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EXPAT LIFE IN AMERICA: Right now, it is summer, and one of the busiest times of the year for town celebrations and events in New Jersey, and elsewhere in the US. As this is being written, it is just one week after the American monster party of the year for the July 4th holiday (Independence [...]
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MOVING TO NEW JERSEY: If you’re deciding on a move to America’s garden state, one of the most critical steps for an expat is to clarify if New Jersey is safe to live in.  It’s a question almost anyone moving to a new location should get answered before they relocate, to ensure their future security [...]
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THINGS TO DO IN NEW JERSEY: Just as Australia Day is close to many Australians’ hearts, Independence Day on the Fourth of July is a huge day on the American calendar. It is a national holiday around the USA and marked by a wide array of patriotic displays. If you have been living in a [...]
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LIFE IN NEW JERSEY: Are you planning on moving to New Jersey sometime soon? If so, and you are an Australian, or expat from elsewhere, you may not know much about this little US state. New Jersey is not as famous as some other big-name American states such as California, Texas and New York. Outside [...]
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LIFE IN NEW JERSEY: One of the more vexing challenges for expats learning NJ road rules, is understanding how the rules apply to pedestrians. Sure, this may sound straight forward but American rules and practices differ somewhat to how things are elsewhere, at least compared with Australia. Perhaps some proof of this is that the [...]
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EXPAT LIFE: Whether you are a young person wanting to travel the world, a family transferring to another country for experience/work, or an international retiree, it appears you can never be too old to be an expat. While expat life still retains a somewhat glamorous, jet-setting image, you should know that it is not challenge-free. [...]
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EXPAT LIFE: Cultural differences. This may be the single hardest challenge to overcome when moving to a new country as an expat. Hard to prepare for but even harder to anticipate. Sure, if you’re moving from Miami to Myanmar, you should be expecting that there’d be significant cultural differences, so you would plan for this. [...]
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EXPAT LIFE: One of the scariest things that can happen perhaps, as an expat driving in NJ for the first time, is suddenly realizing you don’t know what to do if your car breaks down. Sometimes as a new expat, it’s not until you are in the situation that you get this dreaded realization that [...]
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LIFE IN NEW JERSEY: When you think of American High school, there are lots of images that are conjured up from TV shows, movies and news stories that have been shown around the world including in Australia. Shows such as ‘Mean Girls’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Heathers’ and ‘Clueless’, help to develop biases and pre-conceptions about [...]
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