Do you remember that one song or playlist you constantly played during and after your travels? Whether it brings back good or bad memories, music has the ability to take you back and reminisce about that specific time and place.
Music plays a crucial role in every travel experience and is a lot more powerful than you think.
Of course, phone and app companies are fully aware of this.
This is why you see new phones with more battery life, more storage, easy online access, and better camera, & weather protection (dust, rain, heat, and cold). You can even see the music apps without wifi that make it so you can listen while you travel when there is no online access.
Whether you are flying on a commercial flight with hundreds of people, a train or choose to rent a private jet with a group of friends or family, music can make your trip more enjoyable.
1. Music is an Emotion Shape Shifter:
We all know how stressful airports can get. The possibility of missing or your flight delaying, unfortunately, is more common than a cold. But stress no more, listening to music can put you in the right headspace.
Music can change your mood within an instant and help you relax. Mix that with some natural stress and anxiety remedies you will turn any flight into an enjoyable one.
What are some natural stress relievers?
The fastest growing trend is CBD products that you can travel with as long as there is no mention or it does not contain THC. CBD (cannabidiol) hemp oil is mostly made from hemp, a non psychotropic strain of the cannabis plant and is known to reduce anxiety, inflammation anxiety, and stress.
So if you are the nervous or fearful flyer, get rid of the pharmaceuticals that can have terrible side effects and go with the natural remedies.
A good playlist and some CBD Releaf.
2. Traveling with Music is Simple:
Remember having to carry around CDs everywhere you went? If you don’t, consider yourself lucky.
Today, with a tap of a music app, you are able to stream music offline meaning you do not need wifi or data to listen to what you want when you want.
Phone in airplane mode? Not a problem.
There are a ton of apps you can use to listen to music offline.
Not only that but a lot of flights have entertainment systems that allow you to play music for a ton of different genres and artists.
3. Get Inspired through Music
Music helps with mental clarity. Take this time on the plane or car to become mindful, reflect on your emotions.
Be more in touch with your emotions while listening to your favorite playlist. If you like to write or draw while traveling, listening to music will help you stay focused and block out other distractions on the plane.
Maybe you are thinking about your next tattoo idea and need some inspiration. You can use the music as your inspiration and this list of 10 travel Tattoo Ideas.
4. Learn About Your Destination
Music can tell you a lot about a location based on a lot of things including the songs written about them as well as the singers from there.
Even listening to songs in the native language of your destination will give you more insight about the culture and the people you are about to meet.
Have some fun with it and visit cities that inspired people to write iconic songs about and see if you will be inspired too.
5. Music Helps You Sleep
Getting rest while traveling is easier said than done especially while adjusting to total opposite time zones.
Listening to calm music and maybe even some comfy compression socks will help you get some quality sleep on a plane where normally it can be difficult.
According to the Sleep Foundation, if you listen to relaxing music for 45 minutes, you fall asleep faster, sleep longer, wake up less, and rate their nights as more restful than when they don’t listen to music.
Music has a lot of powerful benefits including:
- Slowing your heart rate and breathing
- Lower blood pressure
- Relaxing your muscles
Now that you have your own playlist ready for traveling. You are ready to get yourself into a good mood and make the journey memorable.
Voila! The world is totally transformed. Even that old man riding on his run down bicycle now seems a part of your very own music video.
To give you head start here are some of the most popular songs to travel to:
- Ricky Nelson – Travelin’ Man
- The Melodic – “On My Way”
- Passenger – Traveling Alone
- Band of Horses – The Funeral
- X Ambassadors – Renegades
- Noah And The Whale – Blue Skies
- Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
- Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws
- Foo Fighters – These Days
Take a look at this list of the 75 top travel songs. Do you have some songs to suggest let us hear it!
Otherwise safe travels!