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.

Beat Journey Insomnia: How to Catch More Zzz’s on the Road

Journey insomnia is something that isn't talked about much, but many people suffer from it. This sleep disorder involves having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep while on the road. It is something that I have struggled with in the past and I know that I’m not the only one. I was always jealous of

This is India! 144

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 about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.

How I Use Skillshare To Keep Learning About Blogging & More

From the beginning of my blogging career, 3.5 years ago, I taught myself everything online. It meant watching hundreds of YouTube videos and reading correlating blog posts and it was truly a lot of work. I still do this, but as my blog grew I started to outsource things I couldn't figure out (and didn't have

Indian Readers: How To Get A Visa for Malaysia For Indian Citizens

I love Malaysia & India... and Malaysia loves Indians. It only takes 10 minutes of watching TV in India to see the many commercials for Malaysia Simply Asia to know how much they value their Indian guests! Of all the countries Indians travel to, Malaysia tops the list! This article shares how to get a

Review of the eBags Mother Lode 25″ Wheeled Duffel

I haven’t been this stoked about a luggage review in a long time. This piece will definitely be coming with me to India and be traveling with me (and I’m sure Ben is going to try to steal it). There are a variety of reasons that this luggage is different from other’s I’ve reviewed and

How to Plan a Last Minute Getaway Like a Journey Blogger

...Okay, or just like this travel blogger! I recently shared my exact checklist that I use for you to see how to plan a trip from scratch without being stressed. It's an extensive list that covers all the things you need to do before a trip BUT if you don't have time for it, I've decided

5 epic adventures on Colombia’s Caribbean coast

The secret’s obviously out: Colombia is the trendy place to visit. Never mind the history, the corrupt politics, or the drug cartels. They may still persist but savvy travelers are now looking beyond the stereotypes and on to Colombia’s deserted coastlines, rainbow-hued plazas, dance-crazed locals, and of course, its damn fine coffee. If you want adventure