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.

7 Offbeat Journey Destinations to Visit in Kerala That Will Blow Your Mind!

For decades now, Kerala has been a prime destination for travelers who go to the tiny coastal state in search of its spectacular backwaters, greenery, and lip-smacking food. We're going to share 7 offbeat travel destinations to visit in Kerala on your next trip. In spite of its relatively smaller size, ‘God’s own country’ is

24 Hours in Koh Samui: Perfect Mini Guidebook for One Day in Koh Samui

The following '24 hours in Koh Samui' article is a guide from a guest blogger to help you plan one day in Koh Samui without having to think about it! We love that :)  After spending our first anniversary in Phuket, Thailand, this last year for our 2nd anniversary we planned a trip to a

This is India! 142

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

A Great Option For a Budget Friendly Private Tour in Phuket

The following article is from a fellow travel blogger who is sharing an awesome budget friendly private tour in Phuket she found on her travels.  I didn't know two tourists on a budget could feel so important and VIP until our private tour in Phuket. The two areas we'd visited prior, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, were

Add This To Your Bucket List: Glamping in Ubud, Bali

Wondering where to go in Bali for a unique experience? You'll love this glamping experience in Ubud! Upon checking in at Sandat Glamping, you're given a welcome drink and left to explore while they get your room key. The main dining area is amazing. It's all bamboo and the furniture and design are very cool.

A Year Around the World for $61,074: This is What We Learned

The following is a guest post from fellow travel bloggers who have done a RTW trip (round the world trip) and wanted to share about how much it costs and how you can do a year around the world, too. How You Can Journey A Year Around The World "How much does it cost?" That’s

When in Bali, Stay in a Private Pool Villa

If you're on Instagram, no doubt you see girls staying at private pool villas every 10 photos on your feed! It seems like most "digital nomads" live in Bali, and bounce from villa to villa. I was there for three weeks and really wanted to see what it was like to spend two days in