15 Unusual Travel Words You Really Should Know

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What’s the first thing people normally ask you as soon as you’ve got back from vacation? ‘How was it?’ Right? Well, if you’re bored to death of saying ‘yeah it was amazing!’ or ‘great’, we’ve compiled an awesome list of alternatives that will trump all the usual responses. From Swedish to German, French to Latin, these 15 unusual travel words will make you so much cooler than the rest of your explorer buddies.

1. Sehnsucht, origin: German…

2. Schwellenangst, origin: German…

3. Onism, Origin: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows – John Koenig…

4. Dérive, origin: French…

5. Livsnjutare, origin: Swedish…

6. Resfeber, origin: Swedish

7. Novaturient, origin: Latin

8. Vagary, origin: Latin…

9. Trouvaille, origin: French…

10. Sonder, origin: Unknown…

11. Eleutheromania, origin: Greek…

12. Numinous, origin: Latin…

13. Eudaimonia, origin: Greek…

14. Sturmfrei, origin: German…

15. Strikhedonia, origin: Greek…

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