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Holiday Travel

Esther Morales Profesora inglés Language Center Blog Love for words Published 26 July 2015

Are you more or less ready for the holidays?

Whether you are going to a new destination or heading straight back home one thing is for sure, you wouldn't miss the holidays for the world.

Not everything about the holidays is pretty though.

First, one (1) dreads packing all the stuff we need to take with us which we invariably end up (2) lugging around from one place to the next.

Second, we dread travelling during (3) the peak season with lines that are out of the door, delays, oversold flights, tight connections and other assorted problems.

Third on our arrival, having some friends or family who we can stay with would be very convenient. Not only would we avoid spending a lot of money on accommodation but also (4) living out of our suitcases. If that were the case we would be more rested to (5) brave the crowds at the beach.

You might be thinking, why should I bother? (6) What a situation! (7) I’m staying put!

Even though (8) forewarned is forearmed, it is not my intention for you to have (9) a staycation so do not let these things (10) weigh on your mind.

Enjoy your trip!

Glossary:

(1) dread = temer
(2) lug around = llevar a cuestas
(3) peak = temporada alta
(4) live out of your suitcases = coger y guardar cosas en la maleta sin deshacerla del todo y llegar a asentarse en un lugar
(5) brave the crowds = enfrentarse a la muchedumbre
(6) what a situation! = ¡vaya panorama!
(7) stay put = quedarte donde estás
(8) forewarned is forearmed = es mejor ser prevenidos
(9) a staycation = una palabra híbrida: "stay" + "vacation"; quedarse en casa a pasar las vacaciones
(10) weigh on your mind = preocuparte, incordiarte en la cabeza

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Comments (5)
Maite (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

A wonderful site to learn new vocabulary in a fun and entertaining way. Thank you for this great work.

KAT (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

I've read both enteries and as others have said, it's a nice way to learn vocabulary. Of course, I'm looking at the Spanish Translations in the glossary to see how these things are said in Spanish! :) Have a great summer holiday (UK),vacation (US)!

Michel (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

It's great to learn new vocabulary in such a way! Keep on doing it... I love it!

Cristina Alonso (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

Lovely !!!

Ilene (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

You are right! Even though traveling can be annoying, exhausting, and inconvenient at times, it is well worth it. In my opinion, the benefits of traveling outweigh the drawbacks.

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