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Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Celebrate Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s, and more in Texas
"...Maybe the trip on the Elissa doesn’t quite fit..."

Feb. 4, 2022 Travel Post 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: 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: Holiday Gift Guide
A wish list for the travelers in your life
"...hefty Texas pies are a tradition from one of Galveston's oldest seafood restaurants. Have the round or Texas-shaped pecan..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Enjoy fall foliage, festivals, and fairs
"...3,000 plants mainly from Mexico, Asia, and the United States, the John Fairey Garden (formerly Peckerwood Gardens) outside of..."

Oct. 1, 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: August Events Roundup
Adventures abound all the way up to Albuquerque
"...the month of August, tent campsites at the Kerrville-Schreiner Park are half price. The 517-acre park is on the..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Travel Post 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: 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

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

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: December Travel Roundup
Central Texas holiday lights, digital Dealey Plaza, and more
"...of the site, interactive maps, and histories of the park and the assassination. Using photographs, oral histories, and film..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: November Travel Roundup
Port A's Harvey recovery, Millican's pecan pie, and fall travel news
"...stunned when the worst storm since 1970 hit the island on night of Aug. 25, 2017. As Hurricane Harvey..."

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

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-September Travel Updates
Travel news from around Texas and beyond
"...the Pedernales River also remains closed. Visitors to the park southwest of Austin will be required to make a..."

Sept. 10, 2020 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: 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

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 & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Houston Art Car Parade goes virtual, and more travel news
"...Weekend is on — virtually. Like most of the state and the country, Houston is all but shut down..."

April 17, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Out of Town Closures Due to COVID-19
Here are the latest updates
"...changing situation caused by the COVID-19/coronavirus, events around the state are canceled or postponed, and travel is not advised...."

March 24, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

As Charlie Jones Exits C3, He Traces His Journey From College Station to Founding ACL Fest
Leaving the music promotions empire he helped build, Jones begins his new events company, Four Leaf
"...my car broke down on the side of Southwest Parkway running back and forth with Cyrille Neville in the..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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: Holiday Lights 2019
Holiday happenings from Arlington to Wimberley
"...All around the state, courthouse squares and drive-through parks are aglow in colorful..."

Nov. 25, 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

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: 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

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: April Events Roundup
Spring has sprung, and here's 100 ways to celebrate
"...Since 2010, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and several private partners have worked..."

April 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Mardi Gras to St. Paddy's and much, much more
"...years later a 16-sided building was constructed in Fireman’s Park to permanently house the merry-go-round. With flying manes and..."

March 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
February's full of fun
"...abandoned railroad viaduct through Lower Manhattan as a linear park is one of the most inspired urban projects of..."

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

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