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8 Beautiful Words to Help You Describe Your Travels

More often than not when I’m traveling, I find myself feeling incredible emotions without the proper words to describe them.  New landscapes, people, cities, and experiences require new words.  Add these beautiful foreign words to your vocabulary to help describe yourself better during those moments on the road that leave you speechless.

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Querencia

(Spanish) A place where one feels safe, a place from which one’s strength of character is drawn, a place where one feels at home

Resfeber

(Swedish) The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins. When anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a ‘travel fever’ that can manifest as an illness.

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Trouvaille

(French) Something lovely discovered by chance

Dérive

(French) An unplanned journey through a landscape, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding geography subconsciously direct the travellers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience

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Kairos

(Greek) The opportune moment

Dépaysement

(French) The feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country. Of being a foreigner, or an immigrant, of being somewhat displaced from your origin

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Rückkehrunruhe

The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness

Saudade

(Portuguese) The state of nostalgic, profound longing for an absent something; the love that remains for something that you know will never exist again. It conjures both sadness for the missing, and happiness for having experienced the memory

Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.

  • 30s Gal

    Dor de duca (Romanian) = Wanderlust, an aching desire to travel

    December 11, 2015 at 8:54 AM

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