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.

Update: 6 Months of Living in Merida, Mexico

Wow, time flies! I feel like it was just a month ago I wrote my one month in Merida update and started it with "time flies!". But it does, and we've really been loving it here in Merida, Mexico. We moved here on May 22, 2018, after years in Goa, India (5 for me, but

Getting Health Insurance in Mexico as an Expat & Costs

Getting health insurance in Mexico as an expat is a relatively easy straight-forward process. Unlike registering a car, getting a driver's license, and opening a bank account - this is one of the big "expat" things to do here that does not require residency. I'm going to share how I, as a resident of Mexico got health insurance

Top Things to do in Ocala Florida (and Nearby)

After Jacksonville and St. Augustine, my mom and I drove down to Ocala to spend the last two days of our mother/daughter trip to Florida. Ocala is a lesser-known place to visit in Florida, but one that a local told me was a "do not miss" because of the beautiful Silver Springs State Park. While

Men’s India Packing List

Over the last six years traveling and Iiving in India, I have written a lot about what women should pack and wear here and given many outfit examples. Men ask me "what should we pack, though?!", and I always think it's so easy for you guys - that I put off writing a post about it. BUT

Red Frog Beach Resort Review, Bocas Del Toro

As two weeks passed by in Panama, and Silvia and I were ended out trip in Bocas Del Toro, people kept saying "ah, you've been to San Blas so you'll find Bocas a let down". We were like "oh no!" and worried about it a bit. We are both 30-ish and over our party backpacking