As winter progresses in Minnesota, the days grow more and more bleak. I look outside and can’t even see the wind turbines due to the wintry haze. All I can see is a slushy parking lot and a snow-covered volleyball court. With a great deal of my time dedicated to writing essays and studying for next week’s final exams, daydreaming has become a constant practice. Last night, I had a dream I was back in Austria, exploring in the mountains with my friends.
Days like today bring out the travel bug in me. I was raised on cross-country road trips and fifteen hour drives. Packing a bag, getting in my car, and driving somewhere far away just for the sake of adventure is incredibly appealing.
However, since taking such a spontaneous trip is impossible at the moment, I thought I’d share some songs that bring out my wanderlust.
“Down In the Valley” The Head and the Heart
“Transistor Radio” Cloud Cult
“Wagon Wheel: Old Crow Medicine Show