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Brush Up On Your Travel Slang: 9 Terms To Know
In the travel world, new terminology is always springing up. So much so that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Travel lovers never really NEED a reason to travel. We just do it because it brings joy to our hearts, a smile to our faces, and leaves us enriched with unforgettable experiences, knowledge, and memories. However, some of these terms may inspire you to take a different type of vacay. Here are nine travel slang terms every traveler needs to know.
Self-love is a major key to feeling happy and fulfilled. Romance your damn self on an intimate solomoon, which— yup, you guessed it— is a honeymoon-esque solo trip taken for the sheer purpose of wining, dining, relaxing, and treating yourself to all that you deserve. Think Maldives, Tahiti, Paris, or any other romantic destination.
The term “gramping” refers to a trip taken by grandchildren and their grandparents. What better way to close the generational gap and bond than through a fun and beneficial shared adventure? It’s not limited to camping, either. A gramping trip can consist of travels to any destination, local or international.
3. Revenge Travel
Revenge travel is something many of us are still engaging in, and may continue to for some time. The term refers to the act of trying to make up for trips missed due to the pandemic. The fiasco of canceled trips, border closures, and airlines halting service made for lots of disappointment as the world went into lockdown. Now that we can once again explore the world, it’s time for that revenge travel!
“Baecation” is a word most of us are familiar with; we may have even gone on one before. But in case you’ve been living under a rock, a baecation is a trip you take with your…bae! Whether it’s a new fling, a spouse, or your ride-or-die boo since back in the day, nothing adds a spark to a relationship like a trip with just the two of you.
Leave your family and responsibilities behind for this one. Whether a girls trip, bros trip, or mixed group of your besties, nothing spells fun like a friendcation with your favs.
Book the dopest villa, buy your matching fits, schedule your group tours, and get ready to let your hair down for the most lit trip imaginable.
Your first bit of revenge travel may have come in the form of a vaccication, AKA the first trip taken after becoming fully vaccinated. Many countries are open only to vaccinated travelers, while in others, being vaccinated may allow you to forgo the testing or quarantine requirement.
However, if you’re someone who preferred not to get the jab, more and more options are opening up to unvaccinated travelers.
Got a work trip scheduled? Turn it into a bleisure trip by using the opportunity to explore the destination and partake in some enjoyment. Why be all work and no play when you can make the most of your travels by combining business and leisure?
Most people honeymoon after being wed, enjoying a romantic, kid-free vacation. But nowadays, some are choosing to enjoy a familymoon instead. Bringing other family members along allows them to continue celebrating the new union with you. In blended families, it can also be a way to help new step-siblings bond with each other and the new stepparent.
The joyous occasion of welcoming a new baby leaves couples busy, tired, and with less time for one another. For this reason, many choose to take a nice trip together prior to the baby’s arrival. The babymoon can be a time to rest and relax, and to celebrate the upcoming birth of their bundle of joy.