Whether it’s visiting Hawaii or trekking up to Machu Picchu, we’re always up for an adventure! While we love to travel the world, we at Wetravel know that you don’t always have to travel across oceans or countries to have an exciting adventure. In fact, you can go on a road trip to explore nearby wonders and locales and it’s something that we recommend doing at least once in your life. While some people say that road trips can be pretty time-consuming and boring, we don’t like to see them that way! We think a road trip is a great way to travel locally and to discover some hidden gems that are right in your own backyard. You might even become closer to the people who join you on the road trip (or you might as well be, since you’re going to be stuck in a car with them for an extended period of time).
If you decide to go on a road trip, which we strongly recommend that you do at least once, here are five playlists that we found on Spotify that can help you beat the lulls of the long drive.
1. Good Vibes (3 hrs 10 min)
Are you a pop music lover who’s in dire need of some catchy tunes for your road trip? Why not follow this playlist? With hits like Party in the U.S.A. and Crazy in Love, Good Vibes will get you tapping your toes and singing along. It’ll make you feel excited and pumped up for the journey ahead.
2. Hanging Out and Relaxing (6 hrs 26 min)
Perhaps you want a playlist that will allow you to relax and concentrate on the long journey ahead. If that’s the case, then you should check out this playlist. Filled with songs like Such Great Heights by The Postal Service and Hold Back the River by James Bay, Hanging Out and Relaxing will help you sit back and enjoy the picturesque drive.
3. Good Times Great Oldies (3 hrs 25 min)
Maybe you want to revisit your childhood or the past through this road trip. What better way to do this than to follow this playlist and blast it while you drive along a stretch? Good Times Great Oldies can help you relive some great memories and create some new ones with nostalgic tunes like Hotel California by the Eagles and Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin. With classics such as these, it’ll be hard not to break out into some impromptu karaoke.
4. Jazz Classics (8 hrs 59 min)
Say you want a smooth playlist that will soothe your soul. Well then, look no further! Jazz Classics has all the songs that you want to listen to when you’re coasting down a long stretch of road or driving along a coastal highway. You’ll be able to de-stress, relax, and appreciate the drive.
5. Roadtrip with Friends (2 hours, 44 minutes)
We didn’t just choose this one because of its name (although, it is pretty fitting). This playlist has some great beats from Electric Feel by MGMT to Girls by The 1975 that will not only provide the catchy background music for your drive, but also energize you and your fellow travelers. With Roadtrip with Friends, you’ll start your trip off on the right beat.
We at Wetravel hope that we’ve given you some great tunes to listen to while you’re traveling on the open road. When you go on your road trip, try listening to one of these playlists or if you have the time, all of them! You’ll get to listen to different types of music and create some unforgettable memories along the way, so that maybe ten years from now, you’ll hear one of these songs and be taken back to this memorable moment in your life.
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