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, Hippie in Heels, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

16 Things to do in Boquete, Panama + Travel Guide

When I was packing for my trip to Panama, I asked Alexa, “what is the weather in Boquete Panama” and she informed me she hadn’t heard of that place before. That is because I wasn’t saying it right! It’s pronounced “bow-ket-tay”. That is the first of many things I got wrong about this cute little

Essential Things to Know Before Visiting San Blas Panama

When I was researching about the San Blas Islands in Panama before this trip, I was so disappointed with the information I found - and after going, I can honestly say it’s so outdated or written by people who did a day trip and stayed for a couple of hours. It seemed like this very

Buying a Used Car in Mexico as a Foreigner

Literally the minute Ben and I got to Mexico, we wanted to have a car. Of course, Ubers and taxis are here in Merida but we just like to have our freedom. Buying a used car in Mexico as a foreigner is possible but it's not like India where we lived prior, and we could

37 Things to do in Panama That Are Actually Cool

Chances are you stumbled upon this article because you are trying to plan a trip to Panama, are looking for the top things to do in Panama, and are researching to make it the most epic trip possible! I want to help you with that and tell you not just the tourist things to do

Do You Need a Filtered Water Bottle For India Travel?

Whether or not to get a filtered water bottle for India travel is something I am asked about at least once a week - and it's asked in my India travel tips Facebook group often. I thought I'd go ahead and address it in a blog post so all the information is here in one

Expat in Mexico: My Journey Learning Spanish

This post is in a paid partnership with Rosetta Stone. I love being an expat and being thrown into another culture, learning to live the way they do. I did this is Goa for over 5 years and it definitely taught me a lot about life! I'm now excited to do the same thing in

Sephora Beauty Insider Event: 34 of My Favorite Products on Sale!

You guys know I love both Sephora and a good sale, so I was pretty excited when I got the email about the Sephora Beauty Insider Event starting August 24th! I thought I'd share a little bit about the event AND some of my favorite products! A lot of these are ones that I take