4 Ways the Australian budget impacts expats

4 Ways the Australian budget impacts expats

Aussies across the country settled in for the annual drinking game that is “The Budget”, last Tuesday (May 9). While Treasurer Scott Morrison (aka ScoMo) swayed and leant on the lecturn, we waited with baited breath, shot glasses at the ready, listening...
What do you want from Bright Lights of America?

What do you want from Bright Lights of America?

What do you want from an expat blog? More tips on how to get make life easier? A bunch of “how-to” articles to get you set up in  the US? Tips on where to travel on the cheap in your new home country? Now’s your chance to tell me what you want to see...
11 best junk foods in the USA

11 best junk foods in the USA

Regular readers of Bright Lights of America already know that I spend a fair whack of my time whinging about how terrible junk food in the US is. Namely the chocolate. I don’t understand how anyone could enjoy Hershey’s. I may have misrepresented the array...
Expat dilemma : stay or go?

Expat dilemma : stay or go?

Expat life is full of excitement and unexpected twists and turns. You experience the highs of having a whole new place to explore, possibly learning a new language and a new way of life. But there’s a downside to expat living as well, and it tends to rear its...