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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3 Days in Dublin Including a Day Trip to Howth Cliffs

Dublin is somewhere I've always wanted to go back to, and it's a place my friend, Arielle, always wanted to visit so we decided to fly here after our week in England. I'd actually spend four days in Dublin seven years ago, and wrote this post about it, so I re-read it to remind myself

Tokyo Journey Tips: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Journey to Tokyo

This post is from a guest writer, Tam, who's lived in Japan since 2006! Here are her top 10 essential Tokyo travel tips for anyone traveling to Tokyo for the first time! Journeyers love, love, love to finally make that trip to Tokyo, Japan: home of renowned intersections, sparkling skyscrapers, dream cuisine, and so much

What’s the Best Journey Bra?

Weirdly, I never seem to come across the answer to this question! What's the best travel bra? While a strapless bra is probably the most versatile, most girls would agree it's also probably the most uncomfortable style. That's especially true if you're flying across the country or backpacking through India. I've gone through my fair

Relovate Review: a Collaborative & Explorative Journey Planning Website

I'm excited to introduce Relovate, a new travel planning website. It has some really unique features that I haven't seen on other travel planning sites and I think you're going to love it! In a nutshell, it's a website that you and your friends can plan a trip collaboratively from flights to hotels and activities

Chilling Out in St Ives With Ben’s Family (and some travel tips)

For years, Ben has talked about taking me to St. Ives in Cornwall, England. He used to live there back in the day for a couple of years. St Ives is (so far) the prettiest place I've seen in England and the water on the coast is so clear and blue, you wouldn't really guess

Des Moines Iowa Points of Interest You Don’t Want to Miss

Des Moines, Iowa. What are the things that pop into your head? Corn, cows, farms, boring. Wrongo! There is so much more in Des Moines and the surrounding area than what you may think. There's nothing better than a local to share with you the best Des Moines points of interest that travelers will not

This is India! 148

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.