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: Mission, Texas
Day Trips: Mission, Texas
Border wall to cut off sacred ground

Columns, Feb. 21, 2019

Day Trips: Presidio San Saba, Menard
Day Trips: Presidio San Saba, Menard
Spanish fort tells the story of a lost settlement

Columns, Feb. 14, 2019

Day Trips: Boerne Brews
Day Trips: Boerne Brews
Four places to sample craft beer in Boerne

Columns, Feb. 7, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
February's full of fun

Travel, Feb. 1, 2019

Day Trips: Industry, San Marcos
Day Trips: Industry, San Marcos
New restaurant a place to relax and enjoy

Columns, Jan. 31, 2019

Day Trips: Hotel Settles, Big Spring
Day Trips: Hotel Settles, Big Spring
Impeccably restored hotel returns the glory days of travel

Columns, Jan. 24, 2019

Day Trips: Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Day Trips: Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Guthrie Center hits a high note

Columns, Jan. 17, 2019

Day Trips: Alpine
Day Trips: Alpine
West Texas brewery hangs up its spurs, at least for now

Columns, Jan. 10, 2019

Day Trips: Bryan Museum, Galveston
Day Trips: Bryan Museum, Galveston
The story of Texas through rare artifacts

Columns, Jan. 3, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Kick off 2019 with some Texas travel

Travel, Dec. 29, 2018

Day Trips: Top 10s
Day Trips: Top 10s
The biggest Texas travel happenings of 2018

Columns, Dec. 27, 2018

Day Trips: The Stagecoach Inn, Salado
Day Trips: The Stagecoach Inn, Salado
Sam Houston slept here and so can you

Columns, Dec. 20, 2018

Day Trips: Daytripping as Holiday Shopping
Day Trips: Daytripping as Holiday Shopping
Buy a gift on your next Texas day trip

Columns, Dec. 13, 2018

Day Trips: Ladonia Fossil Park
Day Trips: Ladonia Fossil Park
North Texas riverbed a treasure chest of ancient bones

Columns, Dec. 6, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year

Travel, Dec. 1, 2018

Day Trips: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville
Day Trips: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville
Sanctuary safeguards rare island of palms behind border wall

Columns, Nov. 29, 2018

Day Trips: Ice Land, Moody Gardens, Galveston
Day Trips: Ice Land, Moody Gardens, Galveston
Ice sculpture is the coolest show on the island

Columns, Nov. 21, 2018

Day Trips: Fort Lancaster
Day Trips: Fort Lancaster
West Texas frontier fort has a story to tell

Columns, Nov. 15, 2018

Day Trips: Otis Henry Memorial, Texarkana
Day Trips: Otis Henry Memorial, Texarkana
World War I monument memorializes the depths of a mother’s loss

Columns, Nov. 8, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Pre-holiday travel tips

Travel, Nov. 2, 2018

Day Trips: Best of Day Trips
Day Trips: Best of Day Trips
Five best things about daytrippin’ in 2018

Columns, Nov. 1, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: Pecos National Historic Site
Day Trips & Beyond: Pecos National Historic Site
Travel tips for the Land of Enchantment

Travel, Oct. 31, 2018

Day Trips: Active Plan, Brownsville
Day Trips: Active Plan, Brownsville
Tropical trail mix comes to the RGV

Columns, Oct. 25, 2018

Day Trips: Altstadt Brewery
Day Trips: Altstadt Brewery
German-style brewery’s tasting room opens outside Fredericksburg

Columns, Oct. 18, 2018

Day Trips: Stella Mare RV Resort, Galveston
Day Trips: Stella Mare RV Resort, Galveston
Pair of beach houses offer an island retreat

Columns, Oct. 11, 2018

Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas
Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas
Jefferson’s Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery

Columns, Oct. 4, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Fall is full of fairs and fests

Travel, Oct. 1, 2018

Day Trips: Round Rock Honey
Day Trips: Round Rock Honey
Take a sweet trip to the land of golden sauce

Columns, Sept. 27, 2018

Day Trips: San Felipe de Austin Historic Site
Day Trips: San Felipe de Austin Historic Site
Original Texas capital returns through new museum

Columns, Sept. 20, 2018

Day Trips: Chandler Guest Ranch, Dryden
Day Trips: Chandler Guest Ranch, Dryden
Former fishing camp still an oasis on the Pecos River

Columns, Sept. 13, 2018

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