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3 Things to Consider When Creating the Perfect Road Trip Playlist

By Aug 10,2020

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When you’re planning a road trip in your RV, it’s fun to create the perfect long playlist for the ride. Listening to music will help you stay relaxed and will make the drive go by faster, and you can better connect to your friends and family along the way.

You may already be planning for your road trip by doing a car insurance compare, getting an oil change for peace of mind, cleaning the RV inside and out, and having the tires checked out. Don’t forget to have some fun and make a playlist that will get you excited and geared up for the road trip.

Here are three important things to consider as you’re creating the perfect playlist for your next RV road trip.

1. Incorporate your passengers’ tastes.

You may be tempted to include only your favorite songs on your playlist. But if you’ll have others with you in your RV during your road trip, make sure you include songs that they like or those that everyone will recognize and be excited about. Even if you still include all your favorite indie hits that no one else knows about, sprinkle in some classics that will get everyone singing along.

If you’re not sure what your friends or family like to hear, ask them. If you’re using a streaming service to create your road trip soundtrack, create a collaborative playlist where others can add songs themselves. This will create a fun playlist that will never get old to everyone with you on your road trip.

2. Bring in the context of the trip.

Think about your trip’s context. What’s the point of your road trip? Where will you end up? What will the terrain be like? What cities or states will you pass through? These are all considerations to factor into your playlist. Make it more fun by trying to match the landscape. If you’re heading to an event, like a music festival or wedding, include some relevant songs to get you in the mood.

Think about including artists who are from the places you’ll be driving through. For example, include some classic Springsteen if you’ll be in New Jersey, or Chance the Rapper if you’ll be going through Chicago. If you’ll be attending a wedding, include some cheesy love songs that will get everyone singing along.

3. Include different music styles.

Even if you’re just taking a solo road trip, make sure you provide plenty of variety on your playlist. You’ll get bored with the same sound or genre over and over again. Include pop music, indie rock, hip hop, R&B, classic rock, and more to spice things up.

You’ll want to listen to both upbeat and slow songs once you get going. You can group these genres together or intersperse them throughout the playlist to keep things interesting. If you have time, you can even create multiple playlists depending on you and your passengers’ moods throughout the drive.

Remember you can also turn off the music once in a while to enjoy the silence and the landscape, and become refreshed and ready to listen to more music.

As you start planning your upcoming RV road trip and checking off tasks like finding the best RV extended warranty so you can avoid unexpected repair costs, mapping out your full adventure, and planning your budget for gas, make sure you prioritize entertainment as well.

These tips will help you create a great road trip playlist that you and your passengers will enjoy throughout the drive. Remember to involve your passengers, incorporate the trip’s context, and include many different styles and genres.



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