or trav·e·log

[trav-uh-lawg, -log]


a lecture, slide show, or motion picture describing travels.

Origin of travelogue

1900–05, Americanism; blend of travel and monologue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for travelogues

Historical Examples of travelogues

  • One could economize on her wardrobe and travel on the savings giving little "Travelogues" to those less fortunate.

British Dictionary definitions for travelogues


sometimes US travelog


a film, lecture, or brochure on travels and travelling

Word Origin for travelogue

C20: from travel + -logue
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Word Origin and History for travelogues



"a talk on travel," 1903, a hybrid word coined by U.S. traveler Burton Holmes (1870-1958) from travel + Greek-derived -logue, abstracted from monologue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper