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Interview With Sibylle Eschapasse, United Nations

Monday January 18, 2016 (13:26:45)
Sibylle Eschapasse
Sibylle, you are currently living in New York City and working at the United Nations, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. Could you tell us a bit more about what you do at the UN?

Sure and first of all, thank you for your interest in interviewing me! I have been working at the UN for the past 10 years.   more ...

United States > Living

United States

10 American Foods Expats Need To Try

Thursday January 07, 2016 (16:00:17)
© Evan Swigart, TheCulinaryGeek
For many people across the world, the phrase “American food” brings to mind a rather limited and often clichéd assortment of dishes. In the more unfortunate instances, the only foods instantly recognized as American will be the generic fast food from American chains such as McDonald’s, or else an over-the-top, deathly indulgent dessert like deep fried Twinkies.   more ...

United States > Living

United States

10 Places For Music Lovers Around The USA

Tuesday December 08, 2015 (16:02:52)

Being as influential as it has been on popular music across the world, the United States of America offers an endless number of pilgrimages for any music lover. In almost any corner of the country you care to visit, you’ll find a bit of music history not too far away, and quite likely a fairly robust contemporary music scene too. It’s all too much to cover in one lifetime, and certainly too much to fit into a single list.   more ...

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Interview With Kirstie Wilson, British Business Connection and moderator - USA forum

Tuesday November 24, 2015 (15:58:32)
Kirstie Wilson
Kirstie is a new forum leader of the USA forum. In this interview we get to know her a little better!

Expat Focus: Kirstie, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat?

Kirstie Wilson: Before coming to the United States I worked for the National Health Service in the UK for 10+ years.   more ...

United States > Property

United States

Interview With Alan Langstone, US Realtor - The Langstone Team

Monday November 23, 2015 (16:04:53)
Alan Langstone
Expat Focus: Alan, can you tell us a bit about your backgrounds?

I was born in Buckinghamshire to London civil engineering commuter parents. I have lived in Wilshire, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire before moving to the USA in 2007. My general working background has been in Civil Earthworks Engineering and Construction with a high Safety, Quality and Environmental focus.

My wife was born in Hong Kong, Her father was a senior Chemical Engineer for petrochemical company based at the time in Hong Kong.   more ...

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United States

Moving To the USA? Read Our Expat Guide To Travelling On Public Transport

Monday August 10, 2015 (13:18:08)
Image © Dee Ashley on Flickr
For the most part, public transport options in the US are rather limited. Due to the vast size of the country and of the individual cities and towns, as well as the low population density, the viability of public transport is often quite low. There is also the longstanding cultural tradition of owning private vehicles, which has lessened the use of public transport in the country, even where it is available.   more ...

United States > Living

United States

A Guide To The Different States Of The USA

Saturday August 01, 2015 (14:49:30)
Image © Sergey Galyonkin on Flickr
The USA is the third largest nation in the world and has a population of more than 320 million. For decades, this has been the dream destination for expats from around the world because of its employment opportunities, lifestyle, and infrastructure.

However, not everyone lives the “American Dream” once they make the move. There is so much diversity within the US that life in one state can be completely different from another. Read this short guide to some of the different regions of America for more information.   more ...

United States > Financial

United States

Surviving On Less In New York - Money Saving Tips For Expats

Sunday July 26, 2015 (14:16:18)
Image © Allie_Caulfield on Flickr
New York is a not only a melting pot of diverse communities, but also one of the largest economies of the urban world. Every year, many expats move to this global financial hub to live and work. A significant portion of the city’s workforce consists of foreign nationals.

While the New York lifestyle is fast-paced and glamorous, it can also be quite expensive.   more ...

United States > Living

United States

How Does Living In The US Differ From Holidaying There? A Brief Guide For Potential Expats

Saturday May 30, 2015 (12:16:31)

For decades now, the US has been one of the most popular tourist destinations for people from all around the world. Each year, millions of foreigners vacation in this country for weeks or even months. With so much to see and do, it is hardly surprising to see that many people don't want to go back home. Many visitors decide to move here after spending a fairly short amount of time in the country. However, it is important to remember that moving to the US as an expat is very different from vacationing there.   more ...

United States > Links

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USA – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

Thursday April 23, 2015 (17:38:48)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the USA and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Nouveau North Westerners
http://nouveaunorthwesterners.com/

Written by two Australians who now live in Washington, Nouveau North Westerners is an eclectic blog that covers many different aspects of expat life. The 'Tourist In Our Own Town' section discusses fun things to do in Ellensberg, and there are other categories devoted to fashion, food, drinks and being thrifty. Of particular interest to expats, though, will be the 'Expat Life' series of posts, which features everything from beating jet lag to flag etiquette.   more ...