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.

Votes Are In

The Texas State House Didn’t Flip Blue After All

Here’s what you need to know about those results.

11/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Space

Where to Escape Outside Without Tons of Humans Around

We know you need a break. Here's where to get out.

11/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Rink Regulations

Ice Skating Returns to Discovery Green This November

The Ice reopens with social-distancing for the holiday season.

10/27/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Close to Home

Here's What Galveston Has Cooked Up for the Holidays

Events still abound this November through January—is a day trip in order?

10/21/2020 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

Party Foul

Airbnb Is Not Having Your Halloween Ragers

The company bans one-night reservations on Halloween weekend due to the pandemic.

10/15/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia's Navigation System Began—You Guessed It—on Navigation Boulevard

The local leader’s journey to Congress owes a lot to her "segundo barrio," the East End.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

How Martha Wong Went from Teacher to Politician

The former Texas representative paved the way for Asian Americans in Houston politics.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Road Again

Can't-Miss Roadside Attractions and Rest Stops Throughout the Southwest

Life is a highway, but if you need to stretch your legs, here's where to go.

10/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Road Again

Rock Out at Arches National Park

The ancient rock formations will transport you to another world.

10/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fresh For Fall

Fun Outdoor Activities Are Back at Levy Park

Get fit or hang with the fam at Upper Kirby's favorite pocket green.

10/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Keep Watch

Updated: Houstonians Shouldn't Sleep on Tropical Storm Beta

If we see 4 to 5 inches of rain during a single band, Houston could have flooding issues.

09/21/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Plant Life

The Houston Botanic Garden Makes Its Debut

What to know about Houston's newest outdoor destination.

09/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Greatest Of All Time

You Can Watch 120 Goats "Mow" the Arboretum in October

You've Met the arborgator, but are you ready for 120 arborgoats?

09/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hot Hot Heat

Tune into Houston Climate Week

The event, taking place Sept 14–18, kicks off our city’s Climate Action Plan.

09/14/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Chirp Alert

Prepare Yourself for Houston's Annual Bird Week, Sept 19-26

Also, turn off your lights to protect migratory birds tonight.

09/10/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Doctors 2020

Two "Average Joes" Helping Houston's At-Risk Communities

Dr. Joseph Gathe and Dr. Joseph Varon started the Cure Covid Consortium to fight the virus.

09/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Discovery Green Gears up for Fall with New Dusk to Dawn Light Installation

The downtown pocket park also has some social-distanced activities on the way.

08/21/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Work Ahead

3 Things to Know about Memorial Park's Land Bridge Project

With construction underway on Memorial Drive, what will traffic and trips to the park be like?

08/20/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Visiting Memorial's Eastern Glades Is Like Going to a Brand New Park

What to know about the best new outdoor space in town.

08/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Roam If You Want To

12 Texas Resorts to Relax at This Summer

Equine therapy, the laziest of rivers, and you—socially distanced, of course.

08/05/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp