Take a look at this sentence:
*I had a very good travel.*
This statement contains a very common mistake, even among more advanced learners. In natural English, we cannot use the word travel in this way. The noun travel is uncountable and it has a general meaning.
For example, we can say:
- Travel broadens the mind.
- I really like talking about travel.
- I’m browsing a website about travel
It is more often used as a ‘modifier’, for example:
- Paul is a travel agent.
- I found a special offer in this travel brochure.
- I like reading travel blogs.
When we want to talk about travelling to a certain place (and usually coming back again), we often use the countable noun trip:
- I had a very good trip.
- Did you have a good trip?
- I enjoyed my trip to Greece.
- I’m going on a trip to Japan.
When we are talking about a long distance from one place to another, we often use journey:
- My journey by train to Vladivostok took almost a week.
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