Travel is the motion of people between far away, physically distant locations. Travel is one way of visiting places on earth, either one way or round the globe. Travel is a very important mode of communication and transport in today’s world as people from different corners of the world communicate through travel. It also provides employment to millions of people all around the world.
There are many reasons for a traveler to travel. There could be some personal reason for travelling, such as visiting a new place for the first time, or relocating to another part of the world, which could be for family reasons, or visiting an old friend or celebrating an occasion. Some other reasons of frequent travel are for business, such as visiting clients, inspecting a factory, or hunting a trophy deer. And there could also be emergencies, such as a sudden illness, or getting caught in an accident, which could crop up anywhere and everywhere.
The meaning of travel therefore, is to put into words what it is to us, and how we use it. The word “travel” has various meanings depending on where and how we use it. In the United States, for example, the use of the word travel typically refers to a move between two place, perhaps from one city to another, or from one state to another. Similarly, a trip abroad is described by the word “tourist” and “adventure tourist.”
Therefore, let us discuss travel in a broader sense. Let us define travel as going from one place to another, either across continents or within a country or even within a city or town. Let us further define travel by classifying it according to destinations, or locations. For instance, “autical travel” refers to the movement from one coast of a country to another. Thus, “academic travel” refers to any move that takes you from one educational institution to another, such as studying in one town, learning in another, or enrolling in a different college.
Let us also define travel differently by considering only those journeys where you move from one place to another, either within a country or outside it. Let us further define travel by time or season. For instance, a vacation trip may be defined as a journey between two places at different times of the day or during a season. A family trip may be thought of as a single trip to a common destination, made up of a series of visits within the same locality, over a period of days or weeks.
When you add all these definitions together, you get a very broad definition of travel. Of course, it is not enough to just define travel. It must be remembered that each individual has his or her own definition of travel, and that each person’s definition of travel is subject to change with circumstances. But in general, let us consider travel as a means to an end, a kind of art, an activity that brings the whole of your life together, a discipline that pushes you away from routine and complacent daily life, and allows you to experience something more, to think more, to travel more.