Are you confused sometimes about the travel terms that are used by people nowadays? Well you don’t have to be outdated anymore since this article will guide you with modern travel words used in this modern world.
We’ve all heard of the terms globetrotters, day trippers and wanderlust but have you heard of glamping, a solivagant or mancations? I started travel blogging about four months ago and I cherish words in the same way that I love travel. Learning a new word is always thrilling and it would be an absolute dream to make ‘wanderphile’ part of the everyday lexicon.
Below is a glossary of some modern travel words that are unique and inspire travel. A couple of them are not well known but perhaps should be and a couple are well established only in certain countries.
1. Couchsurfing (n)
This term was commonly used to describe the practice of moving from one friend’s house to the other often sleeping on the couch or floor while you were temporarily of no fixed abode. A practice Aussies and Kiwis who found themselves fresh off the plane in London often employed for a few months. More recently couchsurfing is the name of a website where you can organise to stay with a registered user in their houses all around the world without money exchanging hands. This is a great way to meet new and fascinating people while experiencing a cultural exchange. Couchsurfing currently claims it is “a global community of 10 million people in more than 200,000 cities”.