Daytripper

The Daytripper Finds Comfort Food and Natural Wonders in McGregor

April 12, 2024 | By

Just 18 miles west of Waco lies McGregor, a slow-paced suburb with a charming downtown area.

The Daytripper Goes Thrifting at the ‘World’s Largest Flea Market’ in Canton

January 19, 2024 | By Chet Garner

To properly enjoy Canton, an East Texas town of 4,200 near Tyler, you should show up with two things: an empty car trunk and an empty belly.

The Daytripper Visits the Oldest Town in Texas

November 21, 2023 | By Chet Garner

You’d be hard-pressed to find a city more steeped in our state’s lore than Nacogdoches, a sleepy college town of 32,000 nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

The Daytripper Finds Small Town Charm at the Metro’s Edge

October 24, 2023 | By Chet Garner

The town of Liberty Hill, population 8,700, has embraced the Hill Country’s rapid growth without losing its down-home vibe.

The Daytripper Explores Waco’s Mammoths and Magnolia Market

September 19, 2023 | By Chet Garner

The first column I ever wrote for Texas Highways, way back in November 2010, was about Waco.

The Daytripper Visits Centerville, the Land of Beef and Blackberries

August 22, 2023 | By Chet Garner

This East Texas hamlet of 905 residents is located on Interstate 45, almost exactly between Dallas and Houston, which led to the popular assumption that the town got its name due to its place between the two metropolitan giants.

The Daytripper Digs Into Gardens and Grub in Goldthwaite

July 25, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Two hours northwest of Austin, you’ll find a town that has served as a Texas crossroads since 1885.

The Daytripper’s Picks for a West Austin Adventure

June 27, 2023 | By Chet Garner

The city of Austin is a crossroads—a place where hippies and cowboys commingle, where blackland prairie meets limestone hills, and where the eastern and western halves of the state collide.

The Daytripper Gets His Yee-Haw on at the ‘Rodeo Capital of Texas’

May 30, 2023 | By Chet Garner

It’s hard to believe that just 14 miles east of one of the busiest and bougiest downtowns in the state is our laid-back and unassuming “Rodeo Capital of Texas.” Until recently, this modest town was hidden in plain sight on the east side of Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Daytripper Visits Big Spring’s Namesake Attraction

May 2, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Tracing the ancient roads established by the Comanche tribe led travelers to this West Texas town and its namesake spring.

McLean Is an Underappreciated Route 66 Getaway

March 28, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Texans have loved a good road trip at least as far back as the creation of the most iconic road in the U.S.—Route 66.

Driftwood Offers World-Class Barbecue and Classic Boot Scootin’

February 28, 2023 | By Chet Garner

If you’re traveling through the Hill Country just southwest of Austin, chances are you’ll drive right past this unincorporated town unless you’re really looking for it.

The Daytripper Finds the Color of Texas in Gruene

January 24, 2023 | By Chet Garner

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

The Daytripper Chet Garner Explores Multifaceted Fort Worth

December 29, 2022 | By Chet Garner

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

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