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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.

Key West Florida Traveler Insider Info
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Mar 31, 2021 Category: All About Florida 0 Comments
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Feb 17, 2017 Category: Vacation Home Marketing 0 Comments
How to Avoid Paying Vacation Rental Booking and Service Fees
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Jan 02, 2017 Category: Saving Money Booking Vacation Rentals 0 Comments
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Aug 27, 2016 Category: Customer Appreciation 0 Comments
Growing Your Business Using Social Media
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It’s no surprise that location is everything for guests who book an WP Rentals. But what was surprising for us was the conundrum this topic created in our recent post What guests really want. On [...]
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How to be a Great Host
Elle put together some easy steps every host can follow to prevent hosting from becoming more of a chore than a reward. “Some of our most enthusiastic hosts are so dedicated to their guests [...]
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How to be a Great Host for Vacation Home Renters
Elle put together some easy steps every host can follow to prevent hosting from becoming more of a chore than a reward. “Some of our most enthusiastic hosts are so dedicated to their guests [...]
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