The State Department today issued a travel alert for European travel. This is one step below a travel warning meaning travelers are urged to be cautious when in areas where there are large public gatherings. I won’t be in Europe until the end of November when I land in Athens. I only plan a couple of days in Athens and then hope to island hop. That leaves Spain in December. The sad fact it that there are dangers everywhere. And that includes living in any big city, such as LA.