Don't stop traveling!
You could miss this view...
or these architectural masterpieces...
You might not get to see local crafts people at work...
Now, I know some folks might be thinking, but it could be dangerous!
Yes, but it can be wonderful if you pay attention, plan ahead, and use your noggin! I have the dubious luck of being in London just after 7/7 and in Scotland (about 20 miles away) from the terrorist attck in 2007.
What? You don't want to travel with me any more?!
But look at this fabulous vacation destination...
I have a very good grasp of the cautions presented this weekend and the very real threat of attacks in tourist areas highly traveled by US citizens. I do hope that people think through their plans and do not automatically rule out travel to Europe. I have friends taking a Mediterranean cruise in a few weeks. I will wish them well, think of them often, and know that they are extremely well prepared if they need to adjust their circumstances somewhere along the way.
I certainly hope that the media does not do major damage to an already struggling European economy by dramatically slowing down a major source of income, tourism.
*Getting down off the soap box now* I hope you enjoyed the photos!