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.

Keep Watch

Updated: Houstonians Shouldn't Sleep on Tropical Storm Beta

If we see 4 to 5 inches of rain during a single band, Houston could have flooding issues.

09/21/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Plant Life

The Houston Botanic Garden Makes Its Debut

What to know about Houston's newest outdoor destination.

09/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Greatest Of All Time

You Can Watch 120 Goats "Mow" the Arboretum in October

You've Met the arborgator, but are you ready for 120 arborgoats?

09/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hot Hot Heat

Tune into Houston Climate Week

The event, taking place Sept 14–18, kicks off our city’s Climate Action Plan.

09/14/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Chirp Alert

Prepare Yourself for Houston's Annual Bird Week, Sept 19-26

Also, turn off your lights to protect migratory birds tonight.

09/10/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Doctors 2020

Two "Average Joes" Helping Houston's At-Risk Communities

Dr. Joseph Gathe and Dr. Joseph Varon started the Cure Covid Consortium to fight the virus.

09/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Discovery Green Gears up for Fall with New Dusk to Dawn Light Installation

The downtown pocket park also has some social-distanced activities on the way.

08/21/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Work Ahead

3 Things to Know about Memorial Park's Land Bridge Project

With construction underway on Memorial Drive, what will traffic and trips to the park be like?

08/20/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Visiting Memorial's Eastern Glades Is Like Going to a Brand New Park

What to know about the best new outdoor space in town.

08/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Roam If You Want To

12 Texas Resorts to Relax at This Summer

Equine therapy, the laziest of rivers, and you—socially distanced, of course.

08/05/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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