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.

Southern Bandung | sulfur lakes and tea fields

After seeing so much in Northern Bandung, I was really excited to see what the South has in store. So, here's what to do in Southern Bandung, or at least what I did. Everyone talked about the "White Crater" and I didn't google it because I really wanted a surprise. I was not disappointed. By

Northern Bandung | mountains and volcanic craters

I didn't know what to expect at all when I got to Bandung, least of all what to do in Northern Bandung. I was there on a trip with Indonesia and Bandung tourism, and didn't have much time to research the area. I was BLOWN AWAY with the sights. Some of the best parts were

Luxury Guide to Frankfurt

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! 49

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.

Why I Was in Bandung + What to do in Bandung?

As we raced down the highway, I curled up in the front seat with my Harry Potter audio book playing (while Harry was first discovering his hidden Quidditch talents) on the way to the airport to leave Indonesia. I'd been in Bandung for 5 days and weirdly felt like I was in America on the

Coco Shambhala Goa, Luxury Villas

I am officially obsessed with this property! Coco Shambhala Goa's most luxurious villas.. in my opinion. I spent a weekend here with Ben in order to do this review and was blown away with the amazing staff, perfect food (I wish it was open to non-guests; it would be the best restaurant in town), and

Backpacker’s Boutique: Packing Tips from Love and Road

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! 48

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.