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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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

My Must Have WordPress Plugins: The Best Plugins For Bloggers

Okay, blogging buddies, let's talk about the best plugins for bloggers! While I'm a travel blogger, I also do a lot of posts on fashion and lifestyle, so this is not just for travel bloggers, but any kind of blogger. There are some must have Wordpress plugins that nearly everyone has to optimize their sites,

10 Quirky Things I Love About the Culture in India

You don't stay in a place as long as I have unless you really love it. It's been five years since I'ved lived here and 6 since I first came traveling here. India has its challenges not just as an expat or traveler, but for Indian people - but it has a unique culture that