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.

This is India! 118

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.

My Week in Vegas In A Nutshell

I was planning to head out to Vegas for my friend Alex's Bachelorette party. I'm in her wedding this summer. When I looked up flights for Friday afternoon to Sunday night, I quickly realized that they were over double the price of weekday flights. I decided then and there I was going to Vegas early,

10 Reasons You’ll Want to Book a Trip to India Now

It's no secret I love India. I came here as a traveler and now it's my home... but I still travel around this crazy country and love it. I share my experiences here, but with nearly 700 posts, you guys might not have seen some of the best of India that I've posted about. After reading this

Luxury Guide to Hobart

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! 117

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.

Want Venice in Las Vegas? My Venetian Review

There are so many hotel options in Vegas and it's a bit overwhelming when you start planning your trip.  Most clubs and awesome restaurants are inside hotels so really you can choose any, and you'll still get to see the other ones. So how did I end up at the Venice in Las Vegas? If

Awesome Journey Resource for Indian Journeyers

I'm always writing about how non-Indians can travel in India, but today I want to share a travel resource for Indian travelers that I think will be very useful to you guys! Journey Resource for Indian Journeyers I know I am blessed to have a passport that allows me to travel easily in and out

Luxury Guide to Toronto Financial District

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