For Paul Chai, music and travel are inseparable. A photo might trigger a memory, he writes, but the right song will trigger a feeling.

Music is an essential part of the travel experience, whether you excitedly make playlists or burn CDs for a road trip, or just soak up the sounds around you when you are on holiday.

In his recent article published by Paul takes us to Italy, Bali, Glastonbury, Cuba, Australia and elsewhere, via Backstreet Boys, Joni Mitchell, REM, The Triffids, and more.

In particular, he quotes from Joni Mitchell’s Refuge Of The Roads, saying the last verse still makes me want to jump in a car, wind the window down and just take off.