Differences between travel trip and journey

Differences between travel trip and journey

Differences between travel trip and journey

In today’s post we are describing the Differences between travel trip and journey. One of the main things that we need to consider is whether the noun is countable or uncountable.

TRAVEL

Differences between travel, trip and jouney: TRAVEL
  • travel is an uncountable noun. We cannot say ‘three travels’.
  • Use travel to talk about the act of travelling.
    • Travel can be both exhilarating and exhausting
    • His job requires frequent travel to Asia.
  • Travel is most commonly used as a verb
    • We travelled to Egypt last year.
  • It can also be used as an adjective
    • There is a travel ban in place and we cannot leave.

TRIP

  • Trip is a countable noun.
  • Use trip to talk about a specific journey where you visit someone or something and return home.
    • He went on three trips this year!
    • When was the last time you took a trip and just got away from everything?

JOURNEY

  • Journey is a countable noun.
  • Use it to talk about the physical travel from one place to another.
    • I’m looking forward to the trip, but not the journey there. It’s very long.
    • We take advantage of the journey to watch movies or listen to audio books.

Common Mistakes

  • I had a great travel trip to Paris.
    • Remember that travel is uncountable and refers to the general concept of travel.
    • Trip is countable and is used to speak about specific trips, like a trip to Paris.
  • The travel journey from Madrid to Chicago is long.
    • Use journey to tal about the physical act of travelling.

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