Safety Matters: To check on the latest security information, go to the US State Department website at www.travel.state.gov. (There is a link on the links page for you.) In addition, dress and behave conservatively. Avoid flashy clothing, jewelry, luggage, rental cars, or anything that will draw attention to you. Also, although you may be tempted to get a car with a luggage rack while travelling in Europe because the cars are so small, better to pack lighter than to give thieves a free pass at your luggage when you are off sightseeing. In other words, try to avoid looking and acting like a tourist.