September 2012

Road Trip Music

Road Trip Tools #34

Date September 25, 2012

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“If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.

– Nat King Cole

There is one essential road-tripping element all excursions must have—music. Whether it’s playing old Johnny Cash tapes, fist-pumping to Technotronic, or sprinkling your journey with, well, Journey, music makes the world go round, and, consequently, makes miles in a car go by faster.

Here are a couple tools to get you started and help keep the music flowing, whether you’re rocking out to Taylor Swift or Iron Maiden:

SiriusXM – Imagine hundreds of radio channels, all commercial-free, and available anywhere you could imagine driving. That’s the modern marvel that is SiriusXM Satellite Radio. If you have to have radio connectivity at all times, look no further than satelite radio.

Spotify – Ok, so you’re not down with the whole broadcasting thing; you like to customize your listening experience just a bit more. Have you checked out Spotify? For a monthly service fee, you can stream all your music to your mobile device instantly, and it syncs all your playlists.

iTunes Match – Alright, we get it. You just want to take your entire music collection, but you haven’t purchased a CD in years. That’s ok. If you’re rolling with an iPhone, you can use iTunes Match, a service that makes your music automatically available for streaming on all your mobile devices. You’ll never leave home without your entire collection of Dolly Parton albums ever again.

However you decide to hit the road, these three tips will keep the pressure on your eardrums, and the miles moving swiftly beneath your tires.

Head bobbin’ never felt so good.


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