, Fairfield
Want to buy a state park?

Columns, Jan. 27, 2022

Day Trips: Magoffin Home State Historic Site, El Paso
Day Trips: Magoffin Home State Historic Site, El Paso
Pioneer history is preserved in nineteenth-century homestead

Columns, Jan. 20, 2022

Day Trips: Bluff Dale Bridge, Bluff Dale
Day Trips: Bluff Dale Bridge, Bluff Dale
Historic bridge is an engineering masterpiece

Columns, Jan. 13, 2022

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