I have always joked that I am listening to music 24 hours a day… I even have music on while I’m sleeping. Rest assured, if my life is ever turned into a movie, I’ve already put together the soundtrack. Music has the power to take me back in time to a very specific moment, emotion, travel destination or home. I’m sure almost everyone can relate.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
For all of you fellow music addicts, I give you,
“My Top Ten Travel Songs”
that just never get old…
1. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
2. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
3. “Mykonos” by Fleet Foxes
I still don’t know why every time I hear this song I want to cry. Everything from his timeless voice, the haunting melody, the poetically written lyrics… it’s sort of sad but incredibly beautiful. He refers to running away from a broken past in search for something beautiful like the gentle coast of Mykonos. A great song for those moments of self reflection.
4. “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and The Heart
Another folk song (so you may be sensing a theme in my travel music taste). I just love music that tells a story considering I’m a story teller myself. Maybe I’ll start writing music one day. Anyways, this is my homesick song. “I miss your face like hell.” We all get homesick and I miss my friends and family and my little dog every day.
5. “The High Road” by Broken Bells
6. “The Suburbs” by Mr Little Jeans
7. “Welcome Home, Son” by Radical Face
8. “Spectrum” by Florence + The Machine
9. “World Spins Madly On” by The Weepies
My hopeless romantic side comes out now and again. I’ve written about how I struggle with travel and relationships so this song has played very loudly on wine drenched nights all over the world. At the end of the day the world does spin madly on and Mr. Right will come when I’m ready. Until then, I’ll keep this song close to my heart.
10. “Carousel” by Iron and Wine
So there you go! My favorite travel songs!
All of these songs are on my my Spotify “Travel Tunes” playlist and I am constantly adding new music to it. Each song has a very special meaning to me and I get to share it with you for free! Yay!
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