It’s no secret that Texas is big. Alright, more than big. Texas is HUGE! And exploring Texas ain’t no small vacation; it’s a lifetime endeavor. But what if you only have one day? Well, that’s where we come in. From the well-known landmarks to the completely obscure dives and hideaways, we're exploring everything within a day’s reach. We created The Daytripper to inspire folks to get out and explore their own backyard. Adventure is much closer than you realize. I’ll see you on the road.

1,000 lbs Of BBQ Devoured

150,000 Texas Miles Covered

The Crew

Chet Garner

Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host. Around these parts, they call him the “trail boss.” Chet loves Texas and loves barbecue, which means he considers his job to be the greatest job on earth. Chet is also a proud husband, proud father of 5, Eagle Scout, monthly contributor to Texas Highways Magazine and firm believer in John 10:10 – “I have come that you may have life, and live it to the fullest.” If you’d like to talk to Chet about speaking at your event – CLICK HERE.

Daniel Mecey

Daniel is a producer, shooter, and supervising editor for The Daytripper. A proud father and husband, Daniel has been taking day trips with his wife and three girls since the beginning. Daniel joined the team in 2014 as a contract editor and has since become an Emmy award-winning editor and producer for the show. Daniel is a truly blessed Texan! John 3:16

Chelsey Doering

Chelsey is the manager of The Daytripper World Headquarters, as well as a content creator for the show’s website. A seventh generation Texan, Chelsey is a published author who loves Texas history, culture, people, and perhaps especially, food. She and her husband are grateful they get to call Texas home. Go ‘Stros. 1 John 3:18

John Mark Clawson

John Mark is a husband, proud father of four, and an editor on The Daytripper. You can call him John Mark, JM, John, or Claw, but don’t call him Mark.