Music is essential for any trip. It entrances us on long journeys by bus or rail, occupying the conscious mind and allowing insight to float up from the depths. You listen to those same songs over and over, and they soak up the landscape, the smells and the very feeling of the place. They colour the way you see it just like different shades of glass colour a sunny day.
Here’s what’s on my travel playlist right now:
Won’t Leave Home Without It
These albums have been on my travel ipod for years. Each has formed the backdrop to many trips. And each—for whatever reason—has earned a permanent place on all my journeys.
Some provide exactly the right atmosphere. Some make me think. Some are upbeat. And some are ambient and perfect to write to.
In addition to the “permanent content” above, I rotate a few other favourites through the mix, depending on the type of journey I’m about to set off on. Most of these albums have been there for the past 6 months. And a couple just came out and were recently added.
So tell me, what music forms the background of your vagabond dreams? What essential albums do you never leave home without?
Please share YOUR favorite travel music in the comments below.