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We Journey Far | A Giveaway!

I’m so happy to introduce We Journey Far. I found them through a friend on Facebook and liked their page. I kept seeing cute photos pop up and eventually I reached out to them to see if they’d want to run a giveaway on Werkenntwen. They were happy to!

we travel farWe Journey Far was created because as like many of us, we are inspired by the world and everything travel. To us, travel is anything from a “stay-cation” in your own city, to a flight around the world discovering the unknown and everything in between. Come with us as we create a community of travelers that want to express their individual style, share their travel experiences and make this already small world even smaller. ” 

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“We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong”

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“Journey. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”

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We Journey Far Products

I’d been thinking of getting packing cubes for a long time, but always have used old cloth laundry bags to separate my clothes and I wasn’t sure if cubes would take up more space. I opted for the packing bags (Spacepak one) which were so cute with little labels of options like: swimwear, lingerie, shoes, gym gear, wet suit, and laundry. They do have cute packing cubes too. I know lots of people who swear by those as well. The bags I got had differences to them which were very convenient, for example my beachwear bag had a secret pocket and little handles to carry it as a tote to the beach as well.

Here’s a before and after. I should have gotten more bags! I guess I know what I need to buy next time. If you want to know what all I pack when I take a trip in India here’s my backpacking India packing list & here’s my travel packing list (outside India too).

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We Journey FarThey’ve got all kinds of little organizational bags for the OCD in you. I love the men’s shaving kit that’s says “Hey Handsome” inside. Other travel accessories include a blanket, journals, luggage tags, re-usable water bottles, and soaps.

We Journey FarI loved the the bags came IN other zipped bags that could be used for something else. My beachwear one (I loved the bright orange) fit all my electronic bits and pieces. Perfect!

There were lots of bag options both leather and canvas. I chose the chestnut backpack and LOVE it. I can’t use it for my electronics because I need a little more support in a bag, but it’s great for day trips/small treks/beach days. Since it’s used for so many different things, it’s perfect to take on a trip for multi-usage. If you’re traveling within the U.S. the weekender duffel is so stinkin’ cute.

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coorg backpacking we travel farwith my chestnut backpack in the Western Ghats

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We Journey Far Giveaway

You can win a travel journal, luggage tag, and tote bag by entering below! Same as the last giveaways I’ve run, you simply follow on social media platforms to enter (if you haven’t already). I’ll announce the winner 7 days from now. Even if you’re not a traveler, remember Christmas is only two months away; you could give your winnings to a traveling friend! This give away is international so feel free to enter no matter where you are!

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Want more than what’s on the giveaway? Use their discount code. Last time I checked, they had 20% off listed on the We Journey Far site’s main page. To keep up on discounts and get some travel inspiration, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can email them at [email protected]


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About the Author:

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.


  1. Joella in Beijing October 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I am a huge organisational fan and love little bags and cubes to pack all my stuff in! It makes everything easier. Hope I win! :-)

  2. Prasad Np October 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I love to have one…

    Going to Amazing Thailand :)

  3. Kasia October 29, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I love nothing more than going OCD on my organising, especially when it involves travelling and my luggage. These would be amazing to have!

  4. Richelle @AdventuresAroundAsia October 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I just booked a flight to Thailand this February! I also have some time off in January, but I’m not sure where I’m going. Probably Cambodia and Laos?

  5. Leroy October 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply


    As all ways your work and sharing is a inspiration!


  6. Rebekah October 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I’m so disorganized that I should probably buy these. I’m the obnoxious girl who has to dump out her purse to try to find her passport ALL the time. These are really cute though

  7. Raine October 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I’ll be going to Niagara Falls/Canada and Toronto next just before Christmas.

  8. DESPINA October 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    My next trip will probably be in France

  9. Japnit Sahni October 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    i would totally love these for my new years trip to krabi ! :D

  10. Laura October 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I love the backpack! That’s definitely something I would use on my travels. I have been thinking about cubes for a while. I usually just put it all in and hope for the best when I start looking for things again!

  11. venus john October 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I would like to buy a backpack from you when I can afford it.my next trip would be to the united states..hopefully..

  12. Shomita October 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Began following your blog recently while planning a trip to Goa and found many cool and interesting things to do/visit/eat out there… am in the middle of planning a backpacking trip to the Hornbill Festival at Nagaland (India) sometime around the end of the coming month… this travel gear would be a very welcome and timely one for the hiking trails and the rural stays out there… Really really really want to win it! :D
    Fingers crossed!

    • Rachel Jones November 1, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      I want to go to Hornbill festival too!!!

      • Shomita November 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

        come along :)

  13. Jessica October 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    I love your blog Rachel! Reading your story was a breath of fresh air. I too am a nurse who has been infected with the travel bug and is frequently called things such as a “granola hippie” or “closet hippie.” I’m currently on a personal leave of absence from my job so I could spend some time traveling! November 1st begins my next journey.. First a few days in NOVA and NYC then off to my first trip to Europe! Exploring Croatia, Italy, and who knows where else for the month of November :-)

  14. Nirit Modai October 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel!!

    Theses products are sooooo cool and helpful!
    Actually I’m on the road at this very moment and quite close to you..
    In Arambol!!
    We’ve arrived two weeks ago, and plan to travel India for the next 5 months.
    We- i.e. My husband, my daughter and myself…

    Would love to win and would love meet you!!

    Take Care,


  15. Sarah October 29, 2014 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    My next trip is to Darjeeling! Currently in Kolkata right now. This is a neat idea, I love bags and organizing!

  16. Ankur Sharma (@AnkurrS) October 29, 2014 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Looks like it’ll be Pushkar for the camel fair this weekend! :D :D

    BTW the products are just awesome! :)

  17. Lauren October 29, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Going to southeast asia next summer

  18. Jessica October 30, 2014 at 1:02 am - Reply

    The back pack and the bag organisers are super cute! I use packing cubes and they make me feel I have control over the backpack situation :)
    I’m off to Thailand for 2 weeks and India for 6 weeks next month! so excite! Journeyling solo for most then my bf comes to meet me in India :)

  19. nessa October 30, 2014 at 2:54 am - Reply


  20. Elisa October 30, 2014 at 4:19 am - Reply

    I am travelling to India in December, having there would be great!

  21. Chelsea October 30, 2014 at 4:40 am - Reply

    New Zealand!

  22. Adrianna October 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I currently live in Shanghai, but my next trip is home to the States for a few weeks in December, and then a week in Delhi chaperoning my students on a service trip!

  23. Adrianna October 30, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I currently live in Shanghai, but my next trip is home to the States for a few weeks in December, and then a week in Delhi chaperoning my students on a service trip! I love my packing cubes for huge trips, but I could definitely use some cute smaller bags for shorter travels. I also need a new backpack since the Shanghai humidity killed mine . . .

  24. Justine October 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I’ve always been too cheap to buy packing cubes. But I know that they would probably make a world of difference for me. I’m literally the most disorganized packer! I love that these bags have labels. They’re definitely cute :) Very cool that the giveaway is open internationally!!!

  25. Christine @thetraveloguer October 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    These look so cute! It must be really satisfying to have everything so organised! I’d love to win. I usually use plastic bags! :)

  26. Jenna October 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    The packing bags will solve the only problem I have with my backpacking backpack, so hard to keep it organized!

  27. Sheila Kartika October 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    The chestnut backpack is indeed cute. I need one for day trip. I still have no idea where is my next destination is, but surely to the beach. So may need that beach tote bag and wet suit cube.

  28. Daise October 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Hey Rachel, thanks for hosting the giveaway. Planning a trip to Dharamshala. Goodies much needed!

  29. mona October 30, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    My next trip is to South Carolina

  30. Lynne October 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I’m headed to India in November. These would be so helpful!

  31. Kate October 31, 2014 at 12:15 am - Reply

    What a brilliant giveaway! My next trip… It’s between Japan and South Korea, but is quite far away, as I am currently in the middle of some huge and rather exciting changes in life. Either way, they’re both places I find fascinating and I can’t wait to visit both.

  32. Mukesh kumar October 31, 2014 at 12:53 am - Reply

    want back pack

  33. Veena October 31, 2014 at 2:33 am - Reply

    oh my god, yes. pick me pick me!
    hope karnataka was grand! your pictures make me uber jealous.

  34. Colleen Brynn October 31, 2014 at 6:55 am - Reply

    I am going to ARIZONA! It’s getting cold here in Winnipeg and I still don’t think I’m properly acclimatized after the heat of India, so the 28C there will be nice. :D :D
    I can always use a little help with packing type stuff, so hopefully the stars align for me with this giveaway!

  35. Nat October 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Congrats Rachel & We Journey Far, the giveaway is awesome!!
    I’m hoping to get this amazing gifts… I know how tough packing is, and definitely I’ll check out the website or some nice purchases…
    Safe travels!!!
    (My hubby will be glad to see my backpack better organized, he is always complaining I carry too much stuff… ;-) )

  36. Petra Kos November 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    I’m going to Budapest with my friend :)

  37. rebecca November 2, 2014 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Im heading to Japan next! A massive design lover, these are awesome!

  38. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard November 2, 2014 at 6:18 am - Reply

    hopefully to tulm, mexico this winter

  39. Tim | UrbanDuniya November 2, 2014 at 7:27 am - Reply

    My friends tell me I need something like this when I travel – I’m a bit of a mess!! Great product :)

  40. Line November 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    As a messy person. always , even when not travelling, I NEED this, but as I’m student going to save up for next trip for south america, theres no money for any shopping -.-
    I would love this, and a lot of my friends too, I’ve allready told them about this ! so nice!

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