Arguably, the perfect companion when it comes to travelling is music as it has the knack of providing the soundtrack to pretty much everything – from picture perfect moments to the ones of frustration. Being travellers ourselves, the team at Touristly has come up with a list of our picks when we are on the road.

For bus or plane rides

Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
The Proclaimers – 500 miles
Radical Face – Wandering
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

For the beach

Slim Smith – Burning Horns
Incubus – I Wish You Were Here
All Saints – Pure Shores
Kokomo – Beach Boys

For long walks

Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles
Travis – Flowers in the window
American Authors – Flowers in the window
Plastic Bertrand -Ca Plane Pour Mo

For quiet nights

Jamie Cullum- All at Sea
José González -Cycling Trivialities
Astrud Gilberto – Girl from Ipanema
John Mayer- Gravity

For romantic getaways

Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night
Katie Melua – Nine Million Bicycles
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love with You

For long layovers

Jennifer Paige – Stranded
Axel Flóvent – Forest Fires
Lenny Kravitz – Fly away
The Kinks – Tired of Waiting

For lazy mornings

Bruno Mars – Lazy Song
Zee Avi – Concrete Wall
Daughter – Candles
Hozier – Cherry Wine

For times when things aren’t going according to plan

Savage Garden – The Animal Song
Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
Aaliyah – Try again
Snow Patrol – Run

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