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.
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Luxury Guide to Richmond Virginia

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

This is India! 123

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.

I Ate the BEST Food in Nashville!

I don't think it's a huge surprise that the thing I was looking forward to the most in Nashville was the food. I know it's Music City and all, but HOT CHICKEN! It's supposed to be the best food in Nashville. I had a list of some of the most famous places to eat and

Why I Was in Israel + My Israel Itinerary

I am lucky that I get to travel a lot. I get to see a lot of places, some that I love and some that I just like. When I got invited to Israel from Vibe Israel, I immediately said yes. I have always been interested in visiting Israel and want to share why I was

Luxury Guide to Providence

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

Hutton Hotel Nashville Review

Last month I went to Nashville with my parents, Ben, my brother, Travis, and his wife, Bre. We needed 3 rooms for the 6 of us and I was in charge of finding a cool hotel. I wanted something boutique and not typical Holiday Inn or even a 5 star hotel. In Nashville, it's all

Maldives: How to Honeymoon While Backpacking Asia

This post is from another travel blogger who had a destination wedding in Bali then started a 6 month backpacking trip with her new husband, choosing to honeymoon in the Maldives. I know a lot of people would love to do something like this so I asked her to share a little bit about

My Little Guide to Nashville

My family went on vacation this summer and we were deciding between Gatlinburg, NYC, Chicago, and Nashville. Nashville ended up winning up thanks to a combo of great food, lower prices, and live music. We spent just four days here, so like my other "little guides" this little guide to Nashville, is one I would share