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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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.

An Unexpected Stop at Lipica Horse Stables

I know pretty much nothing about horses, so it's pretty surprising even to myself that I'm writing about the Lipica horse stables on my blog! I wasn't planning on going here while in Slovenia, as it's not of my top interests, but when my plans to go to Soca Valley fell through due to weather,