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.

How to Stop at Niagara Falls from Toronto to Ohio

We took a family vacation from Ohio to Toronto and on the way home wanted to see Niagara Falls. It's easy to make a stop and only takes an hour if you need to make it quick. We did, as we had to pick our dog up from the kennel (poor Brandi!). If you want

The TRUTH About Journeying Alone in India

If you are a 18 year old girl going abroad for the first time and emailing me for advice on backpacking India solo, don't be surprised if I tell you to go to Europe first. I have traveled a lot before coming to India in Europe and Africa and was a little older (and wiser

Luxury Guide to Nice

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! 87

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.

A Completely Comprehensive 3 Week Guide to Backpacking Western Australia

If you are splitting up your time, this 3 week guide to backpacking Western Australia will show you what to do while on this side of the country. Western Australia is by far the most snubbed state in the country as a hotspot for backpackers to see the true Australian landscape and culture. Although W.A.

Best Backpacker Hostels in India

Most backpackers coming to India have saved and saved for a few months holiday and need cheap accommodation in India in a cheap backpacker hotel or hostel. While cheap hotels in India are easy to come by, hostels are finally up and booming in the subcontinent! In my opinion it's easier to stay in the

Luxury Guide to Miami

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! 86

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.