You know how when someone loses weight or changes but you see them every day, you don't really notice it? I feel like I woke up in Goa every day for 5 years and I don't think anything of it - yet, when I think about the fact I lived in India for over 5 years,
About Rachel JonesRachel 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.
With all the trips I've been on, I've packed a suitcase more times than I can count! I've traveled in pretty much every situation you can imagine -- long term, short term, cold weather, hot weather, and a mix of both, with one backpack or multiple suitcases, and more. The more I travel, the less I
Ever heard of "van life" or seen those wanderlust-worthy photos of couples traveling around in an old-school VW van looking like the most free-spirited people ever? Living in a van full time is what Nadia and David do, so I asked them to take a minute to tell you guys what van life is and
Many travelers come to India and fall in love with a stray dog or two. They might dream of taking that pet home with them but think it's impossible - it's not. You can take pets out of India, mostly dogs and cats. I did just that after five years living here. My boyfriend and
As you know, I left India for the last time as an expat last week and from here on out will be going back to India as a tourist. Ben and I took our pets and preparing to leave India with pets (think quarantine, paperwork, and government export offices) is about as stressful as you
The last time I went to the US, in February, was to renew my visa after my 5-year visa expired. It's hard to believe I moved to Goa that long ago, and have been in India overall (as a traveler) since 2012. As you might have seen, I am leaving India and moving to Mexico!
I've been putting off this blog post for a month now, and even now staring at the screen from my Airbnb in Juhu, Mumbai, I don't really know how to start telling you all about this. But, since my flight out of India is Tuesday and I really am moving, I can't put it off
I am such a huge fan of Airbnb and have used it all over the world, in over 20 cities - and it's now my preferred way to book lodging. I am going to share what it's like your first time using Airbnb, show you how to set up an account, what types of places to