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Travels

 

journeys over a territory or body of water for purposes of exploration, general education, sport, or the acquisition of knowledge. Until the 18th and 19th centuries, travels were a basic source of information about the natural features, population, history, and economy of various countries and also about the nature and outlines of the earth’s surface.

Travel descriptions by Herodotus and by the learned men who accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns survive from antiquity. The journeys of Marco Polo and A. Nikitin are classic examples of travels during the Middle Ages. The era of great geographic discoveries witnessed many voyages that fundamentally changed man’s concept of the earth. Later, the travels of D. Livingstone and H. Stanley and of N. M. Przhe-val’skii greatly expanded knowledge about the earth. However, Przheval’skii referred to his own travels as scientific reconnaissance, since they provided only a general acquaintance with the features of various territories. Thus, in the 18th and 19th centuries, as research became more thorough and scientific goals and tasks more concrete and specialized, travels came to be scientific expeditions. Beginning in the mid-20th century, the term “travels” has been applied chiefly to tourism.

References in classic literature ?
'Oh, go with me; if we five are together, we shall easily travel through the wide world.' So he went with him, and, not long afterwards, they met a man who wore a little hat, but he had it slouched over one ear.
'Oh, go with me,' said the master; 'if we six are together, we shall easily travel through the wide world.
It is my plan for a machine to travel through time.
Yes, to travel with a courier is bliss, to travel without one is the reverse.
Excellent couriers are somewhat rare; if the reader is about to travel, he will find it to his advantage to make a note of this one.
Occasionally he fell in with Akut and his tribe, hunting with them for a day or two; or he might travel to the hill country where the baboons had come to accept him as a matter of course; but most of all was he with Tantor, the elephant--the great gray battle ship of the jungle--the super-dreadnaught of his savage world.
From group 1 (13 travel chains) and group 2 (13 travel chains), it is intuitive that two major travels existed for this passenger and the public transport travel was a round-trip.
In its second year in the travel business in Nigeria, the management of Kaduk Travels and Tours has continued to celebrate new openings as one of the genuine stakeholders offering innovative travel experiences and packages to its customers.
We are lucky enough to be able to interview celebs, which hold great interest for readers and we have staff going to amazing destinations who colourfully describe their travels. However it is the UGC (user generated content) that we are really excited about and hope that our followers will love uploading their travel photos and writing their own blog posts to share incredible experiences and travel adventures with us and others.'
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Prince's "transnational epistemology" and her contestation of US national identity and black American emigration in the West Indies, according to Fish, emerge from the necessarily national contexts of missionary travels and Christian benevolence.