Reset Password

L&L Luxury Apartments Travel Blog

Planning a vacation in the near future? Read our blog
Guests
Adults
Ages 13 or above
0
Children
Ages 2 to 12
0
Infants
Under 2 years
0
Close
Your search results

Blog List

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.

Discover Ohrid: 5 Must-Do Activities in Macedonia’s Lakeside Gem
Ohrid is not just one of North Macedonia’s most endearing [...]
published on April 19, 2024
Exploring Bitola: 5 Must-Do Activities in Macedonia’s City of Consuls
Nestled in the heart of the Balkans, Bitola is Macedonia’s [...]
published on April 19, 2024
  • Advanced Search

    Guests
    Adults
    Ages 13 or above
    0
    Children
    Ages 2 to 12
    0
    Infants
    Under 2 years
    0
    Close
  • Reset Password