30 Beautiful Words that Perfectly Capture Those Travel Feels

Calm your schwellenangst down.
by | August 28, 2015

Traveling and feelings are joined at the hip. They go together and can’t be separated.

Sometimes, we don’t have the right words to describe those feelings. Now, why call yourself a traveler if you can’t amass the words for those feelings from languages around the world?

Here are 30 of them feels:

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the restless race of a traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a “travel fever” that can manifest as an illness


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an ache for distant places; the craving for travel


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an intense and irresistible desire for freedom


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leaving; departure


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a fear or dislike of one’s own home


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an unpredictable instance, a wandering journey; a whimsical, wild or unusual idea, desire or action


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fear of embarking on something new; fear of crossing a threshold


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a spontaneous journey where the traveler leaves their life behind for a time to let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them


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wandering alone


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moving from place to place without a fixed home


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having a tendency to wander


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one who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme


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the freedom of not being watched by a parent or superior; being alone at a place and having the ability to do what you want


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briefly, quickly, immediately


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unfamiliar, rare, strange and yet marvelous


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moving or happening in every direction instantaneously


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the pleasure of being able to say “to hell with it”


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something lovely discovered by chance; a windfall


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to be charmed or smitten


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beautiful thinking; a well mind


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living in the moment, detached from the borders of life


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to stir, to touch or to move to tears


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describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted; a powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired


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to reflect or meditate on your own


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the peculiar stress of speaking a foreign language


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a contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous


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desiring or seeking powerful change in one’s life, behavior or situation


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an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words


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a yearning for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one’s home


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a nostalgic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant or that has been loved then lost; “the love that remains”

Know of others? Post them in the comments!



Leigh is just beginning. She dreams of traveling the world forever and imagines herself living in a peaceful and quiet house by the meadow. She also believes in magic and used to be a mermaid in her past life.


  • Hi Leigh!

    These compilation of yours is totally inspiring and cute 🙂 can I ask a favor?
    Can I use these compilation of words together with its descriptions? I wanted to make designs for each and print it on my bags. Actually its my product, I’m selling canvas bags (totebag, slingbag, string bag, backpack) with travel inspired quotes. I also want to travel the world like you. You can check it on IG @justgo_travelbags you might like it I think 🙂
    Don’t worry, once done I’ll credit you every time I will post it on social media. Please allow me. Thanks!

    September 7, 2015 at 9:24 pm

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