The International Exchange & Expats Blogs is a competition held by bab.la every year. It features the most engaging bloggers who write about their life abroad and their adventures in a foreign country. The prizes for the winners of IX16 are kindly offered by Babbel. Curious to know the best bloggers of IX15, IX14, IX13, IX12, IX11, IX10 and IX09? Have a look at the results of the previous competitions!
Worldwide location of the Top 100 Exchange & Expats bloggers
Explore the list of the top 100 blogs. You will find high school and university students on exchange, au-pairs, young professionals at the grips with their first job abroad, expats, travelers and social workers in a foreign country. All of them have an enthusiastic and proactive attitude towards their experience and are proud to share what they are learning abroad.
We have put together this year's International eXchange and eXpat bloggers on a map. You can click on the map and might even find out which bloggers live near you.
Read more about how and why we put this list together.
|1.Brasileiras Pelo Mundo|
The Brasileiras Pelo Mundo is a compilation of experiences with over 70 female expat columnists around the world.
|2.I am Aileen|
Aileen from the Philippines is currently based in Belgium. She quit her job at 21 to travel the world, and today she is a digital nomad and entrepreneur living a sustainable travel lifestyle.
|3.Felipe Morato Gomes|
Filipe Morato Gomes is a Portuguese blogger who has been twice around the world, and now writes about his experiences.
A blog with experiences and guides for Brazilians living or planning to visit Ireland.
Liz lives with her family in Barcelona. She blogs about their life and shares her tips about the city.
|6.Jo Igele Reiseblog|
Travel advice for seniors and families.
|7.O Meu Escritório é lá Fora|
Carlitos Bernardo decided not to follow a career as a civil engineer, and instead to travel the world. He has traveled through many countries by bike.
|8.Diário de uma Teimosa|
Stockholm tips and life in Sweden.
|9.Janey In Mersin|
Have a dose of what life is really like living here – from Turkish in 1000 easy lessons to learning the secrets to making the perfect kebab! Highs or lows this is our random observations from the melting pot of crazy that is Jane's life in Mersin.
|10.An American in Italy|
An American woman with a deep passion for Italy.
|11.My exchange year in the Netherlands: diary of a wanderlust damsel|
Personal blog of a wanderlust damsel. Exchange student in the Netherlands with AFS. This is about her experience, a place where she can write down her thoughts, her fears and the funny events that happened to her.
|12.Viajar entre Viagens|
Carla is a geographer and Rui is a physicist. This Portuguese couple spent the last decade traveling the four corners of the world.
An Italian blog covering everything you need to know about living in Vienna.
Susana Ribeiro is a Portuguese freelance journalist blogging about places and prices for traveling.
|15.A leap into the unknown|
Italian high-school student in Canada.
Blog about life in Portugal.
The story of an accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands.
|18.Italia poza szlakiem|
Blog about Magda's beloved Italy.
|19.Kuba w Podróży|
Traveling tidbits from Cuba.
|20.Banalmente a Londra|
An Italian working in online marketing and living in the most cosmopolitan city in Europe.
|21.Sol som sol?|
Emma writes about her daily life with her family in Andalusia, Spain.
|22.Att bo i USA|
Anne-Marie has been living in the USA since 1997 and blogs about her daily life.
Polish girl writes about living in Venice.
British freelance technical copywriter and journalist based in Belgium.
|25.Замужем за индийцем|
Blog about a Russian girl in India.
|A girl with a fringe writes about her travels.|
|A French girl who has been living in Brussels for 10 years.|
|A blog about a Swedish family living in Bayern, Germany.|
|Recovering expat. Still smitten with Italy and all its deliciousness. Writing about food and life in Idaho & Italy.|
|On this is blog is possible to follow Andrea's exchange year abroad in China.|
|Mother of two just moved to the Shetland Islands, and writes about her everyday life there.|
|Adventure blog run by Asia and Kondi, a couple who has been discovering the world together for nearly ten years.|
|Filipina expat mother living in the Emirates.|
|A Canadian expat living her dream in Italy.|
|English expat mother in Abu Dhabi.|
|English expat woman living in Oman.|
|An Italian blog by expats, with extensive information about life abroad.|
|A fashion designer and a photographer giving original travel tips.|
|A German girl living in Asia: first China and now South Korea.|
|Englishman living in Bosnia and Herzegovina with his local wife.|
|An Australian guy and a US girl travel together, mainly in Asia.|
|Angela’s Bangalore chronicles the life of a single white American female living, working and playing in Bangalore.|
|Woman addicted to love and travel.|
|Travel blogger giving tips about vegetarian cuisine and ecotourism.|
|Travel blog by an American woman currently residing in Bali, Indonesia.|
|12 Spanish bloggers with various professional backgrounds sharing their vision of the world from 12 different locations.|
|A blog about Maria's AFS exchange year in Honduras.|
|Life of a Russian couple in Canada.|
|Diana's life as an expat in Germany.|
|Christine is blogging about her travels, with a special love for Bali and Costa Rica.|
|Wife, mom, Texan living in Italy.|
|Germany travel blog with extra section on philosophy and thoughts about traveling.|
|Blog created to never forget all the fantastic places on this planet.|
|American PhD student living in Kyrgyzstan.|
|Åsa's blog is about moving from Sweden to Portugal and the everyday life there.|
|A Spanish girl living in China with her Chinese boyfriend.|
57.I love Asia
|Blog about traveling in Asia.|
|A rugby player traveling all around the world. Currently based in Brazil, she updates her blog every on a daily basis with the pictures and stories of her journey.|
|Adolfo and Rafael, two Brazilian Journalists traveling around the world and posting their experiences.|
|Luíza, Natália and Rafael: friends who did an exchange in India and from there decided to go around the world.|
|Daniel is a Brazilian living in Amsterdam. He writes traveling tips for the Netherlands and other European countries.|
|Claudia, Heloisa and Luciana write guides about the US and give tips about traveling in general.|
|Created by Maria Lina to help Brazilians coming to Paris, with information and tips about tourism in the French city.|
64.W podróży do
|Priceless tips for traveling newbies.|
|Focuses on traveling by cruise ship.|
|Blog about (cheap!) traveling and travel advice.|
|South American-Spanish couple traveling the globe together.|
|Covers Indian & International tourist destinations with a focus on walking tours, art history, culture, heritage and nature trails.|
|Clarissa Cassol travels around the world and writes about her experiences in her blog.|
|Two mums who moved to Kuwait to be with their husbands and children.|
|Texas expat girl living in Qatar.|
|From Paris to the best job in Australia to traveling the world: this is the story of Elisa & Max, a French happy lucky couple.|
|Travel enthusiast writing about her travels all over the world.|
74.The planet D
|A Toronto couple on adventure around the world, especially in Asia.|
|A Canadian female shares her traveling experience mainly in India, Sri Lanka, Japan and Bhutan.|
|An American girl travels 60 countries, including six months in Southeast Asia.|
|Fernanda has visited more than 40 countries: she tells her stories and gives tips on how to do a cost effective trip.|
|Adriana Miller is a Brazilian working in London, writing down her experiences in the city and traveling.|
|Natália Gastão writes about her traveling experiences around Brazil and the world.|
|Deise de Oliveira writes tips for travelers such as hotels, routes, restaurants and her own personal traveling experience.|
|Woman who travels alone - thoughts and tips for traveling.|
82.Emi w Drodze
|Emilia travels and writes about living on the island of Java.|
|Traveling, good food, and fashion.|
|Travel memories filled with nature and adventures.|
85.Wat zij zegt
|Dutch blog about food, traveling and entertainment.|
|American mother in Tilburg, the Netherlands.|
|A couple writes about living in London and traveling.|
|Jeanette Seflin is a travel, lifestyle and portrait photographer, who wants to inspire others with her photography to discover the world.|
|Traveling tips for couples.|
|Travel journalist and video reporter: check this blog for amazing traveling videos!|
|An Indian girl travels around the world and shares freelance travel writing tips and travel blogging tips.|
|An online TV channel about the experiences of Brazilians in London and Europe.|
|Blog about traveling. History and traveling in beautiful pictures.|
|Blog about exploring various parts of this world.|
|Spanish blogger and travel enthusiast who runs a travel agency in Bangkok.|
|German travel videographer and blogger.|
|An Australian guy lives in Japan and travels a lot around Japan.|
|Thiago is a journalist who travels around the world and writes useful tips for people planning to start their own trip.|
|Marcelo and Polliana are siblings who report their personal traveling experiences in their blog.|
|Consultant, journalist, social media expert and blogger.|