After my first trip to Europe in 2015 I started putting together a Spotify playlist I titled “Take Me Away.” Today it consists of over 100 songs that make me want to hit the road.

A few of the songs may not seem vagabond related to anyone but me. For example, Summer Of ’69 is not inherently a travel song, but every time I hear it I think back to the time I sung Karaoke with a bunch of Australians at a bar in Florence. Or the French rap song, La belle et le bad, that has had me Paris dreaming ever since I first heard it on the series finale of Sex and the City. There are countless others that, despite having no literal connection to travel, transport me to foreign lands.

The playlist also consists of many songs with lyrics and melodies that can inspire anyone’s inner vagabond, regardless of context! Here are 27 vagabond songs that will make you want to hit the road!

1. Take Me- RÜFÜS DU SOL

Take me away across the ocean
Out in the horizon the night is falling

2. Fair Haired Traveller- Asaf Avidan

Oh fair haired travelling girl
Keep on travelling on
Oh fair haired travelling girl

3. Make Your Move- Hieroglyphics

I’m leaving; don’t nobody worry
I’ll be doing my damn thing quick-fast in a hurry
Dream-weaving, keeping me and my team even
Shifting time zones, trying to see the seven seas and
Everything in between

4. Travelling Song- Passenger feat. Gabrielle Hubber & Cameron Potts

This is your travelling song,
And I hope it sees you well,
Through train rides and hotels.

5. Skeleton Key- Dessa

Strangers here still seem strange
They hear the accent, no I’m from nowhere near
But I speak the language and I know the customs here

6. Missing- William Michael Morgan

I’ll be back some day I just don’t know when
Till then I’ll be a feather floating, in the wind
So don’t cha go missing me
‘Cause sometimes missing is my favorite place to be

7. Sleep On the Floor- The Lumineers

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip
Take all of your savings out
‘Cause if we don’t leave this town
We might never make it out

8. Live Life- Zayde Wølf

What am I gonna do
What am I gonna do
To feel like freedom’s mine
What am I gonna do
What am I gonna do
To feel like freedom’s mine

Live life
Like I never have
Live life
Through the good and bad

9. My Silver Lining- First Aid Kit

I don’t want to wait anymore I’m tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter
I don’t know if I’m scared of dying but I’m scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I’ve got to go

10. She Moves- Alle Farben

Far away, far away in the land where the sun will never rise
Far away, far away in the place with marmalade skies
Far away, far away in the land where the sun will hide its eyes
Far away, far away in the place with marmalade skies

11. From Afar- Vance Joy

And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

12. International Smile- Katy Perry

That girl’s a trip,
A one way ticket
Takes you miles high, so high,
’cause she’s got that one international smile
Catch her if you can
Yeah, she’s so in demand
Takes you miles high, so high,
’cause she’s got that one international smile

13. Alaska- Maggie Roggers

I was walking through icy streams
That took my breath away
Moving slowly through westward water
Over glacial plains

And I walked off you
And I walked off an old me
Oh me oh my I thought it was a dream
So it seemed

14. Vagabond- WILD

Caught in a place that is in between
Who I once was and what I want to be
Trying to find what I need that will set me free

15. One Day/ Reckoning Song- Asaf Avidan & the Mojos

One day baby, we’ll be old
Oh baby, we’ll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

16. Traveller- Chris Stapleton

I couldn’t tell you honey, I don’t know
Where I’m going but I’ve got to go
‘Cause every turn reveals some other road
And I’m a traveler, oh, I’m a traveler

17. Wild Child- Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter

She’s a wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
She can’t be tied down but for a while

18. Are You with Me- Lost Frequencies

I wanna dance by water ‘neath the Mexican sky
Drink some Margaritas by a string of blue lights
Listen to the Mariachi play at midnight
Are you with me, are you with me?

19. Down in the Valley- The Head and the Heart

I know there’s California, Oklahoma
And all of the places I ain’t ever been to but
Down in the valley with whiskey rivers
These are the places you will find me hidin’
These are the places I will always go

20. Bohemian Bird- Grizfolk

Running from shelter
You’re my bohemian bird
The winter has melted
And summer won’t be left unheard
We’ve been lost before
We’ll be lost forever
And they can keep asking
And we’ll tell them we’re displaced together

21. Sand in My Shoes- Dido

Two weeks away feels like the whole world should have changed,
But I’m home now, and things still look the same
I think I’ll leave it ’til tomorrow to unpack,
Try to forget for one night that I’m back in my flat
On the road where the cars never stop going through the night,
To a life where I can’t watch the sun set
I don’t have time

22. Wild Child- Brett Dennen

I am a wild child, yes I am
I love the country and I
I wanna run free and I
Don’t wanna live up to anyone’s plan
I wanna feel the good vibes and I
Wanna feel the sunshine with you,
By my side

Run away with me
Lost souls and reverie
Running wild and running free
Two kids, you and me

24. Hopeless Wanderer- Mumford & Sons

‘Cause I’m a hopeless wanderer
I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I’m under

25. Budapest- George Ezra

Give me one good reason
Why I should never make a change

26. Live While We’re Young- Johnnyswim

Make no mistake
We’ll live while we’re young
We’ll chase down the sun

27. The Nights- Avicii

He said, “One day you’ll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember.”
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die
My father told me

I’m looking to expand my playlist. What are your favorite travel songs? Please share in the comments!