About Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

We Journey Far | A Giveaway!

I'm so happy to introduce We Journey Far. I found them through a friend on Facebook and liked their page. I kept seeing cute photos pop up and eventually I reached out to them to see if they'd want to run a giveaway on Werkenntwen. They were happy to! "We Journey Far was created

My India Journey Bucket List | India Journey Inspiration

Are you guys ready for some serious India travel inspiration?! This is my India travel bucket list. I've had things jotted down on my phone, computer, and random pieces of paper and just realized it's the perfect blog post topic! As I do things I'll link them on here so you can see tips to

A Luxury Guide to Hamburg, Germany

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

This is India! 21

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.

City vs. Village Journey in India | Which is Safer?

I reached out to Renuka, a badass Indian chick that travels alone all over India, to ask her opinion on which area she thought was safer for solo female travelers- the city or the villages? Since I've been traveling around very rural Karnataka a little while now and have a few weeks to go, I'm

Your Backpacking India Budget: 20 USD per day

Another post for my “ask me anything” tag because this is a very FAQ about India. Everyone wants to know how much India is going to cost them and if I can break that cost down into categories for a backpacking India budget and daily India budget. Sure, why not!? Daily India Budget for Backpackers

Backpackers Boutique: Packing Tips from Girl vs Globe

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. I'm looking for

This is India! (twenty)

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.