Fortunate is one, whose liking, interest, hobby, goals- both short and long time, profession, recreation, recuperation, yearning and purpose is all the same. The world has lately illuminated us gleefully with the old wise words “Love what you do and do what you love.” But making your passion and liking the sole purpose of life is a different thing. And when you are all worn out and exhausted and your body and soul snivel to recline, the recuperation you choose  is again your job, passion and liking, all being the same. Doesn’t that sound tuneful to the ears? And I, who for a long time busily awed the lives of these fortunate, lately, without much scepticism blithely discovered myself to be one among these fortunates I envied. I tag myself, a travel junkie, a wanderlust or any word that portrays my soul’s ever longing for new travels.


      Why do I nomer myself a “travel junkie”??? Is that cause I’ve explored most parts of the hidden world.? NO!!!! In fact I’ve explored only a handful of places. But travel excites me. Any time I get an off from my jog-trotty life, the recuperation my body and heart immediately chooses is TRAVEL. Nothing can be more stirring to a brain that spends days, apprehending on ” A visit to where can make the week astounding??”. New places, new air, new folks, new food and new skies is all the child and woman in me squalls for. Travel excites me in the same way as a taffy world would do with a kid. Nothing satisfies me like exploring new places everywhere I go. In fact, travel is the only thing I never grow tired of. When it comes to travel, long walks, harsh sun, dirty roads, uncomfortable beds and unclean bathrooms never bother me. As long as I’m  travelling, I’m as happy as a clan. And if you are a travel junkie as well, then here are a few interesting , easily mispronounced, hard to say “TRAVEL WORDS ‘.



The term “Wanderlust” originates from the German words wandern meaning “to hike” and lust meaning “great desire”. In modern German, the use of the word Wanderlust is less common and it has been replaced by Fernweh, literally meaning “crave for travel”. 




The word junkie means “an addict or enthusiast of something”. Hence a travel junkie in other words is a “Travel Addict”.

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This is one cute sounding word I love adding into my paragraphs when I put my travel experiences in writing, coddiwomple. Coddiwomple is to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination. This makes it obvious, why I’ve named my blog “CODDIWOMPLE”, cause that’s what I do.

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Fernweh is a German word meaning “Far sickness”, the term “fern” meaning “far” and the term “weh” meaning “pain”. Fernweh is an ache for distant places and a crave for travel,  stronger than wanderlust.

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The new word resfeber served to our literary plates from the Swedish origin describes the restless race of the traveller’s heart when he is about to embark on a new adventurous travel, when anxiety and anticipation are entangled together. And this is the best kind of anxiety I ever get filled with, the adrenaline rush as I even plan on my new trip.




A wayfarer is a person who travels and explores new places, on foot. First recorded in 1400- 50, wayfarer is from the late Middle English word “weyfarere”,  “wey” meaning “way” and the term “faren” meaning “to go on a journey”.




A solivagant is a lone wanderer characterised by rambling alone and solitary wandering. The term solivagant is derived from the Latin word “solivagus”, the term “solus” meaning “alone” and the term “vagans” meaning “wandering”.

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According to psychiatry, ecdemomania is a morbid impulse or obsession to travel or wander around. The mania instigates a compulsive wandering away from home. It is derived from a Greek word “ecdemo” meaning “wandering away from home”.

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A peripatetic is a person who travels from place and place, a nomad. The word peripatetic is derived from the Greek word “peripatetikos” and the Old French word “peripatetique” meaning “walking up and down”.




A nemophilist is a person who is fond of forests or woods, a haunter of the woods. It is derived from the Greek word “nemos” meaning “wood” and “philos” meaning “loving”.

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These travel words can make your travelogues rich and flamboyant and your travels can make your life variegated and prismatic. Travel can help you escape the scuffles of life. Make a wayfarer, Coddiwomple and resfeber places to refill the pockets of life. If you ever desire to fall sick, then desire to be affected by ecdemomania!!!!!







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