Two of my favorite trips of all time involved driving through the American Southwest. I just love and am so inspired by the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. I hope you also may be able to find inspiration in the landscapes of this area I adore so much.
So you’re planning a roadtrip. You’re going to be in a car for hours and hours and hours, with nothing but the good ol’ open road before you. [With many stops in between of course] That sounds like my kind of trip! You’re probably going to want a good playlist to keep you sane, entertained, and set the mood.
The backdrop of the American Southwest is beautiful and dramatic. The desert is stunning, and I drew inspiration from it to make my playlist for this trip. These were the songs we had on repeat for my adventure through Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Even now, when I listen to them (at home, at work, during my commute) I get this intense feeling of nostalgia and I’m transported to the painted desert. You’ll notice there’s a lot of Lord Huron and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Their music was the perfect soundtrack in itself, but I tried my hardest to branch out beyond their albums.
To celebrate our engagement and my graduation, Matt and I went on a roadtrip across the Southwest. It will forever be one of my favorite trips. This is the itinerary that made it so amazing.