by Jill Robinson with Greenheart Travel
In keeping up with current events, the headlines today have been looking bleak. After reading the fifth news story of the morning involving doom and destruction, I decided it was time for more positive reading material. To help in spurring your motivation for travel, especially when the past few days in the news have been slightly gloomy, I’ve put together a couple playlist suggestions I have found on travel blogs and sites to get a double dose of inspirational material. After all, every trip needs a soundtrack.
- Intelligent Travel’s website perked my curiosity with two videos. The first group was the Parisian trio, Gotan Project, and their music, a meshing of electronica meets tango was enough to make me lose five minutes of work time daydreaming about Argentina.
- The second song sent me on a high-speed train through Eastern Europe, my senses overloaded with imagined lights, sounds and smells of streets filled with energy and little bit of grime. The Shukar Collective is group from Romania.
- National Geographic’s site also features a page with music from around the world. They even have a song of the day and a free download available. If you are as easily amused as I am, this is a wonderful highlight to the afternoon. They also have a list of genres of music, from Aboriginal Traditional to Zydeco; sample some great beats I bet you don’t hear on your favorite FM station.
A sample from the Cuba playlist: Eliades Ochoa