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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Best Blogging Tools for Productivity and Earning a Higher Income

I am all about productivity but I'm also a minimalist. I have the bare minimum of apps on my phone and also use only the blogging tools that really make my life easier. There are so many tools out there that actually just take too much time to learn and use, that they don't make

Long Haul Flight Essentials: What to Put in Your Tote

Living in India means I have had my fair share of long flights! I just made the trip back from Ohio to Goa, and I went through many different cities and places in the process (5 flights!) I always carry a tote to put on under my seat and fill it with goodies to make

Ask Me Anything: Will You Plan My Trip to India?

I've always loved to plan trips. For me, the hardest thing is just deciding which country to go to but once I know that, let the planning begin! A lot of you ask me "will you plan my trip to India" either by asking to hire me or by sending over your entire itinerary and

London Packing List for the Fall / Autumn

If you read my last post on what's new in my world, then you know I just headed back to Europe for a bit and my bestie, Arielle, is finally met Ben! This also means I was in England for late summer/early fall, which is very different from late summer/early fall in Goa. Here's my full London

Goa Nightlife: 5 Most Popular Party Places in Goa

Goa nightlife is literally notorious for its party scene. However, it's a very specific type of scene - one that I, being American, had no idea about, since five years ago all I listened to was rap and country! I traveled around India and came to Goa last, and was like what is this "Psy"; is he