A great travel recipe consists, in equal measure, of adventure and relaxation. But for a lot of people, that balance is spoiled by an unwanted ingredient: the French. Also, stress. Far too often, travelers unnecessarily get hung up on what might go wrong on a trip.
Let's take a moment to pause, breathe, and realize that most of the worries people fret over will never happen when traveling. You probably won't be bitten by a cobra. Nobody's gonna know if your underwear is clean. And the odds of getting kidnapped abroad are slim to none, unless you're visiting Venezuela -- in which case, you might actually be getting kidnapped as you read this.
Kidnapping and cobras aside, the majority of travel worries are completely unfounded; or at the least, can be prevented with some street smarts and advanced planning. With that in mind, here are 11 things you simply need to stop worrying about when you travel.