What is your greatest fear when traveling outside the U.S.A.?

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  1. claptona profile image82
    claptonaposted 3 years ago

    What is your greatest fear when traveling outside the U.S.A.?

    The fear of the unknown - traveling outside the U.S.A. to different cultures and languages.
    Robbery, muggings, unfamiliar surroundings. being different from the locals?
    So many things cause anxiety when traveling.
    What is your greatest fear?


  2. tirelesstraveler profile image76
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    After my last trip it was coming home to a nation I didn't recognize. The US had always been a safe haven.  I knew I would be treated humanely.  In the last 24 hours I learned my friends 6 year old, who has been battling cancer for 2 years, had surgery in the last three weeks and whose daddy just went back to Afghanistan was taken to the ER and they shipped him to a pysch hospital on a pysch hold. His mommy could only visit him one time a day. His mommy finally convinced the night nurse he was in pain which she couldn't get under control which is why they went to the ER in the 1st place. -  I left for two weeks and the vitriol from the TV and radio is terrifying.  I thought I was in the Holocaust museum reading about 1938 Germany.  I can handle odd food, lost luggage, lost passports, robbery, but not having a home to return to is way beyond what I can handle.  I thought it had happened to me September 2001 when I was in Ireland.  Returning home this June was beyond words.

    1. claptona profile image82
      claptonaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Judy, interesting story.
      Thanks for sharing your feelings and experience.
      I wish you the best.

  3. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 3 years ago

    Being killed for 50 bucks, my clothes, and a cellphone.

    1. claptona profile image82
      claptonaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Andrew
      Sounds like Chicago, or are you talking about a 3rd world country? smile
      I've been all over Europe, into Africa and I'm now in Central America.
      Traveled for close to 3 years, and never been robbed.
      Thanks for sharing your fear.

  4. point2make profile image78
    point2makeposted 3 years ago

    As difficult as this is for me to say....my greatest fears while travelling are heightened when travelling within the US. Travelling outside the US is  far more relaxing and, to me, much safer. Outside the country common sense can go a long way. Inside the United States senseless violence seems to have found a haven and is quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception.

    1. claptona profile image82
      claptonaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting answer, point2make,
      I don't know if your read about the killings in Chicago over the weekend, but it brings into focus your point.
      Thanks for sharing your answer - I do understand were you're coming from.

  5. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 3 years ago


    My most significant fear would be if someone insists that I play ice hockey on an Olympic-sized ice rink (i. e. "Soccer Field"). Now that I am older I enjoy the smaller ice surface most significantly...

    1. claptona profile image82
      claptonaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That would tough in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
      But fears are weird - sometimes they make no sense.
      Thanks for sharing.

    2. connorj profile image80
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You have pegged me Wilson! I have dollars for traveling but no sense...

  6. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 3 years ago


    Out of all the countries I have visited America is the scariest to visit & we have no desire to ever try live there . Knowing so many people own guns and even carry them makes you nervous being there . We enjoyed seeing places like the Grand Canyon ,San Francisco,Savanna , The Space center, Loved Alaska ,Canada . I would have loved to have seen more of the National Parks but they were closed while we were there . The travel on Amtrak is awesome !
    There are so many countries that you can feel relaxed in & enjoy !
    I read a lot about things that go on in America !

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image76
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Freecamping-The number of places I feel safe is declining rapidly.


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