• Kelly Blanton

Listen Up: Creating Fun Travel Playlists!

Hey there, Gadabout Kelly here!

I am so SO excited as I type this...my Gadabout Guy Jason and I are getting ready to head to one of our MOST favorite cities in the world: New Orleans, Louisiana!



This will be Jason and my 4th visit in 7 years to this very special and exciting city. We're meeting up with Gadabout Gal Tiffany and her guy Jeff...and a BIG, fun group of family and friends (Unfortunately, Gadabout Gal Michele can't make the trip with us this year. She will be truly missed...but she'll be there with us in spirit!).



This trip is a yearly celebration in NOLA for Mr. Paul Helms' birthday. Paul is Jeff Eckhardt's stepdad and he was born & raised in NOLA...and he truly knows how to live life to the fullest AND how to celebrate the right way! This gang that gathers together each August (an ever-evolving group of 25+ fun peeps from various places around the USA!) is SO FAB...a group reunion/tradition that Paul's wife Ginger started 14 years ago and it is still going strong! This year we are celebrating Paul's 74th Birthday...woot!



We ALL truly love getting together and enjoying each other, and EVERYthing that NOLA has to offer: the food, the drinks, the people, the nightlife, the architecture, the culture...and the music.



Thinking about our upcoming NOLA trip got me thinking about how much music gets me in the mood...whenever we are planning a vacation. I love listening to songs that remind me of a special place or feeling that I get when traveling. Dancing with my fab friends to The Daywalkers at the Krazy Korner on Bourbon Street is definitely one of my MOST favorite things in life to do! (see below)



I believe that every great adventure should have an equally great soundtrack, even if it’s just a simple list of tunes that inspire you before you get going.


I recently created 3 fun travel playlists on Spotify that go along with travel moods I enjoy the most. Obviously, I've been listening to songs that remind me of New Orleans to get us ready for our trip this week to NOLA, so I created this playlist for that: I Love New Orleans!.

I'm also sharing 2 of my other fun Spotify travel playlists that I created: Beach Vacay and Road Trip.


All 3 playlists are below, you can click on them and check them out...you might discover a new favorite song or two that you'll want to add to YOUR travel playlists.








I'd love for you to let me know in the comments below what you think of my song selections, and share any other tunes that you think I might enjoy!


Here's to the magic of music...and the memories that it brings to life!


TIP: The Spotify app is free and so easy to use! Just create a new playlist and search for songs that you want to add. You can share your playlist with friends and family via social media or email. I love it!

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