Monthly Archives: January 2014

10 American Smells Brits Will Learn to Love

Why does a hot dog smell and taste better when outside at a baseball stadium? (AP Photo/Scott Boehm)

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

David Perry shops for fresh produce, holding a leek. (Molly Horan)

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

It may not be politically correct but yep, this is Channing Tatum in a "wife beater." (

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

The U.K. isn't alone with "rude" city names. (BIOLI)

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.

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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

Be sure to pack water even if just going for a short hike like these guys in Yellowstone. (Backroads)

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

(David Cheskin/PA Wire)

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

Staying fit requires research and discipline, especially if you're in a new place. (Photo via Creative Commons)

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?

Ah nice. A passer-by left us a lovely little letter on our windshield. (Photo: Ildar Sagdejev, Creative Commons 
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“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

The Test Card F girl Carole and her clown Bubbles.

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 ...