No one can claim that any destination is 100% safe and risk-free. It cannot be said of Istanbul, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Boston,Orlando, or any other city in the world. So what does that mean for travel? Do we put life on hold and hide in a bunker while waiting for the madness to stop? If we choose to do this, we rob ourselves of the fascinating experiences we could be having and the wonderful people we could be encountering. But it is still important to weigh the risks of sacrificing life experiences for safety.