(Closed) International travel?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Costa Rica is pretty safe; you’ll probably be fine there.

Post # 5
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
204 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
252 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
348 posts
Helper bee

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
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 # 14
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

….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
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ 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!

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