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.

Homeward Bound

These Beloved Summer Activities are Off-Limits for July 4 Weekend

Beach closures, park restrictions, and more strict measures the COVID hath wrought.

07/03/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Staycation 2020?

Houston Hotels Roll Out Summer Packages and Pools

Summer escapes are still a thing if you dare.

06/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Download It

Emancipation Park Has a New Guided Audio Tour

Get hip to the park's history in honor of Juneteenth.

06/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Great Indoors

Virtual Summer Camp Options for Houston Kids

Let arachnids, marine life, and soccer skills occupy your energetic children for a few.

06/10/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go with the flow

Float the Guadalupe River

Spend an afternoon on New Braunfels’s other river.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go with the flow

6 Tips for Your Next Tubing Adventure

What to know before you go.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go with the flow

Float the Comal River

Oh, chute.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Head above water

How One UH Swimmer Is Keeping Her Olympic Dreams Afloat During a Pandemic

Mykenzie Leehy trained for years to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials, but now that they're postponed, what's next?

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Live Updates

Scenes from Tuesday's March For George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering at Discovery Green to march to Houston City Hall with his family.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Dianna Wray

George Floyd Protests

How You Can Help Houston Fight for Equality and Justice

Four ways to make a difference.

06/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hello, Dolly

Yes, an Above-Average Hurricane Season Is Likely Heading Our Way

COVID-19 is bound to complicate things, so let's prepare.

05/27/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Good Stuff

Trees For Houston Makes Our City a Better Place to Live, Even During COVID-19

Trees improve our health and so much more.

05/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Throwbacks

It's the Summer of Drive-Ins

Seeing a movie in your car is all the rage again.

05/12/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Checking Out

Will You Attempt to Vacation in Texas This Summer?

Three getaways are already making a comeback.

05/08/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dine Over Zoom

7 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day Differently

The following places are offering special packages, menus, and gifts that'll make any mom's day.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Timothy Malcolm

Stay home

H-Town Survival Kit Essentials

All of the things you need to successfully social distance in Houston.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Our 3 Favorite Walking Paths in Houston

These are some of the shadiest spots for a stroll.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

The Health Benefits of Spending Time Outside

Trade in the cabin fever and nonstop panic for some sunshine.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

White Out

Why We Need To Help Texas Coral Reefs Now

Because of global warming, we might lose our reefs by the end of the century.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp