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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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,

This is India! 146

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.

Ask Me Anything: Should I go to North or South Goa?

This post is part of my Ask Me Anything series where I answer FAQ I get often via email and social media. In this post, I'll answer the common question of "should I come to North or South Goa?". You might have noticed I write mostly about North Goa on my blog. That is because I

My Picks for the Most Stylish Luggage for Journey

Over the years I've bought and been sent a lot of different stylish luggage for travel. After all, it's easy to find a sturdy suitcase to survive plane rides, but it's a little harder to find one that looks cute too. While I've written different review posts, I've never really made one post outlining my best

The Best Journey Sandals: A Chacos Buying Guide

While I've already written a post about my favorite travel shoes, I get a lot of questions about Chacos specifically. I truly think they're the absolute best travel sandals in terms of durability and comfort. There are a lot of variations and options, so I thought I'd break them down in a little Chacos buying

Costa Careyes, Mexico: Everything You Need to Know About This Surreal Town

Careyes, land of turtles, is a sui-generis stretch of coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico that started off as the vision of Gian Franco Brignone, a crazy Italian financier, in 1968. Today, a few hundred palapas stand tall along the cliffs' edge overlooking the deep, blue waters, keeping the secrets of all fascinating characters

This is India! 145

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.