Is Europe Safe?

June 19, 2016

Clients who have been traveling with us this season tell us “our friends thought we were crazy to travel to Europe.” What?

Crazy smart for choosing a private tour over a cruise or bus tour? Crazy hungry for great food and wine? Crazy interested in culture and history?” If that’s what these homebodies are talking about, then yes our clients are crazy!

We don’t understand. Do people in America actually believe there is a terrorist around every bush, around every ancient church corner, hiding out in every bistro in every small French town? It’s fear bred by the 24-hour a day media, that’s what this is all about. Don’t let terrorism or the fear of refugees (which we also find sort of crazy, as America is a land made up of – refugees!) stop you from fulfilling your travel dreams in 2016 or beyond. Remember there were more people killed in bathtub accidents last year than by terrorists.

We stay in small towns and villages. European Focus does not attend large sporting events or huge rallies. Those events are not authentic Europe. We focus on the authentic, and by their very nature these places are safe, now, then, and in the future.

Steve and Debbie from Chicago arrive in Venice in style on a private water taxi at the start of their spring, 2014 tour of Italy.

Steve and Debbie from Chicago arrive in Venice in style on a private water taxi at the start of their spring, 2014 tour of Italy.

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One Comment

  1. THANK YOU so much for being such a fabulous guide and knowing just the right
    things to take us to and the right amount of time.
    And you are dead right about the post you put about people not
    traveling…as I said to a friend yesterday….from afar the world does
    look scary….but join it and there is no fear at all.
    – Sue Evans, Australia

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