In what has come as a significant shock to the journey and running a blog neighborhood, Rachel Jones, higher referred to as the ‘Hippie In Heels’ has handed away. The information was shared by her fiance and associates by a put up on her Fb web page. Not a lot is thought about the reason for dying, nor the place it occurred. The information comes at a time when Rachel was planning for her marriage ceremony later this 12 months. Earlier posts indicated that she had got down to rejoice her bachelorette in an undisclosed location. The put up of her passing that was shared final evening on the 12th of Could will be seen beneath.

[UPDATE: 14 July, 2019] In a put up titled ‘The Way forward for Hippie in Heels’, Rachel’s workforce made a press release clarifying the circumstances beneath which Rachel handed away. In response to the put up, “The medical expert recognized Rachel’s reason behind dying as a coronary heart illness referred to as persistent myocarditis, which resulted in a sudden coronary heart assault. We now perceive that her situation had been undiagnosed and due to this fact untreated, however probably developed from a number of infections and viruses over time.” To learn the remainder of the put up, click on right here.


Jones was a well-known, and really nicely revered author and blogger in India and the world. Her journey weblog Hippie In Heels ( grew to become an necessary useful resource, particularly for foreigners trying to backpack throughout India or journey the nation on a price range. The weblog was based mostly on Jones’ in depth journey experiences, particularly in Goa, which she made her dwelling nearly a decade in the past. Throughout her time right here, she printed two guides that grew to become extraordinarily widespread and have been a vital success amongst first-time travellers to India. The ‘Goa E book’ and ‘India E book’ coated every part from Visa functions to airport picks and drops, to the very best in price range resorts and even tips on how to procure a SIM-card.

Jones’ posts on Goa and India have been featured in a number of main worldwide publications comparable to Elle, Grazia, Thomas Cook dinner, and Lonely Planet. Aside from simply her travels in India, Jones spent numerous time travelling by Europe and Mexico. Throughout her travels, she partnered with firms comparable to World Tourism Discussion board, Momondo, Bravo, and the Matador Community. She cherished sharing her ardour for journey and writing, usually writing posts on how others may take up journey running a blog, and sharing her personal private suggestions and methods for getting began. On her passing, her Fb web page was (and nonetheless is) inundated with needs from all around the world. Condolences from people who knew her, associates that cherished, however most significantly, travellers who have been helped and impressed by her.

Jones in a rickshaw in Mapusa on blog
Jones in a rickshaw in Mapusa

Rachel Jones left a profitable profession in nursing in Ohio, to journey the world, and stay on the seashores of Goa. Her life is actually an inspiration to all of us – particularly younger solo feminine travellers. Although she might have gone too quickly, it’s protected to say that she lived her life doing what she cherished. Her legacy will certainly stay on for the world to learn. Relaxation in peace Rachel. Beneath are a number of of the condolences shared on-line.

Angie Orth: Rachel was one of many warmest, friendliest, most down-to-earth girls in the entire journey running a blog neighborhood, whereas additionally being one of the crucial profitable. She was grounded and humorous, attractive and beneficiant. I really feel so blessed to have identified her, even for a short while

Rhiannon Hughes: So very sorry to listen to. Rachel’s weblog was such an inspiration for my first journey to India. Her posts have been at all times so thought out and tremendous helpful. I wouldn’t have had as a lot confidence concerning the journey with out all of her recommendation. Lately I cherished maintaining updated along with her newest adventures. My coronary heart goes out to you a lot.

Maria Lugovskaja: Rachel’s weblog was an enormous assist to me in planning my first journey to India in 2019 march. Actually unhappy about these information. Although I didn’t meet her, she impressed me and different individuals a lot by her weblog. She appeared to be such a pleasant, form, stunning individual inside and outside. My favorite blogger, Sending prayers to Rachel´s household and closest individuals.

Caitlin Cangialosi: I’m so heartbroken to listen to this. I used to be an enormous fan of Rachel’s weblog. I spent a 12 months in India and keep in mind after I first arrived feeling overwhelmed and not sure of tips on how to go about planning journey throughout the county. I stumbled throughout Hippie in Heels and it was essentially the most useful and galvanizing useful resource – I ended up utilizing it for each journey. It’s so clear she impressed so many others to pursue their journey goals. Excited about all of her family members.

Hana Greenfield: Rachel’s weblog received me by my first ever solo journey, travelling India for five months. I’m an especially anxious individual and this journey was enormous for me. I couldn’t have achieved that with out her and it’s led to so many superb modifications in myself and my life and so many extra adventures. Thanks, Rachel, for every part you’ve achieved for thus many individuals and all my love and help to Ben and all of Rachel’s family and friends.

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