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.

Hit The Road

Big Bend Is Seeing the Biggest Bluebonnet Bloom in Years

Drive nine hours and see the bloom of a lifetime.

03/11/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Perfect Pairing

The Houstonian's Guide to Texas Wine and Cheese

The Bayou City's wine and cheese scene comes of age.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Timothy Malcolm

The Perfect Pairing

9 Perfect Texas Cheese and Wine Pairings

From Lubbock to Driftwood, Blanco to Grapevine, Texas cheeses and wines have been garnering awards and cult followings. Now it's time to enjoy the two together.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Perfect Pairing

How Houston Dairymaids Stepped Up Houston's Cheese Game

You can thank Lindsey Schechter for Houston's local cheese renaissance.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Spring Day Trips

A Day of Birding, Gardens, and History in Brenham

Only two hours away is another world that just happens to be the birthplace of Texas.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

Will the UH Men's Track Team Make History?

Over the past couple of years, the UH men’s track team has had a stunning rise. With Nationals and the 2020 Olympics swiftly approaching, could the Coogs make it to the top?

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Play Thing

Discovery Green Will Be Playground Central Come Fall

Your kids need to know about the park's $12 million revamp.

02/08/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Quick Getaways

The Best Bookworm Vacation May Be to San Antonio

A weekend getaway with only reading in mind.

02/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

Endless Morning: A Celebration of Breakfast All Day in Houston

34 ways to enjoy Houstonians' favorite meal—morning, noon, and night

01/28/2019 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, and Brooke Viggiano

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

We Run This Town: Our Favorite Houston Trails

You’ve stretched out your hammies, leashed up your good dogs, and are ready to crank out the mileage. But where to?

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020

Eight bayous will be connected through the $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

Breakfast In Houston, By the Numbers

Guess how many bagel and lox sandwiches Kenny & Ziggy serves a week.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

An Ode to the Late-Night Wonders of House of Pies

Where to go when you're tipsy, hungry, or just want some diner food and delicious pie at 3 a.m.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

The Breakfast Bucket List: What to Order at Houston's Top Breakfast Spots

From nostalgic classics to the flashy new fare, these are the dishes we can't live without.

01/28/2019 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Buffalo Bayou's East Sector?

Along with bringing recreational greenspace to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, which have been cut off from the waterway and from each other for far too long, the East Sector will make for the greatest bike ride ever.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Trading Places

Mexico City Is Out and Hawaii Is In for Southwest Airlines

Turns out CDMX is more business than play.

01/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

TSA is MIA

The Terminal B Checkpoint at IAH Is Currently Closed Thanks to the Government Shutdown

Plan to arrive an hour earlier than normal.

01/15/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Food Hall Mania

Everyone Wants to Visit Houston Because of... Food Halls?

New York is really excited about our impending food courts.

01/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp