Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or car, there is one thing you can do to ensure that you divide your worries and double your fun: line up a few travel playlists that are tailor-made for your weekend travel. Not sure where to get started, or don’t have the time? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Playlists for Travel

The key to making the most out of your weekend trips is having a soundtrack to help you set the tone of the trip. An easy way to build your own travel playlist, or to search a vast variety of pre-made mixes, is through a platform called Spotify. You can search by genre, the mood you are in, chart-toppers, or discover something brand new!

Getting set up on Spotify is easy, and you can choose to listen to music on your phone or your computer. Here’s an enticing snapshot of what you can look forward to for any type of travel plans you have in the works.

Travel Playlists for When You’re Away on Business

music for weekend business travel

The reasons people travel for business vary. There are conferences, summits, team retreats, etc. Maybe you’re traveling so that you can learn new information and bring it back to your team. Or, maybe you’re traveling so that you can present to a large audience and put your company on the map. Rhyme or reason aside, when work is involved, it’s imperative that your thinking cap is on.

Take a cue from these high-energy playlists to make sure you’re on your “A” game when you have to mix weekend travel with work.

Don’t have Spotify yet? Here’s a sample song that you can listen to on YouTube:

Don’t forget to review these breakthrough business travel tips before you go!

Playlists for the Red Eye Flight

red eye flights during weekend travel

Nothing can be more exhausting than taking that overnight Red Eye flight. Instead of fighting your instincts and staying awake through the wee hours of the night, catch a quick snooze while you soar through the stars.

Try a playlist that is filled with songs that are light on the lyrics and easy on the ears to help ease those weekend travel worries. Here are some of our favorites:

Don’t have Spotify yet? Here’s a sample song that you can listen to on YouTube:

CNBC recently posted an article stating that an increasing number of people are taking Red Eye Flights during the holidays.

With that in mind, don’t forget to take a peek at these tips for packing during the holidays!

Playlists for your Road Trip

road trip playlists for weekend travel

When your weekend travel entails loading into a car for hours at a time with a number of different people, having a good variety of music to listen to is essential! Switching up what you listen to will help pass the time in an enjoyable way and keep everyone in the car happy. Here are a few options that will make all of those miles worthwhile.

Don’t have Spotify yet? Here’s a sample song that you can listen to on YouTube:

Playlists for when you’re Traveling with Kids

weekend travel with the kids

When kids are involved in your weekend travel, having music that will keep them happy is also a crucial element to keeping you calm and focused on what you need to do to move your travels along! Whether you need to keep the kids awake or put the kids to bed, these playlists will do the trick.

Don’t have Spotify yet? Here’s a sample song that you can listen to on YouTube:

And Did You Know…

If you sync your music up while you’re connected to wifi, then you can listen to it offline without using up that precious data!

Bonus: students in the United States or Canada can get a monthly subscription for a discounted price of $4.99/month + tax! https://www.spotify.com/us/student/

Looking for an Alternative to Spotify?

Try Apple Music, Pandora, or even an old mixed CD that you can listen to on the go! Happy travels!

About the Author

Katie Costello

Hi! My name is Katie, and I have a strong curiosity for people, places, and the stories that connect the two. I currently live in Chicago, but my roots are in Western New York where my twin sister and family reside. Some of my favorite things are baseball, scrapbooks, red wine and ice cream cones with extra sprinkles.

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