Monthly Archives: November 2013

British Expat of the Month: Aviator Richard Chan Takes Flight as Hollywood Entrepreneur

Movie studios and their top stars often fly on private jets, but where does a director go if he actually wants to film on board a luxury Lear, or capture a few frantic scenes in the cockpit of the kind of airplane you or I might fly ...

Premier League Season So Far: Most Exciting in Years?

From a neutral’s perspective, this season’s Premier League is shaping up to be the most dazzlingly entertaining, beautifully unpredictable, and grossly absorbing in the division’s history.  Since the BPL’s inception a little ...

British Expat: Why the U.S. Will Win FIFA World Cup By 2050

It is not uncommon to receive skeptical looks from both Brits and Americans when I mention the U.S.’s prospects of one day winning the FIFA World Cup.

8 Situations When Brits Behave Differently from Americans

Those of us who were born and raised in the U.K. have our own special, but not necessarily sensible, way of doing things.

Winter is Coming: How to Cope With the Cold, American Style

Unless you’re one of those lucky expat Brits basking in the bottom band of sunny states, winter in America is a serious business. It gets COLD. Like, penguins wouldn’t even live here kind of cold.

5 Practical Things Brits Need to Know Before Working in America

If you’re a Brit in the U.S. for work reasons, you’ll know that, once again, there are a few things that are slightly different.

Brits in America: How to Set Up Home From Scratch

When I moved a third of the way round the planet, I wished I could bring the cosy London flat I’d just spent the last two years lovingly refurbishing with me. Setting up a comfortable, functioning home—again—is ...

A Brit’s Guide to the Holiday Season

As we’ve discussed, when Americans talk about the holidays, they’re not talking about plans for next summer. The holiday season in the U.S.

Bonfire Night – American Style

One thing that’s pretty weird here is November 5th. It comes around every year with not a peep about Guy Fawkes, bonfires and fireworks, except between expat Brits.