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

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Image Marcus Samuelsson hosts an immigrant-focused food travelogue. New York Times, "What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘No Passport Required’ and ‘Drug Lords’," 10 July 2018 Taylor Antrim The Twice Born: Life and Death on the Ganges by Aatish Taseer Novelist and journalist Aatish Taseer’s latest work of non-fiction doesn’t sit squarely in the camp of memoir, travelogue or long-form reportage. Vogue, "Need a Read? Here Are 4 New Books We're Loving," 26 Feb. 2019 His primary goal was to study Alaska’s glaciers; newspaper travelogues paid the bills. Mark Adams, New York Times, "A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage," 21 May 2018 And Cynthia Haven’s Evolution of Desire is an ingenious travelogue of his life and thought. Frank Wilson,, "'Evolution of Desire': René Girard, a man in full," 6 July 2018 The comedian and filmmaker Richard Ayoade visits a different city in each episode of this travelogue series, bringing a different fellow performer to each location. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 5 July 2018 Marco Polo’s travelogue became the most popular book in Europe. Pallavi Kottamasu,, "Were cannibals really so bad?," 2 June 2018 His primary goal was to study Alaska's glaciers; newspaper travelogues paid the bills. Anchorage Daily News, "A DIY trip through Alaska’s Inside Passage," 26 May 2018 Here, the video morphed from travelogue to governmental service announcement. Amy B Wang,, "Please stop feeding the kangaroos - or risk getting mauled, Australian officials warn tourists," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of travelogue

1903, 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 1903

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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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