I agree. People sometimes have the weirdest ideas about travel not being safe in certain areas.
My trip to the Best of Eastern Europe was supposed to depart on September 12, 2001. We finally left on the 21st. It turned out that about half our group canceled, and so did the next group, so we were combined. It never occured to my friend or me to cancel, nor did our families or friends urge us to. And we were welcomed everywhere we went. There were flowers and American flags around the statue on Wenceslas Square. A girl on the Charles Bridge in Prague sold me a pair of earrings for half price, just because I was American.
This week, my son and I are flying to Israel so that I can spend my 80th birthday in Jerusalem. I've been before, but he never has, and it seemed like a wonderful way to celebrate.
But I'm not finished with travel yet. I have a river cruise booked for July - Seine to Normandy with the post-trip extension. And two more trips in my Travel Planner.