TRAVEL_TRIP_JOURNEY by yantingting


									TRAVEL vs. TRIP vs. Journey etc.

travel/travelling (nouns)

Travel is the general term to describe going from one place to another. We can talk about someone's travels to refer to the
journeys he/she makes:

        His travels abroad provided lots of background material for the novels he wrote.

Travelling is also a general term which refers to the activity of travel:

        Travelling by boat between the islands is less tiring than travelling by road.

        I don't do as much travelling as I used to now that I'm retired.

Travel often crops up as part of compound nouns. Compare the following:

        Make sure you keep all your travel documents safely. You can obtain your travel tickets from the travel agents in
         High Street if you don't want to order them over the Internet. Some of you may suffer from travel sickness. Air
         travel may well give you a bumpy ride. If you don't have a credit or debit card, make sure you take plenty of
         traveller's cheques with you.

         We often use travel as a verb:

                  I love to travel during the summer holidays. This year I plan to travel all around
                   the Iberian Peninsula.

         journey (noun)

         A journey is one single piece of travel. You make journeys when you travel from one
         place to another. (Note that the plural is spelt journeys, not journies):

                  The journey from London to Newcastle by train can now be completed in under
                   three hours.

                  We can talk about journeys taking or lasting a long time:

                  How long did your journey take? ~ Oh, it lasted for ever. We stopped at every
                   small station.

                  We occasionally use journey as a verb as an alternative to travel, although it may
                   sound a bit formal or poetic:

                  We journeyed /travelled between the pyramids in Mexico on horseback.
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        trip (noun)

        A trip usually involves more than one single journey. We talk about day trips, round
        trips and business trips. We make journeys usually, but we go on trips:

                    I went on a day trip to France. We left at 6.30 in the morning and returned before
                     midnight the same day.

                    The round-trip ticket enabled me to visit all the major tourist destinations in India.

                    Where's Laurie? ~ He won't be in this week. He's gone on a business trip to
                     Malaysia and Singapore.

                    The trip went well. It was an old car, but we didn't break down in four weeks of

          expedition (noun)

          An expedition is an organised trip whose purpose is usually
          scientific exploration of the environment. You go on
          expeditions, just as you go on trips.

                     Numerous expeditions to The Antarctic have ended in

                     Are you going to join the expedition up the Amazon
                      this year, like the one Tom went on last year?

                     Less dangerous and less adventurous are shopping
                      expeditions when you are hunting down particular
                      goods or bargains and fishing expeditions when you
                      go in search of fish which are not easy to locate or

          safari (noun)

          A safari is a trip or expedition to observe wild animals in
          their natural habitat in Africa, usually. You go on safari to
          safari parks. In days gone by, you might have worn your light
          cotton safari suit for this purpose:

                     His one ambition in life was to go on safari to Kenya to
                      photograph lions and tigers.
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          cruise (noun and verb)

          A cruise is a holiday during which you travel on a ship or
          boat and visit a number of places en route. When we cruise,
          this is exactly what we do:

                  They cruised all around the Mediterranean for eight
                   weeks last summer and stopped off at a number of
                   uninhabited islands.

                  My parents have seen nothing of the world so are saving
                   up to go on a world cruise when they retire. They are
                   hoping to take a trip on the cruise liner, the QE2, in

          voyage (noun)

          A voyage is a long journey, not necessarily for pleasure, on a
          ship. We don't talk about voyages very much in the present
          time, but historically they were very significant:

                  His second voyage (1493 - 96) led to the discovery of
                   several Caribbean islands. On his third voyage (1498 -
                   1500) he discovered the South American mainland.
                   (Christopher Columbus, the great explorer)

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