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.

6 Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico That You Can Book Online

I love living in beautiful Mexico, and like India (where I was for years before moving here), it has the same hippie yoga vibe with tons of retreats here for healthy eating, yoga, to help change your lifestyle, and enjoy Mexico and being in paradise at the same time. I haven't been in Mexico long

Tips for Journeying with Contact Lenses & Glasses

I know this is a random topic, but I hope it's helpful! If you haven't seen me with glasses on in my IG Stories, then this might be news. I don't have perfect vision, I actually wear a -6.0 and can't see much without my lenses on! I'm always traveling with lenses, solution, glasses,

5 Reasons to Use a VPN for Journey

If you're a frequent traveler, you might want to start considering using a VPN as they have many benefits for travelers. I'm going to explain a few reasons to use a VPN for travel, which are the reasons I have used one (and tried many) over the last 7 years of travel. When I first

10 Essential Tips for Goa Nightlife

Goa has gorgeous beaches, amazing flea markets, tasty unique seafood, and some of the nicest people I've met in my travels. After living there five years, I have done my fair share of partying and it seems like although the sea is the draw for families, the parties are the draw for the travelers and

20 Best Nightclubs in Goa For an Epic Time

I'm going to guess you are reading this because you want to party your ass off in Goa. And who doesn't? Goa is known for its epic parties, beach parties, and underground raves. I'm going to share the top 20 nightclubs in Goa from the beach to commercial - the ones that people keep going back

Using the Vision Global WiFi Device in Mexico

We all need internet when we travel. It just makes things so much easier - grabbing an Uber, checking out maps, booking hotels and transportation on the go. It's hard to believe my first trip to Europe 10 years ago had me popping into internet cafes still not understanding what WiFi even was or owning

Six Years Later, We’re Engaged!

Six years ago, near the end of my huge first trip to India, I met Ben in a bar in Calangute, Goa and moved to India. Six months ago we took our dogs and cat from India and moved to Mexico... a big adventure! One month ago, Ben proposed to me in the Yucatan. Soooo