Travel Dream Symbols

Dreaming about traveling is common especially if we think of all the modes of transport there are as well as all of the destinations we could travel to. In this article, we will be looking at the meaning of different travel dreams. Hopefully, this will help you to interpret any dreams about travel that you have had. We have listed the topics in alphabetical order to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.

Abroad

Dreaming about being abroad can indicate that your life is in chaos. It is time to reflect on your life and see if you can take a new road. It could even mean making drastic decisions and changing your whole future.

Another meaning of this dream is that you need to look for something new in your life. Perhaps you literally need to travel or the dream might be indicating that you need to experience spirituality. 

Accent

If you hear someone speaking in an accent, it could mean that you don’t fully understand something that is going on in your life. If you are the one speaking in an accent, you could be having problems making others understand you. However, if the accent makes you stand out positively, you are confident about a road you have decided to take. However, if the accent makes other people confused, then you could be insecure.

Africa

If you are planning to travel to Africa in your waking life, then a dream about Africa can mean that you are excited about going. If you have been there or even lived there, the dream simply means that you have fond memories of the continent. Perhaps you are feeling the urge to visit the continent. 

On a deeper level, dreaming about Africa can mean that you want to know about your heritage and where you have come from.

Airplane

Dreaming about an airplane has a variety of meanings depending on what context you see it in. Generally, it means that you can overcome obstacles, but if the plane is being hijacked, it means that you could be experiencing repressed, negative, and disturbing emotions. You need to work through these in your waking life.

If the plane is taking off, your dreams and ideas are going to come to fruition. However, if the plane is just sitting on the runway, unable to take off, an idea of yours has also failed to take off and it is time to rethink it. If you are flying in a plane, you are in control of your life and know exactly where you are going with a project or even your whole life. 

If you dream that you transfer planes, you could be going through a transition in your life. Perhaps you are getting married or starting a new job. Another meaning is that your life is going to change and you are going to follow a route you never intended to take. By taking this step, you will be recognized by friends and family who may have neglected you in the past. If, on the other hand, you miss your connecting flight, you could feel trapped in your waking life. This could be either physically or mentally. It could be in a job you hate or a marriage that is going nowhere. It is time to break free and start afresh. 

If you dream of a plane crashing, it can mean that you have set goals that are too hard to accomplish, and it’s all going to come crashing down around you. There’s still time to reverse your decisions. Another meaning of this dream is that you lack confidence in yourself and feel that you won’t achieve your goals. It is time to take a look at yourself and tell yourself that you can succeed against all odds. 

Airport

To dream that you are in the arrivals hall of an airport signifies birth. It could literally mean that a baby is going to be born to a friend or family member, but it could also refer to the birth of a project or idea. Perhaps you have been thinking about a new project. If so, now is the time to take the plunge. 

If you dream that you are in the departure hall, somebody you know could be leaving this world. It could mean anything from a friend immigrating or it could mean death.  Alternatively, it can mean that something you have been working on, be it a marriage or a job, is going to come crashing down around your head.  There may be enough time to stop this from happening if you are quick.

If the airport is busy, you also want your life to be busier than it is. You are ambitious and hopeful for the future. This dream can also indicate that you are reaching a new point in your life. A project is about to take off or you are going to meet the person of your dreams. However, if the airport is deserted, your future plans are likely to be delayed.

America

If you don’t live in America, but dream about being there, it can mean that you want independence and wealth. If you are American, the dream can mean that you are independent and free. You don’t have to report to anyone and you are happy with this situation.

Antarctica

Antarctica is a cold, desolate place. A dream about Antarctica symbolizes the hardships in your life. You are not going through a good period in your life. If you dream that you live there, it means that you can overcome all the odds however difficult they are. 

Anchor

To see an anchor in a dream can have two different meanings. You will need to associate the dream with your waking life to decipher the meaning of the dream. On the one hand, an anchor can be a symbol for something that is restraining your freedom. Perhaps there is someone who is holding you back. This could either be in your romantic life or your career.

However, a dream about an anchor can symbolize stability. Maybe you are secure in your relationships and career prospects. It can also mean that you are someone who sticks to their opinions and views and isn’t easily swayed.

Arctic

The Arctic, like the Antarctic, is a lonely and cold place. You are very emotional if you find yourself in the Arctic in a dream. You could feel lonely in your waking life or you could be cold and rigid. Perhaps you are unable to open up to friends or family and they think that you are aloof. It’s time to take a look at yourself if you want to keep friends and family in your life.

Asia

If you are going to visit Asia, you may well dream about the trip, but if you’re not, it can mean that you need to adjust to a new situation. This could be in either your personal or business life.

To dream of an elderly Asian person symbolizes tradition and wisdom. Perhaps you are reaching a point of great knowledge.

Astral Projection

If you dream about astral projection, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are literally experiencing it. Of course, you could be, but that’s a whole different article.

Astral projection can have one of two meanings. It can mean that you are disconnected from those around you and perhaps it’s time to reconnect. However, it can also mean that you feel liberated and free. 

Australia

If you dream that you are in Australia, it can mean that you are being pulled in opposing directions. Perhaps both work and home want your attention, but you haven’t got the energy to cope with both wanting so much of your time. 

However, because Australia is so vast with large areas unexplored, perhaps seeing yourself there means that you want to explore hidden talents and feelings. 

Baggage

If you dream that you are carrying baggage, aspects of your life could be weighing you down. It could refer to past emotions that are holding you back. It is difficult to move on, but you must try to forget about the past or learn from it.

Baggage Claim

Dreaming that you are in baggage claim at an airport means that you aren’t certain about who you are. Maybe you need to sit down and try and focus on your goals and emotions.

Baggage Scanner

If you see a baggage scanner in your dream, you feel as if someone is judging you. It could also mean that you feel as if you are lacking in privacy. Too many people are questioning you and you want this to stop.

Bicycle

You could dream that you are riding a bicycle. This means that you want to balance your home life with your work life. Perhaps you have been putting too much effort into one while neglecting the other. If you dream that you are having difficulties riding the bicycle it means that you are worried about the future and wonder if you can make it on your own. 

If you find yourself riding tandem, it means that you have accepted certain aspects of your life. You are in harmony with your partner and with your work colleagues.

Bus

If you are waiting for a bus, it means that you have had a setback, but it will be resolved. If you are riding on the bus, you are going along with the crowd. It is time to express your individuality. If you miss the bus, something has got out of control and you need to sit down and work out how to get back on track. If you get on the wrong bus, others are controlling you or you are on the wrong path either in your career or your relationships. To dream that the bus crashes means that it is time for you to start doing things on your own. Perhaps you have been too reliant on others. If you are paying the bus fare, you are giving up a lot for other people.

Bus Station

To be at a bus station can mean that you don’t feel in harmony with some aspect of your life. Alternatively, it can mean that you have reached a certain stage in your life and it’s now time to progress onto the next step.

If you are trying to get to the bus station, but can’t find it, it means that you feel helpless in one aspect of your life. Perhaps you feel that you are being ignored.

Bus Stop

If you dream that you are standing waiting for a bus at the bus stop, it means that there is an important decision to be made and you need to do it soon.

Business Trip

To dream that you are going on a trip for work can mean that you are placing too much focus on your job and it is time that you had some downtime and enjoy yourself.  

Cab

If you dream that you are in a cab, it means that somebody is taking advantage of you. If you are hailing a cab, it means that you need to ask for help in some aspect of your waking life.

California

California is home to the stars and if you dream that you are in this state it means that you are looking for fame and wealth

Camper

If you dream that you are living in a camper, it can mean that you want to be more independent, but you are suppressing your feelings. Alternatively, you could be thinking of others more than yourself. Perhaps it’s time that you put yourself first for once. This dream can also mean that you need to move on. 

Canada

If you dream that you are in Canada it has a couple of meanings. It could reinforce your desire to visit the country. Alternatively, if you are Canadian, but not living there anymore, it could indicate that you are missing the country.

Chicago

Chicago is known as the ‘Windy City’ so to dream about being there indicates that your life will soon be going in a different direction.

Compass

If you dream about a compass, it could be telling you to reconsider the direction your life is going. You may not like to go on a less safe route, but it could be beneficial to you.

Country

Visiting another country means change. If you are happy about this change, it means that you are ready. If you are anxious, then you aren’t yet ready for this change.

Driving

Dreaming about driving signifies your journey through life. If you are driving at night or if the road ahead isn’t clear it can mean that you aren’t sure about the direction your life is heading. Maybe you are afraid to take the next step in your life’s journey. If your view is obstructed while driving, then you are lacking awareness of something that is happening in your waking life. It can also mean that there is danger ahead. If you are driving along a curvy road, it means that you are having trouble reaching your goals. If you are driving in the snow, it could indicate that you need to be extra cautious about the future. 

Driving a car can also have connotations about your sex life You need to compare the car and the way you are driving with your sex life. If you are driving a Ferrari you could be having a very active sex (see sex dream meaning) life although perhaps it is too much and you should put a hold on having too many partners. 

If you dream that you are a passenger in a car, it can mean that you are reliant on someone else. Perhaps it is time to assert your independence. You are doing things for others while neglecting your own needs. If however, you are driving on the passenger side, it means that you want to get your life back on the road you want it to be. However, if you are being driven by someone who is driving on the passenger side, it can mean that you are being misled. Perhaps you think that you are traveling your own path, but maybe you are being manipulated.

If you are driving while under the influence of alcohol it means that your life is out of control and you need to sit down calmly and try to sort out the things that are going badly. In the same way, if you are driving in reverse, things aren’t going right. You are facing setbacks. If you dream that you are a backseat driver, it means that you want to be in control even though there are obstacles.

Egypt

If you dream about Egypt, a country with an amazing history, it can mean that you need to consider your raw emotions. Perhaps things were better when life was simpler. Maybe you are taking on too much and you should relax.

Eiffel Tower

To see the Eiffel Tower in a dream could refer to romance. After all, Paris is the city of love. Alternatively, it can symbolize strength. You are strong and have a good support system. You are not alone.

England

Dreaming about England, a country that has a strong monarchy can mean that you think of yourself in an elevated position. Perhaps you think more of yourself than you should. It can also symbolize fertility and renewal. 

Europe

If you dream about Europe, it can mean that you are thinking too much of the past. Europe is a continent with a long history. If you aren’t from Europe, it can mean that you need to take more leisure time.

Explore

If you dream that you are exploring new lands, it means that you are on a journey of self-discovery. You need to look at your life and see where it is going.

Flight

To dream about being on an airline flight means that a project you are planning is going to be successful. However, if the flight is delayed, you are unprepared to take on the task. To dream of flying also means that you feel free.

If you miss your flight, you could be in a hopeless situation or have feelings of being held back. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from those around you.

Flight Attendant

Dreaming of a flight attendant could have one of two meanings. Perhaps you will be going on holiday soon or, alternatively, you need help with a new project.

If you are a flight attendant, there is something in your life that needs taking care of.

Foreign Land

If you dream that you are abroad, change is in the air. If you feel happy about being in a foreign country, you are ready for this change. However, if you are nervous or scared, you aren’t ready for this change yet. 

Foreign Language

If you find yourself speaking a foreign language in a dream it can mean that other people around you do not understand you. Perhaps you have done something and they are wondering what the reasoning behind it was. 

If you are learning a foreign language, perhaps you are having difficulties bringing your thoughts and emotions to the surface. On the other hand, you may be unable to think of a way to solve a problem in your life.

Foreigner

To dream of a foreigner can mean that you are neglecting important emotions. It is time to sit down and work through these feelings before they bring you down. 

Great Wall of China

If you dream that you are visiting the Great Wall of China, it can mean that you are shutting some people out of your life. You will need to consider whether or not you should be doing this. Perhaps you are being too cautious as to whom you let into your life. Not everyone is selfish or unkind so open your heart.

India

You could dream about India if it is a place you love and have visited. However, if you have never been there, the dream can mean that you can rise above other people’s negativity and that you can overcome obstacles.

Interpreter

To dream that you are using an interpreter to understand what a foreigner is saying can mean that you have a problem that you don’t quite understand and are unable to solve. Perhaps it is time to ask for help from somebody else.

Island

If you dream that you are on an island having a wonderful vacation, it could mean that this is exactly what you should do. It is time for rest and relaxation. It can also mean that you need to have some alone time. 

You could be running away from something if you dream that you are stranded on an island. Alternatively, it could mean that you feel cut off. Perhaps you don’t feel that you are one of the team at work or maybe you don’t have enough friends.

Israel

To dream that you are in Israel can have one of two meanings. Perhaps you are feeling conflicted. You could be putting too much energy into your work life and neglecting your home life, Alternatively, it could mean that you are finding it difficult to connect with your spiritual side. Perhaps you need to go to a place of worship and try to rediscover your true self.

Japan

If you dream about Japan, there can be a few different meanings. If you have been there, it could just be that you are remembering the good time you had there. Japan is known as the land of the rising sun. This means that it is a place of peace and that could be how you now feel after a time of trouble. If you have never been to Japan, it could mean that you want to go there or that you are going to have some sort of enlightenment.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is home to all-night casinos, shows, all-you-can-eat restaurants, and quick weddings. If you dream that you are there, it could mean that you are overindulging. Perhaps you are eating or drinking too much. Maybe you are staying up late and partying. Maybe you should start to show some restraint as you could burn yourself out. Alternatively, you are going through a rough time emotionally. Perhaps your good judgment is being clouded and it’s time to sort out your feelings.

London

If you are a foreigner, you might connect London with the monarchy. Many people want to travel to see Buckingham Palace, one of the Queen’s homes. Perhaps this could be the meaning of the dream. However, if you dream about London, it could also be that you think too much of yourself. In addition, maybe you want more from a material point of view.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is also referred to as the city of angels. If you dream about it perhaps you want to connect with your spiritual side which you have been neglecting. On the other hand, Los Angeles is also the city of the stars. Maybe you too want to be rich and famous.

Los Angeles is a city of opportunities and perhaps now is the time to make your own success. Nothing is holding you back except for yourself.

Map

If you dream that you are studying a map, it means that you are on a road that will lead to success. You will reach the goals you have set for yourself. This doesn’t only mean that you will achieve success at work, but it also means that you will discover yourself and what you want out of life. 

On the other hand, if you are having problems reading a map and are getting lost, you too are feeling lost. This could be spiritually or just simply in your everyday life. Perhaps you are being ignored at work or maybe a relationship isn’t going well and you don’t know why.

Mexico

Mexico is a very traditional country so if you dream about it or about a Mexican, it can mean that you are hard-working and also that you like to preserve tradition and culture. You might want to get closer to your family or maybe you want to renew your faith. 

If you are Mexican or have been there, the dream can mean that you are missing the country. Perhaps you think of it as a happy place and want to go back. The dream is telling you to consider all options. 

Paradise

Dreaming of a tropical island or maybe even the Garden of Eden could mean that you are living in your own world. It is time that you started interacting with other people and stop living in a dream world.

Alternatively, dreaming of paradise could mean that you want to become spiritual. You need to reconnect with your god. It can also mean that you don’t want any more stress in your life. Things have got too much for you and you need a break.

Paris

If you have been to Paris and liked it there, it wouldn’t be a surprise to dream about it. Maybe you want to go back. If you had a bad experience there, the dream could be your subconscious working overtime. You need to face your fears head-on otherwise they will never disappear.

Alternatively, you could dream about Paris, the city of love, if you need romance. Perhaps you want to move on from a bad relationship to one that is more positive.

Russia

Russia can get very cold in the winter, so to dream about the country could mean that you are going through cold, dark times, either physically or mentally. You might be missing a former partner and want this time to end. Perhaps you are literally cold as money is tight and you can’t afford central heating. 

The dream could also be a pun on ‘rush’. You might need to hurry to reach your goals before time runs out. Perhaps you need to make a decision which you have been putting off.

Safari

If you dream about a safari, you will most probably be in Africa. Perhaps you have desires of going there but are a little afraid.

Going on a safari means that you will see animals roaming wild. This represents freedom. Perhaps you too want to be free. Maybe someone is trying to control your life and you have had enough. Perhaps you just want to do your own thing and not be tied down to rules and regulations.

Seasick

It is not pleasant being seasick and a dream about being sick out at sea isn’t positive. It means that problems and negative emotions are dragging you down. It is time you sat down and try to work through these feelings. Having pent-up emotions isn’t good for your health, either mentally or physically.

Shuffleboard

To watch or play shuffleboard or in fact, any other sport could represent your desire to win. If you are playing with someone you know, perhaps this person has been trying to impose their views on you and you want to be your own person. Alternatively, it could mean that you are being idle. Perhaps you need to put more effort into work. 

South America

If you dream that you are in South America, it could mean that you need to be more spontaneous. South America is a continent that has many indigenous people who live for the moment. Perhaps you should take a leaf out of their book. It could also mean that you are trying to overcome an obstacle in your life, but are finding it difficult. 

Tourist 

If you are a tourist in your dream, it could mean one of two things. Perhaps it is time to explore the real you. Maybe you have hidden this from the world and it is time to change this. You could also be in a position to embrace the world and any changes it brings. However, it could also mean that you are feeling lost in the world. 

If you see a tourist in your dream, it could mean that you are in a position to help others. This could be financially, emotionally, or physically. Don’t discard this dream as there could be someone out there who needs your help.

Vacation

To dream that you are on vacation can be a very pleasant dream. However, it can indicate that you need a vacation. You have been working too hard and need a break. Your body and mind need recharging. Even if you can’t go away for a vacation, you still need to do something different. Plan a day trip out at the weekend. Alternatively, it can mean that you have done well at work and you deserve a pat on the back.

If you dream that you are having a disastrous vacation, it can mean that you want to escape from your everyday life but are unable to. It can also mean that you are having problems and are unable to solve them.     

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