If you're going from one place to another, you're travelling. People love to go travelling to see new places and experience different cultures. When people are travelling, they’re not just running around the block; they're on a journey.

Travelling comes from the Old French word travil, meaning “suffering or painful effort” or “trouble” as in travelling a long distance in a covered wagon. But remember, that was back before airplanes, G.P.S. units, and suitcases with wheels. Any kind of travelling has a destination, whether you're headed to a resort or a business meeting in a different city. Lots of people enjoy travelling in the summer when there’s no school. Woohoo!

Definitions of travelling

n the act of going from one place to another

travel, traveling
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the act of walking somewhere
traveling around something (by ship or plane)
traveling or wandering around
traversal, traverse
travel across
roving, vagabondage, wandering
travelling about without any clear destination
traveling (especially on foot)
traveling across
the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
horseback riding, riding
travel by being carried on horseback
air, air travel, aviation
travel via aircraft
journey, journeying
the act of traveling from one place to another
leg, stage
a section or portion of a journey or course
travel by stagecoach
on the road, on tour
travelling about
taking an excursion for pleasure
seafaring, water travel
travel by water
commutation, commuting
the travel of a commuter
amble, perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll
a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
travel by walking
hike, hiking, tramp
a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
last mile
the last walk of a condemned person to the execution place
an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon
a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
taking a short walk out and back
nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
the act of walking in order to view something
aimless wandering from place to place
ford, fording
the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
traversal, traverse
taking a zigzag path on skis
the act of driving an automobile
bronco busting
breaking a bronco to saddle
endurance riding
riding for long hours over long distances
pack riding
riding with a pack
trail riding
riding along a roughly blazed path
flight, flying
an instance of traveling by air
a section along the route of a bus for which the fare is the same
a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
drive, ride
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
long haul
a journey over a long distance
a journey by dogsled
a long wandering and eventful journey
a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
passage, transit
a journey usually by ship
a journey organized for a particular purpose
digression, excursion
wandering from the main path of a journey
schlep, shlep
a tedious or difficult journey
a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
circuit, tour
a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
pilgrim's journey, pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place
excursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
a journey taken for pleasure
a journey to some distant place
a journey or passage
ocean trip, voyage
an act of traveling by water
riding in a sailboat
boating, yachting
water travel for pleasure
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motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

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