Travel

The term ‘travel’ refers to the movement between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot or other means of transport. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word "travel" is lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word ‘travail’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century and its origin is from Middle English ‘travailen’ meaning to torment, labor, strive or journey and earlier from Old French ‘travailler’ meaning to work strenuously or toil.

As far as the purpose or the motivation of traveling is concerned there are a number of issues to consider. The purpose may vary from tourism and recreation to the business travel or migration. The motivation for traveling follows the same pattern as the purpose, it can be for the pleasure of it, relaxation or exploration.

It is a common trait of all living things capable of moving from one place to another. The difference lies within the purpose and it is only characteristic for humans to travel for the purpose of pleasure, while animals travel for pragmatic reasons only.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with the various aspects of traveling.

Watch a compilation of short video documentaries relating to the latest trend in traveling known as ’Couch Surfing’. It is an ideal concept for those who enjoy traveling but are limited with funds. Find out what it takes to enter the world wide network of couch surfing. We bring you the experiences of some of these ‘surfers’.

Discover what it would be like to live in Japan. Follow the story of 19 people that decided to live in this incredible country. Mostly westerners, these people share their story and reveal what they liked and disliked about Japan.

There are those less fortunate in this world that are forced to change the way they live, changing their homes for the accommodation in an RV (recreational vehicle). Find out about their hardships and the dangers that come with this particular lifestyle.

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lebanon documentary
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life within the arctic
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Two film crews explore the spectacular wilderness of the Arctic. The people who live there face dramatic changes.The documentary takes viewers from East Greenland to Alaska. The region around the Nort...

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black forest germany
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Shrouded in myth and legend, the forests of Germany and their wild inhabitants are known all around the world.Shots filmed from hot-air balloons show the magnificence of the landscapes, while cameras ...

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italy tuscany
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From the snow-covered Dolomites to the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean, the spectacular landscape of Italy is already a favorite for many.Winter in northern Italy: ice and snow rule over the Dolom...

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america before columbus
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History todays celebrates Christopher Columbus as the man who discovered America in 1492. Nowadays, people in the US get a day off work on October 10 to celebrate Columbus Day.Columbus was an Italian ...

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stories from jamaica
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Somewhere on Earth is going to drop anchor in Jamaica. The third largest island of the Antilles, is a land of majestic, tormented landscapes.In the north, there’s more than 200 km of coast open to t...

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chief island botswana
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The Okavango river is one of the greatest in Africa. It rises in the highlands of Angola and eventually meets the flat lands of the Kalahari in Northwest Botswana.It spreads over t...

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oahu hawaii
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Hawaii is a state in the Western United States, located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland. It is the only U.S. state outside North America, the only sta...

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Lybia documentary
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florence renaissance
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Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terr...

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north korea dangerous tourism
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North Korea is notorious when it comes to what the country wants to show to outsiders. It is not the “safest” country to travel. North Korea does not allow independent tourism....

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namibia africa
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Antarctica, Wittenoom
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If you want true adventure, you've come to the right place. We are going to take you to the coldest road in the world. Where? You guessed it - Siberia.The documentary visits the la...

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free wheels east
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Cousins Jamie Mackenzie and Ben Wylson set off on an extraordinary three year adventure; without knowhow or training they attempt to ride bicycles on every continent without using ...

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london hidden gems
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London is one of the most famous cities in the world. Every day, every week, every month, and every year, millions of tourists visit the capital of the United Kingdom.They go to se...

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botswana travel
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Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal fl...

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solo traveling
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This documentary explores what backpacking is. Toine Haverkamp went on a nine-month search through well and lesser-known backpack spots in Asia.He wanted to show the world how trav...

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new york city secrets
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New York City, The Big Apple, one of the most popular cities in the world. You probably think you know everything there is about New York. It is one of the most searched cities on ...

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Burundi - The Racing Cyclists
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one day in hong kong
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british virgin islands
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congo africa
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How much do you know about the Democratic Republic of Congo? Many people think of politics, wars, and similar topics when they think of the Democratic Republic of Congo.But the cou...

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thailand mass tourism
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Thailand is one of the more popular countries for tourists. But there is a price to pay for tourism. While the country and its citizens earn money from tourism, the country suffers...

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venezuela dangerous
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Venezuela is an amazing country. It is one of the more popular countries for tourists. But it is also the home of Caracas, one of the most dangerous cities in the world.How d...

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hunza valley adventure
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Kyrgyzstan tourism
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In the past few years, living as a digital nomad has reached increased popularity. But do you ever wonder how’s life doing for digital nomads.Digital nomads usually live in...

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appalachian trail
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italy the eternal country
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Italy is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. It is home of some of the most famous structures in the world. The conce...

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fishing in Kenya
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Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. A little known fact about Kenya is that the country is great for fishing. Over the past few decades, Ken...

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bhutan monarchy
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Bhutan is one of the most unique countries in the world. The name of the country is Druk Yul, which translates to Land of the Thunder Dragon. Why the name? Well, it is all...

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luxury cruise
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What can you get for more than $1.2 million cruise? Well, think about private tours such as desert safari in Dubai, chauffeur-driven tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, and a...

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burano venice
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Buranoo is a little island near Venice in Italy. It is the most colorful and cute Mediterranean town in Europe. Some might say it is the most “instragramabale city in the w...

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digital nomads
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Working online while traveling sounds like a dream job. And it is a reality for many people. They are called digital nomads. But what does that mean exactly?Digital nomads tr...

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chengdu silk road
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best friends travel
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When you are friends with someone, you want to spend time with them. And that often includes traveling together. It is a rare case that two people that have been friends for ...

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tram line Ecuador
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Trains are easy to use, and cheap means of transport. It is no surprise they are among the most popular ways of traveling.And not to mention, traveling by train gives a unique...

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journey through Congo
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dangerous rail tracks
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Imagine a railway crossing through a market. Or a railway that is just like a roller-coaster ride. Yes, they exists, and they can be found on the list of most dangerous track...

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van dwelling
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glacier in Iceland
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Iceland is well known as a glacier paradise. With more than 11% of the total land area covered by ice caps, Iceland is a country that tourists love to visit to see some glaci...

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backpacking in Africa
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Mauritania Railway
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At more than 430 miles long, the Mauritania Railway has been transporting iron ore across the blistering heat of the Sahara Desert since 1963.The Mauritania Railway is the nation...

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chernobyl
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We’ve all heard about Chernobyl, mainly about the Chernobyl disaster or accident. It was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on April 25-26 1986 in the No.4 light...

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bike ride around the world
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Traveling around the world is a dream for many people. We, as society, have always strived to travel the world. The book “Around the world in Eighty Days” is a best s...

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paris food guide
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If you are a food junkie, you just have to dine in Paris. It is that simple. The French capital is considered the heart of world fine dining. But what should you eat in Pa...

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Toscana wine
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Italy is widely known for its fine collection of wine. And among those wines, the ones coming from the region of Toscana are the best. Toscana is the best part of Italy to ...

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rich people
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Despite everything you’ve been told and taught as a child, we haven’t all been created equal. The rules are not the same for everybody. That is because rules apply differ...

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prague history
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When it comes to beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, you can say Prague is a bit overlooked. The Czech capital is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, and one ...

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bali temples
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A popular saying on Bali is that “there are actually more temples than homes”. And that might be true. According to some estimates, Bali is home to more than 10,000 relig...

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elephants thailand
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People often say “an elephant never forgets”. It is a testimony to the scientific research that elephants have the best and longest memory among mammals. But this is not ...

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