It’s been a while since we were stuck in our homes. Days turned to months turned to a couple of years, and we can now take a glimpse of the light of day.

Countries are now slowly accepting travelers and soon enough, airports and transportation will be once again crowded with wandering souls.

Even though you’re a self-confessed homebody, we bet you, your feet are itching to get away and see a new sight. For this week, here are some travel idioms for you to use.

1. Off the beaten track

This idiom means a place or route that is far away from where many people live.

For example:  I want to relax on that beach for my vacation because it’s off the beaten track.

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2. Make your way back

This idiom means when you try to return where you came from.

For example:  This is the map in case you don’t know how to make your way back.

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3. Travel broadens the mind.

This idiom means to know more about the world, understand more about culture, and have more life experience.

For example:  I like traveling because travel broadens the mind.

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 “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them”

Jo Walton

4. Hit the road

This idiom means to leave or start a journey.

For example:  Let’s hit the road now. You don’t want to get late for our flight schedule.


5. Hustle and bustle

 This idiom is used when we want to say that there are a lot of activities and is commonly used to describe a crowded and modern place.

For example:  My family and I moved to the countryside because the hustle and bustle of big cities does not suit me.

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We hope these expressions can be useful the next time you talk about your trips. As Andre Gide once said, man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

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