First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels this morning. Terrorists have struck again and it seems that the safety of anyone traveling abroad is once again in question. I recently went to Paris following the attacks there, and received a lot of confused questions about why I'd travel to a place that was just under terrorist siege. I'm a firm believer that you are no safer in the United States than you are abroad. Terrorists are constantly plotting attacks across the world. If they want to hit a certain city or country, they'll find a way to do it. As 9/11 showed, we are still vulnerable even in the United States.
An act of terrorism itself is intended to strike fear in people and cause them to live their lives differently. I believe the only way for people to combat this is to keep traveling and going about their business. If you become too scared to even leave home, then you've let the terrorists win. The goal of these attacks is to show that terrorists have the power to sway the masses. Don't allow them to dictate what we can and cannot do. Obviously I'm not suggesting you take a visit to Syria, but don't allow one small group of extremists cause you to stop enjoying your adventures. Don't live your life in fear, but instead, travel against terrorism. #travelagainstterrorism
Deric "Passenger" Poldberg