Gwendolyn is a sixth-generation Floridian who also spent a decade of her adult life living it up in New Orleans before joining Houstonia in December 2017. The author of the memoir After A While You Just Get Used To It: A Tale of Family Clutter and a featured writer in The Best American Travel Writing 2017, Gwendolyn is also the former food editor of the Houston Press and Eater NOLA. Because she can’t make it a day without scarfing down some form of ridiculously sinful dessert, you’ll often find her running for miles along Buffalo Bayou or in Memorial Park or perhaps straight to the House of Pies.

Debbie Downer Time

Your Summer Adventures Might Be Harming Nature More Than You Think

How are campers impacting the environment?

8:00am By Gwendolyn Knapp

Doggos

Dogs And Their Humans Take To The Streets in EaDo on June 22

New festival, Turn Up With Your Pup, raises money for Houston's homeless pets.

06/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Master Plan

The Houston Arboretum's Revamped Woodway Entrance Is Open

The Arboretum just keeps getting better.

06/15/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dog Things

Great News, Pups: Johnny Steele Dog Park Is Open Again!

Attention all dogs: It's playtime.

06/11/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Act Fast

Flight Deals: Book Those Costa Rica, Mexico, and Belize Beach Trips Now

Book these beach destinations by Thursday.

06/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Trends

These 4 Colors Keep Showing Up in Influencers' Travel Photos

Want to be Insta-famous? Bust out the pastels.

06/01/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

What Is the 'Texas Dip'?

The down-low on this debutante staple.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

What's It Like Being a Debutante?

Especially in the modern world? A Houston deb explains.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Campgrounds

Embrace the Surprises at Palmetto State Park

The swampy state park is a birder's paradise, for one.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pour

3 Tiki Drinks For the Ultimate Summer Brain Freeze

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and sip on these rum-based wonders.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

With a Little Help from New Hope Housing, a Family Flourishes

Teneika Rivers Dancy and her children were in major trouble before she found New Hope.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Chris Shepherd 'Never Wanted to Be in the Same Box as Everyone Else'

The chef who explained Houston food to the world

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Guns

Santa Fe High School Students Call for a 'Very, Very Moderate' Gun Reform Bill

A week after the deadly shooting, SFHS students gathered alongside March for Our Lives Houston to discuss the way forward.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Surfs Up

10 Extremely Tempting Beach Vacations to Take in 2018

From Baja to Puerto Rico, it's time to plan for sand and sun.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beach Day

A Guide to All the Cool New Stuff on Galveston Island

Heading to Galveston for Memorial Day? Read this first.

05/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Great Outdoors

This Is How Houston's Parks Rank Among America's Best

Apparently we need better access.

05/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

UPDATED: Everything We Know So Far About the Santa Fe High School Shooting

An active shooter situation at a Galveston County school has left 10 dead and more injured.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Wildlife

It's National Endangered Species Day! Do You Know Houston's At-Risk Animals?

Get familiar with our endangered friends.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Escape Plan

Book These Southwest Summer Flights by Friday

Hit up the Big Easy or the beach for $49 one-way.

05/16/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp