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.

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

Houston's Darkest Hours

Tainted Love: The Astronaut Love Triangle That Led to Adult Diapers and Battery

When astronaut Bill Oefelein dumped fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak for someone else, Nowak didn't exactly take it well.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Mom Who'd Stop at Nothing to Get Her Daughter on the Cheerleading Team

When your daughter doesn't have a chance of making the squad, what do you do? Solicit murder, of course.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How to Thwart Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Real-life Grinches are out there.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston Strong!

Take 10 Minutes to Fill Out the Hurricane Harvey Registry

Your survey answers can help the future of public health and emergency planning.

11/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Book Now!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Steals

From Islamorada to D.C., the savings abound.

11/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp