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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mark Your Calendars for the Houston Arboretum Fall Native Plant Sale

On October 25-26, find all the native plants you can handle.

09/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Oopsie

The Texas Medical Center Accidentally Created a Venomous Caterpillar Outbreak

Bird netting created a wonderland for tree asps.

09/11/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

H is for Hawk

Birds of Prey Swoop Into Discovery Green This Month

Plus, a free concert longs for your picnic blanket and West Texas dreams.

09/06/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go See

An Intriguing Art Opening Pops Up In a Flood-Resistant House

At this Saturday art debut, it's all about Houston's own climate challenges.

09/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Grades Are In

How Healthy Is Galveston Bay in 2019?

There's good news and bad news on the annual Galveston Bay report card.

09/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go Dark

Turn Off Your Lights to Protect Migratory Birds This Week

Live in a home three stories or taller? Keep those lights off for the birds.

08/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Revamp Report

The Houston Arboretum's Nature Center Upgrades Are on the Way

The Nature Center's first revamp since the '90s has us excited.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hiding In Plain Sight

UH's Incredible Public Art Collection Celebrates 50 Years

The collection includes more than 700 works over five campuses.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Party City

5 of the Best Parties in Houston History

These Bayou City bashes were legendary.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Party City

The Bands and DJs to Book for Your Next Bash

Plus, Houston's most unique entertainers for kids—and, fine, grown-ups, too.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Bayougraphy

How Anna Vasquez Fought Injustice, Then Fought Some More

The Houston Forensic Science Center board member is helping prevent wrongful convictions—after battling her own.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Road Trips

Three Labor Day Travel Deals Within Driving Distance

A few hotels and resorts are rolling out last-minute steals.

08/23/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Buzz

How to Help Bees In Your Own Backyard

August 17 is National Honey Bee Day, but you don't need a hive to help.

08/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pop a Wheelie

Houston's $25 Million BMX Bike Park Opens August 16

Rockstar Energy Bike Park lands in North Houston.

08/14/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Get Excited for Houston's Newest Parks

Two new noteworthy outdoor destinations.

08/09/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Welcome to Downtown

Three New Downtown Hotels Worthy of a Staycation

Luxury rooms, cocktails, and local retailers—yeah, we're obsessed.

08/09/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beetles Mania!

Why You Should Check All The Trees in Your Yard This Month

Stopping invasive species starts at home.

08/07/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Here & Now

These New Houston-Based Travel Pros Are Ready to Plan Your Next Vacation

Sustainable group travel that's adventurous and affordable? We're in.

08/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cool Stuff

Bayou Bend Is About to Get All Hipster This August

Axelrad and Decatur Bar & Pop Up's Rad on the Bend sounds pretty darn fun.

07/29/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Half Shell

Texas Legalized Oyster Farms. What Does This Mean for You, Bivalve Lover?

What’s in store for the industry, and for oyster lovers?

07/22/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp