Tag Archives: Editor’s Pick

10 American Places Every Brit Should Visit

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.

10 Ways for Brits to Integrate Into America More Quickly

Keeping up with the news. (Photo via AP)

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.

10 American Public Holidays Brits Should Know

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.

10 Things Americans Say… and What They Really Mean

 

When it comes to the spoken word, Americans are a truly baffling bunch. So we’ve decoded their most irritating idioms.

Tipping in America: How To Do It and What To Expect If You Don’t

Maxwell's Restaurant waitress in Belleville, IL balances entrees while waiting on patrons. (Photo via AP)

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.

10 Tips for Cheap Airfares from the U.S. to the U.K.

If you need to pop back to the U.K., here are some tips to finding cheap flights. (Rex Features via AP)

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.

10 Things That Will Make a Homesick Brit Sob – and How To Cope

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.

10 Ways to Make Friends and Influence People in the U.S.

Want to avoid a lot of long nights sobbing into TV dinners for one? Here’s how to make fast friends in America.

A Brit’s Guide to the Fourth of July

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.