>>1445941>>>1445917>Grow a pair and start living your own life unencumbered by the prejudices of your elders. Or just don't tell them.
My parents are educated world travelers with wealth. They have owned properties overseas most of my life. They were both children of pilots, pilots themselves, and had decades with multiple airlines, as did most of their family and friends before retirement. My father was a CEO of an airline. My brother owns an insurance company which calculates risk for business travel. My ex worked for the State Dept. I'm not a baby that doesn't know how to live their own life. To discount their opinions would be simply nonsense. They don't control me or my choices. If you don't need to go certain places, or if you have business being there as a kidnapping or crime risk, you go elsewhere.
I am considerate of their feelings, because they are logical and based on realistic facts, and nothing more. Since I still have places in the world that interest me as much as dangerous places, either/or, it's a nonissue for me. I go with the safer whim when I plan a trip. It's not my nature to lie to my parents, why would I? Lying puts distance between family. It's part of being an mature adult to own your choices. If I want to do something a bit dangerous, physically, like a SCUBA trip somewhere with currents, I might limit the amount of time they worry by informing them of my trip plans closer to departure.
To be unkind now, if you live a bit of a sheltered life, unlike mine, your frontal lobe is okay with gambling and odds, but if you don't look like the masses and stick out like a sore thumb, like I do, you have fewer choices to try to blend in and not attract attention. It costs more money to travel safer. I never sleep exposed in a shared room/bath in a hostel or carry my belongings on my back, or skip having a shower for more than 12hrs at this point in my life. I don't find that enjoyable, but it's delightful for other people *shrug*