Using ‘travel’ words in English

In this lesson, you will learn how to use various terms that we use when we talk about travelling.


means going from one place to another. It can be a verb or a noun.

  • Example: Marc travels a lot in his job.
  • Example: I travel by train.

You can also use the word ‘commute’ instead of travel.

‘Travelling’ refers o an activity.


is the distance covered while travelling from one place to another. It could be a long or a short journey. You make/go on a journey. It can be used as a verb too.

  • Example: We journeyed for four hours. (verb)
  • Example: My journey to work is about twenty minutes.
  • Example: How was your journey? (means how was the travelling process)


It involves more than one single journey. You take/go on a trip.

  • Example: John’s gone on a business trip.
  • Example: How was the trip? (refers to the purpose of travel)


means visiting several places.

  • Example: We toured Italy.
  • Example: We went on a tour to Europe.


is an organized trip whose purpose is usually a scientific exploration or research of the environment/space.

  • Example: Many expeditions to the Antarctic have ended in a disaster.


is a short journey, especially a leisure activity.

  • Example: the students have gone on a school excursion.

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