Travel 101 – What is it Actually?
Travel is the movement of individuals between various different geographic locations. Travel can usually be done by car, bike, foot, plane, train, bus, boat or any other mode of transport, with or without personal luggage, and is usually one way or round trip journey. Some forms of travel include caravanning, hiking, camping, rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, rafting, scuba diving, surfing, paragliding, bungee jumping, sky diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing.
The word travel can also be derived from the verb of the noun travel, “to proceed,” which means proceeding from one place to another. In modern times, this verb is usually used in the context of a journey or tour. A recent example of travel in the form of a journey is the epic travel of Genji, who journeyed across the country and returned carrying with him his wand and all the goods he had taken in his travels. This journey was called by some, the Great Journey, because Genji’s original route was the largest. This type of travel by land and sea takes many forms, but all require that there is some point or destination and that people move from one place to another.
Another definition of travel is “the movement of peoples.” This definition applies not only to humans but to animals as well, such as birds and fish. Some examples of avian travel are migration flights of birds to their winter destinations, or migratory whales spending some time in the Caribbean. Most people travel to other parts of the world for a part of their lifetime. When people travel abroad, they usually are on pilgrimage, trying to learn about or experience the new cultures they will encounter.