Ashlea Halpern

  1. steal my vacation
    I Took My Toddler on My Faroe Islands HoneymoonCliffside hikes, sea caves, and sheep farms.
  2. trust me i should know
    All the Gear That Helped Me Survive a 3,000-Mile Road Trip With a BabyIncluding a folding booster seat, a portable changing pad with a built-in memory-foam pillow, and teething crackers that don’t get stuck in crevices.
  3. now that i know better
    How I’d Redo My Baby Registry: With a Smooshy Play Mat and Gas-Colic CureWithin 15 minutes of sticking this magical tube up the baby’s bum, Julian was finally able to relieve himself.
  4. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Masks for Men With BeardsWe asked 15 bearded gentlemen, including many who’ve won competitions for their prizewinning facial hair, about their favorite face masks.
  5. trust me i should know
    I’m a Neurotic Traveler, and These Are the Things I Never Leave Home Without“When I can finally buckle into that window seat on an even-numbered aisle in the front third of the aircraft, I’ll be ready.”
  6. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Retirees, According to RetireesIncluding cooking classes, wine clubs, and erotic literature.
  7. this thing’s incredible
    I Use This Korean Moisturizer As a Makeup Primer and a Tattoo BrightenerIt looks like I squished my ink out of a Winsor & Newton tube.
  8. this thing’s incredible
    This Under-$20 Spiral Earwax Remover Helps Me Control My Debilitating VertigoIt’s safer than a cotton swab and more eco-friendly too.
  9. trust me i should know
    Everything You Need for a Great Road Trip, According to a Veteran Road-Tripper“I’ve reported road-trip stories in North Iceland, Ireland, Tasmania, Alberta, Alaska, Colorado, and Texas Hill Country.”
  10. recommended by experts
    The Rapid Rise of the Recreational VehicleA semi-completist guide for the best RVs for everyone, from nervous drivers to those looking to replicate an on-the-road two-bedroom condo.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best RV Accessories, According to ExpertsFrom shatterproof glasses to dirt-reducing patio mats.
  12. ask a cool person
    The Best Streaming Services for Every Type of PersonHow to find the best TV and movies online, whether you’re a fan of superheroes, reality TV, true crime, cartoons, horror, or K-drama.
  13. painless shopping
    The Best Thai-Drugstore Beauty Products You Can Buy on AmazonBehold the under-sung beauty booty of Thailand.
  14. this thing’s incredible
    This Stinky Mussel Powder Helped My Arthritic Chihuahua Walk AgainOur 12-year-old dog went from walking with a painful stagger to racing up the stairs — all thanks to freeze-dried green-lipped mussels.
  15. this thing’s incredible
    I Found the Best Face Cream at an Irish DrugstoreI creeped on a publicist with smooth, perfect skin, and she told me this product did everything.
  16. this thing’s incredible
    I No Longer Use Paper Towels Thanks to These Superabsorbent Swedish DishclothsI use them to dust dressers, desks, lowboys; to clean spilled dirt when I repot plants. And when my Chihuahua vomits, I use them to scrub that, too.
  17. recommended by experts
    The Best Sheets, According to Hotel InsidersWe spoke to everyone from the interior designer of the Shinola Hotel in Detroit to the director of housekeeping at Texas’s Camp Comfort.
  18. the trip list
    What to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise, According to People Who’ve Taken ThemBase layers, bug spray, and multiple neck gaiters
  19. shop this hotel
    How to Make Your Apartment Look More Like Tourists Hotel in the BerkshiresFrom the Japanese dishes to the shampoo bottles to the light fixtures.
  20. weddings!
    The World’s Best Honeymoon SuitesOptions for newlyweds who don’t just want to cuddle up and stay in anywhere.
  21. winter weddings 2019
    12 Underrated Urban Escapes That Make Great Honeymoon DestinationsOptions for couples who want to venture to another city without merely copying their friends’ Paris itinerary.
  22. travel
    Yes, Alberta Is (Really) Cold. But You Should Visit in Winter Anyway.How to road trip through Canada’s fourth most populous province — in the dead of winter.
  23. travel
    Yes, Alberta Is (Really) Cold. But You Should Visit in Winter Anyway.How to road trip through Canada’s fourth most populous province — in the dead of winter.
  24. A First-Timer’s Art-and-Design Guide to Buenos AiresArt Basel Cities Week is just around the corner. Here’s what to eat, see, do, and buy when you’re not working the festival circuit.
  25. In Anchorage, Alaska, Admire Native Art in Between Seaplane RidesThe Last Frontier is home to a refreshingly cosmopolitan city.
  26. In Anchorage, Alaska, Admire Native Art in Between Seaplane RidesThe Last Frontier is home to a refreshingly cosmopolitan city.
  27. summer weddings 2018
    12 Epic, All-Inclusive Honeymoon ItinerariesAll planned by world-class tour operators — since you’ve planned quite enough already.
  28. the urbanist
    Introducing the UrbanistA new pop-up travel blog from New York Media, covering ten remarkable cities in ten action-packed weeks.
  29. this thing’s incredible
    The Swedish Mop Used at Nike Headquarters Makes Cleaning Almost FunIt cleans a bigger surface area than a Swiffer and is environmentally friendly, too.
  30. this thing’s incredible
    The Most Indestructible Snow Shovel, According to Native MinnesotansPerfect for out-of-shape weaklings like me.
  31. The Urbanist’s Guide to Seoul, From Soy-Brined Fried Pickles to Sneaker BarsThis is a place where ancient shrines meet eye-popping street art and centuries-old hanok villages coexist with soaring architectural gems.
  32. this thing’s incredible
    The ‘World’s Best Incense’ Smells Like Dewy MeadowsI discovered it in a great little store in Honolulu.
  33. what do you want
    12 Cookbook Authors on the Cookbooks They Want for the HolidaysGift picks from Julia Sherman, Alison Roman, and more.
  34. painless shopping
    The 7 Best Travel Accessories for Small DogsA packing list for your corgi.
  35. the everything guide to
    The Dark Art of How (and When) to Buy an Airline TicketNavigating the ever-more-complicated travel-reward-cardsphere, frequent-flier programs, and Hawaiian stopovers, with help from 23 travel hackers.
  36. wedding checklist
    How to Have a Bachelor(ette) Party in the Middle of the WoodsTips and tricks on taking the party far, far away from Caesars Palace.
  37. time travel
    How to Have a Very Vintage WeddingParty like it’s 1899.
  38. Down to the Last Salvaged Boardwalk PlankHow a seedy strip club—with the help of creative studio hOmE—morphed into Greenpoint’s highly Instagrammable new bar, Ramona (113 Franklin St.).
  39. MoMA or Met?Museum-worthy creations for appreciators of both contemporary and classical cake art.
  40. Menu WarsWhen choosing a meal plan, you can go formal or familiar. Just do it with a twist.
  41. Left of CenterpieceThe new genus of table topper is anything but predictable. (Case in point: These are made of paper.)
  42. More Than WordsPunchy colors and bold typography set this stationery apart from the rest of the mailbag.
  43. He Shops She ShopsWe asked three merry couples to holiday shop for one another, each on a different gift-packed block. The challenge: To divine the perfect p […]
  44. Gifts That Do GoodNine charitable-minded presents for hard-to-buy-for recipients.
  45. One-Bite WondersThe only thing wrong with these catered morsels is that you’ll want to eat ten of them.
  46. White Cake, Wild FillingDon’t judge a cake by its fondant.
  47. Color TheoryMonotone bouquets and boutonnieres spanning every hue in the visible spectrum.
  48. Old SoulsSeven analog obsessives explain their allegiance to outdated technology.
  49. Analog RenaissanceThe stores, parties, meetups, and classes devoted to all things non-digital.
  50. Analog ImpostersNext-gen gadgets with a last-gen look.
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