Outside Adventure Guide - Travel Songs
While nothing beats the exquisite sounds of nature, it’s fun to take a great adventure playlist with you on road trips, camping trips and adventure travels. Here’s a list to get you started. Share your favorites!

On the Road Again: Willie Nelson

“On the road again – Just can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Take Me Home Country Roads: John Denver

“Country Roads, take me home – To the place I belong.”

Unknown Legend: Neil Young

“Somewhere on a desert highway – She rides a Harley-Davidson – Her long blonde hair flyin’ in the wind – She’s been runnin’ half her life -The chrome and steel she rides – Collidin’ with the very air she breathes – The air she breathes.”

Horse with No Name: America

“I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name, It felt good to be out of the rain. – In the desert you can remember your name, – Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain…”

Me and Bobby McGee: Janis Joplin

“From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul. Through all kinds of weather, through everything that we done.”

Proud Mary: Tina & Ike Turner

“And we’re rolling, rolling – Rolling on the river……..”

I’ve Been Everywhere: Johnny Cash

“I’ve been everywhere, man – Across the deserts bare, man – I’ve breathed the mountain air, man. – Of travel I’ve had my share, man.”

Everybody’s Talking At Me: Harry Nilsson

“I’m going where the sun keeps shining. – Through the pouring rain…”

Wild Horses: Rolling Stones

“Wild horses we will ride them someday.”

The Wolf: Eddie Vedder

Guaranteed: Eddie Vedder

“All my destinations will accept the one that’s me – So I can breathe….”

Sunshine On My Shoulders: John Denver

“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry. – Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.”

Rocky Mountain High: John Denver

“Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the streams, seeking grace in every step he takes. – His sight is turned inside himself, to try and understand the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.”

Come Away With Me: Norah Jones

“And I want to walk with you – On a cloudy day – In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high – So won’t you try to come?”

Society: Eddie Vedder

“Society, you’re a crazy breed – Hope you’re not lonely without me….”

Long May You Run: Neil Young

“Rollin’ down – that empty ocean road – Gettin’ to the surf on time….”

Miles From Nowhere: Cat Stevens

“Miles from nowhere – Not a soul in sight – Oh yeah, but it’s alright”

Pirate Looks at 40: Jimmy Buffet

“Mother, mother ocean – I have heard you call – Wanted to sail upon your waters – Since I was three feet tall”

Sitting on the dock of the bay: Otis Redding

“Sitting in the morning sun – I’ll be sitting when the evening comes – Watching the ships roll in – And I watch ’em roll away again”

Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Eve Cassidy

“Somewhere over the rainbow, – Skies are blue. – And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”

Let It Be: Beatles

“And when the night is cloudy, – There is still a light that shines on me, – Shine on until tomorrow, let it be..”

Long As I Can See the Light: Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Guess I’ve got that old trav’lin’ bone, – cause this feeling won’t leave me alone. – But I won’t, won’t be losing my way, no, no – Long as I can see the light…”

Ramble On: Led Zeppelin

“But now it’s time for me to go. – The autumn moon lights my way…”

Midnight Rider: Allman Brothers

“Well, I’ve got to run to keep from hiding, – And I’m bound to keep on riding…”

Born to Be Wild: Steppenwolf

“Get your motor runnin’ – Head out on the highway – Lookin’ for adventure – And whatever comes our way…”

Free Bird: Lynyrd Skynyrd

“If I leave here tomorrow – Would you still remember me? – For I must be traveling on now – There’s too many places I’ve gotta see…”

I-70 Westbound: Railbenders

“We’ll get away for a little while…”

Roadworn And Weary: Supersuckers

“This road is a rocky place – And it’s good to see a smiling face.”

King of the Road: Roger Miller

“I’m a man of means by no means – King of the road….”

Road to Nowhere: Talking Heads

“We’re on a road to nowhere…”

Bicycle Race: Queen

“I want to ride my bicycle…”

Please share your favorites!

7 comments… add one

Good songs. Here’s an old classic!

“Riding along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
my curiosity running wild
cruising and playing the radio
with no particular place to go!”

Thanks Susan! You picked a great classic. That song plays in my head on road trips.


Sweet tunes!

Thanks Brian!!!


WOW!! What a fantastic compilation of songs that feel of freedom and adventure. Great Job.

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them.

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