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.

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

Dating Abroad: Should You Try Travel Dating Sites?

"Quit your job, go abroad, find love, don't come back" is the quote that pops up all the time in my Pinterest and the dream of many. But are people really doing this? Life isn't always like the movies, but it could be, right!? When traveling, it's not always the Eat, Pray Love experience people

What to Wear in Mexico City | Answers to All Your Questions + Cute Outfits

There is so much to do in Mexico City and while you are researching and getting excited about all the good food, museums, markets, and day trips, you might also be starting to wonder what to wear in Mexico City. Don't worry I'll help you with packing for Mexico City; writing packing tips are my favorite posts

Overnight Packing List for the Fashionable Traveler Who Usually Packs Too Much

Do you tend to overpack? Does your week-long trip luggage look pretty similar to your weekend getaway luggage? When you are going away for just a night, it can be embarrassing to feel like you're packing so much stuff especially if you're going with people or something you don't know that well. This overnight packing list

20 Essential Mexico City Travel Tips For First-Time Visitors

I love Mexico City! It's a place that I will keep going back to - it's a huge city and you'll never see everything you want on just one trip. Visiting Mexico City takes some planning. While with smaller cities, I tend to wing it, with Mexico City I did do research ahead of time