trav·​el·​ogue | \ ˈtra-və-ˌlȯg How to pronounce travelogue (audio) , -ˌläg \
variants: or travelog

Definition of travelogue

1 : a piece of writing about travel
2 : a talk or lecture on travel usually accompanied by a film or slides
3 : a narrated motion picture about travel

Examples of travelogue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kaplan’s book follows Gersony all through the rolling ambit of his world travels, and thanks to Kaplan’s own considerable narrative gifts, those journeys are as vivid and compelling as any travelogue. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘The Good American’: One man struggled to make the world right," 10 Nov. 2020 In this travelogue, author and geographer Gina Rae La Cerva circumnavigates the globe in search of some of the planet’s last truly wild foods. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2020," 25 Nov. 2020 But no primer quite equips the reader for the free verse that follows — an exhale of recipes, memoir, travelogue, social commentary and gossip that illuminates one Black woman’s experience like no work of literature before or since. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, "Tasting Notes: ‘Vibration Cooking’ is still prescient at 50," 21 Nov. 2020 His poem reads like a sort of bumbling travelogue, but the true reason for the journey was anything but a lighthearted jaunt. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "These are the biggest winners and losers of the ‘Biden bump’ rally," 9 Nov. 2020 In a blend of travelogue, memoir, and biography, Kankimäki recounts her travels through Japan, Kenya, and Italy, while retracing the steps of 10 remarkable female pioneers from history. Rachel King, Fortune, "6 new books to read in November," 1 Nov. 2020 Culture Warlords is not truly a history or an ethnography or a memoir or even really a travelogue from racist site to racist site. Scott W. Stern, The New Republic, "A Mission to Expose Far-Right Hate," 28 Oct. 2020 Part urban travelogue, part first-person essay, the show is, at its core, an anthropological exploration of people — most often New Yorkers — in their native habitats. Nathan Taylor Pemberton, New York Times, "John Wilson Reveals the Absurd Poetry of New York," 23 Oct. 2020 Great Painters, Artists, Rogues, Game-Changers and Rebels -Game-Changers, Evolutionists and Rebels, 1 to 2 p.m. Join Leo Pigaty, lecturer, art museum docent and author for this interesting travelogue through art history., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of travelogue

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for travelogue

travel + -logue

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The first known use of travelogue was in 1892

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30 Dec 2020

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“Travelogue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of travelogue

: a speech, movie, or piece of writing about someone's experiences while traveling

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