Monday 5 August 2013

Summer music

I think I got the travel bug from my dad. When I was a teenager my parents took me on epic road trips across America, travelling around the country for weeks. One year we drove across Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado - I galloped a horse through Monument Valley, and sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Another year we flew into Tennessee, explored Elvis' house, then drove down the east coast, through North and South Carolina, Georgia and into Florida.

So when I became a bit of a grown up I guess it wasn't a surprise that I wasn't that fussed about beach holidays and just sunning myself. I wanted to explore. So for years most of my spending money has gone towards adventure. And there's nothing quite like a road trip to do just that.

Driving around the beautiful Waiheke island a few years ago
Money Supermarket have been asking bloggers to put together a driving playlist that makes them think of summer, so here's mine. It's a bit of an eclectic mix tape, but reminds me of holidays, long roads, and foreign soil.

Seriously, if you are ever driving somewhere that is breath-takingly beautiful - put on the last track (Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros), stop talking, and just take it in. Even years later, listening to it reminds me of driving along Big Sur with my best friends and the most beautiful ocean views.

Disclaimer: This post is part of Money Supermarket's 'Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist' blogger competition. I was given £20 to purchase music (thanks guys!).

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