What's the difference between TRIP and TR**EL? They are both verbs and nouns, but we usually don't use them interchangeably.
Today you're going to learn the difference between TRIP and TR**EL!
Ok, as a general rule, in 95% of the cases, trip is a noun and travel is a verb.
e.g. I traveled to Germany last weekend.
I took a trip.
You can also say "to make a trip," but this is more, it's a shorter trip that has a specific purpose.
你可以说“to make a trip”，但是这通常是短途出行而且有一定目的。
e.g. I made a trip to the grocery store to buy some milk.
So, in most cases, trip is a noun and travel is a verb.
When Is It Different?
Sometimes, you can actually use travel as a noun.
e.g. Travel expands your perspective on life.That's a noun.
Or, if you use with the possessive. e.g. My travels really expanded my perspective.
This is more like my collective experience of traveling.
And trip, when used as a verb, is to trip over something, when you're walking and something blocks your path, and you fall. That's to trip.
trip同样可以用作动词，用法是“trip over something”，表示走路时有东西挡路，导致你摔倒了。
It's also used when you trip on drugs, like on LSD, or if you have a crazy idea.
trip还可以和药物联用，如“trip on LSD”表示服用迷幻药后产生幻觉，也可以表示你有了一个疯狂的想法。
So trip can be used as a synonym for travel, but this is quite rare, and it's usually used for like a short trip.