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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 see moresee less types: show 56 types… hide 56 types… 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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