travelling

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
  1. noun
    the act of going from one place to another
    synonyms: travel, traveling
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    walk
    the act of walking somewhere
    circumnavigation
    traveling around something (by ship or plane)
    peregrination
    traveling or wandering around
    traversal, traverse
    travel across
    roving, vagabondage, wandering
    travelling about without any clear destination
    wayfaring
    traveling (especially on foot)
    crossing
    traveling across
    driving
    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
    staging
    travel by stagecoach
    on the road, on tour
    travelling about
    junketing
    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)
    constitutional
    a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
    foot
    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
    moonwalk
    an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon
    perambulation
    a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
    turn
    taking a short walk out and back
    walkabout
    nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
    walk-through
    the act of walking in order to view something
    drifting
    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
    motoring
    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
    fare-stage
    a section along the route of a bus for which the fare is the same
    commute
    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
    mush
    a journey by dogsled
    odyssey
    a long wandering and eventful journey
    trip
    a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    passage, transit
    a journey usually by ship
    expedition
    a journey organized for a particular purpose
    digression, excursion
    wandering from the main path of a journey
    schlep, shlep
    a tedious or difficult journey
    trek
    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
    voyage
    a journey to some distant place
    way
    a journey or passage
    ocean trip, voyage
    an act of traveling by water
    sailing
    riding in a sailboat
    boating, yachting
    water travel for pleasure
    type of:
    motion, move, movement
    the act of changing location from one place to another
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