Monthly Archives: January 2014

10 American Smells Brits Will Learn to Love

To outsiders, the U.S. smells like more than just freedom. These are just some of the all-American scents every expat will come to adore. Or at the very least tolerate.

British Expat of the Month: Dave Parry of Chicago Tafia

While many Brits looking stateside might first think of New York or Los Angeles, there are plenty of other big cities with extensive histories, diverse populations and culture to burn. Chicago is one of these metropolises, and it’s ...

Coming to America: 10 Everyday Phrases Brits Need to Know

Moving to the U.S.?  Think you speak the language?  Think again.  Here are ten everyday phrases that may cause concern or confusion to the uninformed immigrant.

No, Arkansas Doesn’t Sound the Way It Looks: A Guide to Pronouncing U.S. Place Names

Just as we laugh at Americans who say “Glass Cow” instead of Glasgow and “Li-cester” instead of well, Leicester, they often have the last laugh when we attempt some American state and place names. As with the ...

10 British Smells You’ll Miss When You Leave the U.K.

Your nose is a delicate, easily offended piece of equipment. Move out of the country and your British-born snout will mourn these familiar British scents.

High and Dry: Tips for Brits in High Altitude

Chances are, while you’re in the U.S., you’ll visit somewhere that’s higher than you’ve ever been if you’re not a skier or a serious climber.

9 Adorable Things Brits Do

As a people, the British don’t do a lot that can be classified as sweet. Still, there are some endearing traits, traditions and mannerisms that we Brits can make claim to.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit in 2014

It’s the New Year, and across the world people are making resolutions of all kinds. One of the most popular vows is to get fit for 2014, so here is a brief list of 10 things you can do.

Rule-Bound Brits: Wanna Break Out Just a Little?

“I’d rather ask for forgiveness than for permission.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard an American say this, I wouldn’t need a pension plan.

6 U.K. Television Quirks Only Brits Will Know

There are certain things about British television only Brits can appreciate…

Carole Hersee & Bubbles the Clown This image, without doubt, is the most bone-chillingly scary thing ever to be broadcast by the BBC. A young girl, who looks like something out of The Shining, is playing noughts and crosses with ...