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.
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5 Quiet Goa Beaches Perfect for Relaxing in Paradise

There are so many Goa Beaches worth visiting and some of the most popular ones like Ashwem and Anjuna have many people, shops, and restaurants - but lots of visitors to Goa want to hop around Goa beaches that are quiet where they can relax in solitude to read, write, and be in nature without

16 Things You Need to Know Before a Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh India

I am so happy to share this guest post with you about what to expect at a yoga retreat in Rishikesh! A yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India (“the birthplace of yoga”) can be a truly life-changing experience.  In fact, it’s an experience I think everyone would benefit from having at some point in their lifetime.

How I Keep the Sea and Sun From Damaging My Hair When I Journey

Having long, tangly hair can be a little annoying when traveling but I've found some ways to manage it. I have a few travel hair care tips and some favorite products that I use when I'm bouncing around the world so that my hair doesn't need a big cut after the trip is over. I

Where to go in Costa Rica | A Complete Guide to Costa Rica

If you’re not too familiar with the Central American country known as the land of “pure life,” then you’ll want to get a pen and notepad ready to take some notes. I'm going to share exactly where to go in Costa Rica to have the best trip possible! Out of all of the countries I've

Best Journey Gadgets: I Swear By These!

I've tried my fair share of gadgets and gizmos over my years of travel, and it seems like there are new things coming out every day. Here are some of the best travel gadgets I personally use and swear by and have for quite a while. Whether it's to make my trips easier or safer, these

24 Hours in Dubai | A Detailed Dubai Layover Guide

Dubai, the city of dreams, is a popular pitstop for those traveling between the East and the West. In fact DXB airport is the busiest airport for international travel in the world with over eighty million passengers a year! Most people take advantage of their layover here to see the city. While you could easily

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