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    #1

    'Itinerary' and 'expeditition'

    Hi all,

    I'd appreciate it if you made the differences (if any) between the two a bit clear for us.

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    Re: 'Itinerary' and 'expeditition'

    An expedition is a journey, taken singly or [more normally] in company, with a specific aim, such as exploration. An itinerary is a plan for a journey [which may, or may not, be an expedition], consisting of a list of the places the journey will include, perhaps with relevant dates and times and other details. Thus, "I am going to Scotland on an expedition to investigate the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. My itinerary involves arriving at Inverness on the 20th July, then moving to Drumnadrochit on the 22nd, before ending up at Fort Agustus on the 25th, and leaving for home the next day with the results".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: 'Itinerary' and 'expeditition'

    Scotland is hardly wild or remote enough to merit the mounting of an expedition. More like a doddle than an expedition.

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    Re: 'Itinerary' and 'expeditition'

    An expedition is 'an organized journey or voyage for a specific purpose' (Collins).

    It does not necessarity involve traversing wild or remote terrain, nor enduring severe hardship.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Jun-2013 at 09:41.

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    Re: 'Itinerary' and 'expeditition'

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Scotland is hardly wild or remote enough to merit the mounting of an expedition. More like a doddle than an expedition.
    I think the many people who have been lost/frozen to death/fallen off a mountain/broken bones skiing etc might argue with you as to whether or not parts of Scotland are wild and remote.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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