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.

5 Essential Tips for Journeying With Dietary Restrictions

A friend of mine from college, Lauren, is a fellow lover of travel but she travels with dietary restrictions after struggling for years learning what she could and couldn't eat. She shared her whole journey on Facebook and Instagram. I reached out to her and asked if she could share a little about traveling with

This is India! 152

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.

How Trabug Works: A Phone With Guide for Journeyers in India

I am so excited to share this post and it's been a long time coming. My readers have been using these Trabug phones during their travels in India and the feedback has been awesome. I wanted to walk you through ordering and using a Trabug phone, information about travel SIM cards in India, how Trabug

5 Tips for Goa on New Year’s Eve

I just decided to quickly put together the tips I can think of for having a great New Year's Eve in Goa because the emails are flowing in asking me about it! Goa is a notorious party place and with that comes a huge crowd of people from abroad but also all over India. The

Vision Global WiFi Review – International Pocket WiFi

It's almost embarrassing how much I need WiFi when I travel, but it's really important for my job to stay connected as I work 100% online. I have tried and reviewed 3 other WiFi devices and get super geeky about it; I love seeing how the speed is, which networks they connect to, and how