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The Daytripper Chet Garner Explores Multifaceted Fort Worth

The Daytripper Chet Garner Explores Multifaceted Fort Worth

Fort Worth earned its primary nickname, “Cowtown,” during the glory days of cowboys and cattle drives.

Chet Garner’s 10 Favorite Daytripper Destinations

Chet Garner’s 10 Favorite Daytripper Destinations

With a daytrip to Sweetwater, the March 2019 issue marks Chet Garner’s 100th column in Texas Highways. Garner, who’s hosted his Lone Star Emmy Award-winning travel show The Daytripper on PBS since 2009, started writing for the magazine in 2010 after then-editor-in-chief Charles Lohrman offered him a gig.

Explore the Historic Town of Victoria with Daytripper Chet Garner

Explore the Historic Town of Victoria with Daytripper Chet Garner

Sitting in the middle of the Coastal Bend is a town that’s been around since before Texas was Texas. Visitors to Victoria, established in 1824, can explore the rich history of the town’s past mixed with new experiences that make it well worth the trip.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Jefferson

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Jefferson

While most associate Texas with the Wild West rather than the Deep South, there are towns in the Lone Star State that exude Southern charm and hospitality. To capture the genteel spirit of the South, I headed to Jefferson in the far reaches of Northeast Texas.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Marfa

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Marfa

Take a drive deep into West Texas, through the Martian landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert, and you’ll arrive at an oasis—not of water, but of art.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Wimberley

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Wimberley

There’s a town in the Hill Country that calls itself “a little piece of heaven.”  Feeling the need to transcend everyday life, I drove to Wimberley in search of an absolutely heavenly day.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Huntsville

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Huntsville

For some, the idea of spending time in Huntsville conjures up images of a striped jumpsuit, two matching metal bracelets, and a uniformed escort who definitely isn’t a tour guide. But for those who visit voluntarily, Huntsville makes for one incredible day trip. 

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Waco

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Waco

Unless you’re from Waco (or are a Baylor Bear), you may not have frequented this Central Texas hub off I-35. I decided to spend a day in Waco and explore beyond the access roads.

The Daytripper Finds the Color of Texas in Gruene

The Daytripper Finds the Color of Texas in Gruene

Tucked along the winding Guadalupe River in the Hill Country is a town that’s much bigger in legend than in size.

It’s Fruitcake Season All Year Long in Corsicana

It’s Fruitcake Season All Year Long in Corsicana

Corsicana boasts 25 blocks of historical structures, but you’ll fly past town on Interstate 45 and miss it all if you’re not careful.

Paint Rock’s Prehistoric Pictographs Take The Daytripper Back in Time

Paint Rock’s Prehistoric Pictographs Take The Daytripper Back in Time

Not every Texas town is full of obvious tourist destinations. Sometimes, you’ve got to flip a couple rocks to find the good spots hidden out of sight.

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