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.

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

12 Sensible Ways to Balance Full-Time Work & Travel More

Years ago I met Danielle through a friend - she had been to Uganda and I was dying to go! We were both nurses and travel-lovers. She is still a nurse but still finds time to travel all the time and has her own travel blog, Nurse to Nomad. I love that she can balance

Picking Up Where We Left Off in Goa

As I flew back to Goa, I wasn't sure how I felt. I was excited to go back but also wondered how it would feel to come back as a tourist, without my home and my dogs, and if it would still feel like it did for all the years Ben and I lived there.

What to Wear On Safari: A Complete Packing List & Outfit Examples

I've been on a few safaris as a backpacker in India but hadn't seen a tiger yet, so was stoked to get to visit Bandhavgarh Park - the park with the highest density of tigers in India. I wasn't sure what to wear on safari, though! As a backpacker, I just threw on what was

Where to Stay in Mexico City: Trendy Areas Near Top Attractions

There are so many apartments for rent in Mexico City that are boho-chic or modern or have an old fashioned feel. The options are limitless for where to stay in Mexico City. It can feel overwhelming at first when you start to look. You have to really think about the area you want to stay

Bandhavgarh Resorts: Samode Safari Lodge Review

After 10 months away from India, the longest I'd been away since 2012, I was dying to get back to "Mother India" and there was no better place to start my time there than a safari with Samode Safari Lodges, the most luxurious of the Bandhavgarh resorts. I'm going do a little Samode Safari Lodge