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.

stay home, feel fab

Our Relaxation Must-Haves

10 essentials to relax, recharge, and reveal your best (homebody) self.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dark Matter

The Cistern Will House a New Art Installation in March 2021

Time No Longer will bring out the reservoir's eerier side.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Stay home, feel fab

We Loved Working in Our PJs in 2020. Here's Why We Should Get Dressed in 2021

Tips on mastering the professional work-from-home style ... and okay, you can still wear your PJ bottoms.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel & Outdoor Stories of 2020

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

12/25/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Winter Sale

Hotel & Resort Deals to Snag Now for 2021 Travel

Discounts on stays, buyouts, and even e-gifts, near and far.

12/24/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Where Is My Mind?

Seismique's Trippy, Interactive Art Installations Will Save Your Weekend

Augmented reality meets experiential art at this must-see museum for the whole family.

12/23/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Park News

5 Things to Keep in Mind If You're Heading to Memorial Park This Holiday Season

Land Bridge construction, Covid testing, holiday lights, and a new trail? There's a lot happening at our favorite park.

12/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Lawyers 2020

Why Haven't You Heard of CES Openshaw?

The lawyer made a splash in the '30s fighting capital punishment with a high-profile Barrow Gang case.

12/14/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mean Green

Buffalo Bayou Partnership's East Sector Plans Get a $10 Million Boost

A Houston Endowment grant helps launch the 20-year master plan.

12/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Charitable Giving

10 Ways Houstonians Can Find Help Right Now

Get back on your feet with these organizations.

12/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Emma Schkloven, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Denise Cathey

Into the Wild

A Tree Giveaway in GOOF, E-Bikes Hit Midtown, and More Outdoorsy News

Plus, where to find a new mural, free yoga on the green, and one hot upcoming trail.

12/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Friendly Skies

There's a New Jet Service for an Unbelievable Price out of Hobby

JSX launches intra-Texas jet travel for a bargain.

12/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fresh Powder

So You're Planning a Ski Trip to Colorado

Here's what to know as ski season gets underway amid a pandemic.

11/27/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pit Stop!

A Buc-ee's Went down to Georgia (and South Carolina, Too)

Plus, a new website ships Beaver Nuggets and more Buc-ee's snacks.

11/24/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Going, Going, Gone

36 Incredible Travel Deals to Book by Cyber Monday

Grab these savings, and 2021 might just be the best comeback year ever.

11/20/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Feeling Festive

Texas Resorts Roll out the Fun with Holiday Packages

Heated waterparks, snow tubing, and more yuletide perks.

11/20/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Birb Life

Are You on Whooper Watch Yet?

You, yes you, can track and record whooping crane sightings in Texas.

11/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fresh Air

5 Fun Things to Do Outdoors in Houston This Month

Spy on goats, geocache, sip wine, and more.

11/13/2020 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

Rusted Roots

How Industrial Relics Will Get a New Life in Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s East Sector

Houston’s going to get a lot greener in the coming decades.

11/06/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp