Friday, March 31, 2017

A Brit's Memory of Florida | Remembering America

Join me as I offer a retrospective look-back on my time in the different states and cities I've already been to. In this episode, I will recount the rather dramatic tale of my first visit to the United States, when my family took a holiday to Florida.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Visiting All 50 States: I'm Gonna Need Some Dosh

As many of you know, I recently set myself the ridiculously optimistic goal of visiting and documenting all fifty states by the end of the decade. I have almost everything I need for the journey: trains, a camera, this book, my wife, blind ambition. The only thing I don’t have... is money. Perhaps you can help.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Brit's Memory of New York | Remembering America

This begins a video series in which I, Laurence Brown, offer a retrospective look-back on my time in the different states and cities I've already been to. In this episode, join me as I remember the Big Apple herself, New York, New York.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade - Video Montage

This past weekend, my wife and I attended our first St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago. We had what my American counterparts would call "a blast" but, because I've been snowed under with work (literally at times), a full-on video narrated by my irresistibly dreamy voice was just slightly beyond me. So instead, I took some photos, composed some music, and made an impromptu music video. I hope you enjoy it! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 10, 2017

My 50-State Challenge

It's quickly becoming the worst-kept secret on YouTube: Laurence Brown really wants to visit all 50 of these United States. And so, in the interest of laying all my cards on the table, this is the video - among many more to come - that will hold me accountable. Will you join me on this long, arduous, and utterly naive journey?

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

6 Reasons I Actually Love Living in the USA

Now that I've lived in the USA for more than eight years, it probably shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone that I actually rather enjoy living here. Sure, we live against an uncertain political backdrop and Twizzlers are still a thing; but I'm not here to focus on the negatives. And that's because America still has a boat-load still to offer. Sometimes, I think we all need a quick reminder of that. Here are 6 Reasons I Actually Love Living in the USA.

Monday, March 06, 2017

A View From The Farce Side: Planes, Trains, or Automobiles

Flying, frequent flying, like taking a flight every few weeks as I tend to do for work, is a strange phenomenon for most English people. England is small—fitting into America’s largest state, Alaska, more than 10 times—so flying from one end of the country to the other isn’t commonplace. In America we do it all the time, particularly out west.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Britain Versus America: Knowing Your Hair Terms

It’s not every evening I get to perform Google searches for “women’s hair accessories”—usually just Saturday evenings when the wife is out. But this past weekend, I had genuine, research-based motivation for doing so: it occurred to me that there is an oddly high number of hair terminological differences between Britain and America.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

British Expat: 5 Things I Absolutely Miss About Britain

Don't get me wrong: living in America has been an indescribably fruitful experience. From the dazzling mountains of Colorado to the cityscape of Chicago, the United States is a profoundly beautiful place and I feel lucky for every single day of my residence here. Well, almost every day; I once had gastroenteritis. That wasn't pleasant.