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Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’.  According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailentravelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale). This link may reflect the extreme difficulty of travel in ancient times. Today, travel may or may not be much easier depending upon the destination you choose (e.g. Mt. Everest, the Amazon rainforest), how you plan to get there (tour bus, cruise ship, or oxcart), and whether you decide to “rough it”. “There’s a big difference between simply being a tourist and being a true world traveler”, notes travel writer Michael Kasum. This is, however, a contested distinction as academic work on the cultures and sociology of travel has noted.

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  • TRAVEL: Car on fire on A272 near Easebourne 17 Dec 2017 22:17 Chichester Observer The A272 near Easebourne is currently blocked due to a car on fire. Police said a collision involving two cars happened on the bend of the road, resulting in the car fire. He added: “Officers are currently at the scene. The collision happened on the A272 …
  • Denied visa to travel abroad, 21-year-old Punjab woman commits suicide 17 Dec 2017 21:12 The New Indian Express Image for representational purpose only CHANDIGARH: Denied a visa to travel abroad, a 21-year-old woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her village near Amritsar, police said on Sunday. Police have initiated inquest proceedings and sent …
  • TRAVEL: Car and cyclist collide on A264 in Crawley 17 Dec 2017 20:51 West Sussex County Times Police are currently at the scene of a collision involving a car and cyclist on the A264 in Crawley. The collision reportedly happened at the roundabout between the A264 Horsham Road at around 2pm. A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed officers were at the …
  • TRAVEL: Two-car collision on A281 in Rudgwick 17 Dec 2017 20:51 West Sussex County Times
  • TRAVEL: One lane closed on A23 near Handcross 17 Dec 2017 20:50 West Sussex County Times One lane is closed on the A23 near Handcross due to a broken down horse-box. Police are currently at the scene. A spokesman said: “Lane one will be closed while we wait for the horse-box to be recovered. “The broken down horse-box is in the live-lane of …
  • TRAVEL: Finding bears and belugas in Churchill, Canada 17 Dec 2017 19:53 KRON Related Coverage SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — There are plenty of popular vacation destinations in Canada, but few people know about the hidden gem, Churchill. Travel enthusiast Dana Rebmann joined KRON4’s Marty Gonzalez in studio to explain why this fairly …
  • Commuters set to pay more for upcountry travel 17 Dec 2017 19:19 Nation By GERALD ANDAE More by this Author Commuters travelling upcountry for Christmas will pay dearly to reach their destinations following a significant increase in bus fare. With a week to Christmas, different companies have hiked fares as demand for …
  • Railways now has a Rs 12,000-cr plan to make your travel safer 17 Dec 2017 18:59 Economic Times NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has cleared a Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system. At its meeting on December 15, the Railway Board cleared the proposal to equip 6,000 electric locos with …
  • Champions Cup LIVE: Munster travel to Welford Road for crunch clash with Leicester   17 Dec 2017 18:24 Irish Independent Champions Cup LIVE: Munster travel to Welford Road for crunch clash with Leicester Independent.ie Things are delicately poised in Pool Three with Munster joint top alongside Racing 92. Leicester desperately need a win at home to Johann van Graan's men …
  • North East news RECAP: Bentinck Road latest plus breaking news, weather, traffic and travel 17 Dec 2017 17:24 Sunday Sun Shift in jet stream should give milder spell of weather We can finally wave goodbye to the bitter Arctic blast that has gripped the North East. There will be a sharp contrast to the Polar conditions that plunged the region into sub zero temperatures. The …
  • Albertans who travel are happier than those who don’t: study 17 Dec 2017 17:20 CICT
  • Breaking news, weather and travel Sunday December 17 17 Dec 2017 16:58 Liverpool Echo Join us for everything that's happening across Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond via our live breaking news, travel and weather service throughout the day. The team on Old Hall street will be bringing you all the latest updates from the region's …
  • Geert Wilders calls for Trump-style Muslim travel ban in Europe 17 Dec 2017 16:44 The Guardian European countries should adopt Donald Trump-style travel bans to counter a wave of Islamisation supposedly sweeping the continent, the Dutch anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders has said. Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands’ Freedom party (PVV), …
  • Breaking: Buhari to travel to Niger Republic with three governors 17 Dec 2017 15:21 Online Nigeria Home | News | General | Breaking: Buhari to travel to Niger Republic with three governors President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, December 18, attend the 59th proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger. The president, alongside the …
  • Indian Railways now has a Rs 12,000-cr plan to make your travel safer 17 Dec 2017 14:38 business-standard The Indian Railways has cleared a Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system. At its meeting on December 15, the Railway Board cleared the proposal to equip 6,000 electric locos with European …
  • Buhari, 3 governors to travel to Niger 17 Dec 2017 14:16 Y Naija President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday will attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday said Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by Governors Aminu Masari, …
  • Curating experiences is the biggest trend in the travel industry 17 Dec 2017 13:44 Indian Express “We are trying to identify experiences. We’re creating experiences. We are directly doing it in our resorts and record it,” says Ramesh Ramanathan of Sterling Holiday Resorts. The traveller is changing from just being someone who goes to a destination for …
  • PM, Shorten staff travel splurge 17 Dec 2017 13:09 The Australian
  • Christmas rail travel: Which stations and routes in London will be shut? 17 Dec 2017 12:40 Evening Standard Train services are set to be disrupted over the Christmas period as several major routes in and out of the capital shut down for engineering work. Network Rail said more than 32,000 workers including engineers and contractors will spend more than half a …
  • TRAVEL: Delays on M25 following accident 17 Dec 2017 12:36 Lewes Today
  • Oman Air wins double at World Travel Awards 17 Dec 2017 12:35 Trade Arabia Oman Air took home two awards at the World Travel Awards, which took place last week at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam, claiming the titles 'World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class' and ‘World’s Ultimate Service Award …
  • White Christmas chances thawing as 'Storm Dylan' could bring gusts of up to 70mph and widespread travel disruption 17 Dec 2017 12:00 GetSurrey The hope of a white Christmas could be dashed with predictions that "Storm Dylan" could be named over the festive period, bringing strong winds and travel disruption. Dylan would be yet another storm the country has faced this year, including …
  • TRAVEL: Battle fire crews attend collision in Hurst Green 17 Dec 2017 11:57 Hastings Today Fire crews from Battle received reports of a person trapped following a collision in Hurst Green earlier today (December 16). The collision happened at around 2.30pm. An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The original reports said a …
  • US refuses to confirm or deny Atiku’s allegation against President Buhari on travel ban 17 Dec 2017 11:23 Online Nigeria – The US refused to comment on the allegation that President Buhari was barred from their country – It said this was due to administrative reasons – Atiku had said president Buhari was barred from entering US for 15 years The United States government has …
  • St Helens to trial digital approach to bus travel information 17 Dec 2017 10:42 St. Helens Reporter St Helens is set to be the first area in the City Region to trial a digital approach to accessing travel information after Liverpool City Region Transport Committee members agreed to a six month pilot earlier this week. Over the last five years the number …
  • Bentinck Road latest plus breaking news, weather, traffic and travel 17 Dec 2017 10:20 The Journal Hello and welcome to the breaking news blog for Sunday, December 17, 2017. We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news, traffic updates and weather warnings. We will also have updates on the fatal collision in …
  • SUSSEX TRAVEL: Sunday, December 17 17 Dec 2017 10:18 Lewes Today If you are taking a trip today, here is everything you need to know. ROAD: Lane one of four is closed on the M25 clockwise between junctions J5 and J6 due to a broken down vehicle. The event is expected to clear between 9.30am and 9.45am today (December …
  • North East news LIVE: Bentinck Road latest plus breaking news, weather, traffic and travel 17 Dec 2017 10:13 Sunday Sun Hello and welcome to the breaking news blog for Sunday, December 17, 2017. We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news, traffic updates and weather warnings. We will also have updates on the fatal collision in …
  • More South Africans travel to the Seychelles in 2017 17 Dec 2017 09:48 ftnnews.com More South African travelers choosed Seychelles for their holidays in 2017. According to the latest statistics released by the Seychelles Tourism Board, 15 percent more South Africans traveled to the Seychelles compare to last year. According to David …
  • Warning not to travel on Scotland’s ‘frantic Friday’ 17 Dec 2017 08:30 Scotsman Drivers are being urged to avoid travelling on “Frantic Friday” next week when the last of the year’s commuter traffic will clash with the Christmas getaway. Leisure journeys will peak at 1.87 million on Christmas Eve, but December 22 is expected to see …
  • Luggage exhibit a history of travel 17 Dec 2017 08:21 Arkansas Democrat Gazette NEW YORK -- As travel changed, so did luggage. That's the story told by an elaborate exhibition about Louis Vuitton, the luxury luggage and fashion brand. The exhibition, free to visit and on display in Lower Manhattan through Jan. 7, is called " …
  • New-Moon Travel Blessing by Holiday Mathis 17 Dec 2017 08:21 Boston Herald Mercury is still retrograde, so we can't expect a perfectly smooth transition from place to place during one of the biggest travel times of the year. Yet the energy of the new moon will place a kind hand on our travel arrangements. This is especially …
  • UPDATED: Travel advisory for Dunkirk lifted 17 Dec 2017 08:02 The OBSERVER At 6:13 p.m. on Saturday, the Dunkirk City Police lifted the travel advisory, which had been in place since 10 a.m. Dunkirk City Police added, “Please continue to use caution while driving, as snow removal operations are still ongoing. Thank you for your …
  • Emirates Palace Receives Top Honours at 2017 World Travel Awards in Vietnam 17 Dec 2017 07:23 Al Bawaba Holger Schroth, General Manager at Emirates Palace The Emirates Palace hotel and Emirates Palace Spa have, once again, been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort’, ‘World’s Leading Conference Hotel’, ‘Middle East’s Best Hotel Spa’ and ‘Abu …
  • US Government reacts to Buhari, Atiku’s travel ban claims 17 Dec 2017 06:59 Daily Post The United States Government has explained why it has been silence over an allegation by a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through Nick Sadoski, an official of …
  • Travel advisory: Cancelled flights, December 17, 2017 17 Dec 2017 06:43 Rappler Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest air and sea travel advisories related to Tropical Depression Urduja (Kai-tak) Published 2:23 PM, December 17, 2017 Updated 2:23 PM, December 17, 2017 Planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino …
  • “They travel well:” Green Bay fans pack Charlotte bar for Packers pep rally 17 Dec 2017 05:44 WITI Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was a sea of green and gold in Charlotte on Saturday, December 16th, ahead of Sunday's game versus the Carolina Panthers. The Green Bay Packers held a pep rally at Whisky River, a bar …
  • Trending: Leisure Travel With an Eye on Giving Back 17 Dec 2017 05:10 The New York Times trending There are increasing opportunities to combine travel and volunteering — and one company is leading the way for budget-friendly options. Participants in the Sea Turtle Program at Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula excavate a newly hatched turtle nest. …
  • Travel Tips: All the Perks Ski Destinations Can Offer Non-Skiers 17 Dec 2017 05:10 The New York Times Travel tips If you don’t ski, you may not think a ski resort has much to offer — but these great amenities just off the slopes say otherwise. CreditLars Leetaru Dec. 7, 2017When you’re planning your next winter vacation, don’t write off a ski destination …
  • Travel Tips From Comedians: Gary Owen 17 Dec 2017 05:10 The New York Times Comedians, who try to make people laugh in cities around the world, know a thing or two about travel. Here are a few pointers from Gary Owen, who is starring in the season premiere of HBO’s “All Def Comedy.” The comedian Gary Owen.CreditMathieu Young/ …
  • Lakers’ Caldwell-Pope misses game because of travel restrictions 17 Dec 2017 04:30 INQUIRER.net Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. AP EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed the team’s loss Thursday night in Cleveland because of travel restrictions from his drunken driving arrest last season while with the Detroit …
  • 2019: U.S refuses to confirm, deny Buhari, Atiku alleged travel bans 17 Dec 2017 04:23 Citizen The United States Government has explained why it would not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the Department of State, …
  • Travel: Beijing 17 Dec 2017 04:22 Scotsman It would be easy to feel intimidated by Beijing. I imagine the culture shock of China’s sprawling capital could pose a challenge for even the most seasoned traveller – and I was a first-timer with only three days in town. But with a handy central base, …
  • JTB awards Jamaica travel specialist 17 Dec 2017 04:21 Jamaica Gleaner JTB awards Jamaica travel specialist WESTERN BUREAU: For the seventh year, the Jamaica Tourist Board rewarded the 50 top travel specialists who specialise in the destination and promote it as their first choice. The 50, from various cities in the United …
  • From sea and land to film and travel: tomes to grace any coffee table 17 Dec 2017 03:21 Irish Independent As the giant Shannon power house went up, the great houses of Ireland came crashing down, many razed to the ground during the War of Independence, the Civil War, and their aftermath. Tarquin Blake's Abandoned Mansions Of Ireland II, follows up his …
  • Travel advisories for parts of Western New York 17 Dec 2017 02:44 WIVB
  • Record number expected to travel this holiday season 17 Dec 2017 02:41 WDAZ In the sky or on the roads, people are traveling. "I am coming to Grand Forks for the holidays," said Rosie Cunningham, Fargo Resident. AAA estimates record numbers of travelers. A growth of nearly 21-million people compared to over a decade ago …
  • We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US 17 Dec 2017 02:19 Punch BAYO AKINLOYE The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the …
  • Effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on Air Travel 17 Dec 2017 01:54 ftnnews.com When hurricane Harvey hit Houston and hurricane Irma ravaged Miami, they both caused the airports to be closed, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of people. It was only a matter of days before the airports reopened but the negative impact on …
  • Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not travel with team for 25 days due to legal issue 17 Dec 2017 01:08 Yahoo! Voices The Lakers’Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed his new team’s first two games this season due to a suspension for a DUI case in Michigan. But that was not all. Caldwell-Pope’s came with probation, and to get out of it early the Lakers’ forward has to go …