Traveling is the general movement of individuals between different distant geographic locations. Travel can be accomplished by foot, vehicle, bicycle, plane, train, bus, boat, car, train or other modes, with or without bags, and may be one way or circular route. Some common types of travel include caravanning, hiking, trekking, horseback riding, airfare, package tours, airport transfers, hotel room transfers, driving a motor vehicle, walking, mountain climbing, sky diving, camping, bicycling, rock climbing, mountaineering, swimming, sailing, snowboarding, surfing, and skating. These are only some examples of typical types of travel, each with their own unique set of travel-related pros and cons. The key to a good vacation, for most people, is to find a travel destination that can combine one or more of these activities in a way that makes the experience fun and interesting, and does not take too much time. The internet is a great tool to use when looking for unique new destinations and getting ideas on how to make the trip more enjoyable.
TRAVELING: Traveling by airplane can take a long time, especially if one wants to travel from one place in a country to another in that country. Plane tickets can cost a lot and the convenience is not always there. There is another option, though. It is called flying by car, and it can often be a more affordable choice than a plane ticket. In order to do this, one needs to have at least one empty road vehicle, such as a truck, trailer, or fifth wheel; or two empty car seats, provided there is room in the vehicle to accommodate two passengers.
BOARDING: Boarding a bus is like flying, except that the environment is not controlled by the pilot. There is no need for a plane to direct the bus where it is needed to go. However, buses can still be very expensive, so many people do prefer the American English style of board. However, the preferred spelling is board, even though most people are used to reading “bus” and not “board.” This is because in the United States, but is commonly spelled with an “s” while boarding a bus means “with us.”
TRACKING: When you are driving, it is easy to get caught up in the final consonant of the word you are trying to say. If you have been traveling for a while, however, you may well have been tracking the progress of your destination using maps, which is also quite common in the United States. While it is not required to spell everything using the same last or initial consonant, it is considered very unprofessional to do so when traveling and you may even find yourself stopped at red lights or in traffic (depending on the area, of course).
MEETING: A lot of people who are traveling often talk about how they are meeting people along the way, whether it is to catch a train, to visit a museum, or to catch a plane. These conversations are definitely part of the travelling experience, and while it is certainly not required to write every passing sentence down, it is useful to do so. It helps to make the journey more memorable, especially if you are traveling somewhere else, rather than just staying in one spot waiting for a train to take you to another place. Also, it may help you avoid getting lost and finding yourself having to drive for hours before finding any signs of human life.
American English has had several major influences over the years on the way that we write things today. Most words were derived from either English or French, although there was some Jewish influence as well. However, when you are traveling in the United States, you don’t have to give up your freedom to choose the spelling that works for you. In fact, when it comes to traveling vs. travelling, you are encouraged to use whatever you like. It may be easier to learn English by looking up words in both English and American English online, but it is important to remember that your choice of words is entirely yours.