Post # 1
We are still trying to decide where to go for our honeymoon. I think we are leaning towards Costa Rica.
My parents dont want us to travel outside the US because of all the terrorism/civil war issues going on everywhere. Personally I dont think its an issue for where we want to go, i have checked the gov. travel site and there are no warnings for Costa Rica. Plus if we are at a nice resort, i would feel plenty safe.
My question is, is anyone worried about international travel?
Post # 3
Honestly I’m not worried about international travel at all unless you are going to a country that is dangerous like the Middle East and some parts of Africa.
Post # 4
Costa Rica is pretty safe; you’ll probably be fine there.
Post # 5
You’ll be 100% a-ok with Costa Rica….
Shoot, I flew over the middle east last spring and I’m here still 🙂
I’ve been all over the world, we even contemplated Dubai as a honeymoon local… as long as there is no turmoil and political unrest you should be totally safe.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens
If you want to leave the US, definitely go! I think we can never predict what will happen where and when. Costa Rica is one of the most stable and tourist friendly countries in Central America. If it makes you feel any better, Mr. S and I are contemplating Bali. There have been two “terrorist” attacks there in 7 years. We’re still most likely going. As a NYer if I let fear of terrorist attacks run through my head, I would never leave the house and take the subway everyday. Go and see the world!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Ceremony, Cultural Hall Reception
I second Swan! Travelling is one of the most exciting, thought provoking adventures you can embark on. Don’t deny yourself the opportunity!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe
Costa Rica is really safe. So much so that their government doesn’t finance an Army. This sounds bad (but it’s meant to sound good) but bad things happen in the US too.
Post # 9
im giggling becuause if i go to the aussie travel advisory site i get warned about going to the US, “We advise you to exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in the United States because of the risk of terrorism”
i love travelling and we go to alot of 3rd world countries – be smart to be safe is the rule and enjoy
Post # 10
Costa Rica is totally fine.
Tell your parents that they are being silly, it isn’t like the whole world is filled with terrorists or overrun by civil war. I would just laugh it off, and then send them a list of State Department recommended steps (get vaccinated, don’t drink the water, avoid certain zones, etc.) and tell that how you are following them.
Post # 11
I think terrorism is more likely an issue in the US than in Costa Rica. It’s cute that your parents are concerned for you, but their anxiety is misplaced. It’s not like you want to ride motorcycles through Afghanistan.
Post # 12
eloping- that’s sort of creepy! I think you should be fine going to Costa Rica. I have had lots of friends travel there in recent years and have had no problems.
Post # 13
thanks bees!! i am not at all worried about traveling, if i could travel the world i would!! but i just wanted to see if anyone was taking anykind of precautions? I think its so weird that we live in a time where we have to think about this kind of thing!! but you still have to live and that includes going on a honeymoon!! and i cant wait!
Post # 14
….yeah, I’m going to go with, no problem – go!
I live in a developing world country, very near the border of one of the world’s most unstable nations where Americans are not allowed to go, and … I don’t see how you can let fear rule your life. That’s just silly to me.
Post # 15
I just got back from our six month honeymoon…traveling around the world. 25 countries including everything from western Europe to the Middle East (my parents were NOT happy about that one!) and we really had zero problems whatsoever. Just use common sense and be aware of your surroundings. Plus Costa Rica really has quite a big tourist infrastructure and definitely falls into the safer category.
Post # 16
@ Katrinab – I’m so jealous! It is my dream to take a year off and travel the world!!! One day, it WILL happen! I’m sure you and your husband had the trip of a lifetime!