The Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary







Travel is the transport of people on a trip or journey. Reasons for travel include:

  • Tourism—travel for recreation. This may apply to the travel itself, or the travel may just be the necessary investment to arrive at a desired location.
  • Visiting friends and family
  • Trade
  • Commuting–going to various routine activities, such as work or meetings.
  • Migration—travel to began life somewhere else; nomadic people do this
  • Pilgrimages—travel for religious reasons

The word originates from the Middle English word travailen ("to toil"), which comes from the French word travailler ("travail").

See Wikitravel [1] for more travelling information.

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