aesthetic adventure
"Traveling - It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
― Ibn Batutta

Most of us love to travel, in fact, who wouldn't? Whether we travel to a different country or the other side of our own country, we always get inspiration, memories, new things to learn and there are many of other things which can't be described in words. So, here is a list of travel words to describe your wanderlust.

(Tips: adj.= adjective, n.= noun, v.= verb)

1.Resfeber (n.)

Origin: Swedish
meaning: the restless race of traveler's heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a 'travel fever' that can manifest as an illness.

2. Vagary (n.)

origin: Latin
meaning: an unpredictable instance, a wandering journey; a whimsical, wild or unusual idea, desire or action.

3. Trouvaille (n.)

origin: French
meaning: a valuable discovery, or a lucky find; something lovely discovered by chance; a windfall.

4. Novaturient (adj.)

origin: Latin
meaning: desiring or seeking powerful change on one's life, behavior or situation; the feeling that pushes you to travel.

5. Absquatulate (v.)

origin: English
meaning: to leave without saying goodbye.

6. Ferenweh (n.)

origin: German
meaning: craving for travel; an ache to get away and travel to a distant place. a feeling even stronger than wanderlust.

7.Wayfarer (n.)

origin: English
meaning someone who loves to travel especially on foot.

8. Saudade (n.)

origin: Portuguese
meaning: a nostalgic longing to be near again something or someone that is distant, or that has been loved and lost; "the love that remains".

9. Dérive (n.)

origin: Latin, French
meaning: a spontaneous and unplanned journey where the traveler is guided by the landscape and architecture.

10. Selcouth (adj.)

origin: Old English
meaning: unfamiliar, strange, rare, and still so fascinating and marvelous.

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"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity."
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

11. Hygge (n.)

origin: Danish
meaning: the cozy feeling you get when you're enjoying the good things in life with friends.

12. Coddiwomple (v.)

origin: English
meaning: to travel with a purposeful manner towards a vogue destination.

13. Hireath (n.)

origin: Welsh
meaning: a homesickness for a home which you can't return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.

14. Sehnsucht (n.)

origin: German
meaning: an intense yearning for something far-off and indefinable; a wistful longing in the heart for travels past and future.

15. Nemophilist (n.)

origin: English
meaning: a hunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude.

16. Sturmfrei (adj.)

origin: German
meaning: the freedom of not being watched by a parent or superior; being alone at a place and having the ability to do what you want.

17. Eudaimonia (n.)

origin: Greek
meaning: a contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous; the happy state we feel when we travel.

18. Livsnjutare (n.)

origin: Swedish
meaning: someone who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme; 'enjoyer of life'.

19. Schwellenangst (n.)

Origin: German
meaning: fear of crossing a threshold to embark on something new.

20. Hodophile (adj.)

origin: Greek
meaning: a lover of roads. One who loves to travel.

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"It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times."

21. Onism (n.)

origin: Danish
meaning: the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time; awareness of how little of the world you'll experience.

22. Solivagant (n.)

origin: English, Latin
meaning: a solitary adventurer; someone who travels or wanders alone without any company.

23. Quaquaversal (n.)

origin: Latin
meaning: moving or happening in every direction instantaneously.

24. Yoko meshi (n.)

origin: Japanese
meaning: the stress of speaking in a foreign language.

25. Strikhedonoia (n.)

origin: Greek
meaning: the joy of being able to say 'to hell with it'.

26. Eleutheromania (n.)

origin: Greek
meaning: an intense and irresistible desire for freedom.

27. Sonder (n.)

origin: unknown
meaning: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

28. Peregrinate (v.)

origin: Latin
meaning: to travel or journey especially on foot.

29. Serendipity (n.)

origin: English
meaning: good fortune, a pleasant surprise; finding something good by chance or without looking for it.

30. Peripatetic (n.)

origin: Latin, Greek
meaning: a person who spends his time wandering.

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"You don't need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination."

31. Querencia (n.)

origin: Spanish
meaning: a place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your authentic self.

32. Gadabout (n.)

origin: unknown
meaning: a person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.

33. Nefelibata (n.)

origin: Portuguese
meaning: one who lives in the cloud of their own imaginary world or dreams; one who doesn't obey the conventions of society, literature or art; "cloud walker".

34. Flâneur (n.)

origin: French
meaning: a person of leisure, deliberately aimless, simply wandering the streets and soaking in the city.

35. Submontane (adj.)

origin: Latin
meaning: passing under or through a mountain or range of mountains.

36. Sojourn (n.)

origin: Latin, Old English
meaning: a period of time when you stay in a place as a traveler or guest.

37. Smultroställe (n.)

origin: Swedish
meaning: a special place discovered, treasured or returned to for solace and relaxation; a personal idyll free from stress and sadness.

38. Abendrot (n.)

origin: German
meaning: the color of the sky while the sun is setting down.

39. Vorfreude (n.)

origin: German
meaning: the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasure.

40. Dépaysement (n.)

origin: French
meaning: the feeling that comes from not being in one's home country; an experience of unfamiliar surroundings.

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"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
― Beverly Sills


Writer's Note-

Thank you so much for being patient and reading such a lengthy article. In case you haven't read my previous article - "3 Things you cant recover in life", then here is a link

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