Ashlea Halpern

Ashlea Halpern is a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler and cofounder of Minnevangelist, a site dedicated to all things Minnesota. She's usually on the road six months a year, writing for AFAR, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine, Airbnb, Midwest Living, Artful Living, Minnesota Monthly, and other U.S. titles. She has visited more than 65 countries and been featured as a travel expert in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and Forbes. Her interests include street food, shopping, gallery hopping, and any activity — motorbiking, sea kayaking, snowmobiling — that might terrorize her faint-hearted partner.
Meet Colleen Quigley, the Professional Runner Powered by Granola, Quinoa Bowls — And Cake Truffles 
The Way We Eat
Her food attitude is all about fueling yourself in a way that makes you feel good.
Oct 3, 2021
Meet Perla Farias, the Xicana Mom of 4 Striking a Balance Between Spirulina Smoothies and Chicken Nuggets
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Perla at her home in suburban Phoenix to chat about cooking with her mom, the unrealistic expectations of social media, and the cleverest way to hide cookies from kids.
Aug 8, 2021
Meet Kay Akpan, the Full-Time RVer Building a Safer Community for Black Travelers
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Kay at an RV park near Orlando last month to chat about gas station snacks, the kitchen essentials her family cannot live without, and the Nigerian soup her son could eat three times a day.
May 16, 2021
Meet Melody Stein, the Chef Turned Fashion Designer Working to Help Fellow Deaf Entrepreneurs
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Melody earlier this month to chat about the most common (and damaging) misconceptions of deaf workers, doing beer runs for her grandma in Hong Kong, and the merits of TikTok cooking.
Mar 21, 2021
How a Night-Shift Plumber Juggles Being a Dad and Eating Healthfully in the Middle of a Pandemic
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Omar to talk about that formative Caribbean upbringing, his late-night green tea habit, and the one pantry staple his kids say he never gets right.
Nov 29, 2020