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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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

Luxury Guide to Manhattan

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. This week

This is India! 122

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.

Shipping India Souvenirs Home | Shopping in India

While you're traveling in India you might want to think about shipping India souvenirs home as you go along. One of the best things about traveling in India (other than culture, temples, and food) is shopping in India! They have some the best and most affordable markets in the world. Unfortunately, it is hard to

18 Journey Beauty Hacks You Need to Try

Over the years, I've come up with some travel beauty hacks that have worked wonders. I've also found lots online that I've tried. Some of those have worked and some haven't. So, here are some of the travel beauty hacks and tricks that DO work and will be great to incorporate on your future trips.

Luxury Guide to Perth

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! 121

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.

The ULTIMATE Hong Kong Itinerary for One Week

Here's the perfect Hong Kong itinerary for one week! You can easily tweak it to be shorter or longer, and it's written by fellow travel bloggers who have lived in the city for years.  Although Hong Kong is mostly known as a shopping paradise and dim sum destination, this island has much more to offer,