Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tips for Easy Travel During the Winter Season (from #MindTheChat)

As thousands of expats embark on journeys back to Britain and within the U.S.

American Toilets: An Information Dump for Brits

These days, when a Brit in the U.S. says “loo” no one bats an eyelid although Americans might not be so au fait with bog, khazi or lavvy.

8 American Sports Idioms Brits Won’t Understand

In America the sports idiom is a popular and effective way of getting your point figuratively across without having to literally say what you mean. These everyday euphemisms are useful language tools and are often deployed without ...

8 Instances When You Should Play Up Your Britishness in America

It’s no secret that the merest murmur of a British accent turns the average American into a heap of delighted, obliging mush. So I say: use this to your advantage.

10 American Substitutes for British Grocery Staples

So, you’re craving various foodstuffs from home but can’t track them down in the U.S. or bring yourself to pay five times what the product is worth in international shipping.

America’s Patriotic Songs: What Not to Do If You’re British

As most Brits know, the U.S. national anthem is “The Star Spangled Banner.

Tippling Teens: What British Parents in America Need to Know

As the mother of young adults, I’m afraid I can’t dole out any pearls of wisdom since I’m flying by the seat of my pants. What I can offer, though, are a few warnings about alcohol rules in the U.S.

How to Fly With Kids: A British Expat’s Guide

At some stage, we’ve all been the passenger in front of the child who’s decided his in-flight entertainment will be pummeling the back of your seat for seven hours with his tiny devil feet. And then there’s the baby a couple of ...

House Rules: Things You Can’t Do in the U.S.

A lot of Brits are surprised at the amount of rules that govern just living in a house in the U.S. I’m not just talking about restrictions on loud parties till the wee hours either.

9 U.S. Vacation Destinations That Will Remind Brits of Home

Nowhere in America is an exact replica of any place in the U.K., architecturally or otherwise. But some spots provide a look or atmosphere that will remind you of home without the inconvenience of actually schlepping back to Blighty.