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.

Las Clementinas Apartment Review, Casco Viejo, Panama City

After a few days sailing in the San Blas islands, living the island life, I have never felt happier than when I walked into my giant room at Las Clementinas in Casco Viejo back in Panama City. Recently Casco Viejo has been going through huge renovations and this little apartment/hotel is one of the most

Top Experiences in New Orleans (Even If You Don’t Drink/Party)

The reputation of Bourbon Street stands out as something that kind of "summarizes" New Orleans to many people, but there is so much more to the city than partying on Bourbon Street (although there's nothing wrong with doing that, too!). When I planned my trip to New Orleans with my friend Sam - who doesn't

A Comprehensive + Stylish Panama Packing List

While my post on what to wear in Panama was a fun, breakdown of ALL my outfits, here's a bit more of a practical Panama packing list that goes into all my clothes, accessories, toiletries, and more. Like I mentioned in the other post, traveling around Panama means being ready for a lot of different

TBEX Blogging Conference: Speaking on a Panel & Goat Yoga

A couple of weeks ago, I attended TBEX in the Finger Lakes region of New York as a speaker on a panel about outsourcing. TBEX is a travel blogger conference where bloggers learn at breakaway sessions about various blogging topics and also a networking event as many tourism boards, hotels, and other companies show up

Journeying with Kohl’s POPSUGAR Collection

This post is in partnership with Kohls. If you've been reading my blog for some time, then I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when an email from Kohl's pinged into my inbox. My mom and I have always been Kohl's fans - even in Jr. High, I remember it was THE place to go

Perfect Panama Itinerary for Two Weeks

You can see a lot in Panama in two weeks. I stayed for a little over two weeks and felt it was plenty of time. In fact, I would have maybe gotten bored if I had stayed on longer and felt like the places I visited covered the various regions of Panama from sea to