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Old 03-24-2016, 08:57 AM
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No I would not go.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:13 AM
Location: Chicago area
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I think the odds of your being robbed by a pick pocket will be greater then being harmed by a terrorist in Italy. I personally would go. Keep your purse and wallets locked in a safe at the hotel and sight see with one credit card and a small amount of money. I would hire a private car vs being on public transportation and avoid crowded venues.

I think I'd be more worried about the plane crashing due to poor maintenance or pilot error vs a terrorist attack. I have to stop watching Air Disasters and Why Planes Crash. Those shows are making me as paranoid about flying, just as the terrorist attacks are making people paranoid about traveling.

It's easy to fall prey to sensationalism, but the facts are that the odds are in your favor that you will have a safe trip. Yep I'll just have to remember that the next time I go in the ocean after watching shark attack videos during shark week.

Never mind, maybe I'll just stay home and hide under the covers. Doh!
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:55 AM
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Hopefully, people will not want to go and rates will go down. We have a trip to Amsterdam and Prague in a few months and I cannot wait to go!
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:11 AM
Location: Ayrsley
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Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
One should not stop their life and their plans and give into terrorism. But one should still be vigilant when one is out and about.
^ Pretty much this.

In a couple of months we are headed over to Germany and Ireland for two weeks. The thought of cancelling our trip never even crossed our minds.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:38 PM
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Now that all the attention is on Europe, they'll hit some place else if they're going to do it.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:46 PM
Location: Barrington
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We are more likely to become involved in a fatal car accident the next time we drive than being in the wrong place at the wrong time and being a victim of terrorism.

Terrorism succeeds when people succumb to fear.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by spencgr View Post
Heading on a two week trip in May that will include London, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. Without a doubt, I am still going, and will not be scared!
Enjoy. Sounds wonderful. My favorite "London Local Tip" I got from a friend...if you want to see Tower Bridge open, as you walk across on the guard posts there is a list of when they will be opening it for ships to pass through. It really is there, we timed it to see it, and it was the best...and not something a lot of people see.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:41 PM
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I would go, the safest time to travel is after an attack when security everywhere is high. That said be prepared for extra searches at TSA and foreign equivalents.

The aim of the terrorists is to disrupt our way of life, to give in to that means they have won.

We are heading to the UK and Eire in July and have no qualms about travelling.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:58 PM
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There are hundreds of millions of people who LIVE there. Get a grip. Worry about real stuff, like driving to work which is statistically far more risky.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:35 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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For most Americans, foreign travel begins in Europe, then off to Asia, then, surprisingly, South America comes last.

I took the same route with my world travels, left South America until last (7 separate trips) and I now wish I had spent more time there.

Ever hear of any terrorist attacks in South America? No Muslims, to speak of, or not at all. They're not helping to bomb ISIS, so no counter attacks to be expected.

So, if you're obsessed with the terrorist issue in Europe, try South America!

Myself, I'd be a bit nervous traveling to Europe right now!
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