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The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail.[3] According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil).

In English we still occasionally use the words travail and travails, which mean struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words travel and travail both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale). This link reflects the extreme difficulty of travel in ancient times.

A Guide To Snowboarding In Zermatt
  Most people assume Zermatt is skiing heaven, but the slopes of this stunning resort will give snowboarders an otherworldly experience. Wide pistes are perfect for newer boarders mastering [...]
Mar 21, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
An Off-Piste Guide To Skiing In Zermatt
  Zermatt has some of the world’s most enviable off-piste terrain. From soaring altitudes to hair-raising descents, it’s the ultimate destination for your next snow adventure. But with such [...]
Mar 20, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
An Advanced Guide To Skiing In Zermatt
  Ready for your next mountain adventure? People from all over the world flock to Zermatt for its once-in-a-lifetime skiing opportunities. Discover the best that this charming resort has to [...]
Mar 20, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
An Intermediates Guide To Skiing In Zermatt
  The slopes of Zermatt are an intermediate’s dream. With long cruisy blues and reds that will get your heart rate up, you’ll have no shortage of options to explore the mountains. But with [...]
Mar 20, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
Zermatt’s Best Village Restaurants
  With a beautiful view of the Matterhorn and world-class skiing, Zermatt, Switzerland is a renowned ski resort town. Besides the slopes, Zermatt also has an exciting culinary scene, with [...]
Mar 14, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
Zermatt’s Best Mountain Restaurants
  When it comes to fine dining options on your ski trip, eating some of the best meals in the most breathtaking landscapes is something that you don’t get to do every day.With this thorough [...]
Mar 14, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 1 Comments
A Beginners Guide To Skiing In Zermatt
  Zermatt is renowned around the world for its incredible skiing. But if you’re new to the mountains, a large resort like Zermatt can be intimidating. Plunge into this stylish Swiss resort [...]
Mar 14, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
Zermatt’s Best Bars And Clubs
  If you’re looking for social, picturesque locations to continue your drinking after apres is over, look no further than this perfect arrangement of bars in the village of Zermatt. At these [...]
Mar 14, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
Zermatt’s Best Events
  With all the large and small events that take place in the gorgeous resort of Zermatt, there is something for everyone. The events celebrate both the arts and sports, with a good [...]
Mar 11, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
The Best Things To Do In Zermatt
  Zermatt is a premier action sport and hiking destination surrounded by the spectacular Pennine Alps. Known as the home of winter, the mountains offer incredible skiing and snowboarding in [...]
Mar 08, 2023 Category: switzerland, zermatt 0 Comments
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