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.

Perfect Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Fall

Although I spend most of my time in warmer climates, there are the occasional trips I take to cooler ones! This autumn I'm visiting both London and Dublin, which are both much cooler in September and October than Goa. Here's my perfect little travel capsule wardrobe for fall to help you pack for your later

Here’s Why You Should Consider A Wellness Retreat at Myrtle Beach

I always feel really crappy when I leave the USA and go back to India. Usually, I'm really depressed from saying goodbye to my family, anxious about the journey back to India, and feeling gross/fat from eating junk for 6 weeks straight. In the US, I get so excited about all the food I miss from

What’s New in Hippie in Heel’s World

I just thought I'd check in and share what I've been up to this summer AND ask you to leave me a comment on this post telling me what you've been up to. I love to hear summer plans, especially vacation ones! Florida So, I went to Florida with my mom which was so much

Confession: I Still Get Anxiety Before Every Trip I Take

I've always had anxiety before I travel, and becoming a travel blogger didn't change that. I LOVE to travel and I get so excited before a trip, but I also have a pit in my stomach that I can't even pinpoint what's wrong. I get it if I travel alone, mostly, but even when I

Goa India Guide: The Insider’s Guide to Goa (My New Ebook!)

Coming to Goa India? I have written a book (Insider's Guide to Goa) that will answer all your questions, give you local insight, and show you the Goa, India that I know and love. I have been wanting to write this for years, and now that I'm going into my fifth year living here, I

What to Pack for Tulum & Other Trendy Coastal Towns in Mexico

Are you taking your next beach getaway to one of Mexico’s beautiful seaside destinations? You’re in for a treat! You may have heard of Cancun but there are many more beaches to explore and these have recently become ultra-chic hotspots. From Tulum on the East to Sayulita on the West, here are some chic beach

Taking a “Real” Vacation in Katerini, Litochoro, and Olympus Greece

When people picture Greece it's usually the islands or Athens. About 8 years ago, I went to Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, and Athens myself and it was amazing. But some people say that the islands are not like the real Greece and advise that you should see more! In this post, I'll give you some tips