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.

Travel Bloggers: What to expect at MATKA Nordic Travel Fair

I went to Finland recently and had a blast exploring Helsinki and Oulu, but the actual purpose of the trip was to attend MATKA, a travel conference. I learned a lot about how to prepare and what to expect at MATKA Nordic Travel Fair as a travel blogger and am going to share that in

Kiwi For Gmail Review: Making Life More Efficient

While you might imagine the bulk of my time working is spent writing blog posts or editing photos, actually it's writing emails that take up the bulk of my time every single day. There's a new(ish) app called Kiwi for Gmail which is meant to make life easier for Gmail mail users. Anything that saves me time

Ask Me Anything: How did you start travel blogging?

Welcome back to my "Ask Me Anything" series. I try to answer FAQ every once in a while and something I get asked a lot is Why did I start travel blogging and what led me to make that decision. I've kind of written about this before throughout the years on this blog but will answer it

Places to Visit in Goa For Tourists

Ever wonder what tourists get up to in Goa? I mean, it's a beach destination but what else is here for tourists... There is a lot! Because I live here, I haven't gone into tourist mode and actually haven't been to some places to visit in Goa on this list (yes, even after nearly 4

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland For The Cutest Day Ever

I would imagine just the thought of seeing reindeer would already have you interested, and you are already pretty much dying to play with some reindeer (no? just me?). But, in case you're not, these other photos will serve as more reasons to visit a reindeer farm in Finland. It's basically Christmas again and you get

This is India! 139

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.

One Month Backpacking India | Itinerary, Hostels, Tips

Two fellow travel bloggers were recently backpacking in India for five weeks and I met up with them in Goa to hear their stories. I love hearing other people's experiences in India and the routes and transportation options they choose to take. I ask them to share that experience here.   I'm breaking down Tempesst

I Always Use Kiwi.com To Book Cheap Flights, Here’s Why

Why do I always book flights with Kiwi.com? Because they are cheaper. Hands down, in all my years of travel I have never found such good deals as I do with Kiwi. This isn't a sponsored post from them - it's just that I am really like them and want to pass these tips along