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.

Cancun Packing List For Resorts + Ideas on What to Wear

Chances are if you are heading to Cancun on vacation, you are staying at a resort. There are so many cool places to stay and when you save up for your big vacation, you want to take cute pictures in perfect outfits, feel like you are dressed appropriately, and feel comfortable. This Cancun packing list

44 Things to Know About Living in Mexico as an Expat

There are so many articles out there about living in Mexico as an expat and some kind of scare people into not wanting to go or focus just on the cost of living being low - there so much more to know about living in Mexico. In this post, I'm going to share some things

Don’t Miss These 10 Top Places to Visit in Jodhpur

As we promised in our Future of Hippie in Heels post, we would like to share some of Rachel's unpublished content. These are posts she had finished and pending for future use, and we'd like to slowly share them with you now. This one on the top places to visit in Jodhpur is the last

The Future of Hippie in Heels

We continue to mourn & heal as we wrestle with Rachel’s passing. In May, we tragically announced that Rachel Jones, beloved child, fiancé, sister, friend & travel blogger, had unexpectedly passed away. We’d like to share a bit more about her passing and the future of her much loved Hippie in Heels. Her passing As

10 Best Packing Cubes You’ll Love

When it comes to being Type A, I'm getting an A+ in it. I am the most organized traveler - and my travel buddies often joke that I never even unpack. I like things to be just *so* in my luggage. Whether I was lugging around a backpack or rolling a suitcase, I had everything

Favorite Cenotes Near Merida: Santa Barbara Cenotes

There are thousands of cenotes in the Yucatan. Cenotes were actually made when the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit earth! You can read about the giant crater the cenote created, the Chicxulub crater, at that link. Living in Merida, there are so many cenotes near Merida to choose from. While it's fun to tour

Ask Me Anything: How Do You Decide on a Place for Vacation?

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 I decide on a place to take my next vacation. If you have wanderlust and want to book a trip, here

Hacienda Sac Chich, Near Merida, Yucatan

My parents recently came to visit and I really wanted to show them a Hacienda. I had been to some for lunch outside of Merida and had stayed in a couple of smaller ones in town, but I was looking for a really epic one since they were on vacation. Hacienda Sac Chic has won tons