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Music can motivate, inspire and bring back memories of past trips. Here are fifty favourites, in no particular order!


1)       On The Road Again       -       Canned Heat                                       

2)       Marrakech Express       -     Crosby, Stills, Nash                                      

3)       Road Trippin'       -       Red Hot Chilli Peppers                                               

4)       Come A Long Way       -       Michelle Shocked                                       

5)       Ventura Highway       -       America                                         

6)       Kentucky Rain       -       Elvis Presley                                                  
  
7)       Guantanamera          -              Joan Baez

8)       California           -             Joni Mitchell

9)       Guaranteed        -              Eddie Vedder

10)      Rocky Mountain High       -          John Denver

11)      Fast Car          -          Tracy Chapman

12)      Breakaway         -         Gallagher and Lyle

13)      Hotel California             -            Eagles

14)      Ballad Of Chris McCandless        -            Ellis Paul

15)      King Of The Road         -            Roger Miller

16)      I'm A Drifter        -         Bobby Goldsboro

17)      Travellin' Thru      -         Dolly Parton

18)      You Can Sleep While I Drive       -       Melissa Etheridge

19)       Leaving On A Jet Plane     -       Peter, Paul and Mary

20)      America           -           Simon and Garfunkel

21)       Let's Go To San Francisco        -        Flowerpot Men

22)      Gypsy         -         Suzanne Vega
 
23)      Driftwood       -          Travis

24)      Lone Star State Of Mind       -          Nancy Griffiths

25)      Everybody's Talkin'        -           Nilsson

26)      Carefree Highway          -          Gordon Lightfoot

27)      California Dreamin'         -           Mamas and Papas

28)      Wayfaring Stranger         -            Jack White

29)      Mexico       -         James Taylor

30)      Gone Again     -       Indigo Girls

31)      Sail The Summer Winds        -         Lyn Paul

32)      Miles Away       -          Years Around the Sun

33)      Born To Be Wild       -          Steppenwolf

34)      Desert Rose       -          Sting

35)      Born To Run        -           Bruce Springsteen

36)      Californication        -          Red Hot Chilli Peppers

37)      Living In The Unknown         -         John Swift

38)     Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves          -            Cher

39)     Destination Anywhere           -             Jon Bon Jovi

40)     Highway          -           Joe Purdy

41)     Changes In Latitude, Changes In Attitude       -          Jimmy Buffet
    
42)     Down The Road To The Sea               -               Naomi Bedford
   
43)     California           -              Joey Ryan

44)     Crystal Frontier             -             Calexico

45)     Kentucky Rain           -         Elvis Presley

46)     Ramblin' Man            -           Allman Brothers

47)     Roadhouse Blues           -          Doors
 
48)     Running On Empty          -              Jackson Browne

49)     Maybe Tomorrow          -               Terry Bush
 
50)     Sweet Hitchhiker       -         Creedence Clearwater Revival



Favourite Travel Books


Here are just a few books that we have read and found inspiration from!


1.   Travels With Charley  -    John Steinbeck

2.   Hand To Mouth To India   -   Tom Thumb

3.   Kite Strings Of The Southern Cross   -    Laurie Gough

4.   On The Road   -     Jack Kerouac

5.   I Travel Light   -     Adam Greenman

6.   The Man Who Cycled The World   -     Mark Beaumont

7.   Vagabonding    -     Rolf Potts

8.   Motorcycles Diaries   -     Che Guevara

9 .  World Stompers   -     Brad Olsen

10.  Into A Desert Place   -     Graham MacKintosh

11.  The Kindness Of Strangers   -     Mike McIntyre

12.  A Season In Heaven   -    David Tomory

13.  Thunder And Sunshine    -     Alastair Humphreys

14.   Into The Wild   -     Jon Krakauer

15.   Giant Steps   -     Karl Bushby

16.   On Horseback In Hawaii   -     Isabella Bird

17.   Jupiters Travels   -     Ted Simon

18.   Tortillas To Totems   -     Sam Manicom

19.    A Pagan's Song   -     Jonny Bealby

20.    The Moonlight Chronicles    -     Dan Price

As a footnote, we would like to add that Jonny Bealby, Laurie Gough, Alastair Humphreys and Sam Manicom have all written a number of other travel/adventure orientated books that we have enjoyed immensely.


Our Favourite Adventure and Travel-Themed Films

Here are a few movies guaranteed to give you itchy feet!


1.        Into The Wild

2.        Boys On The Side

3.        Passage To India

6.        The Motorcycle Diaries

7.        The River Wild

8.         Eat Pray Love

9.        Thelma And Louise

10.      The Sheltering Sky

11.      The Way Back

12.      Touching The Void

13.      The Way

14.      Out Of Africa

15.      Seven Years In Tibet

16.      Mosquito Coast

17.      On The Road

18.      The Dove

19.       Hideous Kinky

20.       The Beach