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Holidays, vacation and travel vocabulary

Everybody loves to travel – it’s time of pure relax, great adventures and lots of wonderful memories. If you plan to spend your vacation in an English speaking country, it’s another great reason to learn some English travel vocabulary for your summer or winter vacation.

Tourism in countries like USA, England or Canada offers hundreds of beautiful places to visit. And having a good knowledge of English idioms, words or phrases about traveling will help you to enjoy them even more!


In this category you will find a lot of phrases, words and collocations, that will come handy during your winter or summer vacation. You can use the vocabulary in this list in the following situations:

1. when you book your accommodation
2. when you stay in a hotel
3. during check-in at the airport
4. during your vacation in sea resorts.

You will also find here many English words and phrases frequently used on hiking or skiing trips, such as the English names of equipment and gear used in the mountains. So don’t forget to check this list before your next holiday and get the most out of your journey!

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houskeepinghouse cleaning service
off the beaten track/pathaway from typical tourist areas
cruise shiplarge ship for pleasure voyages
powdertype of snow similar to powder
densmall room
snow squallheavy snow precipitation
high tiderise of a sea level
book into make a reservation
snow-cappedcovered with snow
time zonegeographical zone with specific time
runspath or area for skiing
midsummermiddle of the summer
itineraryplan of vacation trip
showersintermittent rain
flat tirestires with no air
jet lagconditions of sleep problem when travelling
turn downto fold or prepare the bedsheets
pick pocketsto steal personal belongings of tourists from pockets
vacationtime period for leisure

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