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
About Rachel JonesRachel 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.
Booking and staying in an Airbnb can be rather intimidating your first few times. However, the goal of this post is to relieve your fears and to help better educate you on Airbnb; especially for those who may be leery or overly cautious about staying in one. I've had people ask, with confusion in their voice,
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.
Dog Sledding in Finland was the most exhilarating thing I have done in a long time. I think part of it is because I love dogs so much and huskies are so cute especially when they are in the snow! I did this activity in Oulu, which is about an hour's flight from Helsinki. It's
I went to Finland recently and had a blast exploring Helsinki and Oulu, but the actual purpose of the trip was to attend MATKA, a travel conference. I learned a lot about how to prepare and what to expect at MATKA Nordic Journey Fair as a travel blogger and am going to share that in
While you might imagine the bulk of my time working is spent writing blog posts or editing photos, actually it's writing emails that take up the bulk of my time every single day. There's a new(ish) app called Kiwi for Gmail which is meant to make life easier for Gmail mail users. Anything that saves me time
Welcome back to my "Ask Me Anything" series. I try to answer FAQ every once in a while and something I get asked a lot is Why did I start travel blogging and what led me to make that decision. I've kind of written about this before throughout the years on this blog but will answer it
Ever wonder what tourists get up to in Goa? I mean, it's a beach destination but what else is here for tourists... There is a lot! Because I live here, I haven't gone into tourist mode and actually haven't been to some places to visit in Goa on this list (yes, even after nearly 4