Photo: Couple in Valencia, Spain, in the fall. (photo courtesy martin-dm/Getty Images/E+) (martin-dm/Getty Images/ E+)
Elsewhere in Europe, Spain remains steady at 11th on the list of the safest countries in the world, according to the experts at BHTP. Routinely ranking among the world's most-visited destinations, Spain also cracked the top 30 of the GPI. This winter, the State Department only asks Americans to exercise increased caution due to the potential threat of terrorism and civil unrest.