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The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail.[3] According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil).

In English we still occasionally use the words travail and travails, which mean struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words travel and travail both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale). This link reflects the extreme difficulty of travel in ancient times.

Bike in Washington DC
goDCgo is a new initiative (May 2023) of the District of Department of Transportation (DDOT). The services that are offered to our bikers are biker’s maps of the city, loads of information to [...]
May 02, 2023 Category: Uncategorized 0 Comments
Free, Fun and Friendly
Unwind and relax at any one of our homes. Then venture out to see the many FREE World-renowned events here in The Capital City of USA. A few of the many free places are, The Smithsonian Museum, [...]
Apr 21, 2015 Category: blog 0 Comments
Travel Tips
Travel Tips It’s easy to get excited about your upcoming trip and only think about all of the attractions you’re going to see while you’re there. Once you’ve got your Washington DC vacation [...]
Apr 21, 2015 Category: blog 0 Comments