Cultural Differences

Summer in America: 10 Tips for Visiting Brits

Most Brits in the U.S, will, at some point, have summer guests visiting from the Mother Country. While expats have become (somewhat) accustomed to life here, it’s often surprisingly alien to our visitors.

Are You Australian?: A British Expat Discusses Mistaken Nationality in America

The other morning I was placing an order in my local bagel establishment when the sweet-looking elderly woman next in line accosted me. “You’re Australian, aren’t you?” she said with a knowing smile.

10 American Comedians Whom British People Will Love

Prepare to burn your Michael McIntyre DVDs, expats, and replace them with the complete works of these astonishing, all-American jesters. (See also: 10 British comedians who Americans should know.

Learn to Take a Compliment, Brits in America

A recent Buzzfeed post (“How to Annoy Brits”) has “Praise Them Publicly” as No. 16.  I’ll go one further and say that we Brits don’t do well with public praise in general, so coming to the U.

Interacting with Law Enforcement: What Brits in America Should Know

Most of us are familiar with the regular American police officer from watching cop shows over the years. They wear the dark blue uniform, a peaked cap and pack a serious amount of heat around their often-expansive midriffs.

Queuing and Keeping Right: How to Navigate America

Although it’s not quite as rigid as keeping to the right on the London Underground, and you won’t provoke the same rage if you err, there actually is a loose system when walking around in the U.S.

10 U.S. Fashion Brands That British People Will Love

You might live in America but do you dress the part? U.S.

A Dress Code for Brits in America

Most of my visitors from the U.K. invariably remark on how “casual” the American dress code appears.

Go On, Introduce Yourself: What Brits in America Must Learn to Do

Picture the scene, Brits: you’re at a party, and you start chatting to your friend’s neighbor who seems like a very nice person. You have lots in common and are getting on like a house on fire.

How to Bake Like an American: 10 Tips for Brits

Perhaps you were known as the Muffin Queen back at your old British job. But when you pry open your Tupperware in your new American office, are your colleagues noticeably unimpressed? Maybe you need to start baking like a native.