Monthly Archives: December 2013

What NOT to Do at Christmas: A Guide for Brits

So, as we’ve said, Christmas in the U.S. isn’t too different from what we knew back in Blighty, but there are a few things worth noting.

Eating Out: 10 Differences Between Britain and America

I’ll never forget the look of surprise and disgust on my American waiter’s face the first time I asked for mayonnaise and then proceeded to dip my fries in it.

7 British Food Habits Americans Will Never Understand

While the U.K. has undoubtedly embraced American food tastes and trends, with the introduction of TGIF and the like, the reciprocity has been a little slow.

6 American Food Habits Brits Will Never Understand

Despite the fact that many American food trends are now global, there are still a few dishes that Brits here don’t do.

British Expat of the Month: Fiona Bloom, Publicist Extraordinaire

Like it or not, we’re living in age where social media is a daily part of our lives. For many of us it’s a happy addition, allowing us to see friends around the world and get free access to more information and humor (and ...

5 Ways for Brits to Accidentally Offend Americans

A pleasant side effect of coming to the U.S. is that you will meet and befriend lots of Americans.

A British Hitchhiker’s Guide to Understanding America’s Driving Lingo

The rise of the automobile in America in the 1890s gave birth to an exciting new vocabulary of words and phrases. Like the machines that spawned them, much of this vehicle vernacular was then exported around the world, where it aged as ...

10 Classic ‘Christmas’ Songs That Will Remind Brits of Home

Christmas is approaching like a fishtailing, overloaded juggernaut, but expats won’t get to experience the annual “tradition” that is the Christmas song and the race for the Xmas No. 1 single. The splintered U.

10 All-American Christmas Gifts to Send to British Friends Back Home

Now that you live in the U.S., your nearest and dearest will want to sample the spoils of your fancy U.S. life.

Christmas Traditions: Britain vs. America

As with many cultural differences between the U.K. and the United States, you’d be forgiven for believing that Christmas is the same on either side of the Pond.