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.

Expat in Mexico: My Journey Learning Spanish

This post is in a paid partnership with Rosetta Stone. I love being an expat and being thrown into another culture, learning to live the way they do. I did this is Goa for over 5 years and it definitely taught me a lot about life! I'm now excited to do the same thing in

Sephora Beauty Insider Event: 34 of My Favorite Products on Sale!

You guys know I love both Sephora and a good sale, so I was pretty excited when I got the email about the Sephora Beauty Insider Event starting August 24th! I thought I'd share a little bit about the event AND some of my favorite products! A lot of these are ones that I take

How to Manage Time During a Press Trip as a Journey Blogger

Press trips can be exhausting and packed full from sun up to sun down - yet, you still need to be active on social media and taking notes for blog posts, editing photos for social media as you go along. Back when I wrote about how I manage time as a blogger where I shared

Introducing My New Lifestyle Website, Omni Curated & a Giveaway

When I moved to Merida, I was, of course, excited to travel in Mexico, be an expat in a new city, and explore Merida in-depth. But, I was also really excited to decorate a house, be able to go shopping at places I couldn't in India, and cook food that I wasn't able to get

Day Trip from Merida to Uxmal, Muna Point, and an Amazing Cenote

I love when friends come to visit me as it gets me out exploring and playing a little bit of tourist. My friend Jules, from Goa, came to visit us a few weekends ago and we did a LOT over the weekend. On Friday, we made a pretty epic little day trip from Merida to