Finance: 10 Terminological Differences Between Britain and America

Well, it’s that time of year again when post-Christmas wallets are weighed up and paperwork is gathered for the filing of taxes. And so, for British expats in particular, there is no time like the present to become acquainted with the …

Giles Coren Twitter Q&A: What’s the Worst Restaurant He’s Ever Tried?

It is said that a positive review from British restaurant critic Giles Coren can be worth $1 million to an establishment. A towering figure in his field, Coren never spares his biting wit from his work, and his acerbic humor was on …

7 Differences Between American and British Pubs

It’s no coincidence that British soap operas are almost always centered around the local drinking establishment. For the pub is so deeply engrained in Britain’s sense of community, such an intrinsic part of the culture, that for …

Brits in America: 7 Written Communication Pitfalls to Avoid

It’s accepted that we have British English and American English, but, in written communication, there’s more than just language differences. Especially in a professional environment, Brits in America need to learn to write like the …

5 ‘Health Foods’ Brits Don’t Widely Appreciate

When you think of American snacks, you probably picture edibles that are no friend to your waistline, things like Twinkies, Slim Jims and S’mores. But a minute on the lips doesn’t have to mean a lifetime on the hips, and …

Twitter #MindTheChat: Predicting the Oscar Nominations

Will this be the most British Oscars in recent memory? With The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and others all in the award season conversation, the Academy …

Spring Holidays: Ideas for Brits in America

For some, American winters have us yearning for above-freezing temps (no gloating, you warm-weather Brits). Given the variety of destinations in the U.S.

8 Ways to Improve Your Expat Life in 2015

Has your American existence stagnated? Do you feel like rebooting everything from your friendships to your eating habits?

2014: A British Year-in-Review

Well, what a year for Ameri-Brit relations. Despite a few hiccups in the “special relationship” (see August in the list below), the U.S.

6 Tax Tips for Expat Brits in the U.S.

Do you go cross-eyed at the thought of sifting through your receipts and paystubs every January as one American tax year ends another begins? Alas, there’s (probably) no getting away from it: you need to get your financial house in …