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.

3 Days in Mexico City: No FOMO with this Mexico City Itinerary!

There are some places that you leave knowing that you'll be back, and Mexico City is one of them. It's well-connected, cosmopolitan, and has so much to offer. While I recommend spending a week here, I know many people come for a long weekend, so I'm putting together a shortened Mexico City itinerary - what to

Prioritize These Top 10 Places to Visit in Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the coolest places to visit in India and one that I tell people is a MUST visit when you're here traveling for a couple of weeks or more. To this day, it's the most unique place I've been in the world. This is a pilgrimage site for many Hindus as they visit

Do I Need Journey Insurance For Mexico? Costs & Options

If like me you are so excited to be planning trips around Mexico, you might be asking "Do I need travel insurance for Mexico?" and the answer is yes. I've been living here for about 9 months in Merida, a city in the Yucatan and have loved exploring new places around the country. After five

Ultimate List of Beach Resorts in Goa (Sorted By Budget!)

Goa is the kind of place that you've either never heard of or you go every year for an epic holiday. There's no in between. Journeyers that pass through Goa tend to come back. The Arabian Sea, the coconut trees, the cute beach huts, and the luxe beach resorts all bring together Goa's laid-back scene. Some

Top 8 Must-See Places to Visit in Udaipur For the Best Photography and Views

Most people leave India saying that Udaipur was their favorite place - and one they would want to return back to. There are many reasons for this but I think it's because not only is it STUNNING, has great Rajasthani food, amazing attractions and awesome Udaipur sightseeing around every corner, and quality shopping - it also

Shopaholic’s 15 Best Bohemian & Non-Touristy Places for Shopping in Jaipur

Some people come to India's pink city see the famous pink buildings or other popular "must-sees" while others come for shopping in Jaipur... I'm sort of in the latter group. There are so many cool places to see in Jaipur and many are landmarks, but there are also beautiful cafes, shops, and bars. I recently traveled