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.

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.

Ultimate List of Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv

Best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv are not lacking, that's for sure. There are so many options that it was hard narrowing this list down. I was personally at 6 of the 10 on this list and the other 4 were recommended and told about to me by friends who've stayed. There are a couple

5 Adventures in Oulu – Make the Most of Your Lapland Holiday

If you want to explore the "Arctic" then Finnish Lapland is the region you'll probably end up looking at. Oulu is the gateway to the Lapland region and is an hour flight North of the capital of Finland, Helsinki. There are so many adventures to be had in Oulu and just near it, that you'll

One Secret Way to Journey For Free You’ve Got to Try

The following is a guest post from another travel blogger who found a secret way to travel the next year essentially for free. If you’re like me, you frequently find yourself reading Rachel’s posts and longing to live a life of travel. I’ve always had a desire to see the world, and I travel quite

Inner Circle is the Secret Weapon Journeyers Use to Find Dates Abroad

One of my most popular posts is called "Accidental Boyfriend" about finding love abroad and it is something on many people's minds when they travel. While people are traveling to try the food and new experiences, they might also wonder if they'll meet someone. You very well might, but the app Inner Circle is there to

Best New Journey Apps 2017 – Tel Aviv Edition

I mentioned before how Israel is a home of innovation and has invented some of the best apps like Viber and Waze. While we were there, we got to meet with some startup tech teams (during a whiskey tasting, while epically hungover- in fact, one blogger didn't make it out that morning!). They gave us

My Pinterest Dreams Came True in Chefchaouen

I had "pinned" this all blue town on Pinterest several times over the years. I didn't even know the name. When I looked up places to visit in Morocco, I saw on the Free People blog that visiting the all blue town was a must: Chefchaouen. I realized it was the same place I always wanted to

Finding a Piece of Forest Right Outside Helsinki

When you fly into Helsinki you can see clearly that the whole city is surrounded by nature making it really easy to find nature near Helsinki and a huge variety of outdoor adventure. I found my bit of nature with Piece of Forest, a cute little company I'll introduce you to. I love that you