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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Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland For The Cutest Day Ever

I would imagine just the thought of seeing reindeer would already have you interested, and you are already pretty much dying to play with some reindeer (no? just me?). But, in case you're not, these other photos will serve as more reasons to visit a reindeer farm in Finland. It's basically Christmas again and you get

This is India! 139

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.

One Month Backpacking India | Itinerary, Hostels, Tips

Two fellow travel bloggers were recently backpacking in India for five weeks and I met up with them in Goa to hear their stories. I love hearing other people's experiences in India and the routes and transportation options they choose to take. I ask them to share that experience here. I'm breaking down Tempesst and

I Always Use Kiwi.com To Book Cheap Flights, Here’s Why

Why do I always book flights with Kiwi.com? Because they are cheaper. Hands down, in all my years of travel I have never found such good deals as I do with Kiwi. This isn't a sponsored post from them - it's just that I am really like them and want to pass these tips along

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Finland

My time in Finland was spectacular and I have so much amazing information to share with you so that you can do some of the cool things I got to do on the Nordic Blogger's Experience, which I was invited to this year. If you're like me and have a wanderlust for everywhere, then it won't

What it’s Really like Living in Seoul Korea

I've asked a fellow travel blogger, Ashley from Wanderdolls, who has been teaching english in Seoul, to share her experience with you guys. She is sharing it in a 3 article series; this is the last one, what it's really like living in Seoul Korea. See part 1 & 2 through those numbers' links. Feature

Hotel F6 Review | Helsinki’s Newest Boutique Hotel

I flew in early to Helsinki before I headed up to Oulu, so needed somewhere to go for just a night. I checked into Hotel F6 and wasn't even planning on writing a review, but after leaving thought wow it was really cool so here is my Hotel F6 review! I only had a few

My Handful of Tips for Visiting Helsinki

Helsinki is easy to get around and not somewhere that's difficult to travel, like most European cities. But its way up North so people get nervous! Here's a little intro to Helsinki to help you get ready for your trip. This is titled my "handful of tips for visiting Helsinki" instead of a guide to