With last week’s terrorist attack in Brussels and the one in Paris four months ago many travelers are nervous about venturing beyond their own borders.

The U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert for the entire European continent in the wake of the attacks and a Skift survey from last week found nearly 20% of Americans with plans to go to Europe this summer had already cancelled travel plans. Travelers are justified in worrying about international travel in these scary times, but traveling has always had its risks. And in most scenarios terrorism is no reason to cancel travel plans as that only hurts a region economically and furthers the terrorists’ goals.

 To read more on what Peltier believes are ways to improve your travel risks click here. 

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