The 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 Gets Rejuvenated in Mineral Wells

March 13, 2024 | By Chet Garner

The year 1880 was a momentous one for the town of Mineral Wells. It had been settled only three years prior, and early residents were already fed up with hauling water from the Brazos River 4 miles away.

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’s Top 5 in Wichita Falls

December 27, 2019 | By Chet Garner

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Odessa

November 27, 2019 | By Chet Garner

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Belton

March 19, 2019 | By Chet Garner

When cruising I-35, far too many folks fly right past this historic Central Texas town. But with a scenic lake, iconic courthouse, and charm to spare, it won’t be long before this little burg follows in the footsteps of Waco and becomes a go-to destination. Here are my top picks to get you exploring.

Chet Garner’s 10 Favorite Daytripper Destinations

March 13, 2019 | By TH Staff

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.

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Comstock

January 29, 2019 | By Chet Garner

There are places in the far reaches of Texas where few dare to travel, which is exactly what attracted me to western Val Verde County. It’s a rugged land where the jackrabbits far outnumber the people. A place where the tales are tall, the canyons are deep, and the mysteries are even deeper. If you find yourself trippin’ to the edge of Texas, don’t miss these stops.

The Daytripper’s Top 5 Things to Do in Bellville

November 1, 2018 | By Chet Garner

There’s something special about small towns and the folks who live there. You can do things in the country that aren’t possible in the big city, like build castles, throw fireballs, and hang out in jail (on purpose). All of these things and more lured me to Bellville for a day trip unlike any other.

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