Music is an essential part of the travel experience. It gets us through the tough times, helps us remember the good times, gets us in the mood to go, and helps us cope with coming home. I don’t know where I would be without my iPod.
Music is an all-encompassing force in people’s lives, and it’s no wonder so many good songs have been written about travel. So the next time you are on the road or thinking about travel, here are some great songs to turn on:
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
A good song about setting out and spreading your wings. Like she says, it’s not easy to say goodbye, but sometimes you just need to go explore. (Music trivia: This song was actually written by Avril Lavigne.)
Upside Down by Jack Johnson
Because we travel to find the things that can’t be found and spread love with everyone.
Breakdown by Jack Johnson
So often we rush our travels. This is a good song that reminds us to go slow.
Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sometimes we must be traveling on because there are just too many places to see.
London Still by The Waifs
A good song about dealing with being homesick.
Next Year by The Foo Fighters
Because we’ll all be coming home in a year.
Life For Rent by Dido
Any song with the line “I always thought I’d travel the world alone and live more simply” deserves a spot on this list.
Coming Home by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Another good song about going home.
Leaving on a Jetplane by John Denver
We may plan to only go for a certain time, but, like the man says, we never really know when we will be back again.
Roam by the B-52s
Because we all want to roam around the world.