Take the right road: Traveled vs. travelled

When deciding which spelling of these two words to use, always travel light if in America.

American English uses one l when spelling traveling, traveled, etc.: “The president traveled to China.”

British English uses two l’s, as in travelling, travelled, etc.: “The queen travelled to India.”


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.