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.

Castles in Kent, Iconic London, and Harry Potter Magic with my BFF

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.

Get Rid of ATM Fees and “Do Good” With Aspiration Summit

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

Most Unique Places to Stay in Slovenia

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

Best Multipurpose Journey Bags

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

Journey to India Made Easy With This Step By Step Guide

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

7 Best Bikinis for Journey: All My Proven Favorites!

If you know me, you know I love bikinis! I think they're so comfortable, and there are so many options out there that it made deciding the best bikinis for travel difficult. You're going to do a lot more than just laying out and tanning in a lot of destinations. I love doing more adventurous activities,