In the closing days of June, the people of the United Kingdom participated in a landmark vote after months and months of fierce debate. The vote concerned a countrywide decision on one single question: to leave the European Union or stick around. Though their were arguments on both sides of the issue (and we’ll take no sides, here), the vote eventually landed on the side of “Leave,” with the dissenters outnumbering the rest 52 percent to 48 percent. Initial reports of the BREXIT vote have seen its passage as almost immediately unpopular (so it very well might be fleeting), however, it’s a real thing, and it’s something that you have to take into account when it’s time to head to the United Kingdom. It looks like they’re no longer going to be a member of the European Union … so what does that mean for you?
1. Go There Now!
First and foremost, if you’ve ever contemplated a trip to the bustling streets of London or a scenic trip through the stunning countryside, this might be the time to do it. In the wake of the BREXIT vote, the United Kingdom kind of took a PR hit, so they’re more welcoming and happy to see foreigners than ever before (because they like tourist dollars).