World Hum’s new look and top 40 travel songs

One of my favorite travel blogs (turned portal) World Hum has revamped their great website to make it even greater. It’s a very clean new format; still got lots of awesome stories, yet easy on the eye. They have a new video/podcast section which aggregates videos from their events and has some new ones. It’s really cool to see sites evolve. Check it out when you have time.

Along with the launch of the new World Hum website, their lead article is a list of 40 top travel songs, compiled carefully and emotionally by their editors and contributors. It’s a fabulous list that includes: “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Hank Snow and Johnny Cash, selected by our very own Rolf Potts. I wasn’t familiar with this song, but Rolf has a nice story that goes with it. It also has one from former Vagablogger Eva Holland — “Graceland” by Paul Simon. Nicholas Gill, fellow contributor at Written Road chose “Like a rolling stone” by Bob Dylan, and Newley Purnell, online friend and travel writer who got me into this whole Vagabonding thing in the first place, chose “Long may you run” by Neil Young. All the songs featured on World Hum have embedded video and a personal write up by the writer who chose it. The full list can be seen here.

There are quite a few I’m not familiar with, but my favorites from the list are: “Where the streets have no name” – Bruce Springsteen; “Take me home, country roads” & “Leaving on a jet plane” (always makes me cry!) – John Denver; “Africa” – Toto; “Born to be wild” – Steppenwolf, and I want to add one of my favorite ones – “Free Falling” by Tom Petty. The words have nothing to do with travel, but the “free falling” chorus is a road trip winner that hits the spot everytime. Check it out here.

Posted by | Comments (1)  | December 16, 2008
Category: General, Notes from the collective travel mind

One Response to “World Hum’s new look and top 40 travel songs”

  1. Sujan P Says:

    Great list! I like the reasons for “Why I love it”.

    I don’t know if I’m more impressed by how much we all managed to agree on for the final list or how eclectic the also-rans are!

    Either way, awesome list!