Music For When You Wander

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The start of every new year makes me feel a familiar kind of high. I'm overwhelmed with hope and excitement for all the experiences I'm going to have, regardless if it's good or bad. This is the same kind of good feeling that I get whenever I plan and go out on a trip. 

As early as last year, my heart and mind have been set for several trips this 2017. Since this isn't the right month to do that yet, it won't stop me from letting my imagination run wild and think of all the experiences I'll be having soon. This playlist makes me zone out and do just that.

Where The Sky Hangs by Passion Pit - When you land in a new city during the night time and the city lights just makes you feel all warm and buttery inside, this is the song you need to listen to.

Anywhere by Passenger - When you're wandering with a cool ass travel buddy (someone you love or a newfound friend), this might be your anthem.

Settled by The Ransom Collective - When you and your barkada go on a road trip to the beach, don't be afraid to play this song and sing out loud.

Mountain Sound by Of Monsters and Men - Of course, this playlist wouldn't be complete with a song from OMAM. Play this whenever the moment's right.

Payne's Bay by Beirut - When you're in the car or on top of a mountain or in the beach and the sky does it's daily light show at sunset, bask in the glorious moment with this song playing in the background.

Circles by The Amazing - When the sun greets you slowly by streaming in it's soft golden glow through the window in your Airbnb somewhere in Paris or Budapest; rub the sleep off of your eye, pour some hot coffee into your mug, and savor the seconds before the sun is up high. Listen to this song.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow covered by Leanne & Naara - When you're lying on a hammock in a beach somewhere and the sea is glittering, let this song hug you long and tight.

Color Decay by Júníus Meyvant - This is your victory song for whenever you want to celebrate an achievement, whether it be as small as tasting Thailand's famous street food for the first time or as big as riding a hot air balloon over Bagan in Myanmar.

Message by Patrick James - When you leave home for the first time to be on the road for a long time, give this song a listen.

Making All Things New by Aaron Espe - When you're finally home after a long time on the road and all your experiences has made you become a new and better person, this is the song to listen to.

Watch Me by Labi Siffre - I just really want to include this beautiful song from the TV show "This is Us." I think this is a perfect song to listen to whenever you look back at all the amazing moments you've had in your life, whether it be memories on the road or memories with your loved ones. 
I'm a month away from ticking another item off my dream destination list and I hope everything goes well not just for me but for my travel buddies too. Unfortunately, I can't share any detail about it here but I'll definitely blog about it after the trip 😉

What about you guys? What songs are in your travel playlist? If you've got awesome songs that you'd like to share, don't hesitate to leave them on the comments section below. Good music is meant to be shared! 

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