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.

17 Journey Packing Hacks to Change the Way You Pack

I am very type-A when it comes to packing. I must have things SO organized and always want to have lots of room to shop, so I never over pack. I have gotten pretty good at packing and wanted to share my travel packing hacks with you! Other Packing + Flying Guides: 10 Packing Items

Raden Luggage Review (Luggage with GPS & Chargers)

Meet the fancy luggage that has a 6,000 person waiting list! Why? Not just because it's really pretty. Raden has a GPS and two charging ports on it, making it the most advanced luggage that has been invented so far. I've reviewed a handful of luggage pieces on this blog, but this is definitely the

Shopping in Morocco | What to Buy in Morocco and How Much to Pay

I won't lie, the thing I was most excited to do on my last trip? Shopping in Morocco. If you can't tell, I enjoy shopping and have gone on some of the most amazing shopping tours in India. Before I went I hadn't researched what to buy in Morocco and how much to pay. It

Exactly How to Start Teaching English in Seoul, South Korea

I've asked a fellow travel blogger, Ashley fromWanderdolls, who has been teaching english in Seoul, to share her experience with you guys. She is sharing it in a 3 article series, starting with how to start teaching English in Seoul. Feature image from Carmine.shot. How to Start Teaching English in Seoul Upon finishing university all I

This is India! 138

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.

Get the Moroccan Desert Experience Without the 10 Hour Ride to the Sahara

The Scarabeo (Stone) Camp in Marakesh was a stunning and unforgettable experience that I highly recommend. While most people, even solo female travelers, can do tours to the Moroccan Desert, we didn't have time if we wanted to relax. Here's a look at what Scarabeo Camp Marrakesh can offer and why it's proximity is so