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.

Where to Stay in Mexico City: Trendy Areas Near Top Attractions

There are so many apartments for rent in Mexico City that are boho-chic or modern or have an old fashioned feel. The options are limitless for where to stay in Mexico City. It can feel overwhelming at first when you start to look. You have to really think about the area you want to stay

Bandhavgarh Resorts: Samode Safari Lodge Review

After 10 months away from India, the longest I'd been away since 2012, I was dying to get back to "Mother India" and there was no better place to start my time there than a safari with Samode Safari Lodges, the most luxurious of the Bandhavgarh resorts. I'm going do a little Samode Safari Lodge

Dating Abroad: Should You Try Journey Dating Sites?

"Quit your job, go abroad, find love, don't come back" is the quote that pops up all the time in my Pinterest and the dream of many. But are people really doing this? Life isn't always like the movies, but it could be, right!? When traveling, it's not always the Eat, Pray Love experience people

What to Wear in Mexico City | Answers to All Your Questions + Cute Outfits

There is so much to do in Mexico City and while you are researching and getting excited about all the good food, museums, markets, and day trips, you might also be starting to wonder what to wear in Mexico City. Don't worry I'll help you with packing for Mexico City; writing packing tips are my favorite posts

Overnight Packing List for the Fashionable Journeyer Who Usually Packs Too Much

Do you tend to overpack? Does your week-long trip luggage look pretty similar to your weekend getaway luggage? When you are going away for just a night, it can be embarrassing to feel like you're packing so much stuff especially if you're going with people or something you don't know that well. This overnight packing list

20 Essential Mexico City Journey Tips For First-Time Visitors

I love Mexico City! It's a place that I will keep going back to - it's a huge city and you'll never see everything you want on just one trip. Visiting Mexico City takes some planning. While with smaller cities, I tend to wing it, with Mexico City I did do research ahead of time

An Easy Guide to the Top 10 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

Most India bucket lists start with "ride a camel in the desert" which is by far the number one thing to do in Jaisalmer and what brings backpackers and families here. The giant fort that overlooks the city is a great attraction as well and I loved learning the history behind it - but there