Travel Playlist Essentials: Modern Hits

We already showed you our favorite classics, but there’s so much good music to go around, we couldn’t contain it all in on post.

This week, we’re giving you some modern artists putting a new spin on world travel. And remember to tell us what’s on your travel playlist for a chance to win a pair of Global Connections, Inc., headphones (details below)!

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Around the World”

Singing about all the places they’ve visited while on tour in between indecipherable babble, Red Hot Chili Peppers leave us with a wonderful message I’m sure we can all agree on: “I know for sure that life is beautiful all around the world.”

OneRepublic – “Good Life”

One of the great feel-good anthems of this generation. As they list every place from Paris to China to Colorado, it’s clear that the best kind of lifestyle is a life well-traveled.

Fleet Foxes – “Blue Ridge Mountains”

A pleasant song about escaping to a cabin in Tennessee. Bonus points for singing about a place in which we have condos.

Damon Albarn – “Mr. Tembo”

This fun little tune is about an elephant from Tanzania who sadly lost his mother. But the vibes are uplifting and it brings positivity to unpredictability.

Lissie – “Wild West”

You’re only as free as you want to be.

Vampire Weekend – “Horchata”

When you’re feeling the cold of December but you’d rather feel the crabs pinching at your heels.

Weezer – “Island in the Sun”

The ultimate summer jam. Lay in the sand, soak up the sun and let your spirit run free.

Jason Mraz – “A World With You”

Just as there are an infinite amount of places you can go, there are limitless ways to love someone. A beautiful love ballad anchored by geography.

John Mayer – “3×5”

No amount of pictures, postcards or stories can describe the magnificent sights and sounds nature has for us. You just have to be there discover its true power.

Mumford and Sons – “Hopeless Wanderer”

“I will learn to love the skies I’m under” is one of the best lines out of all the songs mentioned here. Plus, the music video is five minutes of pure joy.

What songs have to be on your travel list? Let us know in the comments below!

Headphone Contest


We want to hear what you’re listening to on your travels. And to help spread the joy of music, we’re giving a few lucky members a pair of stylish Global Connections headphones (on-ear, collapsible).

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Share your favorite songs from your travel playlists in the comment section of this post, on our Facebook page or mention @GDVTravel via Twitter.
  2. Tell us why it makes you want to travel.
  3. We’ll share our favorites as their own playlist and send the winners a pair of exclusive Global Connections headphones. Winners will be contacted via email.

Restrictions apply. Contest ends Friday, September 2, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. CST. No purchase necessary. ENTRIES MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

One thought on “Travel Playlist Essentials: Modern Hits

  1. My favorite travel song is Vacation by Thomas Rhett. I think the line ” party like we’re on vacation ” says it all

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