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.

23 Journeying Southeast Asia Tips You NEED to Know

So you’re in the midst of planning your first trip to South East Asia? You’re going to have a blast trying out the street food, riding scooters past lush green rice fields, exploring intricate temples, and coming face to face with the local wildlife. To help prepare you for your journey across South East Asia,

My Best Tips to Book a Cheap International Flight

There is so much information on the web about where to find cheap domestic flights and tips to book a cheap international flight. I'm going to start with sharing my tips for international travel in this post. I have been traveling for almost 10 years now and have tried a lot of hacks and booking

A Beginner’s Guide to Volunteering Abroad

Have you ever wanted to travel and make a difference at the same time? If the answer is yes, then this beginner's guide to volunteering abroad will be perfect for you! If you don’t know where to begin, I am here to tell you that volunteering on your next trip is one of the best

Little Shops I Loved in Ljubljana

I loved spending my only sunny day in Slovenia wandering the alleys and looking in some shops. I wanted to share my favorites and also just dot them out on a map for you. There are so many cute shops in Ljubljana that you can easily just walk around and find them yourself (it's a

My Checklist: How to Plan a Trip From Scratch (Without the Stress)

I have been traveling internationally for 8 years and the "planning" stage is a part that I still love. I don't get stressed anymore, and I wanted to share with you how to plan a trip from start to finish without getting stressed and touch on all the aspects of planning that will help your

You’ve Got Me Wonton More: A Guide to Hong Kong’s Best Hidden Eateries

Hong Kong has an overwhelming amount of choice for a quick bite to eat, but with this guide to Hong Kong's best hidden eateries, we're letting you in on all the secrets. guide to Hong Kong's best hidden eateries I frowned at the mystery meat floating in my broth and looked at my friend, Jeff, questioningly.