Eiffel Tower closed, travel plans impacted by Paris attacks

Story highlights

  • Some travelers planning visits to Paris are weighing the risks and rewards of going through with trips
  • After terror attacks left the city on high alert, some airlines are offering travel refunds
  • Travel personality Rick Steves urges travelers "not to let the terrorists win by being terrorized"

(CNN)Jessica Thon-Ralph was excited to show her 15-year-old son the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and other "supercool" landmarks during a trip to Paris next weekend.

Thon-Ralph and her family are living in Troisdorf, Germany, for two months while her husband completes work training. It would be their first chance to travel around Europe together before returning home to San Diego.
Now their trip is up i