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.

Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

We Run This Town: Our Favorite Houston Trails

You’ve stretched out your hammies, leashed up your good dogs, and are ready to crank out the mileage. But where to?

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020

Eight bayous will be connected through the $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

Breakfast In Houston, By the Numbers

Guess how many bagel and lox sandwiches Kenny & Ziggy serves a week.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

An Ode to the Late-Night Wonders of House of Pies

Where to go when you're tipsy, hungry, or just want some diner food and delicious pie at 3 a.m.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

The Breakfast Bucket List: What to Order at Houston's Top Breakfast Spots

From nostalgic classics to the flashy new fare, these are the dishes we can't live without.

01/28/2019 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Buffalo Bayou's East Sector?

Along with bringing recreational greenspace to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, which have been cut off from the waterway and from each other for far too long, the East Sector will make for the greatest bike ride ever.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Trading Places

Mexico City Is Out and Hawaii Is In for Southwest Airlines

Turns out CDMX is more business than play.

01/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

TSA is MIA

The Terminal B Checkpoint at IAH Is Currently Closed Thanks to the Government Shutdown

Plan to arrive an hour earlier than normal.

01/15/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Food Hall Mania

Everyone Wants to Visit Houston Because of... Food Halls?

New York is really excited about our impending food courts.

01/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cha-Ching

Houston Airbnb Hosts Earned $72 Million in 2018

Most Houston hosts rake in $5,100 annually.

01/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Time Is On My Side

These Are the Most Punctual Airlines In 2019

The best carriers for arriving on time this year.

01/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Under The Boardwalk, Boardwalk

The New Katy Boardwalk District Will Have Its Own 90-Acre Nature Preserve

Shop, stay, or bird watch.

01/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Money, Money, Money

4 Ways to Make Bank in Houston Without Being a Doctor or an Engineer

Lesser-known, high-paying gigs.

12/31/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Reading Rainbow

Why Is Everyone Up in Arms About Drag Queen Storytime?

The reading program featuring local kings and queens has suddenly become a hot-button issue.

12/31/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Meter Maid

The Houston Arboretum Will Be Pay to Park in 2019

You wanna visit that gator? You gotta pay to park.

12/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Holiday Road

Celebrate Christmas with Las Posadas in San Antonio

A yuletide pilgrimage.

12/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Yas, Green!

Montrose Will Get a New Park on Westheimer in 2020

Meet Avondale Promenade Park.

12/03/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Santa, Baby!

All the Outdoor Holiday Events You Need to Know About

From Downtown to Bayou Bend, here's where Santa will be popping up.

11/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp