Is it a good idea to go to Europe this year?
Absolutely! It’s one of the best opportunities in years. The Euro is WAY down from where it used to be. 1 euro used to cost $1.38 not that long ago and now it costs $1.14 – your money goes a lot further – almost a fifth more Euro’s to the buck, and because you asked this question – there will likely be fewer Americans traveling abroad to Europe this summer.
What is your risk? There is no risk. Well, hardly any. Not really. The odds are greater that you’ll die in a car wreck driving to the airport than be at the wrong place at the wrong time and get injured in a terrorist attack. Fortunately the car wreck is unlikely too.
So go visit London, or Paris, or Venice, or Athens, or wherever your interests carry you.
Don’t personally allow the rejects of the third world to scare you and keep you away.
[newsletter_lock} That’s exactly what they seek. But security now will be better than ever.
You stand a much more likely encounter with an unfriendly local visiting most major American cities.
If you go, be wise, don’t advertise!
Wear comfortable understated clothing. If in Rome, get an “inside your garment” money belt. Split up your credit cards and cash, and leave things in hotel safes you don’t absolutely need.
Keep alert, avoid being boxed in, and move away from the crowds toward the curb if you become paranoid. Avoid t-shirts that advertise your school, or that scream I spent money – a lot if it- on this Louie Vuitton handbag. Are you NUTS? No of course not.
So what are your thoughts on European travel? Do you have what it takes to be adventurous? Then GO!