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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.

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

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup

Autumn events you ought to check out

Gerald E. McLeod, Travel Daily, Aug. 30, 2017 7:00 AM

West Columbia

A replica of the first capitol illustrates the humble beginnings of the Republic of Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 24, 2017

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

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