Travel for curious families

11 British gifts to give Americans

TweetA couple of years ago I wrote a post about the 8 British gifts to get Americans (that I would never give to a Brit). Whoa! People went crazy for this post. It was the Strictly Come Dancing, the hit record of posts. Styles and tastes move on, so this year I’ve updated my (modestly) blockbuster post. These days so many gifts are the same no matter where you are. Living in London, that means I’m...

Are American men more handsome than Brits?

TweetNow that science has solved the question of the Higgs Boson particle, it can move on to the really pressing questions, like “Who is more handsome – British or American men?” Usually my response to hard-hitting questions like this is, “Gentlemen, please, don’t fight – you’re all gorgeous.” But I happened on a scene this week that made me revisit this issue. A...

What Brits really think about the royal wedding

TweetIt’s turning out to be a week of my culturally insightful gems re: Brits v Americans. My latest is a piece I wrote for an American website started by veteran newswoman Leslie Stahl, Whoopi Goldberg and other high-flyers. I give my fellow Americans the low-down on how Brits really view the royal wedding.   So what do you think? Did I get it right?...

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