To be called an expat (rather than an immigrant) is a privilege afforded to a few…And finding a community of people who have also moved their lives outside their comfort zones proves even more difficult. With the help of social media, I’ve been able to connect with some of the top expat travel bloggers who not only provide the greatest tips for travel around Europe, Latin America and North America, but also share intriguing daily accounts of their experiences as an expat. The following are some of my top expat travel bloggers to follow in 2021:
*This list is not exhaustive and will be regularly updated*
Laura – She Who Wonders
Laura is a Canadian content creator who has called Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and the UK her “home”. Her travel experiences have taken her to the volcanoes of Central America, the waterfalls of Hawaii, the castles of England, and much more. In addition to creating She Who Wanders, her work can be found published on HI-Hostels Canada, Penguin & Pia and Nomadasaurus.
CONNECT WITH LAURA ON:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shewho_wanders/
- Her Blog: https://www.shewhowanders.co/
- Check out her WanderWomanWednesday article about me: https://www.shewhowanders.co/single-post/WanderWoman-Wednesday-Giselle
Simone – Nether Netherland
Simone moved from the rolling hills of the UK to the flatlands of The Netherlands in 2018, where she started her expat life and travel blog Nether-Netherland as a way to diarise her culture-shock & experiences, show off the beautiful street art she seeks out, and tell her stories about her travels. Her lust for adventure has taken her across the continents, but her favourite places on earth will always be New Zealand and Japan.
Connect with Simone on:
Héloïse & Erikas – The Northern Itinerary
Héloïse and Erikas are a French-Lithuanian couple who used to live in Stockholm, Sweden. After their studies in South Sweden, they decided to move to Stockholm and have called this beautiful place home for almost 3 years! They also started their blog at that time and shared all of their local and foreign adventures there. Their blog has 2 main focuses, firstly the expat life in Sweden, how it is like, and all the things one should know when settling up north. But also, they share travel itineraries and travel-related experiences as this is our main passion! They literally live for travels! A few weeks ago they decided to leave Sweden, escape the winters, and are currently travelling in Mexico.
Connect with Héloise & Erikas on:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenorthernitinerary/
- Their Blog: http://thenorthernitinerary.com/
Kathi – Kathi Daniela
Kathi is a travel writer, ocean child and coffee lover. She started blogging in 2016 when she moved from Germany to South Africa. In the meantime, Kathi has moved countries and continents a few times and lived in the Czech Republic, Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She plans to move back to South Africa by the end of 2020 and she’s sharing her expat journey, the struggle and excitement of finding a new home and some travel tips on her website.