Author Archives: James Bartlett

5 Ways Americans Celebrate That British People Find Awkward

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With Super Bowl XLVIII coming up, it’s a good time for some pointers about how Americans celebrate with friends (and strangers) at sports events—and at almost any other occasion when something good or positive has happened.

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 ...

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.

British Treats You’ll Miss this Christmas

"One for you and one for me ... one for you and two for me ..." (Nestlé)

Though expats may still find it hard to believe there’s no Boxing Day/public holiday on December 26th, they needn’t fear an American Christmas dinner too much.

British Expat of the Month: Fiona Bloom, Publicist Extraordinaire

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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 ...

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

The late Kirsty MacColl and Shane Macgowan in The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' video.

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.

British Expat of the Month: Aviator Richard Chan Takes Flight as Hollywood Entrepreneur

Captain Richard Chan

Movie studios and their top stars often fly on private jets, but where does a director go if he actually wants to film on board a luxury Lear, or capture a few frantic scenes in the cockpit of the kind of airplane you or I might fly ...

How to Be Dead in America

Turning the afterlife up to 11: fancy being buried in a Kiss coffin? (Photo via kiss.fanfire.com)

No matter who or where you are, it’s a fact that death comes for us all, but what are the options for your mortal remains if you end your days in the U.S. or the U.

British Expat of the Month: Alana Kerr – from Belfast to Hollywood

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Even though some actors have more luck than others in Hollywood, there are no guarantees: it can be a life of endless auditions, intense competition, temporary jobs and waiting for the phone to ring.

The Tooth of the Matter: What’s With the Stereotypes About British Dental Care?

Austin Powers' jaundiced grin has not helped Britain's rep for poor dental hygiene. (Photo: New Line)

It’s the best-known cliché about Brits, and in the U.S. it would probably be the characteristic most people would mention before politeness, emotional repression and tea-drinking.