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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.

Key Lime Pie Tour

Looking for America’s coolest summer pie at bakeries and restaurants around the area

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 17, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: Key Lime Pie Tour

Key lime pie all over Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup

Last call for summer fun

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Aug. 14, 2017 4:00 PM


Washington state offers an exciting escape from the summer heat

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 10, 2017

Crocodile Encounter, Angleton

A toothy smile at this animal park means it's feeding time

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 3, 2017

Texas Barbecue

Five barbecue joints in one day

Gerald E. McLeod, Jul. 27, 2017

Railean Distillery, San Leon

Texas' oldest rum distillery turns their welcome center into a neighborhood bar

Gerald McLeod, Jul. 20, 2017

Menil Collection, Houston

This summer, one of the Bayou City’s most interesting collections of art celebrates its 30th anniversary

Gerald E. McLeod, Jul. 13, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup

Activities to help you stay cool as summer heats up

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Jul. 6, 2017 5:00 PM

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood

Popular mountain biking park shouldn’t be overlooked for its swimming and camping

Gerald E. McLeod, Jul. 6, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: Welcome to Joanna and Chip Gaines' Waco

Perky Fixer Upper hosts are the town's new star attraction

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Jul. 4, 2017 7:05 AM

Topwater Grill, San Leon

Waterfront eatery serves up golden seafood with a beautiful view of the sunset

Gerald E. McLeod, Jun. 29, 2017

Hughes Springs

Mineral waters still flow at small town pavilion in the piney woods

Gerald E. McLeod, Jun. 22, 2017

Joe T. Garcia’s Restaurant, Ft. Worth

Iconic Mexican food restaurant serves a river of patrons by offering a limited menu

Gerald E. McLeod, Jun. 15, 2017

Collin Street Bakery, Corsicana

Fruitcake factory fills sales room with the warm smell of something in the oven

Gerald E. McLeod, Jun. 8, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup

Activities to get your summer sizzling

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Jun. 1, 2017 4:06 PM

Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Public tours go behind the scenes for insights into race day excitement

Gerald E. McLeod, Jun. 1, 2017

Veterans Memorial Plaza, San Antonio

Small park in downtown San Antonio serves as a moving Memorial Day reminder

Gerald E. McLeod, May. 25, 2017

Life’s a Beach, Corpus Christi

The islands across the causeway offer sun, sand, and surf all summer long

Gerald E. McLeod, May. 18, 2017

Magnolia Market, Waco

In four short seasons, home improvement show becomes biggest tourist attraction in town

Gerald E. McLeod, May. 11, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup

Baby sea turtles, Elvis Fest, and more!

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, May. 5, 2017 9:45 AM

7A Ranch Resort, Wimberley

Gerald E. McLeod, May. 4, 2017

International Waterlily Collection, San Angelo

Texas botanical garden of water plants saved the native flowers of Egypt’s Nile River

Gerald E. McLeod, Apr. 27, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art

Collection expands our appreciation for nature and art

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Apr. 26, 2017 2:18 PM

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Springs Under Threat

Visit these five watering holes while you can

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Apr. 20, 2017 7:05 AM

Kleb Woods, Tomball

A hermit’s paradise becomes a permanent island thicket among the urban sprawl of Houston

Gerald E. McLeod, Apr. 20, 2017

Krause’s Cafe, New Braunfels

Famous German restaurant is back with a beautiful new bierhalle and 80 beers on tap

Gerald E. McLeod, Apr. 13, 2017

World War I Memorials

Communities around Texas remember their fallen sons from the Great War

Gerald E. McLeod, Apr. 6, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup

Seize the day ... trip

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Apr. 5, 2017 2:31 PM

Schilo's Deli, San Antonio

For a century the German deli has served the rye bread fresh and strudel à la mode

Gerald McLeod, Mar. 30, 2017

Oso Pier & Grill, Corpus Christi

Iconic fishing pier gets new lease on life but retains its coastal charm

Gerald E. McLeod, Mar. 23, 2017

New London School Explosion

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the deadliest school disaster in U.S. history

Gerald E. McLeod, Mar. 16, 2017

Caddo Mounds Historic Site, Alto

Gerald E. McLeod, Mar. 9, 2017

Whiteside Museum of Natural History, Seymour

Ancient history comes alive near where the bones were found

Gerald McLeod, Mar. 2, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup

Springtime in Texas means wildflowers and festivals abound

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Mar. 1, 2017 8:00 AM

Green’s Sausage House, Zabcikville

Roadside eatery provides all the small town essentials

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 23, 2017

JBS Wetland Center, Seagoville

Bald eagle couple expecting two chicks to hatch on internet TV

Gerald McLeod, Feb. 16, 2017

Day Trips & Beyond: Ice Fishing, Door County, Wis.

A trip to Sturgeon Bay

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Feb. 15, 2017 8:45 AM

8th Wonder Brewery, Houston

Craft brewery toasts the local iconic former sports stadium

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 9, 2017

Bolner’s Meat Company, San Antonio

Century-old market carries wide choice of meats and Fiesta Brand spices

Gerald E. McLeod, Feb. 2, 2017

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