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.

This is India! 143

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 Hippie in Heels.

23 Traveling Southeast Asia Tips You NEED to Know

So you’re in the midst of planning your first trip to South East Asia? You’re going to have a blast trying out the street food, riding scooters past lush green rice fields, exploring intricate temples, and coming face to face with the local wildlife. To help prepare you for your journey across South East Asia,

My Best Tips to Book a Cheap International Flight

There is so much information on the web about where to find cheap domestic flights and tips to book a cheap international flight. I'm going to start with sharing my tips for International travel in this post. I have been traveling for almost 10 years now and have tried a lot of hacks and booking

A Beginner’s Guide to Volunteering Abroad

Have you ever wanted to travel and make a difference at the same time? If the answer is yes, then this beginner's guide to volunteering abroad will be perfect for you! If you don’t know where to begin, I am here to tell you that volunteering on your next trip is one of the best

Little Shops I Loved in Ljubljana

I loved spending my only sunny day in Slovenia wandering the alleys and looking in some shops. I wanted to share my favorites and also just dot them out on a map for you. There are so many cute shops in Ljubljana that you can easily just walk around and find them yourself (it's a

My Checklist: How to Plan a Trip From Scratch (Without the Stress)

I have been traveling internationally for 8 years and the "planning" stage is a part that I still love. I don't get stressed anymore, and I wanted to share with you how to plan a trip from start to finish without getting stressed and touch on all the aspects of planning that will help your