Helen Carefoot

Washington, D.C.

Education: University of Southern California, B.A. in Journalism and International Relations

Helen Carefoot is a writer and editorial aide for The Washington Post's Features section. Prior to joining The Post in 2019, Helen worked for Washingtonian, Chalkbeat Tennessee and Sunset.
Latest from Helen Carefoot

2022 holiday gift guide: Travel

Find a gift for your favorite traveler this holiday season with this list of our best picks.

November 14, 2022

Host your first dinner party in style with these basic supplies

The right equipment can take some of the stress out of hosting. Here's a tool kit of essentials, recommended by dinner-party pros.

November 8, 2022

Spooky hotels, haunted battlefields, Dracula’s castle: Readers’ scariest trips

Readers shared their scariest travel stories, from a Romanian fortress to Gettysburg, West Virginia and a murder house in Massachusetts.

October 31, 2022

How to plan — and survive — a trip with friends

Traveling with friends can be a fun experience that deepens bonds. Here's how to make a trip happen — and emerge with friendships intact.

September 22, 2022

How capsule wardrobes can simplify packing for trips

Cut down the chaos and stress of packing by tailoring your closet to pieces you'll wear repeatedly.

August 25, 2022

How to keep a yard safe for your dog — and protect the yard, too

Avoid these plants that could poison your dog or block their gastrointestinal tract. And follow these tips to keep urine from damaging your lawn.

May 4, 2022

Beauty products? Specialty foods? What we bring home from every trip.

Travelers talk about the everyday items they stock up on when they travel internationally.

April 21, 2022

How to create storage in small spaces

Not all small-space storage has to be dormlike. Designers and organizers shared their favorite tips and products for maximizing storage in a small space.

February 24, 2022

In the Bay Area, an early-20th-century estate and its stunning gardens offer period drama year-round

Each season at Filoli, a historic estate, garden and nature preserve about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, is filled with botanical delights.

February 18, 2022

‘Adaptogenic’ drinks advertise a booze-free good time. Read this before imbibing.

While the risk of consuming these types of drinks in moderation is low, experts say it’s important to look beyond clever advertising and promising claims.

January 13, 2022