Travel As in Moving
Travel is generally the movement of humans between different distant geographic locations. Travel can either be one-way or round-trip, usually with luggage, and is generally one way. In modern times, travel is done through air, sea, land or other water-based means, either by automobile plane, train, bus or other means and is one way or round trips. The history of travel is quite the same as the history of most everything else: developments were first made to get rid of the need to keep track of a great deal of stuff by hoarding it in caves.
Traveling has taken its present form in the present era, where we are forever on the move. Most of the things we consider normal day-to-day transportation is actually travel. Cars, trucks, buses, vans, SUVs, trucks, tractors, airplanes, helicopters, and even spacecraft are all forms of travel. However, “travel” is not the same thing as “moving.” Moving is generally considered non-traveling, while traveling is almost always included in the list of standard terms such as “taking a vacation,” “visiting friends and relatives,” or “taking a business trip.”
Therefore, it is safe to assume that the term “travel” will always, in all contexts, mean moving from point A to point B. Today, travel is often achieved through international air travel or sea travel, both of which involve the movement from one place in the world to another, but neither involves actual travel within the boundaries of a country. For example, most airfare available today is priced so that vacationers traveling to Europe can save money by flying into London and arriving at their desired destination in Paris. This is referred to in the business world as “cross country travel” or “world travel,” but is technically not considered traveling if the traveler does not move from point A to point B.