Monthly Archives: April 2012

Welcome to Mind the Gap!

Are you a Brit ready to make that leap across the Atlantic? Or perhaps you’ve already made the jump, and want to capitalize on all that America has to offer while maintaining a connection to home?

How to Throw an Authentic British Street Party Stateside

We Brits have been throwing street parties to congratulate our royal family on marrying, reigning and aging for more than a century. (FYI: that’s why bunting salesmen are the real 1%.

Gallery: 10 British Celebrities Who Are U.S. Citizens

Sir Anthony Hopkins is in that rarefied group of British thespians that includes Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Ralph Richardson. So imagine the scandal that arose when the Oscar winner took American citizenship back in 2000. Hopkins admitted to BBC News that there was a "bit of a stir-up" in his native Wales over his newfound national affiliation, but he said, "America has been very generous to me, magnanimous really. I thought it would be good to give something back. It was a decision of the heart."   (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

How To Ship Your Stuff Safely to the U.S.

Standing in my east London kitchen nine months ago, I wondered, how many spatulas does a girl need? I was trying to trim a collection of seven and had so far only ruled out the one stained yellow and a wooden thing with a fungal ...

How to Get a Social Security Card

Wherever you’re hauled up on this gigantic landmass, there’s plenty to enjoy. But between pleasurable parts, you’ll mostly be filling in forms. Or queuing.

Renting an Apartment in America: Realtor, Craigslist or Grapevine?

“Check out the claw-foot tub!” cooed Pam the realtor. I was two weeks into the world’s most torturous flat-hunt and getting desperate.

Moving to the U.S.? How to Tie Up Loose Ends at Home

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If moving home is stressful, moving countries can be far worse – so it is even more important to plan ahead, before the rush of events and deadlines gets on top of you. There are so many things going on that you must list the ...

12 Essential Websites for British Expats in America

Whether you’re packing for your first trip or planning to make the big move, living in America is going to be a challenge – as well as lots of fun. I still haven’t gotten over the fact that America is big – really, really, big ...

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Emigrate to the U.S.

Moving abroad is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Before you book your ticket, ask yourself these tough questions.