Expat Blog & NYC Guide

Dinner with New Friends

Dinner with New Friends

Since moving to NYC and starting this website to try and help Aussies (and other expats) new to NYC, I’ve met some really awesome people one-on-one. Some of the people I’ve met have had specific questions they needed help with, … Read More

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Ads Up, the Aussie refugee network, is looking for volunteers to meet with newly arrived refugees! You may have heard about the refugee swap deal signed between the US and Aus, which allows 1250 … Read More

Best way to transfer AUD to USD

Best way to transfer AUD to USD – Transferwise vs. OFX vs. vs. PayPal vs. Banks

Transferring money internationally is an expensive and confusing process the first time you try but if you know where to look, I can help you transfer those Australian Dollars ($AUD) into US Dollars ($USD) in no time! There are four … Read More

Cheap Broadway tickets to all the Broadway Shows

How to get cheap Broadway tickets for every show

There are so many different ways to buy cheap Broadway tickets for shows that it can be confusing sometimes! So did you know that there’s a website that lists all the special deals and ongoing lotteries for all the major … Read More

Real Italian Cooking With The 'Nonnas' Who Know It Best Enoteca Maria

It’s time for Dinner with New Friends and Nonnas!

Dinner with New Friends has been a LOT of fun so far. We’ve had 14 dinners with 14 people all having dinner and making new friends and connections each and every week at different restaurants in the city. I’ve worked … Read More

How to watch Australian TV in America

How to watch Australian TV in America

Do you have a favorite TV show that you miss from Australia? Well, Katherine from Bright Lights of America has some tips below for how to watch Australian TV in America!  Netflix and Amazon TV are fantastic, and I refuse … Read More

America Josh 200 Posts


Hello Friend, What a milestone! We’ve reached 200 posts on America Josh! The site is growing, with more information, more partners, more fun, and coming in the next few weeks I have a REALLY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! In the meantime, I only ask … Read More

Finding a Job in New York City from Australia

6 Steps to Finding a Job in New York City from Australia

If you want to move to America, there’s a good chance that finding a job in New York City is one part of your plan. Adriana at Career Contessa is here to help with her best tips and steps for finding a … Read More

Compare Ride Sharing Ride Hailing App Prices Juno Lyft Uber Via

cabstr: How to compare prices of ride-sharing apps

This week I discovered a new app, cabstr, that is going to dramatically decrease the amount of time I wait for a ride-hailing car or ride-sharing car and make it cheaper too by comparing all available prices and wait-times! I find … Read More

Adelaide Crows AFL Grand Final New York City

Where to watch the AFL Grand Final 2018 in New York City

If you’re looking for a great spot to watch the 2018 AFL Grand Final in New York City, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re having an event or know of a great venue, please do let me know and … Read More

Immigration Diversity Lottery USA

Green Card Lottery 2018 (DV-2020): Eight things you must know

First things first: The green card lottery 2018 (DV-2020) is NOW OPEN! Second things second: There is only one official website for entering the green card lottery: https://dvlottery.state.gov/. DO NOT TRUST ANY WEBSITE THAT TELLS YOU OTHERWISE. The official information about DV-2020 can be … Read More

Tuck Shop NYC Closing

Tuck Shop NYC is closing after 13 years!

It was the first “Australian-style” place I visited after moving here to New York on a day of weakness, in search of a pie. The Tuck Shop on 1st Avenue is shutting its doors next Tuesday, September 25, and they’ve … Read More

Wine Tasting Sail NYC

Wine Tasting Sail NYC: Our Weekend on the Water

This weekend, Stacey and I went for a Wine Tasting Sail out of New York City’s North Cove Yacht Harbor (near the World Trade Centre) on the Hudson River with Manhattan by Sail and it was freaking delightful! After very … Read More

Why you’re not allowed to share your contact details at Dinner with New Friends

Why you’re not allowed to share your contact details at Dinner with New Friends

If you haven’t heard of it, Dinner with New Friends is my own little way of making New York City a little smaller and a little more friendly for those who live here: 10 people who have never met each … Read More

Madison Square Eats Closes Soon

Madison Square Eats: Flatiron does gourmet

Have you visited Madison Square Eats? There are only a couple more weeks left, so if you’re craving some delicious treats, you should get down to the Flatiron area before October 5! What is Madison Square Eats, well I’ll let … Read More

Board Game Bars in NYC - The Uncommons

Board game bars NYC

I. Love. Board Games. I really do. Something I hadn’t done before moving to New York though was going to a bar with a small group of friends to play… and it was awesome! The Uncommons is a board game … Read More

i94 Form Admit Until Date

What is an i94 and how to print my i-94 number

It’s one of the most important documents you’ve never heard of, but the i94 form is actually one of the easiest to get your hands on and being aware of it is worth its weight in gold for those who … Read More

Best East Village Restaurants - Post NYC

East Village Restaurants – Where to eat in the East Village – My Top 5

With so many East Village Restaurants to choose from it can be overwhelming. Don’t worry though, I’m here to give you a rundown of what I think are the Top 5 restaurants in the East Village (from what I’ve tried so … Read More

Millman winning means cheap tickets to the US Open

Millman wins, and US Open Ticket Prices Plummet

If you follow the US Open you will know that Australian, John Millman, knocked Roger Federer out last round in possibly the biggest upset of the tournament. What does this mean for you? Well first things first, if you’re Australian, … Read More

Things I Don't Like Dear Australian Community

Dear the NYC Australian community, things aren’t “worse”, they’re just different!

I don’t normally post personal feelings and thoughts, but I want to start a conversation with the community of Australians living in New York City (and further afield) to see what you all think. I’m highlighting Australians because I am … Read More

Scott's Walking Pizza Tours Pocket Pizza Journal

Do you like pizza and walking? You’ll love a pizza walking tour in NYC!

This weekend, a small group of friends and I tried out Scotts’ Pizza Tours (more specifically, we did the “(North) Greenwich Village Pizza Walk” one) and it was delicious and great fun! From their website: From wood-fired brick ovens to … Read More