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.

A 10-Day South Korea Winter Itinerary

Spring in South Korea may be the most popular season, but the winter is another world altogether. As the temperatures dip in the winter and the cherries are no longer blooming, South Korea becomes isolated from tourists. Thanks to its proximity to Siberia, the winters are cold, bitter, and even harsh at times. But, even

13 Unique Things to do in Jacksonville Florida

Jacksonville has so much to offer from downtown to "Jax Beach" and even in-between, there is a lot to do. I visited here with my mom on a trip around northeast Florida. We had four jam-packed days to try the coolest things to do in Jacksonville. Before visiting, I did a lot of research and

American Trade Hotel Review, Casco Viejo, Panama City

If you looked up any article about the most well-designed boutique hotel in Panama City, you will inevitably end up with the result of the American Trade Hotel. I know I did! I stayed here for three nights when I first got to Panama City out of the five nights I was there.  This is

The Perfect 3 Day New Orleans Itinerary

Don't worry if you think three days isn't enough time to see New Orleans, I'm going to share the perfect 3-day New Orleans itinerary so that you can make sure to see and do the top touristy things but also check out some more off the beaten path things to do and some unique experiences

8 Romantic Things to do in Goa

Goa is a gorgeous beach destination with honey-moon style hotels, so of course, there are a lot of romantic things to do in Goa. However, I have not done many of them. Although I met Ben here and have been living here and dating him for six years, I am not into all the mushy

Las Clementinas Apartment Review, Casco Viejo, Panama City

After a few days sailing in the San Blas islands, living the island life, I have never felt happier than when I walked into my giant room at Las Clementinas in Casco Viejo back in Panama City. Recently Casco Viejo has been going through huge renovations and this little apartment/hotel is one of the most

Top Experiences in New Orleans (Even If You Don’t Drink/Party)

The reputation of Bourbon Street stands out as something that kind of "summarizes" New Orleans to many people, but there is so much more to the city than partying on Bourbon Street (although there's nothing wrong with doing that, too!). When I planned my trip to New Orleans with my friend Sam - who doesn't