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.

Your Crazy Party Guide to Rio Carnival | Rio de Janeiro Brazil

The following is a guest post by Fleur Rollet-Manus about how to have the best time at Rio! This guide to Rio Carnival will hopefully help you plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro. Guide to Rio Carnival Glitter clung to every part of my body, my eyelashes were stuck together and the smell of dancing,

5 Places that are Disappearing – go see them NOW!

I recently found out that the Dead Sea might only be around for 50 more years and it got me wondering about other places that are disappearing and which they might be. I found some really interesting places, some of which are on many people's bucket lists. So, take a look at these places that are disappearing before

The “P.S. I Love You” Guide to Ireland

Call me a hopeless romantic, but I just love the Rom-com, P.S. I Love You. The movie by itself is sweet and heartfelt, but the scenes based in Ireland seriously had me itching to grab an umbrella and run away to the Emerald Isle. So while planning my trip to Ireland, I must confess, I

Where to Stay in Canggu, Bali to Get The True “Bali Experience”

Everyone talks about Bali like it's a life-changing place, I guess thanks to Eat, Pray, Love, so people come here with huge hopes of having a similar experience. People also have to decide where to stay -- Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, Kuta... If you're looking for that and wondering where to stay in Canggu, I recommend you

Why the Urbex Journey Trend is The Coolest New Thing in Adventure Journey

This is a guest post about the new urbex travel trends that are so popular especially in Europe and Japan. I have always had this thing with abandoned places, roofs, not-so-tapped destinations, and spots. When a couple of years ago I first saw photos with a hashtag #urbanexploration on Instagram I thought it was such

3 Unique Reasons You Should Check out Vantaa While in Helsinki

You'll probably really want to see these reasons to visit Vantaa after hearing that its the small suburb the airport is located, just outside Helsinki. It's not on more tourists radar! But like many places that aren't, they are secret and just as special. So, after spending two days there exploring, I've put together my favorite

Why You Should Add a “ME” Day to Your Itinerary

The following is a guest post from a fellow travel blogger about why we shouldn't feel guilty if we pamper ourselves a bit on vacation (not that I needed to be told that, lol). Cultural Spa Experiences I’ve never had fish bite the dead skin off my feet but if I had the chance, I would

10 Mistakes Journeyers Make & How to Avoid Them

I have made so many mistakes in my travels! I try not to, but I have been traveling Internationally for around 8 years and to nearly 40 countries so you're bound to make some mistakes. I mean, even on my third trip to Thailand, I went to the wrong airport in Bangkok when I was