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What does it mean when you dream about a journey?

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name of the ship in which Charles Darwin made his five-year voyage. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 721–722]
Canterbury Tales
pilgrimage from London to Canterbury during which tales are told. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales]
Childe Harold
makes pilgrimage throughout Europe for liberty and personal revelation. [Br. Lit.: “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” in Magill IV, 127–129]
travels to Celestial City with cumbrous burden on back. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Christopher, St.
patron saint; aided wayfarers across river. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 85]
Conestoga wagon
famed covered wagon taking pioneers to West before railroads. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 623]
travels through Hell, Purgatory, Paradise. [Ital. Lit.: Divine Comedy, Magill I, 211–213]
makes pilgrimage to God, unaccompanied by erstwhile friends. [Br. Lit.: Everyman]
departure of Israelites from Egypt under Moses. [O.T.: Exodus]
Hakluyt, Richard
(c. 1552–1616) English geographer and publisher of eyewitness accounts of more than 200 voyages of exploration. [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 553–554]
Heart of Darkness
adventure tale of journey into heart of the Belgian Congo and into depths of man’s heart. [Br. Lit.: Heart of Darkness, Magill III, 447–449]
primitive raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to cross from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands (1947). [World Hist.: Kon-Tiki; NCE, 1238–1239]
Mandeville, Sir John
(fl. 1356) English writer of travelers’ voyages around the world. [Br. Hist.: EB, VI: 559]
vessel of America’s pilgrims (1620). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 530]
Oregon Trail
long ride on horseback from St. Louis to Portland, Oregon. [Am. Hist.: The Oregon Trail, Magill I, 695–698]
hat; emblem of ancient travelers and hunters. [Gk. Art: Hall, 145]
pilgrimage to Mecca
(hajj) journey every good Muslim tries to make at least once. [Islamic Religion: WB, 10: 374–376]
Pilgrim’s Progress
Bunyan’s allegory of life. [Br. Lit.: Eagle, 458]
Polo, Marco
(1254–1324) Venetian traveler in central Asia and China. [World Hist.: WB, 15: 572–573; Ital. Lit.: Travels of Marco Polo]
Roughing It
portrays trip from St. Louis across Nevada plains to California. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 729]
Santa Maria, Pinta, and Niña
ships under Columbus in journey to New World. [Span. Hist.: NCE, 606]
Santa Fe trail
caravan route from Missouri to New Mexico. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 743]
Syntax, Doctor
leaves home in search of the picturesque. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Syntax]
Time Machine, The
adventures of a man who travels through time. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 986–988]
Wilderness Road
pioneer route from eastern Virginia to Kentucky. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 924]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Dreaming about traveling in vehicles is very common. It represents our path in life or a part of our life’s journey and it may reflect some of our fear and anticipation. For details, look up the particular vehicle. See Car, Boat, Airplane, Travel
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
But how comes a lone young woman like you to be thinking o' taking such a journey as that?"
Captain Wragge had been strangely silent all through the journey. His mind was ill at ease.
Besides, I had learnt their alphabet, and could make a shift to explain a sentence here and there; for Glumdalclitch had been my instructor while we were at home, and at leisure hours during our journey. She carried a little book in her pocket, not much larger than a Sanson's Atlas; it was a common treatise for the use of young girls, giving a short account of their religion: out of this she taught me my letters, and interpreted the words.
Journey bravely on, and take this snow-flake that will never melt, as MY gift," Winter cried, as the North-Wind bore him on, leaving a cloud of falling snow behind.
Good night, and Heaven send our journey may have a prosperous ending!'
"The trees seem to have made up their minds to fight us, and stop our journey," remarked the Lion.
"If you journey to the lake, you have mistaken your route," said Heyward, haughtily; "the highway thither is at least half a mile behind you."
I confess this side of the country was much pleasanter than mine; but yet I had not the least inclination to remove, for as I was fixed in my habitation it became natural to me, and I seemed all the while I was here to be as it were upon a journey, and from home.
These were the only words he uttered during the journey. Aouda, cosily packed in furs and cloaks, was sheltered as much as possible from the attacks of the freezing wind.
In olden days the most usual reason for a journey, next to business, was a pilgrimage.
I left the place of my abode, and took in my way four fathers, that resided at the distance of two days' journey, so that the company, without reckoning our attendants, was five.
Penney--the head of the Egyptian medical service, who, in a small steamer, penetrated one degree beyond Gondokoro, and then came back to die of exhaustion at Karthoum--nor Miani, the Venetian, who, turning the cataracts below Gondokoro, reached the second parallel-- nor the Maltese trader, Andrea Debono, who pushed his journey up the Nile still farther--could work their way beyond the apparently impassable limit.

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