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.

How to Manage Time During a Press Trip as a Travel Blogger

Press trips can be exhausting and packed full from sun up to sun down - yet, you still need to be active on social media and taking notes for blog posts, plus editing photos for social media as you go along. Back when I wrote about how I manage time as a blogger where I shared

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