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.

Editor's Picks

Where to Satisfy Your Love for Lox in Houston

Three places to get your smoked salmon fix.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Cassandra Chiles Is Fighting For Equality, One Song at a Time

The trans guitarist and her band Giant Kitty make confronting hatred so punk rock.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Do We Need Another Confederate Monument in Texas?

At a time when many Confederate monuments are coming down, this one in Orange, Texas is still under construction.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On The Breeze

The Kite Festival Returns to Hermann Park on March 25

Kite Fest and Bayou Greenway Day return in March.

02/27/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Getaways

Spring Break Hotel Packages For Astros Fans and More

American Girl dolls, YETIs, sports and you.

02/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Great Outdoors

This Texas Parks & Wildlife Program Makes Camping With Kids a Breeze

Texas Outdoor Family Workshops teach hands-on camping basics.

02/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cheap Skate

A Free Bun B Show and a Roller Rink Revamp? Head to Discovery Green in March

There's plenty of fun to be had downtown.

02/14/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Wildlife Wednesday

Frigid Weather Threatened Thousands of Our State's Sea Turtles, But These Texans Saved Them

The Texas State Aquarium has rescued more than 1,000 freezing turtles since December.

02/07/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Valentine's Day

Houston Arboretum's Tapas on the Trails Returns Next Week

Featuring food, wine, a live owl, and a walk through nature.

02/01/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Drawl

The Houstonian's Guide to Mardi Gras in Louisiana

Wait. You don't celebrate Mardi Gras by climbing a greased pole to retrieve a guinea hen? You do now.

01/30/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Houstonian Woman

6 Houston Women Leading the Way in Male-Dominated Jobs

These women are breaking glass ceilings all over the place.

01/30/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Gwendolyn Knapp, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Love Boat

Why Not Take a Valentine's Cruise in Galveston Bay?

Champagne, dinner and a gorgeous sunset are provided.

01/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Free Ride

Downtown Houston's Greenlink Expands Its Hours and Routes

Downtown's eco-friendly bus system updates for 2018.

01/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Play Date

Levy Park Packs 2018 With Free Family Events

Load the van and head to Upper Kirby in 2018.

01/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Are You Experienced?

Americans Might Value Travel More Than Possessions These Days

Americans are spending more money on travel than stuff, according to a new report.

01/16/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

No Problemo

George Bush Intercontinental Is the Most On-Time Airport in Texas

Turns out IAH is incredibly punctual.

01/12/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

One-Way Ticket

Are These the Best Cities for Living Abroad in 2018?

Beaches, wine hubs, and hidden gems to settle down abroad.

01/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Have Mat, Will Travel

Will You Travel to Dallas for the World's Most Mindful Triathlon?

Dallas and Austin will host 5K and yoga fest Wanderlust 108 this year.

01/04/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hang Loose

Shorebreak: The Series Is Like a Local's Guide to Oahu's North Shore

Photographer Clark Little gives a local's perspective of Oahu in this new series.

01/01/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Non-Complicit

Aqui Ranks No. 2 on The Houston Chronicle's List of Best New Houston Restaurants. I’m Never Going to Eat There.

Last year, chef Paul Qui allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in front of her small child.

12/29/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp