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.

Being an Expat in India Compared to Mexico

Lately, I've noticed in Facebook comments people are asking what it's like being an expat in India compared to Mexico and if I can share a little bit about it. It's really hard to compare two countries and I haven't been living in Mexico that long but I want to write about this since you're asking -

How to Fly with Pets

While I already talked how Ben and I took Kit Kat, Shanti, and Omni from India to Mexico, I wanted to write a general guide on how to fly with pets. There's a LOT that goes into it from buying the right crates to making sure your pet isn't freaking out, so here are all

An Easy Guide to Washing Clothes While Journeying

I've traveled for as short as a week and as long as three months at a time. Since I prefer to pack pretty light on my trips no matter how long or short they are, this means I ultimately wind up with a bunch of laundry at some point! I thought I'd put together a quick guide

18 Items I’m Obsessed with from the Anthropologie Summer Sale

Anyone have a trip coming up and need a cute new travel wardrobe? Anthropologie is one of my favorite brands. Now that I'm living in Merida, it's a lot easier to shop from their online store than it was in Goa, so I've been keeping tabs on their sales and new collections. They're having a

10 Epic India landmarks You Want To Make Sure Are On Your Itinerary

While daydreaming about your big trip to India, you might be picturing the Taj Mahal at sunset - which is stunning - but it's only one of many India landmarks that are breathtaking. Considering most travelers don't have a lot of time here in India, I wanted to sum up the 10 most beautiful, epic,

How I Organize Writing Blog Posts About a Destination After a Trip

Hey, bloggers! I know sometimes after a huge trip, you sit down and think "oh my god where on earth do I start writing about this!?" You've just spent two weeks in Morocco and had the most epic time, have 700 photos, brands to promote, and you just don't know where to start. I thought