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Soundtrack to Your Soul-Searching Solo Travels

March 15, 2017

The summer of 2014 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 travelling 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”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0udJc_iMlAU

A Fine Frenzy “Now is the start”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwqeEhs5v-o

 

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

SZA “Country”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygTEp3QXNwA

Radio Dept “Pulling our weight”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1aT8fNBts8

MisterWives “Imagination Infatuation”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKPds7tx2J0

Asobi Seksku “Thursday”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8paDhfGQH4E

 

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

Stars “Changes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiDE_Pyca28 *(Also check out “How Much More”)

Langhorn Slim & The Law “Salvation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6689Ih37WuE

 

Feeling like a boss ass bitch in a foreign country

Jacques Dutronic “La Responsible”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdmr5KOm58U

 

Roadtrippin’ Jams

Hedley “Dreaming’s for sleeping”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3-w4J2VsRg

Plus “Heaven in our Headlights” and basically everything by Hedley

 

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

Camera Obscura “Country Mile”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQLyoKEitXw

Bahamas “Lost in the light”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPJNt1eTVNY

 

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

Mint Royale “World”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSC9qGxoS8M

 

*This article was previously published on Thought Catalog