20 Fun Travel Words

Coddiwomple (V): To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination

Dérive (V): To drift unplanned, led only by the landscape and architecture around you

Eleutheromania (N): The intense desire for freedom

Eudaimonia (N): The contented happy state we feel when we travel

Fernweh (N): An ache for distant places; a craving to travel

Flâneur (N): One who wanders around aimlessly but enjoyably, observing life and his surroundings

Hygge (N): The warm feeling you get while enjoying the company of great friends and all life has to offer

Livsnjutare (N): Someone who lives life deeply and lives it to the extreme

Nepenthe (N): Something that can make you forget grief or suffering

Novaturient (N): A desire to alter your life; the feeling that pushes you to travel

Numinous: (ADJ): A powerful feeling of both fear and fascination, of being in awe and overwhelmed by what is before you

Resfeber (N): The restless place of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together

Sehnsucht (N): A wistful longing and yearning in the heart for travels past and future

Serendipity (N): A fortunate accident; luck that takes the form of finding pleasant things that are not looked for

Strikhedonia (N): The joy of being able to say “to hell with it”

Thalassophile (N): One who is happy living in or near the sea

Trouvaille (N): Something lovely discovered by chance

Vagary (N): A whimsical or roaming journey

Vukojebina (N): A place in the middle of nowhere

Wanderlust (N): A very strong and irresistible impulse or desire to travel the world







8 Comments Add yours

  1. Tanja says:

    cool words! vukojebina is actually from my language too! LOL

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    1. Nice! 🙂 You’re Croatian, right?

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      1. I’ve always wanted to go there! I’ve been to Venice right across from your country but that’s as close as I’ve come! Someday! 🙂 It looks absolutely beautiful there!

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      2. Tanja says:

        it’s very beautiful! and close to Venice, at least the part where I live:)

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      3. What is one (or a few) must see places in Croatia for when we finally get to go?

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      4. Tanja says:

        There are a lot:Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes, Split and Zadar are the usual suspects but I recommend to visit Istria:cities like Rovinj, Porec and Pula (big Roman amphitheater), islands such as Krk & Rab (avoid pricey Hvar), maybe the capital Zagreb, castles in the north…

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      5. Awesome! Thank you for the recommendations! We will definitely look into those! 🙂

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