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Emmy Winner Andy Walmsley on Being British in Vegas: ‘It’s the Best City I’ve Ever Lived In’

Adam Walmsley. (Photo: Michael Herb)

Like many other Brits looking to make a name in show business, Andy Walmsley first tried his luck in Los Angeles, but today he’s a huge flag-waver for the delights of Las Vegas, a place where there’s a surprisingly large expat ...

Queuing and Keeping Right: How to Navigate America

(Elmer's)

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.

7 Mobile Phone Tips for Brits in America

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Want to talk on a cell phone in the U.S. without racking up some serious charges?

Tips for British Writers: How to Make It as a Freelancer in the U.S.

You may not get health insurance when freelancing but there are other benefits. (Ecard)

It’s one of the oldest conundrums on a budding writer’s lips: “How do I succeed as a freelancer?”

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

Name tags do work but are probably a last resort.

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

(AP Images)

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.

How Irish Chef Geraldine Gilliland Built a Culinary Empire in California

Geraldine Gilliland (phota via Geraldine Gilliland)

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the biggest parties in the world.

10 American Sounds Brits Will Learn to Appreciate

"Ohh, he's so cute. AND helpful." Be warned, don't try and play with raccoons. (Thrifty Fun)

Open your ears and take in America’s distinctive hum, from the honking cars to the whooping at football games. Very soon, you’ll come to like—or at least understand—what you’re hearing.

10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

(eCards)

As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer.

10 British Sounds You’ll Miss When You Leave the UK

(Wikipedia)

When you leave the U.K., the soundscape changes dramatically. These are the noises you’ll be sad to bid farewell.