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Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2019, 2:19 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,325
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: To those who've made the move -- what are the biggest pros and cons?

My life is very confusing and sometimes seeing other people's experiences (especially recent ones) can be useful to help me think through my situation.

I kinda thought that's what a forum like...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2019, 12:10 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Living the US with diabetes

(Thanks -- since nobody had posted in it since last Feb, the thread was closed, so I thought I'd try again and perhaps hear from people who had joined the board in the last 18 months or so...)
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2019, 11:50 am
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Living the US with diabetes

I am curious to hear about the experiences of ppl who have moved to the States with diabetes (T1 or T2).

How does it compare to your situation in the UK? Are costs astronomical? Are there any...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2019, 11:48 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,325
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: To those who've made the move -- what are the biggest pros and cons?

Many thanks -- I realize that the answers will be subjective. Still, that stuff can be very instructive and valid. In terms of healthcare costs, do you at least feel that the quality of what you get...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2019, 11:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Making the Move With Teens & Tweens

If you have children in the teen/tween phase, I am curious to hear from you about your reasons for making the UK>US move, and how you think it has impacted your kids -- positively and negatively. How...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2019, 11:21 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,325
Posted By transatlantic_chap

To those who've made the move -- what are the biggest pros and cons?

I was hoping that some ppl who had made the move from the UK to the US could chime in with what the biggest gains and losses have been, for you.

Especially curious to hear from those with...
Forum: USA
Feb 19th 2018, 12:46 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Diabetes care in the US (vs the UK)

Is diabetes seen by insurers as a dreaded 'pre-existing condition'? Can you be refused coverage if you have it?
Forum: USA
Feb 19th 2018, 10:06 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Diabetes care in the US (vs the UK)

I was hoping to hear from people who have had T1 diabetes care/support in both countries.

How would you compare the two? Is the US setup insanely expensive? How do you feel about the standard of...
Forum: USA
Jan 24th 2017, 8:11 am
Replies: 77
Views: 6,416
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Brexit Britain vs Trump's America?

I was just wondering if there were other people in this group who were torn between these two problematic options.

I have always seen my dual US/UK citizenship as a 'best of both worlds'...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2017, 8:22 am
Replies: 68
Views: 7,235
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Should we stay (UK) or should we go (USA)

This is something I have been wondering about a lot lately.

I am a dual US/UK citizen, and lived in the US from 1998 to 2009 and since then I have been in the UK. There are pros and cons to both...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2016, 12:47 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 6,499
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Workplace vacation allowance -- is the situation improving?

Yes, perhaps my view of things is skewed as I am mostly looking at jobs in universities.
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2016, 10:23 am
Replies: 77
Views: 6,499
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Workplace vacation allowance -- is the situation improving?

One of the common reasons people give for not liking the idea of living/working in the US is the stinginess of employers when it comes to paid time off.

While there certainly are still places...
Forum: USA
Oct 5th 2016, 8:11 am
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

I guess both countries have a wide range of kinds of places to live -- there are some very dodgy parts of both, as well as some really lovely and welcoming communities. But I do have especially fond...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2016, 8:22 am
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

I found that the college town atmosphere was pretty nice -- there are certain areas of campus that you might want to avoid on a Fri/Sat night, but the same is true of most UK towns. Meanwhile, the...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2016, 8:05 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By transatlantic_chap

How would you compare the USA school v the UK school.

Not intending to hijack, but I'd like to broaden the discussion slightly. I am curious to hear from people who have made the transition -- how are you finding the US schools (in your local area)...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2016, 8:52 am
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

Thanks everyone for helping me think this through -- there may be an element of rose-tinted optimism in my view of the US, coupled with a bit of personal dissatisfaction regarding various elements of...
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2016, 6:32 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

To sum up, it looks like in the UK I could just about earn £30K/yr (before tax) and spend £300K+ on a house. In the parts of the US that appeal to me, I could earn over $50K/yr (before tax) and spend...
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2016, 6:28 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

I think in the US it's great when you are great and work is your life. In Europe you can still kind of manage if you aren't that great and just enjoy a simple life if that makes sense

That sort of...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2016, 10:51 am
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

Well, I lived in Urbana IL for several years, so I am drawn to similar places: Madison WI, Ann Arbor MI, Bloomington IN, Ithaca NY, etc.


As for ease of landing a job, that's the conundrum. I...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2016, 10:30 am
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

I guess when I said 'salaries in the UK are fairly low' I was confining it to my own particular field. Most of the jobs I look at here pay in the high £20K - low £30K range, whereas the same kinds of...
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2016, 8:47 am
Replies: 122
Views: 10,669
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Cost of living/quality of life/best place for kids -- US vs UK

Hi all, apologies if this is a bit of a ramble, but I hoped some people on here might be able to share their experiences. (And I am aware that it's hard to compare two countries, as individual people...
Forum: USA
Jul 11th 2016, 8:24 am
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Chicago or Evanston -- your experiences?

Hi all, I was hoping to hear from Brits living in the Chicago area, as I am pondering a move there. I lived in Chicago for about 4 years in the early 2000s, so I am certainly familiar with it, but...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2015, 8:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: How has your US move affected your kids?

Huh. Weird. So no-one new has joined the forum in the last year and a half?
Forum: USA
Nov 4th 2015, 2:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By transatlantic_chap

How has your US move affected your kids?

How old were your kids when you made the move, and how do you think they have been affected, either positively or negatively?
Forum: USA
Aug 11th 2015, 9:30 am
Replies: 72
Views: 27,905
Posted By transatlantic_chap

Re: UK to Oregon -- anyone done it?

Just wondering how it's all going since your move, K_London. Any updates you can share?
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