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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So you’ve seen the Grand Canyon. Now what?

Mention Arizona to any traveler and the first thing to come to mind is the Grand Canyon. It's big and kind of hard to miss after all. But one you’ve peered over the edge, taken a couple of panoramas, and maybe walked down into it a ways, you’ve pretty much done it. Get the postcard

A Little Florida Keys Journey Guide: From Key Largo to Key West

Ever since I was younger, I always wanted to go to the Florida Keys. I'd been to Florida on vacation, but they always seemed inaccessible since they were so far South, and I imagined them as exclusive and expensive. Well, they aren't more expensive than other areas of Florida I've been and it was actually

3 Days in Miami: Little Havana, Wynwood, and more

It's been long overdue but I finally made it to and spent 3 days in Miami. Now that I know the area, I almost want to start watching the Real Housewives of Miami so I can be like "oh, I went there!". I drove down from Kissimmee with my mom in our rental car (from Sixt, who FYI

eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack Review: My New “Personal Item”

After my last luggage review, which was for the Mother Lode by Ebags, I got so many comments and messages from people who wanted to buy it. There is a matching backpack so for the sake of "research" I'm testing this baby out for you: the eBags professional slim laptop backpack. Review of the eBags Professional Slim

The Best Restaurants in Pretoria, South Africa (markets, too!)

Pretoria has been my home for the last 13 years. As someone who loves food, I’ve eaten a whole lot of meals around the city. Because sharing is caring, below is my top choices for delicious food and where the find the best restaurants in Pretoria, South Africa. Best Restaurants in Pretoria For Indian cuisine:

The Best of Boulder, Colorado: A Journey Guide For the Books

Boulder is a beautiful city nestled in the Flatiron foothills of the Rocky Mountains with more than enough substance to keep you occupied for days! The variety of food, brewery and tea tours, shopping, amazing views, and hiking opportunities are what Boulder is known for. Here is the best of Boulder, Colorado! What to See

Flying High & Fun Adventures with Mom in Kissimmee, Florida

Let there be a reason I get to come to Florida every year! I went last year and had the best time, so this year when Visit Florida asked me to come back I brought my mom along to join in on the fun. We started off in Kissimmee which was the perfect place to