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Expat Chinwag with Kylie
14 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Ep19. 10 Things I Like About The USA
In this episode I share 10 things I like about living in the USA. Some are quite big differences from the UK and others are silly little things that bring me a little bit of happiness!
18 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Ep18. A Certain Type of Crime US vs UK...
Trigger warning. Literally. In this episode I discuss 2 types of crimes that come up a lot in conversation when thinking about the USA and the UK. This is completely my opinion and me TRYING to get my head around thoughts of people that just shrug off mass murders because it's now become an everyday occurrence. Guess what, we have mental health problems in the UK too and how many mass murders due to a certain weapon have we had lately? I'll give you a clue. Zero.
13 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
Ep17. Visiting Home: Expat Travel Days!
If you're an expat, you may be very used to long travel days to visit home! In this episode, I give a little insight as to what my travel days are like when I visit the UK from the USA...and the return trip!
16 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Ep16. Expat Life: Christmas Traditions in the UK & USA
Christmas can sometimes be a bit of a tough time of year of expats what with being away from family and friends. In this episode I share some of my British Christmas traditions, what Christmas is like as an expat in America and how I bring some of my old traditions to the USA.
15 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Ep15. Experiencing Homesickness As An Expat
Lets address the elephant in the room and talk about homesickness, something that I feel like many of us expats have to suffer in silence. Regardless of whether you've been living as a permanent expat for a few years or 20 years, we all experience it as some point.
11 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Ep14. Celebrating Thanksgiving & Black Friday As A British Expat!
What it's like suddenly having to celebrate certain 'holidays' that you've never had to celebrate before!
13 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Ep13. Shopping...when all the sizes are different!
When you're an expat, even shopping can be a pain! Not only is there a different currency, which granted you ignore after a while, but then there are taxes and size differences which can be a bit of an annoyance!
10 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Ep12. The USA/UK Language Barrier!
In theory both countries speak English but my goodness is there a language barrier!! Being an expat my mind is constantly working in 2 different countries. Here are some of the language differences (and a few other differences!) between the UK and USA!
12 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
Ep11. Halloween In The USA
Halloween in the USA is like a huge crazy celebration! This is my opinion of what it's like from the British perspective. I'll give you a clue...I'm the Halloween version of a bah-humbug!
14 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Ep10. A Chinwag About International Travel!
As an expat I do a lot of international travel, who am I kidding, before I was an expat I did a lot of international travel too! In this episode I share some of my favourite destinations around the world and travel tips and hacks, especially for when it comes to flying long haul!
14 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Ep.9 The Online Expat Community
Depending on where you emigrate to, you may well be the only 'foreigner' and sometime it's nice to find and talk to others that understand! I share some of the online expat groups and blogging groups that I'm part of, and the importance of them in my expat journey!
10 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Ep8. How I Communicate With Home As An Expat
In this episode of the Expat Chinwag, I share the ways that I communicate with home as an expat and how over the years communicating long distance has become easier!
17 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
Ep7. People's Reactions To Me As A Brit in Iowa!
In this episode I share some of the reactions that I get from various people I meet! These mainly ring true for Iowa and small towns, rather than the USA in general...there are SOME places that I can blend in without my voice giving me away!
21 minutes | Sep 22, 2019
Ep6. Driving in the USA as a British Expat!
This is my experience of driving in the USA as a British Expat, from having to retake the driving test, to driving on the wrong side of the road!
16 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
Ep5. Food, Drink & Eating Out in the USA
It's true! Food portions in the USA are HUGE! Find out other eating out musings, some of my favourite foods in the USA and some foods which are just plain wrong!
12 minutes | Sep 8, 2019
Ep4. USA Travel Observations And My Favourite Destinations!
In episode 4 of the Expat Chinwag, I share some of my favourite USA travel experiences and destinations...and yes I know that Texas is on Route 66 (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahomas, TEXAS, New Mexico, Arizona, California)!
15 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Ep3. US Healthcare compared to the UK NHS
The US and the UK uses two very different healthcare systems and as an expat, the change can be a bit of a shock! I share some of my experiences from both countries.
12 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Ep2. Brits Love To Talk About The Weather...!
Am I even a Brit if I don't have a moan about the weather? Find out the crazy extremes of the weather in Iowa compared to the Great British drizzle!
12 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Ep1. USA Green Card Visa Process!
In this episode I share my experience of the CR1 USA Green Card visa process! I'm a Brit married to a USA citizen and I try to sum up the last 4 years in less than 15 minutes! You can find all of the visa resources here: https://betweenenglandandiowa.com/life-in-the-states-as-a-brit/our-visa-journey/
2 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
Welcome To The Expat Chin Wag!
Welcome to the Expat Chin Wag podcast and YouTube series. Each week I'll be chatting about a different aspect or topic related to travel or expat life! Launching on Monday 26th August 2019!
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