Travel is the popular general term to describe traveling from one location to another. When traveling, a person may refer to his or her travels to tell about his or her travels: The man who travels often takes with him his camera. To give more background information to a subject, you can mention the travels of the famous writer:
“My father always took me on short trips around town. One summer he took me to Washington, D.C. I never liked going on family trips, but he insisted that it was necessary because I was studying to become a writer there. In the plural form, we can mention the different travels of a single person: He travels across the country, she travels abroad.”
A person may describe his travels as a journey or series of journeys: “I have been travelling back and forth to Georgia since last summer. This is my third cross-country trip. Last year I went to Washington, D.C., and this year I am going to South Dakota.” The verb “travel” can be used in either the present tense or the future tense.
A trip is described in the past tense, while a journey is described in the future tense. Therefore, you can say, “I am travelling to Georgia” or “I am leaving Georgia.” The sentence “I am leaving Georgia” describes the future travel of the verb “going.” Similarly, when traveling to Georgia, the verb “travel” can be used in both tenses: “I am going to Georgia,” “I am going to Georgia today” and “I am leaving Georgia tomorrow.”
A voyage is a kind of trip. “Journeys” is a good trip. It is the idea of a long, continuous journey or series of travels, beginning and ending somewhere. Voyages are journeys that are not necessarily over a great length of time, but rather over a large area.
There are two kinds of tours: short tours and long tours. A short tour is a day or a few hours’ journey. It is an easy way to travel, just walking around and stopping at places. On the other hand, a long journey is a journey that goes over a period of days, weeks or months.
A voyage is basically the idea of travelling from one place to another place. A city like London can be visited in a couple of days, but in order to see the whole city you would have to go there over a period of time. Same example with other countries: You could go to Paris and back, but to see the whole Paris you have to travel over a year or more. On the other hand, travels over long distances are relatively easier than travelling from one point to another. This is because it doesn’t require you to change your modes of transport (walking or cycling).
There are different ways to classify a journey, even within a single country. One example is cultural voyage, which is a type of cultural trip that mainly focuses on a specific country’s history and people. Another example is political voyage, which usually focuses on an event taking place within that country or surrounding countries. Cultural and political voyages are often associated with art and literature trips, traveling museums, and traveling abroad.
On the other hand, commercial travel travels refer to any trip that involves gathering resources for the benefit of others. Business trips, for instance, are almost always connected with gathering raw materials. Transporting these resources requires air travel and shipping. Similarly, it doesn’t necessarily require you to deliver the goods at once. In a way, it can also be classified as a voyage of trade. For instance, when traveling to a foreign country for the purposes of business, you’re not actually embarking on a commercial trip but instead traveling to a particular country for a specific purpose, such as establishing a bank account or finding a partner.
Another way to categorize travel is by its mode. Commercial and political travels have one thing in common: They involve the movement of things, people and goods. A journey which takes the form of an actual boat ride or an ocean cruise has the elements of both commercial and political travels. And since boats and cruises can take several forms and destinations, commercial and political refer to any trip that can easily be categorized into these two branches.
There are many more travel-related terms in the English language. A useful guide for anyone who travels regularly would be a travel glossary. A quick search online shows many common words and phrases, but don’t be afraid to write in your own language and ask for help from native speakers or visit your travel agency if you need specialized help. Now that you know the different types of travels and their plurals, safe travels will be easier to find!