My Travel Playlist: My Go-To Songs on the Road

(Last Updated On: 24/01/2019)


In a space that may make you feel small or unfamiliar, we have music to help ground us, help us smile, and cure our homesickness. My playlist isn’t just one style of music, it’s a plethora of emotions, beats, and genres. I chose songs from multiple different playlists on my Spotify account, but I picked the ones I always end up reaching for. I really do enjoy all types of music, and I think that will really shine through with this playlist – a little something for everyone. I made sure to bold, italicize, and star, for emphasis, the songs that really make me feel something deep down and take me back to that feeling of home.

I do enjoy newer tunes, but these songs compile my favorite memories and places that I’ve been to. From sitting in my high school library planning a backpacking trip, to the song that my sister and I never fail to belt out in car rides whenever I go and visit her in Okinawa (it’s “Birthday” by Katy Perry, by the way, and it never gets old), and some of the songs my favorite creators use for their travel videos that keep my head in the clouds.

If you scroll down to the very bottom, I have listed a few albums that I can enjoy all the way through without skipping. Yes, there MIGHT BE a Justin Bieber album, don’t come for me, guys.


My Travel Playlist

Sunflower / Rex Orange County*

Wesley’s Theory / Kendrick Lamar*

– After the Storm / Kali Uchis

Meridian / Odesza**

– Faceless / Beshken (ft. Gus Dapperton)

100 Letters / Halsey*

– I’m Here / Russ

– Prune, You Talk Funny / Gus Dapperton

Prom / SZA**

Daddy Issues / The Neighbourhood*

– Still / The Japanese House

Yours Truly, Austin Post / Post Malone*

– Anesthetic / Thomston

Come With Me / Nora En Pure*

If I Believe You / The 1975*

Somebody Else / the 1975*

– I Would Do Anything For You / Foster The People

– Cherry Wine / Hozier

– Like Real People Do / Hozier

– Ophelia / The Lumineers

No Option / Post Malone*

– One Dance / Drake

– Passionfruit / Drake

Fire & Desire / Drake*

Hopeless / Halsey (ft. Cashmere Cat)*

twoAM / SZA*

It’s Only / Odesza (ft. Zyra)**

Lose It (Jerry Folk Remix) / Oh Wonder*

Hymn For The Weekend (Seeb Remix) / Coldplay*

2 A.M. / Russ*

– Into You / Ariana Grande

– Celeste / Ezra Vine

Barcelona / George Ezra*

– Attention / Charlie Puth

– King Kunta / Kendrick Lamar

– Keep On / Kehlani

Birthday / Katy Perry*

Up There / Post Malone**



Full Albums

Flower Boy / Tyler, the Creator**

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom / Halsey*

If I Should Go Before You / City and Colour**

– Beauty Behind the Madness / The Weeknd

Stoney / Post Malone*

– Purpose / Justin Bieber


What genres or songs help ground you when you travel?

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