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Old 03-31-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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LOL

Time to step away from your cable news network. And let me take a wild guess as to what your favorite cable news network might be and how you came to believe that terrorists were overrunning France & London, lol.
Nope, sorry to disappoint you, but I do not watch Fox News, nor do I watch CNN or MSNBC or any other cable news network on a regular basis. I simply rely on reports of current events in all forms of media, and pretty much every major story to come out of France in recent years has involved random terrorist attacks that killed scores of innocent victims.

List of terror attacks in France in 21st century - India.com

London has had their share as well, sadly:

London attacks: A timeline of recent terror incidents in the city

I never said that it happens every day, or even every year, but it is often enough that it has cast a bit of a pall over tourism to these destinations, not just for me but also for others:

Paris Attacks: Tourism Slump Could Drag Down Economy | Time

London tourism at risk after terror attack - Mar. 23, 2017

It is truly a shame that these beautiful, timeless cities are bearing the burden of this sad trend, but it does make one think before shelling out thousands of dollars for a vacation. If it was just me you might have a point, but clearly it is not.

Curiously, I notice you had nothing to say to the people who are afraid to travel to places like Brazil, South Africa, and Israel for safety reasons.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Then why not go without him? My wife & I travel a lot together, (in fact, we just came back from a 22-day trip to Singapore, Bangkok, Vietnam, Taipei, and Hong Kong) but we don't always travel together. In June, I'm going to Las Vegas to play in the WSOP, and in August my wife will travel with a girlfriend to the Amalfi Coast. Neither one of us have any interest in the other's trip.



LOL

Time to step away from your cable news network. And let me take a wild guess as to what your favorite cable news network might be and how you came to believe that terrorists were overrunning France & London, lol.
Different people have different levels of what may be safe and what may not be. Some are risk takers others aren't. There are so many places to travel in the US and world I too would cross off any area outside of my comfort zone for safety, as there are many other places to go
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Different people have different levels of what may be safe and what may not be. Some are risk takers others aren't. There are so many places to travel in the US and world I too would cross off any area outside of my comfort zone for safety, as there are many other places to go
Thank you.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:42 PM
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Australia.
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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I've had my bucket list for so many years. Some things I've done, or seen. Others, I haven't.

I have never taken anything off the list because it hasn't, or can't, be done (ie, visiting Antarctica)

I have added places, and things, as the world changed. Some of the new items are accomplished, some not.

But just because something can't (or, I think can't) be done, is no reason to remove it from the list
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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I once used to think I wanted to visit the 5 land continents. America & Europe are done, but I think I might cross Australia off the list, as the journey is so long. But I still intend to visit Asia & Africa.
Still deciding on which countries in those regions
That's my goal for this decade to visit one country per continents. But after my long flight to Japan and china, I am ready to cross Australia off my list. It's too long & doesn't really interest me. Still have Africa & South America to visit
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Old 04-01-2018, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Any country in which I could be beheaded because of my citizenship anf the "Stans".
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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For me it would be Belize. Iíve always wanted to go, but then my mother went there and said it was awful. A lot of crime! So I have crossed it off.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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Most of us have a running bucket list of places you want to visit. Have you crossed any off your list but never visited?

I have always wanted to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, I have been to New Orleans but not Mardi Gras, crossed off my list as the crime in the city with big crowds is not for me.

Istanbul, always seemed so exotic, my daughter was able to go about 5 years ago and loved it, me that part of the world to unstable for my tastes.

Japan, the long flight and expense have made me cross this off my list.
I don't have a bucket list. I don't even understand the concept.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I don't have a bucket list either....

would have like to see parts of Asia ie Bhutan or Japan or China, but doubt I'll go now...

same for the Pacific northwest...
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