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.

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

Good Vibrations

Two Random Acts of (Houston!) Kindness You Can Do to Vastly Improve Your Day

Send a hopeful note to a pediatric cancer patient or a comforting card to a senior citizen.

04/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Surprise!

Houston Quietly Launches a Climate Action Plan

We're going carbon neutral by 2050, y'all.

04/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Great Indoors

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Stay inside, and let the earth have a day.

04/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

SOS

8 Tips To Help Parents Stay Sane

We know it's hard, you got this.

04/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Don't Go

County & City Parks Close for Easter Weekend

Terry Hershey Park, George Bush Park, and ALL area parks and trails will be off limits.

04/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Wear a Mask

Texas State Parks Will Reopen April 20

Our state parks have been closed since April 7.

04/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

H-Town Inspo

5 Ways Houston Neighborhoods Are Vastly Improving Our Mood Right Now

Chalk art, bear hunts, and words of encouragement beam in Houston.

04/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Disaster Relief

Need Help or Want to Give? United Way’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund is Here

It will supply basic needs to our city's most vulnerable.

04/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Count Us In

It's Census Day! Fill Out the Survey Already!

Avoid human interaction, and do the questionnaire online.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp