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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.

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

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

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