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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My Favorite Camera Bags for Journey

As you know, I've been getting more serious with my blog photography. I finally upgraded from my cell phone to a more professional mirrorless camera, and I've been taking Skillshare classes to learn more about Lightroom and photo editing. Because of this, I've started needing more stylish camera bags for travel that will keep my lenses

Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Course in India From These Top Ashrams

India is a fantastic place to visit for yoga teacher training (YTT) courses, and often they are less expensive here than in the USA or Europe with even better teachers who know what "true yoga" is. Yoga originates in India and has been around since 5000 BC, so if you're going to learn how to teach

Tipping in India: how much is average?

When you arrive in India and hop in your first ever taxi ride, don't be surprised if the driver turns around and says, literally: "give me a nice tip?" or if you take a shuttle bus at the airport and someone says "give me twenty rupees tip" or maybe even someone trying to "help" you

This is India! 149

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.

This Year’s Top 30 Christmas Gift Ideas for Journeyers

This post is always so easy to write because I just put my favorite things that I use when I travel. I have items on this list from $4 and $5 and up to $200 but most are very affordable. All are useful! I hope it gives you some inspiration (or just buy something for