Following the introduction of rail transport (note the concept of the railway excursion), the automobile has made recreational travel more available for people world-wide. Automobiles also allow the easy hauling of trailers, travel trailers, popup campers, off-road vehicles, boats and bicycles, which fosters recreational travel.
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms suggests the word "trip" as particularly appropriate with reference to relatively short journeys, especially connotating business or pleasure.
- "Automobile." (Recreational travel section). Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed July 2011.
- "journey". Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms: A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words. Merriam-Webster. 1984. p. 474. ISBN 9780877793410. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
Trip is the preferable word when referring to a relatively short journey, especially one for business or pleasure.
- Roscholler, R J (1973). Recreational travel. Carlton, Vic.: Metropolitan Transportation Committee. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- Maring, Gary E. (1971). Weekend Recreational Travel Patterns. U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- Mcdaniel, R. (1968). Characteristics of Commercial Resorts and Recreational Travel Patterns in Southern Ontario. Ontario. Dept. of Highways. Research Branch. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- Media related to Recreational travel at Wikimedia Commons
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