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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.

Island Day Trips
Lanzarote is the perfect destination for island hopping, with La Graciosa and Fuerteventura within 20/30 minutes away by ferry, it’s the perfect day trip to explore these beautiful islands [...]
Mar 21, 2022 Category: Holiday Ideas 0 Comments
Eat like a local
Teleclubs in Lanzarote A Teleclub is a place where there is normally a bar and restaurant area, and other rooms where different activities (such as card games) take place. There’s usually a [...]
Feb 22, 2022 Category: Holiday Ideas 0 Comments
5 Things to Do in Lanzarote
If you can bear to tear yourself away from the pool, then there are plenty of exciting experiences to encounter on the the Island of Lanzarote. For visitors wondering what to do on Lanzarote, [...]
Feb 21, 2022 Category: Holiday Ideas 0 Comments