British Expats

KCRW Host Frances Anderton: Why L.A. Architecture is Interesting

Not many people see Los Angeles as an epicenter for architecture. An epicenter for earthquakes, perhaps, but isn’t it a city strangled by miles of endless freeway, supplied by roadside strip malls, and serviced by enormous parking ...

10 British Smells You’ll Miss When You Leave the U.K.

Your nose is a delicate, easily offended piece of equipment. Move out of the country and your British-born snout will mourn these familiar British scents.

5 Ways for Brits to Accidentally Offend Americans

A pleasant side effect of coming to the U.S. is that you will meet and befriend lots of Americans.

Summer in the States – Keeping Your Cool

Whatever their winters, many states in the U.S. experience significant heat in the summer.

10 Things That Happen When British Expats Meet in America

Even if you set out to befriend only locals, you’ll inevitably find yourself cozying up to other Brits. And when this happens, you’ll have a lot to chat (read: moan) about…

10 Signs That You’ll Never Move Back to Britain

Have you always assumed you’d return to the homeland when the timing was right? Take note: many expats love their new American life so much they decide to stay put. Read on to find out if you’re one of them.

10 Things to Do in Your First Week as an Expat in America

My earliest months as a U.S. expat would have gone more smoothly if I’d spent less time dithering like a scared tourist and more time plowing through these sensible steps as soon as I touched down.

10 British Issues That Concern Me From Afar

Expats don’t stop worrying about the homeland the moment we board a U.S.-bound plane. We’re anxious for everyone we’ve left behind. And, frankly, much of the stuff that goes on in the U.K. still affects us.

10 American Habits Brits Will Never Understand

Love Americans as we do, there are some cultural proclivities that will baffle British expats for as long as we live here.

How to Host a Dinner Party in the U.S.

Americans love to entertain so as a Brit living here, you’ll soon find yourself on the invite list. This of course, means that at some point, you’ll be reciprocating.