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.

Introducing My New Lifestyle Website, Omni Curated & a Giveaway

When I moved to Merida, I was, of course, excited to travel in Mexico, be an expat in a new city, and explore Merida in-depth. But, I was also really excited to decorate a house, be able to go shopping at places I couldn't in India, and cook food that I wasn't able to get

Day Trip from Merida to Uxmal, Muna Point, and an Amazing Cenote

I love when friends come to visit me as it gets me out exploring and playing a little bit of tourist. My friend Jules, from Goa, came to visit us a few weekends ago and we did a LOT over the weekend. On Friday, we made a pretty epic little day trip from Merida to

Being an Expat in India Compared to Mexico

Lately, I've noticed in Facebook comments people are asking what it's like being an expat in India compared to Mexico and if I can share a little bit about it. It's really hard to compare two countries and I haven't been living in Mexico that long but I want to write about this since you're asking -

How to Fly with Pets

While I already talked how Ben and I took Kit Kat, Shanti, and Omni from India to Mexico, I wanted to write a general guide on how to fly with pets. There's a LOT that goes into it from buying the right crates to making sure your pet isn't freaking out, so here are all

An Easy Guide to Washing Clothes While Traveling

I've traveled for as short as a week and as long as three months at a time. Since I prefer to pack pretty light on my trips no matter how long or short they are, this means I ultimately wind up with a bunch of laundry at some point! I thought I'd put together a quick guide

Ask Me Anything: How in Shape Do You Need to Be to Travel India?

As part of my Ask Me Anything series, I answer common questions I get from readers. You can read other AMA posts here. In this article, I want to answer the question of how in shape do you need to be to travel India or if age is really a factor in coming here. I