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: August Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
The latest on safe travel during the pandemic

Travel, Aug. 6, 2020

Day Trips: Sebastopol House Historic Site, Seguin
Day Trips: Sebastopol House Historic Site, Seguin
Historic limecrete mansion honors Black entrepreneurship

Columns, Aug. 6, 2020

Day Trips: Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Menard
Day Trips: Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Menard
Frontier fort was home to Buffalo Soldiers

Columns, July 30, 2020

Day Trips: Stonehenge Replicas, Ingram and Odessa
Day Trips: Stonehenge Replicas, Ingram and Odessa
The allure of Stonehenge comes to Texas

Columns, July 23, 2020

Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Alternatives to public restrooms when traveling

Columns, July 16, 2020

Day Trips: Matagorda Beach
Day Trips: Matagorda Beach
A seashore with social distancing

Columns, July 9, 2020

Day Trips: The Grotto, San Antonio
Day Trips: The Grotto, San Antonio
Man-made cave part of “Art on the River”

Columns, July 2, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Safe daytripping as coronavirus continues

Travel, June 26, 2020

Day Trips: Port Isabel Lighthouse
Day Trips: Port Isabel Lighthouse
The lighthouse guided ships through the channel between Padre Island and the mainland

Columns, June 25, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic

Travel, June 19, 2020

Day Trips: Guadalupe River
Day Trips: Guadalupe River
Four swimming holes on the Guadalupe River

Columns, June 18, 2020

Day Trips: Sculpture Gardens
Day Trips: Sculpture Gardens
Four sculpture gardens inspire the mind and exercise the body

Columns, June 11, 2020

Day Trips: Polly's Chapel, Bandera
Day Trips: Polly's Chapel, Bandera
Frontier chapel survives 140 years in the woods

Columns, June 4, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Get ready for summer with Texas beaches and Texas peaches

Travel, May 29, 2020

Day Trips: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Day Trips: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
A National Wildlife Refuge in our midst

Columns, May 28, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Texas travel updates as of Memorial Day weekend

Travel, May 22, 2020

Day Trips: Gillespie County Country Schools
Day Trips: Gillespie County Country Schools
Take a trip back in education history while enjoying the Hill Country scenery

Columns, May 21, 2020

Day Trips: Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, Goliad
Day Trips: Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, Goliad
State historic site remembers the hero of Cinco de Mayo

Columns, May 14, 2020

Stay Trips: Westcave Cellars Winery and Brewery, Johnson City
Stay Trips: Westcave Cellars Winery and Brewery, Johnson City
Hill Country winery reopening in stages

Columns, May 7, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Statewide updates since Gov. Abbott's "Open Texas" order

Travel, May 5, 2020

Stay Trips: Delivered
Stay Trips: Delivered
Let the day trip come to you

Columns, April 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips, Delivered
Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips, Delivered
More Day Trips delivered to your door

Travel, April 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Daytripping in the age of stay-at-home orders

Travel, April 28, 2020

Stay Trips: Alaska
Stay Trips: Alaska
Head to the North Country virtually

Columns, April 23, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Houston Art Car Parade goes virtual, and more travel news

Travel, April 17, 2020

Stay Trips: The Inn Between, Concan
Stay Trips: The Inn Between, Concan
Tiny homes in the hills await your arrival

Columns, April 16, 2020

Day Trips: Responsible Daytripping
Day Trips: Responsible Daytripping
The wildflowers can wait

Columns, April 9, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Stay home, stay safe, and still scratch that travel itch

Travel, April 8, 2020

Day Trips: History of the Frozen Margarita
Day Trips: History of the Frozen Margarita
We’re all going to need a frozen margarita when this is all over

Columns, April 2, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Updates from around the state and things to look forward to

Travel, April 1, 2020

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