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.

Ooh Na Nay

These 3 New Orleans Pop-Ups Will Put You in the Carnival Spirit

Bacchanal, GW Fins, and the Red Beans Roadshow roll into town.

01/24/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

Travis Scott, rare books, Drag Queen Storytime, and more topped the list this year.

12/30/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

5 Reasons to Be Stoked About the New Gordy

Stages Repertory Theatre’s brand-new, $35 million home opens to the public this month.

12/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Many Bananas Does It Take to Refuel Houston Marathon Runners?

This month’s marathon, by the numbers.That answer and more in the 48th annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half by the numbers.

12/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hotel Boomtown

3 Coming Attractions to Houston’s Hospitality Scene

More new lodging options to get excited about.

12/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel Stories of 2019

Catch up on our most-read travel blogs of the year.

12/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming Attractions

Houston Botanic Garden Gives Community a Sneak Peek in January

We can't wait to see the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.

12/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bottoms Up

7 Ritzy Texas Getaways (and Staycations) for New Year's Eve

Hotel packages for those who love a champagne toast at midnight.

12/13/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Check The Box Yes or No

Memorial Park Wants To Know How Much You Like It

Take this survey by Dec. 31 to help build an ever better park.

12/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Running Notes

A Close Encounter With Coyotes in Memorial Park

A quiet night on the Seymour Lieberman Trail with three unexpected guests.

12/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ace Attorneys

These Local Lawyers Are Helping Kids at the Border

Meet the heroes of the Children’s Immigration Law Academy.

12/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Black Friday

27 Travel Deals to Book By Cyber Monday

From Florida to Ireland, these are the sales to books now.

11/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Good Stuff

Cornelius Nursery Expands to Sugar Land

Also, get those poinsettia orders in. They benefit a local charity!

11/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Run, Run Rudolph

Get Festive With These Holiday Hotel Packages Near and Far

It's not too late to get away in December.

11/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bah Humbug

Texas Has Some of the Deadliest Highways for Holiday Traffic

Why you should be especially vigilant when driving during the holidays.

11/20/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Run for the Hills

Two Hill Country Road Trips for Christmas Light Fanatics

When you've seen all of Houston's Christmas lights and you don't mind driving.

11/15/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Road Trips

There's an Epic Dance Hall Party in Seaton This Weekend

Hop in the car to celebrate the life of Alice Sulak, owner of Tom Sefcik Hall.

11/13/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go Off

Here's The Line-Up For Astroworld 2019

Get ready to party with...Marilyn Manson?

11/08/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp