travel – trip – journey – tour – voyage
The table below will help clarify the meaning and use of vocabulary related to travel.
|Travel|| The word ‘travel’ is used to talk about going from one place to another.
It can be a verb, a noun or an adjective.
♦ verb : Tom travels a lot in his job.
♦ noun : Travel nowadays is faster and less expensive than before.
♦ adjective : There is a travel agency beside the bank.
|Trip|| The word ‘trip‘ is used to talk about a short journey somewhere
for a purpose, business or pleasure.
♦ For our wedding anniversary, we went on a trip to Venice.
♦ My boss is often away on business trips.
♦ During our holiday, we took a boat trip to the islands.
|Journey|| A journey is the distance covered in travelling from one place to another.
‘Journey’ can refer to a long distance or a short regular one.
♦ The journey was long and tiring; it took us 5 hours to get there.
♦ Did you have a good journey? Yes, it was quite pleasant.
♦ How long is your journey to work? Just about 20 minutes.
|Tour|| A tour is a journey during which several places are visited,
especially on a holiday.
The word ‘tour’ can be a noun or a verb.
♦ noun : We went on a tour of Italy.
♦ verb: We toured the north of India.
|Voyage|| A voyage is a long journey by sea or in space.
♦ Before the 20th century, long sea voyages were common.
♦ A spacecraft will take you on a voyage through space.
More explanation in Spanish
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