We’ve cherry-picked the very best, most informative expat bloggers that have already made the move ‘across the pond’ and are dedicating their time to helping people like you by providing crucial support and advice to ensure your transition to the USA is as smooth as possible.
So without further ado, take some time to read our full list of America’s top 15 expat bloggers in 2016:
La Tartine Gourmande (www.latartinegourmande.com)
Born and raised in north-eastern France, Beatrice is a food blogger, stylist and photographer, who has lived in New Zealand and now the United States. Bea’s blog is designed to inspire people to combine the best flavours from your travels around the world and create fantastic, homely food for your family to enjoy.
What we like: The French-inspired section is a particularly fascinating read as it incorporates so many dishes that Beatrice advocates from her homeland.
Mama in the Now (www.mamainthenow.com)
A proud Danish expat, ‘Mama in the Now’ reports on life “in the trenches of motherhood”, providing a wonderfully accurate appraisal of what you can expect of family life in the US.
What we like: Mama’s parenting-focussed articles offer genuine insight to all young parents looking to settle in a new country.
French Twist D.C. (www.frenchtwistdc.com)
Blogger, Laetitia grew up in Paris and came to Washington D.C. to study for her Masters degree and has stayed ever since! Her journey in the States is a fantastic read, so if you’re wondering what it’s like to settle in a new country be sure to read on.
What we like: Moving to New York City? Take a look at Laetitia’s favourite five things she ate in NYC earlier this month – they’re enough to make you pack your bags right now!
A Mother Life (www.amotherlife.com)
Molley Mills moved to Harlem, New York from Australia in 2005 with nine suitcases and a “we will conquer all” attitude. Molley lives with her husband and their three children and blogs about the trials and tribulations of bringing up a family in a new country.
What we like: Don’t forget to take a look at Molley’s life tips and ideas picked up from her life as a moving mum, wife and expat.
Live Work Travel USA (www.liveworktravelusa.com)
Dan has been living in the United States since 2005 and understands the plethora of questions that newbies to the States will invariably have. Dan’s blog provides quick answers and resources with all the best travel tips when moving to the States.
What we like: Scared of moving overseas? Read the success stories of dozens of people that have made a new life in America.
Irish American Mom (www.irishamericanmom.com)
Mairead moved to New York over two decades ago to begin a new working life as a physiotherapist. Within her blog you can read as she reminisces about her childhood back in Ireland and her thoughts and experiences about her new life in the States.
What we like: Mairead is proudly Irish, but she’s also proud of living in America too – and here’s why.
Clicks & Corks (www.clicksandcorks.com)
This quirky site is a photography blog with a fine wine twist: Italian photographer and sommelier, Stefano combines his love of photography and fine wine to provide inspiration in several US and Italian magazines. A fabulous way to combine your heritage with your passion for food and drink!
What we like: Fancy yourself as a wine critic? Check out Stefano’s wine glossary – you’ll be sure to find terminology that you won’t have heard of!
Lost in the Pond (www.lostinthepond.com)
This fascinating blog has been in existence since March 2013 and is the brainchild of British travel writer and popular YouTube host, Laurence Brown. Laurence writes interesting and amusing articles targeted to British and American expats and has been recognised by the likes of the BBC and popular expat radio stations.
What we like: Laurence’s YouTube channel is hilarious and captivating in equal measure, with some laugh-out-loud videos on the differences between British and American language and culture.
The Mahers (www.guenbt.com)
This heartwarming blog is penned by “expat, frustrated photographer and coffee lover”, Guen, who outlines her love story with her husband and how they initially learnt to live their lives together 7,000 miles apart. Since they’ve got married and closed the distance, Guen blogs about their life in America together.
What we like: Guen talks about anything and everything regarding the Visa process, which for some people can be a long and confusing task.
Me, Myself and Atlanta (memyselfandatlanta.wordpress.com)
This blog centres around a 31-year-old British girl who’s been navigating her way around expat life in the United States after moving to Atlanta with her husband, Toby for work. It includes all their amazing adventures as well as the low points of expat life, giving you a 360-view of life away from ‘home’.
What we like: This blog also features an excellent comparison on the contrasting lifestyles between Britain and the USA.
Expat Mum (www.expatmum.blogspot.co.uk)
Providing “observations from the US of A”, this expat Brit moved to the States more than 20 years ago having been brought up in the north-east of England. As a devoted wife and mother to her three children, the Expat Mum talks about anything and everything that’s topical about life in the States.
What we like: The Expat Mum is featured on a whole host of other sites where you can hear her thoughts on life in America as an expat Brit.
French Girl in Seattle (www.frenchgirlinseattle.com)
A blog that’s exactly what it says on the tin. Blogger, Veronique is a French native who moved to Seattle in 1996 and initially created this blog to enable her to keep in touch with her French students, relatives and friends. But ever since it’s grown into a popular community with Veronique telling stories about life on the road – with a French twist!
What we like: This exhaustive list of resources gives you plenty of information about life in France and for those living in the US looking to study French themselves!
The Expat Woman (www.theexpatwoman.com)
This award-winning resource is designed for female expats that have recently moved to the States, lived here for a while or are planning to move there. It’s a fantastic community for women to connect, share stories and achieve their American dreams!
What we like: If you’re unlikely to have bucketloads of spare cash sitting around after your move to the US, this handy article gives you inspiration to live in the US on a shoestring budget and still have an unbelievable time.
We Have Moved to USA (wehavemovedtousa.blogspot.co.uk)
Another insightful personal blog written about a family’s move from the UK to the USA. Blogger, Sarah German, based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, also supplies a host of useful Expat resources and links to give budding expats fresh inspiration.
What we like: Sarah has helpfully provided budding expats with useful links to existing expat discussion forums and online communities, designed to make the move across the pond that little bit easier.