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

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

Coronavirus self-tests, hopes for future travel and Christmas destinations

Read a transcript of the Travel section’s weekly online discussion.

December 20, 2021

Passport applications, hotel stays with kids and things to do in Ireland

Read a transcript of the Travel section's weekly online discussion.

December 13, 2021

Health insurance for travelers, TSA headaches and heading south for warmer weather

Read a transcript of the Travel section's weekly online discussion.

December 6, 2021

Tips for setting up your home bar, during the holidays and beyond

Here’s how to put a well-appointed bar cart together.

December 6, 2021

Gifts for travelers, Global Entry renewal and coping with the uncertainty of a new variant

Read a transcript of the Travel section's weekly online discussion.

November 29, 2021