This expression means that somebody is travelling without flights, isn't? My question is if you can do a travel around the world over land. I consider that sailing or travelling on the sea is also overland. It's correct? Thank you Amador
I use 'overland' to mean over land.....not over the sea as well. But it is widely used in that sense nowadays, I think. There are 'overland' trips from the UK to Australia, for example. I'd use 'overland and on water', if the journey included both forms of transport. But I'm probably just picky......
I'd have to agree with J [leics]. But, the sea bit may be arguable.
If it is given to you on a Flight Itinerary, it can mean both. The computers are programmed with one message for a gap between cities with no flights booked. Now, if it is from another source it could mean something different.
In some parlance it specifies traveling by road for such a distance that it would necessitate sleep stops, overnight.