It’s summer time and few of us aren’t going to hit the road in search for the best tourist destination where we could have proper rest and lots of fun. I hope this post will come handy as it looks at the phrasal verbs used to talk about things when travelling.
Go away – go on a trip
I’m going away next week. I’ve been working hard lately and I need some rest.
Set off – leave, start travelling.
We are setting off early in order to avoid heavy traffic.
Look forward to – to be excited and impatient about something that is going to happen.
I’m looking forward to my holiday next week! I’m dead tired.
Get in – arrive
What time do we get in Paris?
See off – to go to a place that someone is leaving from to tell them goodbye.
We saw the children off yesterday. They’ve gone camping.
Go back – return to the place you were before.
We are going back home in two days, but I wish we could stay longer.
Check in – to arrive at a hotel and get the key for your room.
We checked in at two in the morning because the plane was late.
Check out – to leave a hotel after paying for your room and returning the key.
We must check out before 11.
Look around – to visit a place and look at things there.
They spent all day looking around the town.
Drop someone off – to drive someone somewhere and leave them there, especially if it’s on your way.
Can you drop me off at the station on your way to work?
Pick up – collect
Can you pick me up from the airport tomorrow afternoon, please?
Take off – when a plane leaves the ground.
Would you please fasten your seatbelts, the plane is taking off.
Stop over – to stay somewhere for some time on the way to somewhere else.
On our way to Spain, we’ll stop over in Rome to see the sights.