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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12 Things To Do in Savannah for Couples

It’s hard to imagine a better place for a romantic getaway in the USA than Savannah: the city is beautiful, the food delicious and the attractions unforgettable. Savannah brims with romantic ambiance, from the dripping Spanish moss to the dozens of choices for a place to take a quiet walk with your love. Considering escaping

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