Travel is simply the process of getting from one place to another by some means of transport. Many people travel from home to work or school by the same means of transport, each day of the working week. Traveling on a regular basis to work is called commuting. People also travel to take part in leisure activities. A travel/place essay takes travel or a place as its point of origin. The essay is probably not simply about a place or a journey, but rather is about what one may discover about people or life on that journey or in that place.