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.

This One Piece of Journey Clothing Can Be Worn 8+ Ways

I always see these multi-way sarong/dresses online but hadn't tried one out myself until now. I got one of these magic things and attempted to wear it all the way the videos online said you can. Some were easy and some were total fails! Here's my Encircled Chrysalis Cardi review. Encircled Chrysalis Cardi Review So,

I Loved the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville

This just had to have a blog post of its own. Cheekwood botanical gardens in Nashville was one of my favorite things about visiting Music City. It boasts Nashville's best botanical gardens, a fantastic Nashville art museum, and you get to see it all inside and outside of a huge mansion. You will want to

Let’s Welcome Werkenntwen New Journeyers!

After much deliberation and going through over 200 applicants for Werkenntwen new travelers, I chose 7 wonderful bloggers representing different areas in the world to travel in my place when I can't go and write about it on the blog! They will be writing guest posts on the blog occasionally so you can get

Experience Indian Wedding Traditions as a Foriegner

Feature image: m-bot I love how excited people are to learn about India's culture when they visit. I am often asked for advice on where to eat the most local food, how to interact with locals, and what areas are the best for off the beaten path travel. Sometimes foreigns say how they wish they could

Ask Me Anything: What Is My Journey Blogging Backup Plan?

In my 'Ask Me Anything' blog posts, I answer questions that I am frequently asked via e-mail. You can see more by clicking here.  I've been seeing a trend in the e-mails that I receive. It seems like not only do many of you want to travel, but you want to find a way to sustain

Packing For Finland in Winter – Don’t Make the Mistakes I Did

When you live in Southern India, you don't have a lot of options of clothing for cold weather, especially attempting packing for Finland in winter. So, I did the best I could and because I was highly unprepared, I can help you know what to pack - because I definitely knew what I was missing

This is India! 136

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.

My Girly Guide to 5 Days in Marrakech

I seriously hope you've been inspired by my Moroccan coverage and are considering a visit. I am now going to share how you can spend 5 days in Marrakech with the cutest boutique hotels, best food, entertainment, tour companies, and of course shopping hotspots. General Morocco Journey Tips How to Spend 2 Weeks in Morocco