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.

11 Adventurous Thrills in Sigulda Latvia

Sigulda is about 1 hour 20 minutes from Riga by train and I'll share with you what to do in Sigulda Latvia! There's a lot! The train there is around $4. I think if you’re in Riga it’s worth going even if just for the day. They have what is called the “Golden Autumn” so it

Karawan Riad Review, Fes Morocco

When it comes to design, I don't think I've stayed in a hotel that tops this one. When I started writing this Karawan Riad review, I had a hard time limiting down the photos I wanted to share. Part of that reason is because my friend Tia who I was traveling with had her new

How to Dress in Morocco in a Way That is Stylish AND Appropriate

Whenever I travel somewhere that's a little more conservative, girls leave messages or send emails asking what I've packed and how I dressed in a certain country. Morocco was no different so I promised I'd share how to dress in Morocco along with some of my favorite styles now for travel. What to wear in

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Morocco

Morocco was such a beautiful and photogenic country. I spent 10 days here with my friend Tia and went into tourist mode, shopping, exploring and taking each day as it came. I have many articles coming up to share tips about how you can do the same. It's all really quite affordable too! We started

What Is Agoda’s New ‘Points Max’?

Agoda asked me to check out their new Points Max system and give it a review. I don't know much about points systems or frequent flier miles although I try and try to stay up to date on these things. Agoda Points Max Review & Introduction I've always used Agoda to book hotels and you've probably

A Hidden Mediterranean Art Oasis in Akko (Acre) Israel

If you know geography well, then you might picture the Israeli seaside looking this stunning. If you think of Israel as in the Middle East and forget about this part of it, like I did, this will surprise you like it did me. I thought I'd be at a beachside town, done and dusted. I

Luxury Guide to Leuven

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 Leuven

This is India! 131

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.