Get Lost in Travel

Life is always told best with music.  For me, travel and I have a love so deep and sacred, we’ve achieved mix tape status. It is an ever-growing playlist of songs that capture the love, the discovery, and the adventure I find everywhere I go.  It’s the essential mixtape with tracks that are so meaningful that depending on the day I might only get as far as one song letting it play on repeat.  The repetition giving me a chance to get lost in the feelings and memories, all over again.
Europe has its own special playlist.  Some days its Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill” on repeat, a song that perfectly captured what it was like the minute my feet touched the ground in England.  It reminds me of the hope I had coursing through my body.  It also captured the desperation I felt to get out of the “machine”my stateside career had become. I took a deep a breath, drew up some courage, and with “my heart going boom, boom, boom I grabbed my things”.  The spirit of adventure had come “to take me home.”
If I’m being honest though, I think love songs capture Europe best. My romance with this continent will stand the test of time. Europe is the love of my life. So on other days my mixtape gets stuck on Chelsea Cutler’s “Sixteen” a song about love’s power to make you feel young again.  This song conjures up memories of how out of place I felt when I turned 30. The crushing fear that “growing up meant getting tired.” The feeling of being weighed down and used up.
When all hope was about to be lost, love arrived in the form of a chance to start again abroad. Europe gave a worn out woman who “thought [her] youth was going quickly,” the beautiful gift of renewal.  The gift of “sixteen.”
So it’s with all of this background I welcome you to get lost in travel.  It’s going to be a journey filled with great sites, great eats, and great songs that inspire the moment. As I take you on my travels make a little room for my mixtape. The Guide to Getting Lost is about taking yourself on the ultimate journey.  So stay open and stay ready.  Who knows maybe you’ll find the thing that inspires a mixtape of your own.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Staci Beth | 24th Jul 17

    This really hit home with me! I need travel! and now have been inspired to do so!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      Aww awesome! do it! You won’t be disappointed. I have grown so much as person because of getting out there and seeing the world! I can’t wait to see where you go!

  2. jill | 24th Jul 17

    ” Life is always told best with music. ” Oh how I love this. It’s so true!!!!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      I’m obsessed with music! I travel alot and i”m trying to find my niche in the blogging world. Travel as a way to develop a mixtape grabbed me! Thanks for reading!

  3. Antonia | 24th Jul 17

    What a great post. I love how music reminds us of so much. I’ll have to look up those songs, I haven’t heard of them before!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      Yes they are two very different artists but they definitely moved me. there should be links to them both in the post. Hope you enjoy!

  4. Milly | 24th Jul 17

    Notes taken for the next travel trip.

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      Aww thanks! I glad my post inspired you!

  5. Mary-Ellen | 24th Jul 17

    Awesome! I love Peter Gabriel’s “Games without frontiers” So many memories of travel with my best friend!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      GREAT song as well! Music brings about so many good memories. Thanks for reading!

  6. Sydney | 24th Jul 17

    You’ve grabbed my attention and I will be checking out these songs! Thanks!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      I’m glad to hear it! I hope you like the songs. Thanks for reading!

  7. Chelsea-Rae Sane | 24th Jul 17

    I love to travel and love reading about travel!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      I love traveling too! I hope you keep subscribe and keep up with my adventures as I build my mixtape 🙂

  8. Josee | 24th Jul 17

    I love traveling thanks for sharing!

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      Thanks for reading! there is nothing in the world quite like traveling! Such a transformative experience!

  9. Deb Pocica | 24th Jul 17

    Great article. It’s amazing how music can bring back such vivid memories.

    • Guide To Get Lost | 24th Jul 17

      Music is just magic and combine it with travel and it feels amazing! Thanks for reading!

  10. Mallory | 24th Jul 17

    Music is life!!! I wish I could travel! I’ll live vicariously through you!!

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