My American parents are looking forward to their retirement in a few years, and for a variety of reasons are contemplating retiring in Europe - likely the UK, or possibly Germany/Austria. Is this possible? [more inside]
I'm going to the UK and Italy for 5 months for work and am having trouble getting the banking situation worked out. [more inside]
Where are the best small music festivals in Europe this summer. In my ideal world there is a reasonably priced festival with a half decent line up that hasn't got too big for its britches. [more inside]
I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
We'll be moving from Heidelberg, Germany to Edinburgh, Scotland in September. Help us find a moving company that won't rip us off. [more inside]
What are the options for a skilled US citizen (advanced background in structural engineering) to get a work visa in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, or Switzerland? [more inside]
Can you recommend companies for travel insurance? (For UK resident) [more inside]
Due to a last-minute work trip and a big difference in plane ticket prices, I have from Thursday evening through to a 2 PM Heathrow departure Monday free to go exploring. Where should I go and what should I do? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married
. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships
are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
What are my prepaid 3g data+sim options for Western Europe? [more inside]
The recently-retired senior generation of my family is traveling from US to London in October. They are arriving separately and splitting up for a couple of different side trips, and want to be able to stay in touch by cell phone. What are the easiest, cheapest options for cell phones that they can purchase ahead of time? [more inside]
I'm looking for podcasts that are British or European, to counterbalance the overwhelmingly American coverage I receive of my areas of interest. Can anybody recommend some good English language offerings to match the criteria under the fold? [more inside]
A friend and I want to climb a mountain, ideally inside Europe. Only question, which one? Advice for beginners much appreciated! [more inside]
Europeans using PayPal to bill customers in the U.S. or U.K., can you help me? I want to bill for services using PayPal, and then transfer the money to my Greek bank account. Greece uses the Euro. I'd like to bill in dollars for my U.S. clients, but I'm a PayPal newbie as far as receiving funds is concerned. Is there something that I should know about fees or ... um ... anything, really. I don't even know what I don't know! Any tips/advice will be helpful; don't assume it's too minor. :)
Where in the world can a US and UK citizen get married quickly? [more inside]
What tasty foods should an adventurous vegetarian eat in the UK and Western Europe? [more inside]
How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
Help me plan a connecting leg in my winter trip to Europe!
My wife and I are going to visit friends in London for a week and then traveling onward to Brussels to stay with another friend.
What are some great ideas for places on the way from the first to the second that might make for a great stop-over for a few days of just the two of us? [more inside]
Recommendations for European holidays with a 19month old in tow? [more inside]
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
I'm looking for honest views/reviews of UK/European web hosting. I know it's easy to google, however there is so much spam and disinformation regarding hosting that I got sick of trying to find anything regarding it. I need your help! [more inside]
Interested in possibly moving abroad in a few years, either to the UK or to France... [more inside]
What was the first match played using Football Association rules?
Is there a difference between US and European playstation games? I want to get games for my nephew and brother-in-law who live in Moscow but my sister says that games bought here (the US) will not play there. I have googled and asked at a bunch of stores and have gotten many different answers. Has anyone here had any experiences with this? [more inside]
Is there a euro-based alternative to PayPal? I'd like to get back into the on-line auction scene, but I don't want to have to deal in US$ because they're too all over the place.
Every manual transmission car I've ever driven makes a strange high pitched whining noise when going in reverse at more than about ten miles an hour. They don't make the same noise at the same revs in any forward gear. So why the difference? These are UK / European transmissions if that makes any difference.
Let's say you're spending three weeks in Europe late this summer. The first week is in Denmark, the third is in Ireland. Where would you spend the second? You'd like to go somewhere off the beaten path (in other words not Paris, London, or Amsterdam), but don't want to spend too much time in transit. You'd rather go somewhere rural than urban, you have a limited budget, and you'd prefer culture to castles and cathedrals. Any suggestions?
DVD question: I bought a European release of Frasier, season 1 - complete with subtitles etc. - but it seems like I'll have to buy seasons 2 -10 in the region 1 version.
Region compatibility is not an issue, but I wonder if "closed captioned" means that a DVD is subtitled, meaning: will I be able to get to those subtitles here in Europe, or do I need one of those hearing impaired set top boxes I've heard about (they seem to exist in UK and USA, maybe Canada as well)?
A question about UK/European tax/duty and shopping abroad... [more inside]