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.

Bayougraphy

How Anna Vasquez Fought Injustice, Then Fought Some More

The Houston Forensic Science Center board member is helping prevent wrongful convictions—after battling her own.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Road Trips

Three Labor Day Travel Deals Within Driving Distance

A few hotels and resorts are rolling out last-minute steals.

08/23/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Buzz

How to Help Bees In Your Own Backyard

August 17 is National Honey Bee Day, but you don't need a hive to help.

08/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pop a Wheelie

Houston's $25 Million BMX Bike Park Opens August 16

Rockstar Energy Bike Park lands in North Houston.

08/14/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Get Excited for Houston's Newest Parks

Two new noteworthy outdoor destinations.

08/09/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Welcome to Downtown

Three New Downtown Hotels Worthy of a Staycation

Luxury rooms, cocktails, and local retailers—yeah, we're obsessed.

08/09/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Beetles Mania!

Why You Should Check All The Trees in Your Yard This Month

Stopping invasive species starts at home.

08/07/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Here & Now

These New Houston-Based Travel Pros Are Ready to Plan Your Next Vacation

Sustainable group travel that's adventurous and affordable? We're in.

08/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cool Stuff

Bayou Bend Is About to Get All Hipster This August

Axelrad and Decatur Bar & Pop Up's Rad on the Bend sounds pretty darn fun.

07/29/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Half Shell

Texas Legalized Oyster Farms. What Does This Mean for You, Bivalve Lover?

What’s in store for the industry, and for oyster lovers?

07/22/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Doctors

At Houston Methodist, an Attempt to Reverse Aging on a Cellular Level

Dr. John Cooke is pioneering a treatment that could slow, and possibly reverse, progeria.

07/22/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Download 'Em

Camping? Yachting? There's an App For That.

Two new Airbnb-style apps we're all about.

07/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

What's The Big Dill?

Houston, We Have a Pickle Festival on the Way

In a Pickle Fest lands in Kingwood on September 7.

07/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Taxing Times

A New Tax on Airbnbs Could Generate Millions for Houston Tourism and the Arts

Houston will now collect a Hotel Occupancy Tax on Airbnbs.

07/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Great Escapes

The Outdoors and Fine Art Collide For an Incredible Labor Day Event in Alpine

En Plein Air will draw painters and art lovers to Big Bend this September.

07/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

Where to Drink Downtown Right Now

Nine of our favorite, can't-lose bars, for whatever mood you're in.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp