The National Geographic Intelligent Travel's Brad Scriber shares his recipe for making place-themed mixtapes:
Take the selections from my recent trip to Barcelona, for example:
This Catalonian city has stirred many a visitor's musical heart. Its name turns up in hundreds of options, from the punkish "Barcelona" by the Plasticines, to the more melodic lilt of "It's About Time" by the band Barcelona. It also led me to the jubilant Swedish troupe I'm From Barcelona, who are as persistent in promoting their adopted hometown as they are in promoting a little hop in the step of their listeners. Unable to decide between "Barcelona Loves You" and "We're from Barcelona," I nabbed them both, plus a relentlessly joyful homage to well-used passports, "Collection of Stamps."