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.

Ice House

With a Little Help from New Hope Housing, a Family Flourishes

Teneika Rivers Dancy and her children were in major trouble before she found New Hope.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Chris Shepherd 'Never Wanted to Be in the Same Box as Everyone Else'

The chef who explained Houston food to the world

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Guns

Santa Fe High School Students Call for a 'Very, Very Moderate' Gun Reform Bill

A week after the deadly shooting, SFHS students gathered alongside March for Our Lives Houston to discuss the way forward.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Surfs Up

10 Extremely Tempting Beach Vacations to Take in 2018

From Baja to Puerto Rico, it's time to plan for sand and sun.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beach Day

A Guide to All the Cool New Stuff on Galveston Island

Heading to Galveston for Memorial Day? Read this first.

05/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Great Outdoors

This Is How Houston's Parks Rank Among America's Best

Apparently we need better access.

05/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

UPDATED: Everything We Know So Far About the Santa Fe High School Shooting

An active shooter situation at a Galveston County school has left 10 dead and more injured.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Wildlife

It's National Endangered Species Day! Do You Know Houston's At-Risk Animals?

Get familiar with our endangered friends.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Escape Plan

Book These Southwest Summer Flights by Friday

Hit up the Big Easy or the beach for $49 one-way.

05/16/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Rich People Things

7 Insane Royal Wedding-Themed Luxury Travel Options

Or perhaps you'd enjoy a trip to Prince Harry's favorite Antiguan resort?

05/15/2018 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

Control Yourself

You Can Get a Free Lyft Ride on Cinco De Mayo

A new initiative aims to reduce drunk driving, starting on May 5.

05/04/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Harvey Clean Up

How Much Will the Repairs to Buffalo Bayou's Dog Park Cost?

Plus, more of Buffalo Bayou Park's progress after Harvey.

05/02/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Jump In

Wet'n'Wild Splashtown Opens For Season on May 5

Cool off this summer at this beloved Spring waterpark.

04/27/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How to Wage War on Mosquitoes

Get rid of those disease-carrying pests this summer.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Where Did Wink the Cat Go?

It was a dark and stormy night at El Gato Coffeehouse...

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Restaurant Review

At Maison Pucha Bistro and Lucienne, French Cuisine With a Twist

These chic new eateries may be French by nature, but also find fresh inspiration from fare from around the world.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

3 Margaritas You Need This Cinco de Mayo

Whether frozen or on the rocks, drink up, y'all.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

The Texas Oyster Industry Is Now a Shell of Its Former Self

Texas oyster reefs are under threat, and so are local fishermen’s livelihoods and way of life.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Farewell, First Lady

Remembering Barbara Bush

Thoughts from the public viewing and motorcade.

04/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Pay Respect

How to Celebrate the Life of Barbara Bush in Houston

Where and how to honor Barbara Bush this weekend.

04/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp