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.

18 Items I’m Obsessed with from the Anthropologie Summer Sale

Anyone have a trip coming up and need a cute new travel wardrobe? Anthropologie is one of my favorite brands. Now that I'm living in Merida, it's a lot easier to shop from their online store than it was in Goa, so I've been keeping tabs on their sales and new collections. They're having a

10 Epic India landmarks You Want To Make Sure Are On Your Itinerary

While daydreaming about your big trip to India, you might be picturing the Taj Mahal at sunset - which is stunning - but it's only one of many India landmarks that are breathtaking. Considering most travelers don't have a lot of time here in India, I wanted to sum up the 10 most beautiful, epic,

How I Organize Writing Blog Posts About a Destination After a Trip

Hey, bloggers! I know sometimes after a huge trip, you sit down and think "oh my god where on earth do I start writing about this!?" You've just spent two weeks in Morocco and had the most epic time, have 700 photos, brands to promote, and you just don't know where to start. I thought

How to Journey Calmer and Enjoy the Moment

Many people get pre-trip travel anxiety which is relieved when they land in their destination, but others carry that anxiety while they are on vacation making it so they cannot truly relax and enjoy the moment. I want to talk about being nervous to travel or fly, being afraid to travel, and how to travel

Where to Next? My Upcoming Journey Plans for Summer/Fall ’18

My feet are getting itchy again - and I'm dying to go somewhere totally new! This last year, I did some traveling in North India, Singapore, Malaysia, and the typical USA/UK trips but I didn't really go crazy compared to the year before where I think I went to Finland, Bali, Morocco, Israel, and Latvia

Update: One Month After Moving to Merida

Time flies and it's been a month since we moved from India on the 22nd May to come to Mexico. I know I haven't really been sharing much, and I apologize although I'm sure you haven't even noticed! My mom did, though, so that's something ;) Moving to Merida I thought I'd just have a

Gossip Girl Guide to NYC

In this Gossip Girl Guide to New York City, I'm laying out all the iconic spots to visit on your next trip! When it comes to movies and TV shows, you have places that are merely settings and places that become characters on their own. New York City, without fail, manages to become its own