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Statue dedicated to the traveller in Oviedo, Spain

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations for any purpose and any duration, with or without any means of transport. Travel also includes relatively short[1] stays between successive movements. Movements between locations requiring only a few minutes are not considered as travel. As an activity, "travel" also covers all the activities performed during a travel (movement).

Travel is a wider concept than a trip. A round trip is a particular type of travel whereby a person moves from his/her usual residence to one or several distant locations and returns. A trip can also be part of a round trip.

Travel is most commonly done for recreation or to visit friends and family (generally as part of tourism), for business or for commuting; but may be for numerous other reasons, such as health care, migration, fleeing war, etc. Travel may occur by walking or human-powered mode, or through mechanical vehicles, either as private or public transport.

Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international. In some countries, non-local internal travel may require an internal passport, while international travel typically requires a passport and visa.

The word originates from the Middle English word travailen ("to toil"), which comes from the Old French word travailler ("travail").[2] A person who travels is called a traveler (U.S.) or traveller (UK).

See also


  1. ^ In any case, less that a year.
  2. ^ "travel". Merriam–Webster. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 

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From Wikiquote

  • “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~ Lao Tzu
  • "Anything we fully do is an alone journey." ~ Natalie Goldberg
  • "Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking." ~ Saint Augustine (354-430)
  • "He who strays discovers new paths." ~ Nils Kjær
  • "Curiosity is the best learning tool one can posses." ~ S M Neel
  • "It's only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning." ~ P. D. Ouspensky
  • "if you're not willing to be changed by a place, there's no point in going."
  • "Life is like stepping onto a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink." ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  • "Look at the stars lighting up the sky: no one of them stays in the same place." ~ Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
  • "The only way out is through." ~ Geneen Roth
  • "The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sages steer by." Chuang-Tzu
  • "The wise man's home is the universe." ~ Democrites (born c. 460 BC)
  • "Traveling is like flirting with life." ~ Advertisement
  • "Wherever you are is the entry point." ~ Kabir
  • "Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more." ~ Arab proverb
  • "I had seen a little and knew a lot. Now I've seen a little more and know a lot less" ~ Micah MacAllen
  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." ~ Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad Ch. LXII (Conclusion)
  • "They say that travelling broadens your mind, but first you must have a mind."
  • "What I don't understand about mobile homes is that you have a mobile place to live, you park it, and you never move it again. That's like buying a Sony Walkman, and nailing it to your hi-fi." - Nick Hancock, UK Comedian
  • "In the meadows of the mind no-one travels so far as he who knows not where he is going." ~ Oliver Cromwell
  • "Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking." (Original: "Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar." ~ Antonio Machado
  • "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God." ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  • "The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are." ~ Samuel Johnson, Letter to Hester Thrale, 21 September 1773
  • "When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,
    and when we escape like squirrels from turning in the cages of our personality
    and get into the forest again,
    we shall shiver with cold and fright
    but things will happen to us
    so that we don't know ourselves.

    Cool, unlying life will rush in,…" ~ D.H. Lawrence, Escape
  • "A wise traveler never despises his own country."
It., Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese. ~ Carlo Goldoni, Pamela (I, 16)
  • "The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page." ~ Saint Augustine (354-430)
  • "Embrace the detours." ~ Kevin Charbonneau
  • "The earth belongs to anyone who stops for a moment, gazes and goes on his way." ~ Colette
  • "Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled." ~ Mohammed
  • "Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag." ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • "A traveller. I love his title. A traveller is to be reverenced as such. His profession is the best symbol of our life. Going from - toward; it is the history of every one of us. It is a great art to saunter." ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • "Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect." - Paul Theroux
  • "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." Henry David Thoreau
  • "To feel at home, stay at home. A foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It’s designed to make its own people comfortable." Clifton Fadiman
  • "Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." Scott Cameron
  • "for whatever you lose (like a you or a me)/ it’s always ourselves we find in the sea" e.e. cummings
  • "A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for." William Shedd
  • "Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind." Rick Steves
  • "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust
  • "People say you have to travel to see the world. Sometimes I think that if you just stay in one place and keep your eyes open, you're going to see just about all that you can handle." Paul Auster. From the film Smoke, spoken by Harvey Keitel as Auggie Wren.
  • "The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sightseeing." - Daniel J. Boorstin. The Image: A Guide to Psuedo-Events in America, 3.2, 1961
  • "If it is better to travel than to arrive, it is because traveling is a constant arriving, while arrival that precludes further traveling is most easily attained by going to sleep or dying." - John Dewey. Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology, 4.1, 1992.
  • "Travel is a fool's paradise. We owe to our first travels the discovery that place is nothing. At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self unrelenting, identical, that I fled from . . . My Giant goes with me wherever I go." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal, May 28, 1839.
  • "If an ass goes a-traveling, he'll not come home a Horse." Thomas Fuller. Comp., Gnomologia: Adages and Proverbs, 2668, 1732.
  • "The longest journey

Is the journey inwards." Dag Hammarskjold. Markings, 1964.

  • "The soul of the journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases." - William Hazlitt, "On Going a Journey," Table Talk, 1822.
  • "The world may be known

Without leaving the house." - Lao-Tzu. The Way of Life, 47.

  • "Remember wherever you go, there you are." - Earl MacRaugh. The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzi Across the Eighth Dimension, 1984.
  • "Though they carry nothing forth with them, yet in all their journey they lack nothing. For wheresoever they come, they be at home." - Sir Thomas More. "Of Their Journeying or Travelling Abroad," Utopia, bk. 2.
  • "A rolling stone gathers no moss." - Publius Syrus. Moral Sayings.
  • "Why do you wonder that globe-trotting does not help you, seeing that you always take yourself with you? The reason which set you wandering is ever at your heels." - Socrates. In Seneca the Younger. "On Travel as a Cure for Discontent," Moral Letters to Lucilius.
  • "To travel hopefully is better than to arrive." - Robert Louis Stevenson. "El Dorado," Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.
  • "If there is a nice place, and the place does not come to you - you have to come to the place." - Tony Wheeler
  • "A simple woman down in Tyngsborough, at whose house I once stopped to get a draught of water, when I said, recognizing the bucket, that I had stopped there nine years before for the same purpose, asked if I was not a traveler, supposing that I had been traveling ever since, and had now come round again." - Henry David Thoreau. "Thursday," A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, 1849.
  • "What is a journey? A journey is not a trip. It's not a vacation. It's a process. A discovery. It's a process of self-discovery. A journey brings us face to face with ourselves. A journey shows us not only the world, but how we fit in it. Does the person create the journey or does the journey create the person? The journey is life itself. Where will life take you?" - LV commercial
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Simple English

Travel is the activity going from one place to another location. When a person makes the same trip every day to work or school, this type of travelling is usually called "commuting." Some people travel to other cities as part of their job. This is called "business travel." Some people travel on their vacation, to visit other towns, cities, or countries. These people stay overnight in hotels, hostels, motels, apartments or bed and breakfast or perhaps in a tent - then they are campers. With the changing times, modes of travelling are also changing. Some people (Tourists) write about traveling in books called autobiographies or journals.

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