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! 55

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.

9 things I can’t wait to do when I’m back in Ohio, TODAY!

I am coming back to the US! I will be in good ol' Lexington Ohio for the most part for the almost 6 weeks I'll be home. So many things were running through my head of what I want to do when I'm back, and more importantly what I want my mom to cook. When

Staying in Ka’anapali, Maui at the Sheraton

I was meant to stay at the Sheraton in Maui for only two days, but the night before check-out when I was meant to leave and explore a new hotel to tell you about... I searched and searched for best value for money hotels in Maui, and quickly realized that I was already there. The

Visiting Hampi Again Feat. Mom & Dad

I just can't seem to get enough of Hampi. I visited first over two years ago when I dragged Ben there after reading about it in Lonely Planet. Later, I went on a tour with goMowgli and saw even more that I'd missed. This time, we took the easiest route by hiring a rickshaw driver

My Little Guide to Honolulu

I was in Honolulu less than a week, so as I said this is a "little" guide to Honolulu; just a peak at some of my favorite parts of Honolulu. I want to also add that it's ideal to get out of Waikiki and drive to North Shore for example to watch surfers and eat

Backpackers Boutique: Packing Tips from Two Peas in a Pack

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature another 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 you'd

This is India! 54

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.

VIVE Hotel Waikiki | boutique stay on a budget

Hawaii is a dream destination for many and most save up years in order to take a two-week holiday there. I tried out a couple different hotels in Honolulu and found the perfect hotel for those looking for where to stay in Honolulu on a budget. Rooms usually go for around 300 per night on Waikiki.