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 The scenery in and around Prague is stunning, though, with certain vistas capable of evoking a similar feeling to some of the New Zealand travelogue sequences in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2021 If a Viking explorer had written a travelogue about his trip to America 1,000 years ago, what should it have been titled? The Week Staff, The Week, 5 Nov. 2021 Kolbert expertly mixes travelogue, science reporting and explanatory journalism, all with the authority of a writer confident enough to acknowledge ambiguity. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Georgopoulos also spoke about the festival’s ability to provide a culinary travelogue, of sorts, for those whose travel plans have been grounded due to the pandemic. David Sharos,, 18 Sep. 2021 Part travelogue, part history lesson and part personal reflection, Travels With George reveals how Washington convinced a very skeptical public that America could pull off its experiment in democracy. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2021 My plan was to write a book about those sensory experiences—a travelogue that would take people through the mind of a bat, a bird, or a spider. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 2 Oct. 2021 The book is part adventure travelogue, part profile collection and part essay, as Fox, a lifetime skier, contemplates what the world will be like without snow. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2021 Its last third is a travelogue through a wax museum of fellow famous people whom Grohl is excited to encounter. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021

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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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17 Jan 2022

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“Travelogue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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