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.

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

An Instagram Guide to Trastevere for Amazing Photo Opportunities

feature image from Instagram @andreatunon_ Amidst all the beautiful chaos that is Rome, there is one place that remains a safe haven for those looking to explore this historic city at a slower pace: Trastevere. With its colorful façades, traffic-free streets and the sounds of the Tiber as it peacefully flows by, this medieval quarter

The Ultimate Guide to Stockholm Sweden

The following is a guest post 'the ultimate guide to Stockholm' from a girl who lives, eats, and breathes the city! It's got all the newest, trendiest places to experience in the city. If you want more info check out Michelle's personal blog Wishes of Wanderlust and follow her on Instagram.  Ultimate Guide to Stockholm: Experience

How You Can Use Kiwi’s Multicity Tool to Fly ALL Around India for $200

Using Kiwi's multicity tool when you are backpacking is literally a game-changer. If I had known about this before I backpacked India back in 2012, I would have totally done it. The most stressful part about traveling India is the transportation: long train rides, bumpy overnight buses, and searching for the right trains (which are

4 Clichés About French Journeyers They Wish You’d Stop Thinking

The following is a guest post about breaking stereotypes of French girls and clichés about French travelers. When I started traveling and meeting people from all over the world, I soon discovered that many countries seem to have some kind of fascination with the french culture. Americans, in particular, seem to picture us constantly wearing

This is India! 141

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