Welcome to Mind the Gap!

Lady Liberty is calling. (We promise that's as cliché as we'll get here.) (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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? Welcome to Mind the Gap, BBCAmerica.com’s new resource blog for British expats.

From getting a U.S. driver’s license or figuring out why our prissy footballers wear so much padding, Mind the Gap will help you navigate this alien land of opportunity and red tape. Our writing team of expat experts have been-there, done-that, and have plenty of tips to share.

Mind the Gap is intended to be a conversation, so definitely give us your feedback. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s get started, shall we? Check out our latest posts:

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

How to Get a Social Security Card

Renting a Place in America: Realtor, Craigslist or Grapevine?

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

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

12 Essential Websites for British Expats in America

How to Throw an Authentic British Street Party Stateside

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

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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