There's nothing nicer than singing along to your favourite tunes on a road trip, but finding the perfect soundtrack to your travels can be tricky. Help is at hand from audio streaming platform Spotify, which has launched a feature called Soundtrack your Ride.
It generates a playlist for you based on your Spotify history and your answers to a few questions. You start by using the Google Maps tool or time selector to select the length and route of your car journey, and then take a short quiz consisting of five questions. Spotify then uses your listening habits and quiz choices to put together a soundtrack for the length of your ride.
The questions it asks includes who you're travelling with - solo, kids, friends, pet or partner - the kind of a car you drive and your favourite genre for the road. You also select your "drive vibe," with the options including "mellow," "high-energy" and "love-sick." It also asks you to select your ultimate driving song from one of six choices. These include "Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt, “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton, “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers, “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts and “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo.
Once all of this is completed, Spotify generates a playlist that aims to have you cruising along in musical heaven on your trip. To find out more about it and compile your own roadtrip playlist, please see here.
You can also check out Lonely Planet's Spotify playlists here.