About Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing to live on the beaches of Goa, India almost four years ago where she is now a travel writer. Her website gives advice on the 35+ countries she's been to but has become the go-to site for India travel, focusing on offbeat places & “glamorous travel”. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE magazine, Tripadvisor, and Thomas Cook. Her blog is one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world based on traffic. She also enjoys writing for BravoTV.

The 30 Best Places to Visit in India

It's so hard to write this post and narrow down my favorite places here but I get asked about the best places to visit in India from readers and usually email them my favorites, so figured I should put it in a blog post. There are epic tourist places in India that are worth seeing

My First Ohio Winter Home in Over 5 Years

A few years ago, my parents had called from Ohio to India saying they were off work again due to snow and wind-chill. It was -32 degrees; so cold our dog couldn't walk outside without her paws getting stuck in the ice and snow. So imagine my surprise when I'm on the last of four

4 Easy Tips on Responsible Journey in India (and Elsewhere)

The following article is from Erica, who has a blog focused on responsible and sustainable travel. I get asked about responsible travel in India often and how to support the locals while you travel here - hopefully, this post will give you some insight on what responsible travel means. Erica has traveled in India and

Ask Me Anything: Why Are You Still In India & Will You Ever Move?

I'm trying to write more of these "Ask Me Anything" series posts since I do get asked similar questions very often. I've been writing them down and slowly will write posts answering them. One thing I get asked a lot is "Why India?" There are a number of reasons I am still living as an

8 Worthwhile Shopping Tours in India & Meeting Local Artisans

I am a girl who likes to shop and in the last six years, I have done some serious shopping in India. I spent a month in Karnataka and met many local artisans there where I bought khadi and made clothing. I've met artisans in Arunachal Pradesh who make the most amazing neon prints which

Dream, Dare, Do for International Women’s Day with QVC

This post is in partnership with QVC for International Women's Day. I was compensated for my time in writing it. Dream, Dare, Do for International Women's Day with QVC Anyone with a dream can take a dare to do it. That's the key message from QVC this Women's Day - and it's one that I