Monday Mixtape: A Traveler’s Playlist

Monday Mixtape: A Traveler’s Playlist

In between activities planned for the duration of the trip, there are moments when you put your headphones on and get lost in your songs. While I’m not the type to listen to music while hiking or absorbing the views, I seek comfort in my music during plane rides, a night in a strange room, a boring three-hour boat ride to an island, or a long commute from one city to another.

Such moments call for a playlist of dream & synth pop, ambient, and electronic, leaving my usual alternative rock playlist forgotten. I like the quiet, dreamy music, or what zen-like song allows me to take in the views.

Starting with alternative and old-school rock, most likely on an early morning plane ride

Collide by Howie Day

Just Like Heaven by The Cure

Or ambient songs in case of land travel on a highway with majestic views of the Cordilleras

Wake Me by Message to Bears

A Walk by Tycho

Mountains by Message to Bears

Going upbeat during a difficult commute from a distant paradise

Find You by Zedd

Or what lulls to sleep, fast, on a nauseating ride back to the city

Festival by Sigur Ros

Listening to a bit of anti-folk with a super cute lyrics

Tree Hugger by Antsy Pants

Or a super cute summerwave with hardly any lyrics

My Forever Smile by Summer Heart

And a couple of soulful melodies from our favorite ladies

My Love by Sia

Bittersweet by Ellie Goulding

Not forgetting songs during the night or an evening travel back to the Metro

Sunset by The xx

Bella’s Lullaby by Carter Burwell

… Preferably with a shoulder to fall asleep on

Let’s Fall Asleep Together by Teen Daze

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