14 Songs To Use As A Soundtrack To Your Solo Travels Around The World

This summer was the first time I’d traveled on my own. To say it was life-changing is both cliché and incredibly accurate. I wasn’t quite prepared for the extraordinary range of emotions I’d experience traveling through Europe, from obnoxiously crying in the middle of Gare du Nord to smelling the fresh grass of the English countryside and feeling completely at peace.

Here are just a few songs to capture some of those feelings you’ll experience and set the stage for all the incredible adventures to come.

Getting ready to board your flight

Metric, “Waves”

A Fine Frenzy, “Now Is The Start”:

Gazing out the window on the train/plane to your next destination

SZA, “Country”

Radio Dept, “Pulling Our Weight”

MisterWives, “Imagination Infatuation”

Asobi Seksku, “Thursday”

Dealing with a relationship on the rocks back home and/or saying goodbye to new friends and places

Stars, “Changes”

Stars, “How Much More”

Langhorn Slim & The Law, “Salvation”

Feeling like a boss-ass bitch in a foreign country

Jacques Dutronic, “La Responsible”

Roadtrippin’ Jams

Hedley, “Dreaming’s For Sleeping”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

Plus, “Heaven In Our Headlights” and basically everything else by Hedley

Getting lost and melancholy in the winding streets of an ancient city

Camera Obscura, “Country Mile”

Bahamas, “Lost In The Light”

Reflecting on your adventures and feeling both incredibly insignificant but connected to the world around you

Mint Royale, “World” TC mark

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