Re: Trip prep tunes
Buena Vista Social Club is great.
Not sure about trip preparation tunes but:
Been listening to Into The Wild's soundtrack by Eddie Vedder, as well as the original score by Michael Brook. A *little* down-tempo but great stuff. Invokes feelings of open spaces for me.
Once on the road Junior Brown, Dewey Cox, Peter Gabriel, Band Of Horses, and Fleet Foxes make it into regular rotation.
KeVan: '06 E350 4x4 V8 "Transformer"