You know when you hear a song and the lyrics really speak to you? We believe there’s a soundtrack to every situation and these songs describe our travel feels perfectly.
Which of these tracks speaks to you the most?
DISC 1: Before travel
I Want to Break Free – Queen
Lyrics: “I want to break free”
Feels: When you’ve had enough of your job. Routine, eurgh! You are itching to see the world.
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Lyrics: “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want”
Feels: You’re trying to remain calm and hold it in, but you really really really wanna zigazigah go travelling!
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
Lyrics: “Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? I travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. Hold your head up, movin’ on. Keep your head up, movin’ on.”
Feels: Stay positive, keep saving and chasing that travel dream.
I need a dollar – Aloe Blacc
Lyrics: “I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need”
Feels: You want to book that adventure ASAP but your bank balance is not having any of it! You need these top tips on how to save money for travel.
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Lyrics: “It’s my life. It’s now or never. I ain’t gonna live forever. I just want to live while I’m alive”
Feels: Your parents/mates aren’t too keen on your decision to fly the nest (again!) But it’s your choice, it’s your life. If it’s what makes you happy then GO FOR IT!
Free – Ultra Nate
Lyrics: “Cause you’re free to do what you want to do. You’ve got to live your life. Do what you want to do”
Feels: Don’t let anything or anyone hold you back. Turn that bucket list into a booked it list!
DISC 2: During travel
Dreams – Gabrielle
Lyrics: “I know what I want and baby travel it’s you. I can’t deny my feelings because they are true.”
Feels: When you finally book that dream trip and you are beyond excited! It’s happening. The travel dream is becoming a reality.
Beautiful Day – U2
Lyrics: “It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away”
Feels: It is happening, the day has arrived. You are heading to the airport and your dream trip is about to begin.
The Best – Tina Turner
Lyrics: “You’re simply the best, better than all the rest”
Feels: That feeling when you land in a new country. The excitement hits you. You’re about to start a new adventure and make unforgettable memories. It’s simply the best feeling.
House of fun – Madness
Lyrics: “Welcome to the house of fun”
Feels: When you check-in to your hostel. There are all types of interesting characters from all over the world, all under one roof. Some will become your friends for life, others will provide entertainment, stories or tips that can shape your travels. Whatever happens, it will be a lot of fun getting to know everyone.
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What A Feeling – Irene Cara
Lyrics: “What a feeling! Take your passion and make it happen”
Feels: The lyrics say it all. You’ve found your passion and you’re having the time of your life backpacking around the world!
Best I ever had – Drake
Lyrics: “You the f##kin’ best, you the f##kin’ best. You the best I ever had, best I ever had.”
Feels: You’re in love with the new place you’re exploring. You thought you couldn’t beat the previous adventure, but it just gets better and better!
Don’t stop me now – Queen
Lyrics: “Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time. I’m having a ball”
Feels: You’re having an amazing time on your travels and you don’t want it to end. You’re not ready to go home at all!
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DISC 3: After travelling
I’ve had the time of my life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Lyrics: “You’re the one thing, I can’t get enough of. So I’ll tell you something. This could be love.”
Feels: The travels are over for now. You’re back home after an unbelievable experience. You literally had the time of your life.
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson
Lyrics: “I just can’t stop loving you. And if I stop then tell me, just what will I do. I just can’t stop loving you”
Feels: Admit it, you’ve got the travel bug, bad! You can’t stop telling people about the amazing time you had and showing them your 15,267 photos!
It’s Oh So Quiet – Bjork
Lyrics: “It’s oh so quiet. Shh shh. It’s oh so still. Shh shh. You’re all alone. Shh shh”
Feels: You got so used to sleeping in a dorm with your mates that it now feels way too quiet in your own room! You miss the hostel life and your travel buddies.
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A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Lyrics: “And I need you. And I miss you”
Feels: You really really miss your backpacking days and you need another trip ASAP.
Gimme More – Britney Spears
Lyrics: “Gimme, gimme more. Gimme, more. Gimme, gimme more”
Feels: You’re getting feisty now and demand more travel!
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O’Connor
Lyrics: “I said nothing can take away these blues. ‘Cause nothing compares to you.”
Feels: The travel blues have hit you! But don’t worry, we have 10 steps to conquer them.
Take me back – Tinchy Stryder
Lyrics: “Can u take me back? Cause I can’t live without ya”
Feels: Tinchy says it how it is. Get yourself back out there.
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