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 Philadelphia

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! 120

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.

Space Coast Guide | & I saw a rocket shoot off!

I had actually never heard of Space Coast before I went there. Man, I was missing so much! I could tell you how little I know about Space but it would be really embarrassing so I'm going to save the details. The biggest attraction in Space Coast is the Kennedy Space Center. I'm not gonna

My Little Weekend Guide to Bangalore

This was my third trip to Bangalore, a city I really like visiting for more modern vibes, after all our home in Goa is in a village in a jungle. I've shared a little about Bangalore so here are some tips if you are coming in for the weekend and want something a little more

Luxury Guide to Key West

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! 119

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.

Stay at the Newest Palm Beach Hotel + What To Do

There's nothing not to love about Palm Beach, Florida! I love staying at new hotels and was hoping to stay at a cool Palm Beach Resort. The people over at Visit Florida who hosted this trip booked us in at the Hilton West Palm Beach which just opened in February. Go ahead and look up the price... right

Ask Me Anything: Help me Buy a Backpack for India

I sometimes share e-mails under the tag "ask me anything". I get a lot of very similar e-mails which means there are a lot of people out there thinking the same questions. Why not address them to everyone? You can search more like these by clicking that link above. When people ask for help to buy a