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8 Best Expat Blogs


At Medibroker, we help expats living all over the world find the most suitable expat health insurance, and our UK based team work hard to understand their needs.

Recently, we asked the ExpatHour community to tell us about their favourite expat bloggers. Everyone and their Aunt in Peru has a blog these days, but thanks to our ExpatHour community, we found the gems in the swathes of blogs about life abroad. These bloggers are popular because they talk about the expatriate experience truthfully and offer a wealth of advice, information and inspiration both to people planning a new life abroad, with expat health insurance, and to those who already have their feet firmly planted in foreign soil.

The expat bloggers listed here cover everything from being a professional overseas, dealing with the downsides of being a ‘trailing spouse’, to getting the best international medical health insurance for your country.


#1: Gringos Abroad

Gringos Abroad is a blog about a Canadian family living in Ecuador. The motivating factor in their move was the higher quality of life that Ecuador offer, and they share expat hacks, language learning, earning abroad, and product reviews.

Medibroker’s favourite post: The Ten Types of Expats


#2: Expat Partner Survival

Expat Partner Survival is a blog about life as a 'trailing spouse' and mother. Clara Wiggins promotes her book and shares insights into life that other female expats can identify with, as well as useful advice as she prepares for her next move to South Africa.

Medibroker's favourite post: A Day In My Expat Life.


#3: O Sullivans Abroad

O Sullivans Abroad details the experiences of two educators (librarian and school counsellor) from Portland, Oregon who decided the best way to see the world on a teacher's salary is to teach abroad. They started in Taichung, Taiwan and are now living in Kathmandu, Nepal with their two children. If you're thinking about relocating to Nepal or teaching abroad, this blog has some great tips. If you want to find the best expat health insurance for your needs, contact us.

Medibroker's favourite post: Being an Expat in Kathmandu


#4: Living in Egypt

Living in Egypt is a great blog for anyone who wants an insight into what life is like there compared to how the media presents it. The author moved to Egypt in the late '80s from Toronto, Canada, with her Canadian/Egyptian husband, son and daughter.

Medibroker's favourite post: Shaken, not Stirred.


#5: Here is Havana

Here is Havana is where Conner Gorry shares his opinions and experiences after 13 years (and counting) working as an American journalist in Havana. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to kiss on the Malecón, smoke 5 cent cigars, or forgo toilet paper, this is the expat blog for you. Searching for a cost-effective international expat health insurance? Contact our experts today.

Medibroker's favourite post: Havana for Careful Readers


#6: Career by Choice Blog

Career by Choice Blog is where expat and international career coach Megan Fitzgerald shares her wisdom. She gives readers advice and tips to succeed in an international profession, from making themselves visible to international employers to explaining how professional expats can benefit from blogging.

Medibroker's favourite post: Internationalizing Your Bio to Support Your Domestic and International Job Search


#7: Wagoners Abroad

Wagoners Abroad is a useful and inspiring reference for expat families. This family lived in Spain for two years and are now travelling around South East Asia. They even have a series written 'Through the eyes of a travelling child'!

Medibroker's favourite post: Cost of Living in Spain - All Expenses Shared


#8: Circles in the Sand

Circles in the Sand is a blog written by a women's magazine extraordinaire turned housewife and mother who moved to Dubai for her husband's job as a pilot. If you are planning a life in the Middle East, you should definitely take a look.

Medibroker's favourite post: Moving to Dubai.


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