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.

Group Tour Itineraries to Consider For Your Trip To India

While I have many posts explaining how to travel India alone, I also share that it's not for everyone and can be really difficult. After years of writing about India, I am finally putting together this post to help you find group tour itineraries to consider for your trip to India. Group Tour Itineraries For

What it’s like visiting Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem was my first place to explore in Israel and I'm glad of that. It's much easier to navigate than huge Tel Aviv and has a smaller town vibe making it a place you can ease into Israel. Visiting Jerusalem Israel For me there wasn't much to ease into. A guide asked what I thought

Luxury Guide to Kiev

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

This is India! 126

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.

Luggage Review: Ricardo Beverly Hills Mar Vista

I am the luggage queen. Going back and forth between the USA and India I have gone through so many pieces of luggage that have been ripped and smashed. I have learned a lot and am pretty picky about the pieces that I choose to buy and definitely share with you guys. The Ricardo Beverly

Gallery Park Hotel And Spa Review Riga

While in Riga I arranged to stay at Gallery Park Hotel & Spa. It is a UNESCO building and was once in old mansion. When searching you’ll see that there is a popular Radisson Blu here, but I really wanted to stay somewhere with charm and something unique so I can really feel like I

Luxury Guide to Tromsø

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 Tromsø

This is India! 125

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.