Monthly Archives: February 2014

Throwing a Perfect Wedding: How to Combine British and American Traditions

I have spent a lot of time attending weddings on both sides of the pond. A lot – as in, I have attended over 30 weddings in the past five years – including five American/British combos.

5 Reasons for a Brit to Marry an American

Marriage is one of the leading reasons Brits relocate to the United States, and there are a number of reasons as to why. For now, let’s take it as read that love and companionship are reasons that need no introduction.

How British Photographer Dawn Bowery Realized Her Own California Dream

February is the month of roses and chocolate, but for photographer Dawn Bowery, it sees the deadline for her particular passion— a photography book California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA, which is still racing against ...

10 Brooklyn Things Every Expat Must Do

Gone are the days when “NYC” was code for “Manhattan”. New Yorkers—including a vast number of Brits—are shifting south and a little bit east towards the city’s second borough: Brooklyn.

What to Do If You Get Cold Feet Before Moving to America

Moving to the United States is a lot like attending school for the first time: there’s a new lingo to learn; a certain dress code to acknowledge; a list of rules to follow. Moreover, the food is not what you are used to and—until ...

One Year On: A British Mum’s Update on Raising an American Baby

“So, what kind of accent do you think she’ll have?” This is a favorite question of curious onlookers to expat parents. I get asked it at least once a week.

5 Financial Reasons a Brit Should Move to the U.S.

Depending on which region of the U.S. you’re relocating to, there are a variety of financial benefits for doing so. Here are five to get you started.

5 Very American Ways for Brits to See the U.S.

There is so much to do and see in the U.S. that you can be here a lifetime and barely scratch the surface.

10 Pubs in California You Should Visit

One of the things that many Brits miss when they arrive in the U.S. is the pub.

5 Strange Things That Happen to Brits in America

You know you’re going to stand out a little as a Brit in the U.S., what with the funny accent and the strange culinary tastes, but sometimes it’s difficult to anticipate what else might happen….