Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lecture about travel, often accompanied by a film, a video, or slides.
  • n. A narrated film or video about travel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A description of someone's travels, given in the form of narrative, public lecture, slide show or motion picture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a film or illustrated lecture on traveling

Etymologies

Supposedly a blend of travel and monologue. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The plot is transparently thin; our hero, named F.W. and writing in the first person throughout, delivers what he calls a travelogue through time to the Eleventh Cosmic Capital Year of Virgo, an unspecified time 100,000 years or so in the future.

    Star of the Unborn (1946)

  • In editorial offices these days, the term "travelogue" is shorthand for "boring," designating flowery descriptions of places that impede the narrative thrust of a piece of writing -- something to be cut.

    A Traveler's Way With Words

  • Home my "travelogue" is helpful to others considering spending some time in Mexico and I would be happy to respond to other questions from my experience.

    Report of Our Travels in Mexico

  • There are so many suave transcontinental know-it-alls out there that this honest, self deprecating travelogue is more refreshing than a 'merican soda cup full of ICE.

    Observations on D-Land: I Steal a Euro, and Meet a Cool Cop

  • The pictures look fabulous, and your travelogue is so inspiring - I need to get off this damn island every now and then.

    Home Again, Home Again...

  • Now, he's still writing an Internet column, but he's turned it into what he calls a travelogue about Iraq.

    April 2004

  • This form of political travelogue is one of the most accurate accounts written on the country.

    Reading Tea Leaves

  • Your travelogue is interesting - came here through desipundit, and am finding all the classic observations foreigners would make in India - cows, poor people, dust and the likes hehe:)

    India Travelogue, Day 2: Delhi

  • Before September 30, the teams must post an 800-word travelogue and a three- to five-minute film on the web site.

    Blogger-writer travel team wanted for Taiwan Award: NT 1 million!

  • He became a famous stage presenter, who, from the late nineteenth century until the 1950's, inherited a showman's tradition from previous travel lecturers and became synonymous with the new word, "travelogue," which he favored to stimulate vicarious interest in his art.

    F. Kaid Benfield: Village Green: Striking Images Reclaim the Urban Memory

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