With violence against tourists in the news (particularly Americans), summer travelers who usually ask, "Where should I go this year?" may be more likely to ask, "Which places should I avoid?"
Here's how to answer that question before you make plans
"There is no officially maintained list of off-limits locations," says Ben Joelson, a director at the Chertoff Group, a security services company. If you're worried about security, you have to do your homework.
"Find out everything about your destination before you go," says Steve Kardian, an FBI defense tactics instructor and author of the book "The New Superpower for Women: Trust Your Intuition, Predict Dangerous Situations, and Defend Yourself from the Unthinkable."
Kardian and other security experts say any list of dangerous places should start with the US State Department's Travel Advisories.