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.

Luxury Guide to Newcastle

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature the luxury side of an awesome city. Guest bloggers will share about either their hometown or a town they are expat in and know very deeply so that you get a guide straight from a local.  E-mail me if you'd like to be featured. A Luxury Guide to

Do you want to write and travel for Werkenntwen? Apply Now!

UPDATE: Application deadline is Jan 26, 2017 Yes, this title is real! I'm looking for someone to travel for Werkenntwen on my behalf. I need someone to go at times when I can't or I'm not in the right timezone for the trip. I am looking for bloggers who want to help me

14 Fun & Affordable Things To Do In Goa With Kids

Goa isn't just for parties and beaches, it's a great place to take a family holiday. While there are not as many things for kids to do in Goa as there are somewhere like Florida, it's still got a handful of "do not miss" things to do in Goa with your kids on your India holiday.

Les Cinq Djellabas Review, Marrakesh

This was my favorite hotel in Morocco and I stayed in a few while I was in Morocco for 2 weeks! I adored my stay at this hotel from the design to the friendly staff and the huge inviting pool. If you're coming to Morocco, you've got to check out this Les Cinq Djellabas review

Using Bumble BFF App to Meet New Friends While Journeying

Maybe you've heard of Bumble. It is a dating app that came out a year ago, where girls made the first move. It was a huge success with over 1,500,000 users signed up in the first six months. They started to notice a trend, though; girls were using the app to meet new friends while

This is India! 133

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 of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.

Crazy and Delicious Foods to Try in Morocco

If you're like me then trying local food when you travel is at the top of the list of "things to do in___". There are a lot of unique foods to try in Morocco and I'm going to share with you the ones I tried while on a walking food tour with a company called Marrakech

17 Top Destinations For Couples in 2017

Whether you're more of a mountain or beach person, looking to relax or enjoy an adventure... Whether you're more into traveling to places for the food or the people, a well-known place or somewhere off the beaten track, we've got something to suit your taste! Of course, you could visit any of these places by