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.

13 Things to Know Before Visiting Bocas Del Toro Panama

Bocas Del Toro is probably the most famous tourist town in Panama after Panama City (which most people visit just to see the canal). Many people who visit Bocas Del Toro are backpackers coming across the border from Costa Rica and it definitely has a backpacker vibe. I stayed here for four nights, which was

What to Wear in Panama: All My Outfits

If you haven't already seen, I've been posting a lot of pics on my Instagram of Panama and all my outfits. While I have a more practical, packing list (coming next week), I thought I'd do a fun, stylish guide on what to wear in Panama as well! Of all the articles I am writing

16 Things to do in Boquete, Panama + Journey Guide

When I was packing for my trip to Panama, I asked Alexa, “what is the weather in Boquete Panama” and she informed me she hadn’t heard of that place before. That is because I wasn’t saying it right! It’s pronounced “bow-ket-tay”. That is the first of many things I got wrong about this cute little

Essential Things to Know Before Visiting San Blas Panama

When I was researching about the San Blas Islands in Panama before this trip, I was so disappointed with the information I found - and after going, I can honestly say it’s so outdated or written by people who did a day trip and stayed for a couple of hours. It seemed like this very

Buying a Used Car in Mexico as a Foreigner

Literally the minute Ben and I got to Mexico, we wanted to have a car. Of course, Ubers and taxis are here in Merida but we just like to have our freedom. Buying a used car in Mexico as a foreigner is possible but it's not like India where we lived prior, and we could

37 Things to do in Panama That Are Actually Cool

Chances are you stumbled upon this article because you are trying to plan a trip to Panama, are looking for the top things to do in Panama, and are researching to make it the most epic trip possible! I want to help you with that and tell you not just the tourist things to do

Do You Need a Filtered Water Bottle For India Journey?

Whether or not to get a filtered water bottle for India travel is something I am asked about at least once a week - and it's asked in my India travel tips Facebook group often. I thought I'd go ahead and address it in a blog post so all the information is here in one