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Day Trips covers the world of Texas travel from Amarillo to Zapata and beyond. Day Trips, Vol. 2, a book of "Day Trips," is available for $8.95, plus $3.05 for shipping, handling, and tax. Mail to: Day Trips, PO Box 40312, South Austin, TX 78704.

The Goose’s Acre Pub, The Woodlands

Bar and restaurant transported to Texas retains its Irish brogue

Gerald E. McLeod, Mar. 14, 2018

Old Settler’s Music Festival, Tilmon

Annual music festival is rocking in a new location after three decades

Gerald E. McLeod, Mar. 8, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup

Stack rocks, meet the Hulk, and celebrate the Lone Star State

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Mar. 3, 2018 7:00 AM

Manske Rolls, San Marcos

The unique twist on the cinnamon roll is a San Marcos original

Gerald E. McLeod, Mar. 1, 2018

Tejas Chocolate Craftory, Tomball

Bean-to-bar chocolate factory excels at barbecue brisket

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 22, 2018

Angel on the Wind

Heaven’s hood ornament adorns memory park in Palestine

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 15, 2018

Chocolates El Rey, Stonewall

Importer of Venezuelan chocolate brings food of the gods to the Hill Country wine district

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 8, 2018

O. Henry’s Bridge, San Antonio

Iron bridge spans the San Antonio River and 138 years of literary history

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 1, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup

February fun in the Year of the Dog

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Jan. 31, 2018 2:00 PM

Day Trips & Beyond: Mardi Gras in NWLA

Northwestern Louisiana really heats up during Mardi Gras season

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Jan. 27, 2018 9:30 AM

Mardi Gras, Shreveport-Bossier City, La.

The food and parades are worth the drive to northwestern Louisiana

Gerald E. McLeod, Jan. 25, 2018

Balcones Distilling, Waco

Whiskey distillery welcomes guests to try their tasting room

Gerald E. McLeod, Jan. 18, 2018

Alligator Bank, Alvin

Hometown financial institution makes a name for itself with a pair of reptiles

Gerald E. McLeod, Jan. 11, 2018

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup

Start 2018 with some Texas travel

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Jan. 5, 2018 7:00 AM

Exotic Wildlife Tours, Mountain Home

Excursions to the wildlife habitat give a look at a Texas legend

Gerald E. McLeod, Jan. 4, 2018

Top 10s 2017

Hurricane Harvey tops the list of events that affected day trippers in 2017

Gerald E. McLeod, Dec. 28, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: New Year’s Eve 2017 Around Texas

Ringing in the new year across the Lone Star State

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Dec. 22, 2017 7:00 AM

River Trail Cottages, Kerrville

Old-fashioned motor court has new life with modern amenities

Gerald E. McLeod, Dec. 21, 2017

OS Ranch Museum, Post

Small-town art museum with a world-class collection

Gerald E. McLeod, Dec. 14, 2017

Gift Guide 2017

Gifts that make it worth a day trip double your fun

Gerald E. McLeod, Dec. 7, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: Twelve Weeks After Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas

"Port A is open for business," says chamber of commerce

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Dec. 2, 2017 7:00 AM

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup

Dickens on the Strand starts the month off right

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Dec. 1, 2017 7:00 AM

Island Motor Bikes, Port Aransas

Port A bike shop is back in business and ready for vacationers after Hurricane Harvey

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 30, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: Christmas Lights 2017

Take the scenic route

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Nov. 22, 2017 7:00 AM

El Cosmico, Marfa

The alternative hotel of tepees, yurts, safari tents, and retro trailers is funky, fun, and functional

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 21, 2017

Ruth Paine House Museum, Irving

At first it might seem rather macabre to visit the house where the accused Lee Harvey Oswald spent his last night of freedom

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 16, 2017

Waymore’s Package Store, Littlefield

The High Plains outlaw lives on in family’s tribute museum and drive-through liquor store

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 9, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup

Highland Games, Wurstfest, and more

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Nov. 2, 2017 7:00 AM

Best of Texas

Here’s half a dozen of the best things about Texas travel in 2017

Gerald E. McLeod, Nov. 2, 2017

Old Alton Bridge, Denton

Goatman’s Bridge is a reminder of the cowardly Klansmen’s dastardly deed

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 26, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Public garden adds a culinary component to its flowering beds

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 19, 2017

Magic’s Theater, Dripping Springs

Old-fashioned magician thrills with timeless illusions and tricks

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 12, 2017

John Wayne’s Head in Lubbock

Hefty chunk of California sandstone becomes John Wayne’s head in Lubbock library

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 5, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup

Over 70 Texas fairs, fests, fetes, and more

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Oct. 4, 2017 7:00 AM

Camp Terralak, San Marcos

New private campground takes the roughing it out of camping but leaves the fun

Gerald E. McLeod, Sep. 28, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico

D.H. Lawrence’s banned art finds a home in Taos hotel

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Sep. 22, 2017 7:00 AM

Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, N.M.

New Mexican artist collective turns an old bowling alley into a modern fun house

Gerald E. McLeod, Sep. 21, 2017

Charreada, San Antonio

A ranch work competition rooted in Mexican tradition

Gerald E. McLeod, Sep. 14, 2017

Bracken Cave and Other Bat Caves

The bat colonies around Texas are swollen with mothers and their pups emerging for the nightly feeding frenzy, making for spectacular shows

Gerald E. McLeod, Sep. 7, 2017


The Silver Spur Dance Hall ruins are a reminder of the golden age of country music

Gerald McLeod, Aug. 31, 2017

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