Andrew Evans is busy packing his bags and getting ready to leave for the ultimate road trip. But he needs some help preparing his playlist…
Road trips are awesome, especially when they have a cool soundtrack to bring lyrics to the landscapes and capture each adventure along the way. Seeing as I’m about to embark on the ultimate road trip–10,000 miles to Antarctica–I am in search of the perfect playlist.
Which is where you all come in.
Long distance calls for a nice long playlist, so I’m looking for help in compiling “Bus2Antarctica”– the ultimate travel playlist that will keep me smiling well past the first hundred-mile marker.
And so I need your help in finding one hundred perfect songs that capture the essence of my upcoming journey. That means anything travel-themed or having to do with Antarctica, busses, National Geographic, wanderlust, ships, penguins, snow and the like. Remember that I will be spending a significant amount of time in Central and South America, so a few Latin beats would be nice, too.
Now, as a music lover, I’m pretty versatile. Switch my iPod on to shuffle and you’ll get a Beethoven symphony followed by The Clash followed by a Gwen Stefani remix followed by Spanish lessons. I like it all but I still have my favorites.
To give you an idea, here are some of my favorite travel songs that I most definitely will be including in my playlist: 10,000 miles by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Let’s Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura, One Way Ticket by Mama Cass, Asleep on a Sunbeam by Belle & Sebastian, and Road by Nick Drake.
So start sending your ideas, please, I’d love to get at least one hundred cool tunes. Add your suggestions in the comments or Tweet them to me at @Bus2Antarctica. I will listen to your picks as they come in and start compiling from that. Once I’ve made my choices, I’ll publish my final playlist here. I’m leaving on Friday, so hurry up!
Andrew Evans leaves for his trip from National Geographic headquarters on January 1, 2010. Bookmark his posts here to keep up with his trip.