Expat

Do They Eat Eggs and Beans on Toast in America
Beans on toast. It’s a British classic, usually part of an English breakfast, and a staple for when you can’t think of anything else to eat or are just too lazy to try. But do they eat beans on toast in America? And why don’t the baked beans in the…
Do They Sell Little Debbie Snacks in the UK
One of the first things I looked up when I moved to England was, “Do they sell Little Debbie snacks in London or the UK?” As an American who grew up on oatmeal creme pies, swiss rolls, and zebra cakes, finding these snacks seemed essential to life itself. And sadly,…
9 Shocking Differences Between American and British Grocery Stores
Whether you’re coming to the UK as an expat, study abroad student, or just for a visit, one of the must-do experiences is to visit one of the grocery stores in England to check out the differences between American and British grocery stores. I mean, firstly, they don’t even call…
How I Moved to London From America
  I’ve talked about my journey of moving to London from America before, but I remember months and months of desperately Googling things like “how to move to the UK from America” and “how to move to London as an American” many times when I was first starting out. You…
Seasonally Affected Disorder
I am sad. And I don’t just mean sad, I mean, SAD. I should have seen it coming. A few weeks ago, I started getting really homesick, the kind of homesick where you look up flights to America 24/7 (or wherever you’re from) and dream of clicking the “Book” button…
An American Girls Guide to Getting Married in England
So, as you may or may not know, I got married this past May in the beautiful English countryside. Judging by these pictures, it’s going to seem like I think I got married to myself, but I promise I got married to another person and there were other people there…
What You Need to Know about Living Abroad with Anxiety
Living abroad with anxiety can be tough. I remember the first time I shared my anxiety with someone while I was studying abroad. “Hey, this is kind of awkward,” I said to my 3 flatmates in London. We had only been there a few days. “But I get really anxious…
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