Before you shout us down, we realize there are hundreds — possibly thousands — of must-see sites in the U.S. But it’s a vast country and expats only have so many weekends and vacation days to go exploring.
Get down with the lingo, befriend some locals and read a paper: these are just some of the tricks that will help ease your U.S. assimilation.
As you may have noticed, Americans like to work hard and play hard. Just as well really, since the amount of public holidays here is less than Brits are used to – though you will get some new ones. As the U.
Working as a journalist in Los Angeles, I often read requests for people who can speak and understand “British English” or “American English” – but what does that mean? As a new arrival in the U.S.
When it comes to the spoken word, Americans are a truly baffling bunch. So we’ve decoded their most irritating idioms.
Don’t want to be reviled by every waiter in town? Heed our tips on tipping, U.S. style.
1. Am I legally required to tip anywhere in the U.S.?
No. Service charge is always voluntary, even when it’s added to your bill. But if you deduct gratuity from the check, don’t expect it to go down well.
Airfares have shot up in recent years, largely because of increased taxes and fuel charges. We are all feeling the impact of the recession and want to save money.
Longing for your native land and its people is one of the biggest strains of resettling abroad. And homesickness can strike hours, days, months or even years after you first hop aboard a plane without a return ticket.
Want to avoid a lot of long nights sobbing into TV dinners for one? Here’s how to make fast friends in America.
Until I moved to Los Angeles I was only vaguely aware of “the Fourth”, and I’m sure there are plenty of Brits new to the U.S.