5 Not-so-Obvious Tips for Americans Moving to London

Though we share a language, things can feel pretty different when you move from the US to London. Many blogs and articles will offer you thoughtful and very practical tips on moving from America to London, I wanted to share some not-so-obvious tips for American expats moving to London that…

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A Year On

This post comes a couple weeks late, but better late than never!  I have really enjoyed looking back at the posts I wrote about adjusting to expat life when we first moved, so for the sake of being able to remember how I felt about spending a full year abroad,…

Six Months in London

Note: I never published this, so publishing now to have this to look back on 🙂 This week will mark six months since we’ve moved to London! We are already a quarter of the way through our time here! Madness. We welcome our first visitor tomorrow and I couldn’t be…

Everything You Need to Know About Cell Phones When Moving from the US to …

Having just returned from the US, my experience navigating what the heck to do about my cell phone when moving to London is top of mind. For future expats, especially those moving from the US to England, I have some tips that made the transition for me much easier. My first…

Friday Few

Expat life can often feel like “two steps forward, one step back.” The thrill of getting more settled, achieving goals and seeing and experiencing new things is sometimes tempered by expat realities. This week has been great, but then I check the mail and see that the NI application process…

Autumn Foliage in Holland Park

Happy Halloween! Londoners will tell you that Halloween is not as “big” here as it is in the US. While that is not untrue, there has been plenty of Halloween festivity and cheer to be found here in London! Stores here carry some Halloween things (along with the beginnings of Christmas decor!).…

Friday Few

It’s amazing how different a week can be when you’re somewhere new. When I think about our second week here compared to the first, the feel is completely different. We’re getting more settled for sure, but the uprootedness we (should have) expected is becoming more apparent. Still, what a city!…