Counting the Cars

"America"
Simon and Garfunkel
1968
"America"
1-2-3
1967

In 1968, Simon & Garfunkel recorded an enduring testament to the American road trip. But before Simon and Garfunkel recorded it, the song almost had a very different sound. Read more about Counting the Cars

Onward and On

For a commuter, an announcement that the next train will be taking no passengers is usually just an annoyance. As described by Augie March, it's a little bit more apocalyptic. Read more about Onward and On

Over You

Walking is the first and most basic form of human transportation. Also key to the human condition is telling your boyfriend to take a hike. Read more about Over You

Rompin' and Stompin'

"Around The World"
Red Hot Chili Peppers
1999
"Around The World"
Daft Punk
1997

These days, many cruise lines offer luxury round-the-world trips for those with a lot of cash and a few months to spare. Plane-and-hotel tour organizers can get you around the globe in less than a month, with a lot of gift shops along the way. The record for a round-the-world trip is a little around two days of flying—unless you count low earth orbit, where the International Space Station does it every hour and a half. Read more about Rompin' and Stompin'

The Quickest Way

"Take The A Train"
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1941

In the 1920s, the center of black American culture was in New York City, north of Central Park. And the way to get there was the A train. Read more about The Quickest Way

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