15 Songs That Make You Want to Travel

Like a good novel can inspire wanderlust, a well-crafted song can also inspire you to pack your bags and head out for the open road. Whether you’re in your car listening to the radio on the morning commute or plugged into your favorite playlist in an office cubicle, a carefully written lyric can paint a picture of someplace exotic and lift you out of your surroundings, if only for a little while. Heck, it may even inspire you to book an impromptu weekend getaway.

Here are 15 songs that inspire the kind of wanderlust that will have you packing your bags.

Kokomo

Does anyone even know if Kokomo exists? Does it really matter? Whether it’s a real place or not, The Beach Boys make me want to go there. Now.

Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season

Okay, so maybe you don’t want it to rain on your vacation, let alone get poured on by a hurricane. Yet Jimmy Buffett’s Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season makes you long to be nursing a hangover in Key West with a Bloody Mary in Hand.

My Kind of Town

Whenever I hear Ol’ Blue Eyes himself sing it, I’m reminded that Chicago is my kind of town because, you know, “it has all that jazz.”

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Worst Celebrity Statues from Around the World

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