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.

Holiday Road

Celebrate Christmas with Las Posadas in San Antonio

A yuletide pilgrimage.

12/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Yas, Green!

Montrose Will Get a New Park on Westheimer in 2020

Meet Avondale Promenade Park.

12/03/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Santa, Baby!

All the Outdoor Holiday Events You Need to Know About

From Downtown to Bayou Bend, here's where Santa will be popping up.

11/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston's Darkest Hours

Tainted Love: The Astronaut Love Triangle That Led to Adult Diapers and Battery

When astronaut Bill Oefelein dumped fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak for someone else, Nowak didn't exactly take it well.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Mom Who'd Stop at Nothing to Get Her Daughter on the Cheerleading Team

When your daughter doesn't have a chance of making the squad, what do you do? Solicit murder, of course.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How to Thwart Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Real-life Grinches are out there.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston Strong!

Take 10 Minutes to Fill Out the Hurricane Harvey Registry

Your survey answers can help the future of public health and emergency planning.

11/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Book Now!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Steals

From Islamorada to D.C., the savings abound.

11/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Day Trips

Discover the World of Chimps, Just Three Hours from Houston

In Louisiana, the nonprofit Chimp Haven is growing fast.

11/14/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

These Are the Busiest Airports During Thanksgiving

Heading to Atlanta? Bless your little heart.

11/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Do Good

This Houston Poinsettia Sale Benefits Families In Need

Cornelius Nursery's poinsettia sale raises funds for Lena Pope.

11/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Chomp Chomp!

Get a Free Taste of Gator Bayou Adventure Park in November

Preview a water obstacle course, ziplining and more fun in New Caney.

10/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Namaste, Y'all

Miraval Austin Heads to Lake Travis With Heavenly Spa Treatments

Have you ever been massaged in a silk hammock under the stars?

10/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Before You Vote

Voting Early? Important Information Every Houstonian Should Know

Read up on the candidates in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How to Survive the Houston Ballet's Annual Nutcracker Market

With more than 100,000 shoppers expected to descend, drinking an estimated 14,000 mimosas while they peruse the 300 vendors spread over 540,000 square feet, the market gets downright crazy.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

James Prince Has Made It

Houston's hip-hop mogul on respect and success.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Tricks For Treats

Catch These Amazing Stunt Dogs In Cypress

The Canine Stars headline Howl-O-Ween Fest on October 27.

10/16/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Native Habitat

A New Stretch of Running Trail Is a Pleasant Surprise at Memorial Park

Bathrooms, parking and native species: How lovely.

10/12/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Look Out, Weekend

Bask In the Cool(er) Temps At These Outdoor Events

Okay, fine, it's still hot, but the great outdoors await!

10/11/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

6 Swanky Beach Vacations For Every Type of Traveler

From foodies to fitness fanatics, there's a trip for you.

10/09/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp