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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Those books laid out the pattern for future American food travelogues. Max Watman, WSJ, "‘Buttermilk Graffiti’ Review: What’s Your Order?," 16 Nov. 2018 Colquhoun soon became a prolific author, publishing articles, poems, travelogues and novels. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Tate Acquires Archive of Works by Little-Known Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun," 17 July 2019 Inspired by a turn-of-the-20th-century travelogue about a migrating body of water in the Chinese desert, this installation, produced over several years, explores stories of landscape, politics, family and mourning. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: A group show marks five years of exhibitions at Park View / Paul Soto," 1 Aug. 2019 The Tour de France has been referred to as a travelogue for France, luring viewers worldwide with picturesque scenes of the French countryside and culture. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind," 11 July 2019 Zeroing in on his life in the early '70s, Davis and Minutaglio offer a kind of travelogue that follows Leary's time on the run from the authorities with present-tense immediacy. Dan Singer, Dallas News, "Texas writers' book on Timothy Leary gets the TV treatment with Woody Harrelson to star," 18 July 2019 It was used as far back as 1925 in the travelogue Conquering the World, by Helen Bridgeman. National Geographic, "How dangerous are supervolcanoes? Get the facts.," 19 Mar. 2019 There’s video, a lot of archive photographs and a couple kind of travelogue-y presentations. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Musician Todd Rundgren has written a memoir. And it has 183 chapters," 21 June 2019 The docu-style travelogue series Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father, which premiered in 2017, and just released its second season in late September. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Is Actor and Comedian Jack Whitehall the Next Great British Import?," 2 Nov. 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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English Language Learners Definition of travelogue

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

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