Travel is the movement of individuals between distant geographic locations. Travel can be to any place on earth or it can be a round trip or one way. The term “travel” can mean many things to many different people and in this article I will limit my discussion to the one meaning that most people will understand travel to mean. Most people would understand travel to mean an extended stay in one place over a long period of time, such as a vacation.
This is the definition of travel as we generally think about it, but there is another definition of travel, one that relates to travel to a destination. The definition of destination is “the point at which anything ends.” In other words, if a travel destination was the place that you want to visit all along the journey, it might be called the end of the travel route. For example, “the end of the road” or “the final destination.”
In everyday life, most people would not think of taking a long-term slow trip through France, except perhaps to get to Paris. But, if Paris is your travel destination, then your travel plans are already set in stone. You have made a travel plan for how long you want to travel, when you want to travel, how many places you want to see, how long you want to stay at each location, etc. You have committed yourself to the experience before you even leave your home. Therefore, when you start talking about travel, the word travel has a different connotation than it does in everyday life.
Some may think that travel should be free, all-encompassing, and easy. That would be wonderful if travel was that easy. But, it is not easy, and the more you plan and prepare for your trip the more enjoyable it will be. Planning ahead can make a huge difference in the type of trip you will enjoy and the destinations you will visit.
Long-term travel can really put a strain on your budget. It is not uncommon to have unexpected expenses while traveling long distances. If you are planning your trip correctly and financially, however, the stress will be greatly reduced. Most travelers agree that if you plan carefully and properly for your trips, it is very easy to create an enjoyable experience that is within your means and still affordable.
When considering whether or not to travel, it is important to know what type of travel you will be doing. Will you be traveling alone, with your family, or traveling with friends? There are different types of travel, such as camping, RVing, sightseeing, cruises, and foreign travel. There is even international travel, which is not often thought of when thinking about traveling as a whole family. International travel may sound like an endless adventure but it is not as easy as one may think.