A trip (n.) is the act of going to another place (often for a short period of time) and
▶️ We took a five-day trip to the Amazon.
▶️ You’re back from vacation! How was your trip?
▶️ I went on business trips to Switzerland and Germany last month.
Use the verbs “take” and “go on” with trip. Always use trip (not travel) after a and
the, and after possessives like my, your, our, their, his, and her:
▶️ I bought this hat on my last travel trip to Europe.
▶️ She got really sick on the travel trip to the island.
▶️ Our travel trip to Disneyland was very memorable.
A round-trip ticket is a ticket for going and coming back; and a one-way ticket is
only for going.
The verb travel means going to another place (in general).
▶️ I really like to travel.
▶️ He travels frequently for work.
▶️ My sister is currently traveling through South America.
Travel (n.) can be used to describe the act of traveling in general:
▶️ Travel in that region of the country is dangerous.
▶️ World travel gives you a new perspective.
Incorrect uses of travel:
▶️ How was your travel?
How was your trip?
▶️ I’m planning a travel to the U.S. next year.
I’m planning to travel to the U.S. next year.
I’m planning a trip to the U.S. next year.
A journey (n.) is the act of going from one place to another – usually a long distance.
▶️ The journey takes 3 hours by plane or 28 hours by bus.
▶️ He made the 200-mile journey by bike.
▶️ “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”
– Lao-tze, Tao Te Ching
We can also use journey in a more “metaphorical” way to talk about progress in life:
▶️ He has overcome a lot of problems on his spiritual journey.
▶️ My uncle is an alcoholic, but he’s beginning the journey to recovery.