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.

Backpack or Suitcase: Which One Should You Use?

I feel like every traveler has their own opinion and preference on whether to use a backpack or suitcase on their travels. I've used both, though these days I often travel with a suitcase, I've hauled a backpack all around Europe, India, and more. Both definitely have their benefits and their downfalls, and I've experienced

10 Rajasthan Points of Interest You Won’t Want to Miss Out On

The Indian state of Rajasthan is my favorite state in India after Goa, and for travelers, it's the place I recommend the most. I have visited twice and spent overall six weeks in the state. I have a lot of blog posts about each city and how to get around which I'll link below but

Trtl Pillow Review: Is it the Most Supportive Pillow Available?

I am all about my new travel pillow the Trtl pillow . I actually wrote a whole blog post about my favorite travel pillow in general, because I hoard them like a weirdo, and this one is the top of the list. For some reason, I forget my pillows all the time and end up

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Udaipur, India’s Royal White City

As if my four blog posts haven't given you enough reasons to visit Udaipur, maybe these photos will help push you over the edge to book a trip here! 20 Reasons to Visit Udaipur in Images I believe that Udaipur is the most beautiful city in all of India and in general, Rajasthan is my

This is India! 154

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

Have The Perfect Rajasthan Trip By Copying This Two-Week Itinerary

One of the things I love most about India is that it is diverse: you have jungles, deserts, mountains, cities, and beaches and more. Each state is so different in looks, food, culture... everything. That is what makes it so interesting! But, when people ask about what state they should go to first if they