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Idioms about Travel

1. Off the beaten track
  • A place or route that is far away from where many people live.

The explorers have just found a village off the beaten track.

I want to stay on that island for all of summer vacation because it’s off the beaten track. I don’t want to be disturbed by the crowd.

Finding a campsite off the beaten track is an easy task for him because he’s an experienced camper.

2. Make your way back
  • To try to return to your point of origin.

The little boy got lost but finally made his way back home safe and sound.

Let’s make own way back to the campsite, as it’s about to rain.

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

3. Hustle and bustle
  • To have many activities, used to describe a crowded and modern place.

I moved to a rural area because the hustle and bustle of big cities does not suit me.

I try to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centers during sales.

You need to go somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of this modern city.

4. Live out of a suitcase
  • To stay in several places for only a short time, with only enough belongings to put in a suitcase.

It’s time you settled down, Eric. Don’t live out of a suitcase any longer.

She doesn’t like a stable life. She’d rather live out of a suitcase.

Tom has been living out of a suitcase for years.

5. Travel broadens the mind.
  • To know more about the world, understand more about culture and have more life experience.

I like traveling because travel broadens the mind.

I learned a lot about culture after the trip, as my mom said travel broadens the mind.

I’ll let my kids travel to at least 50 countries before they graduate because I believe they can learn lessons that no schools can provide. As the saying goes, “travel broadens the mind.”

6. Hit the road
  • To leave or start a journey.

Let’s hit the road now. It’s 8 a.m. already.

What time is he hitting the road?

I need to hit the road now. I have an appointment with the dentist this afternoon.

7. Break the journey
  • To stop somewhere for a while during a long journey.

After three days of walking in the forest, we broke the journey at a small village by the river.

Hey, Jack, let’s break the journey here. I’m so tired, I can’t continue anymore.

We broke the journey at many beautiful places, where we took photos.

8. Have/get/give [someone] itchy feet
  • To want to travel or to do something new.

I didn’t like living in Texas. I started getting itchy feet.

I’ve been working for this company for 5 years and I get itchy feet now and again.

She has itchy feet. She loves traveling around the world.

9. Thirst for adventure
  • To have an intense desire to travel, explore new places and have new experiences.

She has a thirst for adventure. She just can’t stop traveling.

Those who have a thirst for adventure are willing to sacrifice their comfortable jobs.

We travel around the world. We’re looking for people who have a thirst for adventure to join our team.

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