Just a travel playlist (or a few) to get you into the mood.

There’s something really special about listening to music. In just a few notes, it can transport you to a completely different place, to a completely different crowd, and into a completely different mood.

Yet whilst this beautifully breezy and extremely easy means of mental teleportation is grand, there’s also no denying that crafting the perfect playlist to do so maybe a bit of a challenge.

Browsing through the symphonic streets of Spotify, we came across Playlister, a company that puts together playlists for specific brands. What they also do, however, is set playlists for very particular vibes — think, poolside afternoons or shopping sprees.

Here, we’ve put together a few of our favourite travel-themed playlists that are sure to satisfy just a little of your impending wanderlust.

Beach club in Bali? Dinner in Paris? Napping in a rainforest? These tracks have got you covered.

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Beach Bar Blissed Out Afternoon

The vibe: A breeze in your hair and the scent of suncream
Set the scene: A tie-dye bikini or a linen shirt
Sip this: A piscine cocktail
Munch this: A prosecco popsicle

Tropical Time Out

The vibe: An exotic flower in your hair and an occasional rain shower. Also butterflies.
Set the scene: Light white cotton curtains flowing in the wind
Sip this: Coconut water
Munch this: Sliced pineapple

Vintage Mornings

The vibe: Paris in early summer
Set the scene: A fresh perfume
Sip this: Coffee on a small outdoor table
Munch this: Dark chocolate

LDN Jazz

The vibe: Afternoons with a good book
Set the scene: Make it a little cold, like London
Sip this: Black tea with milk and sugar
Munch this: Anything with strawberry jam

Summer Loving

The vibe: Jumping in the pool
Set the scene: Take a nap on an inflatable pool float
Sip this: Anything with a cocktail umbrella
Munch this: Jelly gummies (soaked in vodka if you’re that kind of person)

Like what you hear? Follow our very own Lifestyle Asia Spotify account for even more.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 10 June 2020. 

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