About Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing to live on the beaches of Goa, India almost four years ago where she is now a travel writer. Her website gives advice on the 35+ countries she's been to but has become the go-to site for India travel, focusing on offbeat places & “glamorous travel”. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE magazine, Tripadvisor, and Thomas Cook. Her blog is one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world based on traffic. She also enjoys writing for BravoTV.

24 Hours in Koh Samui: Perfect Mini Guidebook for One Day in Koh Samui

The following '24 hours in Koh Samui' article is a guide from a guest blogger to help you plan one day in Koh Samui without having to think about it! We love that :)  After spending our first anniversary in Phuket, Thailand, this last year for our 2nd anniversary we planned a trip to a

This is India! 142

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 of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

A Great Option For a Budget Friendly Private Tour in Phuket

The following article is from a fellow travel blogger who is sharing an awesome budget friendly private tour in Phuket she found on her travels.  I didn't know two tourists on a budget could feel so important and VIP until our private tour in Phuket. The two areas we'd visited prior, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, were

Add This To Your Bucket List: Glamping in Ubud, Bali

Upon checking in at Sandat Glamping, you're given a welcome drink and left to explore while they get your room key. The main dining area is amazing. It's all bamboo and the furniture and design are very cool. It's all jungle vibes! The room right above is the yoga shala. It's really nice. Unfortunately, I

A Year Around the World for $61,074: This is What We Learned

The following is a guest post from fellow travel bloggers who have done a RTW trip (round the world trip) and wanted to share about how much it costs and how you can do a year around the world, too. How You Can Travel A Year Around The World "How much does it cost?" That’s

When in Bali, Stay in a Private Pool Villa

If you're on Instagram, no doubt you see girls staying at private pool villas every 10 photos on your feed! It seems like most "digital nomads" live in Bali, and bounce from villa to villa. I was there for three weeks and really wanted to see what it was like to spend two days in

My Little Guide to Bali: Tips I Would Give My Best Friends

Oh, Bali, you are so beautiful! I spent a wonderful three weeks on the little island of Bali, so can't give you the "ultimate guide" but I can give you my little guide to Bali just like I would to a friend!  There will be places I miss since I'm only sharing about places I actually