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Published on August 4th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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26 TYPES OF “INSPIRATIONAL” TRAVEL QUOTES (AND WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN)

Whenever we see travel quote memes, we’re never quite sure if they make us really want to throw up or really want to go travelling.

Sure, they can be nice. But they can also be unforgivably cheesy. But whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re not going anywhere, so we thought we’d level the playing field a little by attempting to explain what some of them really mean.

1. The quote about the ship

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Translation: “Kids at school called me ‘Captain Obvious'”

2. The flakey quote

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Translation: “I am not big on the decision-making process.”

3. The philosopher’s quote

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Translation: “My supermarket is far away.”

4. The ‘hand on the wheel’ quote

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Translation: “I am in a car. You could be too.”

5. The ‘open road’ quote

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Translation: “I am indecisive.”

6. The vague quote

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Translation: “I am not very good at making lists.”

7. The overused Mark Twain quote

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Translation: “I used to be a narrow-minded bigot. Then I went on holiday.”

8. The beach scene quote

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Translation: “I am on a beach.”

9. The Kerouac quote

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Translation: “I am an asshole.”

10. The ‘keep calm’ quote

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Translation: “I am British.”

11. The map of the world quote

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Translation: “I am a British colonialist.”

12. The St. Augustine quote

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Translation: “I have read more books than I have done travelling.”

13. The ill-researched quote

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Translation: “I have not looked up the annual ‘deaths by monotony’ statistics.”

12. The proverb quote

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Translation: “I am a complex individual.”

13. The tacky quote

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Translation: “I am 14-years-old.”

14. The attempt to be inspiring-yet-mysterious quote

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Translation: “I am a schizophrenic.”

15. The vintage quote

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Translation: “I am dissatisfied with my life.”

16. The over-the-top quote

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Translation: “I should’ve gone to Specsavers.”

17. The rhyming quote

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Translation: “I am on a beach.”

18. The ransom note quote

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Translation: “I have just passed my driving test.”

19. The optimistic quote

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20. The marketing quote

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Translation: “I am a mobile phone company’s roaming rates slogan.”

21. The bold statement quote

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Translation: “I am easy.”

22. The Scrabble-letters quote

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23. The obvious quote

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Translation: “Dogs are the best travel companions.”

24. The wilderness quote

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Translation: “I am a bear.”

25. The wilderness quote (reprise)

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Translation: “I am a mountain goat.”

26. We actually really like this one…

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