Mind the Gap is a resource blog to help Brits make the leap across the Atlantic to this alien nation we call the United States. The U.S. truly is the land of opportunity, but it’s also a land of bizarre traditions, labyrinthine bureaucracies and misnamed sports. Our writing staff of British expat experts are here to help would-be pondjumpers navigate the emigration process. On the blog, you’ll find posts on everything from how to get a Social Security card and interviews with expats who have found stateside success, to tips on maintaining a transatlantic romance.

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Kevin Wicks, Editor
Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com’s Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. Read bio and posts.

Ruth Margolis, Contributor
Ruth is a British freelance journalist who recently swapped east London for Brooklyn. Read bio and posts.

James Bartlett, Contributor
James Bartlett writes about travel, film and the weird and wonderful side of living in L.A. Read bio and posts.

William Kay, Contributor
Bill Kay was a London business journalist until he emigrated to Pasadena, ten miles north of Los Angeles, where he writes a financial advice column for the London Sunday Times. Read bio and posts.

Toni Hargis, Contributor
Toni Summers Hargis is a Brit who has lived in the USA since 1990. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and children and writes about U.S./U.K. matters when not putting out domestic fires. Read bio and posts.