Finding the Ultimate Road Trip Mix


Road trips need music. Some songs are better for the long open road than others and if you can string together a playlist that harmonizes with the emotional tenor of your adventure then you’ve got a winner. To this day I can’t think of Mendocino without hearing Van Morrison’s No Guru, No Master.

Amanda Arnold at the How Stuff Works blog posts reader’s picks for the 25 Travel Tunes for Your Next Trip. Some of he picks are obvious – John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild.” Other’s not so much, like Abba’s “Dancing Queen.” All in all a great list for starting a new mix.

Two songs I’d add to the mix, Jerry Garcia Band’s “Lonsome and a Long Way From Home” or Jimmy Cliff’s “Sitting Here in Limbo” – both great tunes for the long drive to Tonopah Nevada.