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Day Trips: Galveston Island State Park
Enjoy the air show at Galveston Island SP
"...Galveston Island State Park outside of Galveston preserves an oasis..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: The Lost Bird Project, Galveston
Remembering extinct birds in Galveston
"...landed in the garden surrounding the Bryan Museum in Galveston. The outdoor exhibit features five sculptures representing birds that..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic
"...It wouldn’t be summer without water parks. Around the state, parks with a water theme like..."

June 19, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Summer Fun
Oh, Galveston
"...of martini concoctions, and prime location, 21 is the island's new "It" girl, as it were. At the corner..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Saddle up your reindeer
"...holiday with Christmas lights, festivals, and parades around the state, plus more winter fun...."

Dec. 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Tons of Texas travel news for the dog days of summer
"...up as well as the grape harvest around the state...."

Aug. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
A day-trippers look back at 2010
"...The condition of the state park system affects many day trippers looking for outdoor..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The top eight state park swimming holes in Texas
"...Swimming holes in state parks are some of the most reliable public places..."

July 31, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Thanks for the Bird Words
"...Gerald E. McLeod for his 1,539th (!) “Day Trips.” ["Galveston Island State Park," Feb. 26] I thoroughly enjoyed reading..."

March 2, 2021 Postmarks

Dance:
"...24-August 10, Mon-Sat, 8pm. $18-$29. Mary Moody Northen Amphitheatre, Galveston Island State Park, West Beach, off FM3005. 800/547-4697...."

July 19, 1996 Arts Feature

Ike's Lessons
Galveston's land-use decisions exposed by storm's wrath
"...public beaches, and a treasure trove of Victorian architecture, Galveston has one irremediable flaw: 169 years ago, it was..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Tom Curtis

A Year Later
Galveston marks Ike anniversary with celebrations of recovery and rebirth
"...Imagine that a year ago, a natural disaster had devastated more than 75% of Austin. Imagine that 110-mile-per-hour winds..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Statewide updates since Gov. Abbott's "Open Texas" order
"...Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas allows the state stay-at-home order issued on March 31 to expire and..."

May 5, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...the lighthouse at Bolivar Point across the channel from Galveston has survived since 1933 on private property off TX87...."

June 5, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Explore Texas and beyond in 2022
"...brewery, or one of the many events around the state...."

Jan. 6, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
The latest on safe travel during the pandemic
"...but getting takeout food and eating it at a park is a two on a scale of 10 in..."

Aug. 6, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Autumn events you ought to check out
"...and there is a lot going on around the state...."

Aug. 30, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Start April with a scenic drive along fields of flowers
"...to lots of fun things to do around the state in April...."

March 31, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...attraction to wildlife to bring more visitors to the island city. The boardwalk at the park on the edge..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Pho on the coast, statuesque women in Dallas; June is time to hit the road
"...there are more festivals, events, and happenings around the state. Maintain a social distance out there and still have..."

June 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Fall into fun!
"...September means it’s time for Buddy Holly’s birthday, the State Fair of Texas, and a host of activities in..."

Aug. 31, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Find fall foliage in Texas and stop and smell the roses
"...It’s time for pumpkin-spiced October events all over the state and beyond...."

Oct. 3, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

In Memoriam: Bill Wittliff
Legendary writer/photographer/collector/benefactor dead at 79
"...scenes, and a proud son of the Lone Star State who seemed to devote as much energy to preserving..."

June 12, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Plenty of fun still to be had in 2019
"...Get ready to catch your dinner as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department stocks delicious rainbow trout in 185..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Fall is full of fairs and fests
"...Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. More than a fashion statement, the collection speaks to women’s roles in American society..."

Oct. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Titanic, turtle hatchlings, and Texas beaches after Harvey
"...The Padre Island National Seashore outside of Corpus Christi has one of..."

June 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
It's the most wonderful time of the year
"...that special someone? For $100 you can adopt a Galveston Bay dolphin for a year in their name through..."

Dec. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: May Travel Roundup
Flowers, birds, and more to spy on spring road trips
"...Brighton Layson will demonstrate their artistry daily in the park. Through August 8, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas,..."

May 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
September events around the state are waiting for you to arrive
"...I stood on the top floor of my office parking garage looking out over Zilker Park, the world seemed..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Get hip to these timely travel tips
"...the traffic across the Panhandle has been diverted to Interstate 40, but 91% of the 178 miles of the..."

July 3, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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