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.

Overnight Packing List for the Fashionable Traveler Who Usually Packs Too Much

Do you tend to overpack? Does your week-long trip luggage look pretty similar to your weekend getaway luggage? When you are going away for just a night, it can be embarrassing to feel like you're packing so much stuff especially if you're going with people or something you don't know that well. This overnight packing list

20 Essential Mexico City Travel Tips For First-Time Visitors

I love Mexico City! It's a place that I will keep going back to - it's a huge city and you'll never see everything you want on just one trip. Visiting Mexico City takes some planning. While with smaller cities, I tend to wing it, with Mexico City I did do research ahead of time

An Easy Guide to the Top 10 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

Most India bucket lists start with "ride a camel in the desert" which is by far the number one thing to do in Jaisalmer and what brings backpackers and families here. The giant fort that overlooks the city is a great attraction as well and I loved learning the history behind it - but there

3 Days in Mexico City: No FOMO with this Mexico City Itinerary!

There are some places that you leave knowing that you'll be back, and Mexico City is one of them. It's well-connected, cosmopolitan, and has so much to offer. While I recommend spending a week here, I know many people come for a long weekend, so I'm putting together a shortened Mexico City itinerary - what to

Prioritize These Top 10 Places to Visit in Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the coolest places to visit in India and one that I tell people is a MUST visit when you're here traveling for a couple of weeks or more. To this day, it's the most unique place I've been in the world. This is a pilgrimage site for many Hindus as they visit

Do I Need Travel Insurance For Mexico? Costs & Options

If like me you are so excited to be planning trips around Mexico, you might be asking "Do I need travel insurance for Mexico?" and the answer is yes. I've been living here for about 9 months in Merida, a city in the Yucatan and have loved exploring new places around the country. After five

Ultimate List of Beach Resorts in Goa (Sorted By Budget!)

Goa is the kind of place that you've either never heard of or you go every year for an epic holiday. There's no in between. Travelers that pass through Goa tend to come back. The Arabian Sea, the coconut trees, the cute beach huts, and the luxe beach resorts all bring together Goa's laid-back scene. Some