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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Ask Me Anything: 12 Ways to Journey the World for Free

I like to share common questions I get not only because it helps you but it saves me time in responding to emails and messages throughout the day. I do this in my "ask me anything" series. Click over to see more questions I've answered. I get this question a LOT about how to travel

Backpackers Boutique: Packing Tips from For The Ride

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

This is India! 60

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.

Backpacking India for Two Months | A Sneak Peek & Tips

While on a tour through Karnataka, I met Siobhan Carrick and Chandell Kelly. I'd briefly spoken with them on Instagram, and I knew they followed my blog. We had some amazing times together on the Chikkamagalur loop of the goMowgli tour & they kept me cracking up telling me stories from their last two months

Mom daughter day in Dublin, Ohio

I miss a lot back home living in India and this year I missed my mom's birthday and mothers day... actually I think I've missed them (in person) for a few years, so I wanted to plan something for us to do when I was home. We went shopping at Easton, to the Spa at

Luxury Guide to Phnom Penh

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! 59

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.

11 Ways To Stay Healthy While Journeying Without Sacrificing Experience

So oreos, ritz, and fruit shakes have become a staple of your daily diet. A local beer is cheaper than water, and those workout clothes seem to have sunk deep into the bottom of your backpack. Long-term travel inevitably changes our bodies. It throws our natural rhythm in and out of balance; and unlike our