It often comes as a shock for any Brits thinking of moving to the USA to discover how expensive American healthcare can be. In the UK citizens receive free healthcare at the point of delivery thanks to the National Health Service (NHS), but this concept simply doesn’t exist in the USA.
Anyone who’s ever seen an iconic road movie will want to emulate their hero and set off in their car to explore the whole of the United States. This country is car crazy, they even named the Motown record label in honour of the motor vehicle manufacturing city of Detroit.
The USA is known to be a great destination for expats to relocate to, in order to enjoy great weather (depending on where you go), job opportunities and quality of life; but there are also many little everyday differences you can also look forward to as you prepare for your new life Stateside...
Moving to a new country takes a lot of planning and work, everyone knows that with visas, finding jobs and accommodation, and schools for your kids, there are tons of big challenges that everyone faces when relocating to a new country. However, there are lots of things that might not be such instantly obvious hurdles to those moving to a new country, but can actually turn out to be a massive problem once you are there. One of the most surprising of these is establishing credit.
For all of those Brits who have settled across the pond in the States or Canada, many will find that quality of life is incredible and the weather is perfect - whether you have set off in search of sunshine or snowy mountains. However, nearly everyone is filled with some kind of “there’s no place like home” nostalgia at one point or another. So for all of the expats living Stateside, here are some of the most British places to take a visit to on the North American continent.
Those planning on relocating to America may want to consider the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Named America's friendliest city and also America's most polite and hospitable city by Travel + Leisure and Southern Living magazines respectively, it's no question as to why tourism is big business in Charleston
Nestled between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Watershed is Chicago, Illinois, one of America's most populous cities. Ranked number seven on the Global Cities Index and home to the world's busiest airport (Chicago O'Hare) this sprawling metropolis attracts international business professionals looking for a slice of success
If a child is born to an American parent or parents outside of the USA, that child is automatically granted US Citizenship at birth. Technically, this kicks in during the process when the parent registers their child's birth with the American authorities. But that child is still also technically a US Citizen even if the parents do not register them with the authorities.
Living in Atlanta, Georgia is a true Southern city experience. Home of Coca Cola, and the world’s busiest airport for the past 14 years running, Atlanta is a bustling metropolis with heart. Nicknamed Hotlanta, Atlanta has a warm, humid climate with hot summers and mild winters.
Transport in the USA, how to get around America and information on trains, buses and driving in the US plus other information on travelling in the US.
Information on household services and utilities in USA including electricity bills, gas, water, refuse collection and mail.