It’s always fun to dream about traveling to exciting, foreign places, and sometimes music can serve as a portal of escapism, even if you aren’t actually going anywhere this summer. Music paints a picture inside the mind, making the intangible something that can be grasped with the enchantment of one’s imagination. This list is comprised of artists from around the world, and the local color that is evident in their music instills a bit of wanderlust inside me. This music can take you anywhere you want to go this summer. So, sit back and let your imagination run wild with the music.

All the music posted can be purchased on Amazon or iTunes.

Are you going on a road trip this summer? Stay tuned for next week’s playlist, which will consist of some great tunes to listen to on a summer road trip!

Lily Angelle is a Radio-Television-Film major at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. She hopes to one day be a cinematographer or screenwriter. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, and often writes music reviews for the blog “30 Days Out.” Lily’s favorite bands are Weezer, The Beatles, and The Velvet Underground. You can often find her studying on campus in the Cactus Cafe, or around Austin at Home Slice, her favorite pizza place.