Music has a way of transporting us home while we’re abroad, or whisking us away while we’re stuck at home. It’s our escape on long overnight trains and on noisy buses. It soothes us during sleepless nights and accompanies us during curious wanderings in foreign cities. Music enriches our experiences, provides a colorful backdrop for our memories, and connects us in a way that somehow touches our souls and transcends language barriers. Get ready to load up your IPOD! Here are 30 of my favorite backpacking and travel songs!