A few days ago President Trump (I don’t even like calling him that but whatever) was sworn into office, and I’m sure the last thing you’re thinking about is your American travel plans. Trump has already started planning changes to the country with his administration but the main theme certainly seems to be Nationalism. So, what does this mean for people heading over to visit the country of stars and stripes in 2017?
THE TRUMP AMERICA | Yes, there are still reasons to visit the USA
Getting In Could Be Fun
With regards to immigration and visitation, nothing has changed yet but it might worth keeping an eye on the Official ESTA website. It’s quite possible that Trump will start making it incredibly difficult to travel from some countries into America. Particularly, if you were paying attention to any of his promises while he was on the campaign trail.
There was even talk of banning all Muslims from entering the country. Disgusting. This idea seems to have been quietly abandoned but now that Trump’s in power it could easily turn up again. Chances are any changes to travel are only going to affect immigration. So as long as you are staying for less than 90 days you should be fine. (Key words: should be.)
Tensions Are Running High
When visiting America this year, remember only around 23 percent of the country’s population voted for the sitting president. So, you will definitely be entering a divided population. It’s best to stay clear of politics completely and instead enjoy the sights, the sounds and the beautiful scenery of the grand ol’ USA.
It’s impossible to predict what America is going to be like in just a few months from now. But it’s almost a guarantee there’s going to be a large part of the country’s population that isn’t happy about it. After all, let’s not forget that the protests against the president attracted a larger showing than the actual inauguration.
Hamilton’s On Tour
There is some bright news, though – the fact that depending where you go in America, you might spot a showing of Hamilton! The massively popular and constantly sold out musical is now on tour. You can see it in Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC and many more states through the year.
It’s well worth checking out, if you can get a ticket. Despite the increase in shows it’s still incredibly difficult to get a seat. The shows often sell out in minutes and privately sold tickets can cost thousands. But that just means if you do get a seat, you won’t be disappointed.
Avatar Land Is Finally Opening
After years of wait, Avatar Land will also be opening in Disney World Florida so it’s the perfect time to finally take the kids. Traveling there you’ll see floating mountains, cyberborg plant life that responds to touch and of course the Na’vi. You’ll also get the chance to ride a banshee and it’s certainly not the only reason to visit Florida this year. There’s also Universal Studios new water park built around an artificial volcano that gushes out litres of water!
So, there are still plenty of reasons to visit the USA this year. It’s certainly not all doom and gloom, even though it can definitely feel that way right now. For an anti-Trump must-see that I can’t wait to visit, check out Shia LaBeouf’s latest performance.
This post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.