As October got closer, I actually didn't know if I had been blogging for three years or four. I had to look back at my previous posts to see! I can't believe I've been doing this for four years. I wanted to just write a little bit about how the last year has been as
About Rachel JonesRachel 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.
Are you thinking about venturing to Goa for a wellness or yoga retreat? You might find that online you'll be overwhelmed with the options when you try to book a yoga retreat in Goa and it's hard to filter through it all. I am no yoga pro, which I don't hide but I've lived in Goa
This summer, I was back in Ohio chatting with my best friend since I was five, Arielle, when she said she wanted to meet me somewhere this year on a trip. She applied for her passport and we decided we would meet in England since it was the only trip I was 100% sure of.
The following post is in partnership with Aspiration and I was compensated for my time in writing it. A common concern with travelers is how to handle money abroad. I get asked about it a lot and have written about how it doesn’t have to be stressful. I’ve even written a detailed post about how
I bopped around in Slovenia and stayed at a different hotel every night as I made my way around the country. On this trip, I worked with the Slovenia tourism board and part of our arrangement was that I could choose my lodgings and itinerary on the trip. I did SO much research before going so
When it comes to packing light or fitting everything into a carry-on, I love finding multipurpose travel bags to use as my personal handbag. I always put all my tech items in my personal bag in case they make me force-check my carry-on. I put my laptop, tablet, Kindle, camera, and lenses in my personal
Not everyone feels called to travel to India, but those who do feel it strongly and tend to have a huge desire to explore India. Journeying to India can be incredibly life-changing (I know it was for me) but it doesn’t come without its struggles. While there are travelers who feel called to India, there
Book Cheap Flights Around Europe With This Trick (In This Example Getting to 9 Popular Cities in 7 Countries for $355)
It has been a while since I did my grand tour of Europe, but back when I did backpack Europe on a budget, I focused on Western Europe. I shared my Western Europe itinerary in a blog post and shared how I did this route by train with a Eurail pass. They aren't super cheap