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Music Makes The World Go ‘Round

I’ve been thinking a lot lately how much music really inspires me. Whether it’s on my way to work, road tripping home to South Florida, or while I’m just hanging out writing, music truly gets me through. You know when you’re getting ready for that night out with friends? Or when you’re waking up on a Sunday morning, getting ready to accomplish the day? And you know how you have that certain Spotify or Pandora playlist that you put on to pump you up? Ok, good, because that’s exactly where I’m going with this.

Garden Route, South AfricaPhoto Credit: E. Martin & Friends

Garden Route, South Africa

Photo Credit: E. Martin & Friends

Currently playing in the background: Fool You’ve Landed by Mumford & Sons -in case you didn’t know yet, they’re my favorite  band. 

As I sit here writing this I have my pup laying with me to my left (I may or may not have given her a belly scratch to get her to stay) and my empty chai latte to my right. The windows are open, which means Florida’s two-day Fall is almost over, and I’m day-dreaming about where I’m going to jet off to next.

I’m not sure about y’all, but I’m a little bit of a music bug (like seriously, I practically have a life soundtrack at all times), so I just made a playlist of my favorites especially for our devoted readers and fellow travel-lovers. These are some of my travel go-to’s, especially when I’m hanging in the airport on my layovers or just before touch down in the plane.

I call it my “Happy-Go-Travel” playlist! I wanted to share these, not only just for listening, but to let them reach you and affect you on a cellular level (isn’t that what music does?!). Every time I hear one of these songs it takes me back to a specific time, some even during my adventures. I’ve even collected some suggestions from my friend for you guys to add to your playlists…so dig in!

P.S. I bolded some of the ones I find myself listening to on repeat!!

2 Heads by Coleman Hell

Freakin’ Me Out by The Mowgli’s

My Way by Calvin Harris

You & Me by Marc E. Bassy

Kanye by The Chainsmokers

Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine

I Love You More Than You Think by Rizzle Kicks

Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine

Take It All Back by Judah & The Lion

I’m Good by The Mowgli’s

Little Talks by Of Monster and Men

Stolen Dance by Milky Chance

Down South by Jeremy Loops

Pride by American Authors

Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Ophelia by The Lumineers

Go Big Or Go Home by American Authors

Breezeblocks- by alt-J

Geronimo by Sheppard

Small World by Good Old War

Show Me Love by Sam Feldt

Not a One by The Young Wild

Home by Phillip Phillips

Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons

Walking On A Dream by Empire Of The Sun

A few favorites from my friends:

  • Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root

  • Eddie Vedder’s Into The Wild album

  • On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons

  • Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin

  • Wonderwall by Oasis

  • Life is a highway by Rascal Flatts

  • Shut up and dance by Walk The Moon

  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

  • Don’t stop believing by Journey

  • Island in the Sun by Weezer

  • Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus

  • Don’t Swallow The Cap by The National

  • Wake Up by Arcade Fire

  • Im gonna be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers

  • Let’s Go On A World Tour by White Panda


Overlander in the middle of the desertPhoto Credit: VACorps

Overlander in the middle of the desert

Photo Credit: VACorps

For some of us a song means everything. It takes us back to our first concert, that first dance, that festival where we had our first kiss, or even the beyond insanely-fun road trip. Music is a very special thing. It has its own language and brings all people together no matter where you are in the world. It’s definitely brought me some of my closest friends and topped off nearly every memory. 

To all my music junkies- keep jammin’ and keep on dancing everywhere you go! Let’s be those weirdos people stare at by belting it out and dancing near the baggage carousel (trust me, it’s the best.) 

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