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! 103

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.

10 pieces of travel advice I give… that I struggle to follow myself

I've said this a few times on here... "Do as I say, not as I do." As a travel blogger, sometimes I feel pressure to make sure I'm saying the right things, giving the best advice, and not leading someone astray. I wrote a little about that in my post The Truth About Journeying India Alone after

Tips for the Dead Sea in Jordan… a cool & crazy experience!

Visiting the Dead Sea is something I've always wanted to do and I was lucky to visit this dream destination on my recent trip to Jordan. You can also visit this Sea from Isreal. There were a few things I didn't know ahead of time so wanted to share some tips for the Dead Sea

Luxury Guide to Portland, Maine

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! 102

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 Newest Journey Obsession: Next Vacay

The idea behind Next Vacay is genius and in my 3 year travel blogging and keeping up to date on travel websites and trends, I haven't seen this pop up as an option. I really wish I was a tech person and could come up with software to do things like this. I am going

Luxury Guide to Riviera Maya

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