Coming Home

"Homecoming"
Green Day
2004

Every journey ends with a homecoming, whether it's a simple trip to the store or an epic modern quasi-religious rock opera. Read more about Coming Home

Such A Winter's Day

"California Dreamin'"
The Mamas and the Papas
1965

Not all travel is moving forward. Eventually, you have to head home. Read more about Such A Winter's Day

It's Very Far

"2000 Miles"
The Pretenders
1983

In the dead of winter, many families gather for the holidays from all over the country, and sometimes all over the world. But some distances are still too great to overcome. Read more about It's Very Far

An Acre of Land

"Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
Simon & Garfunkel
1966
"Scarborough Fair"
Martin Carthy
1965
"The Elfin Knight"
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
1961

There has been a fair in the Yorkshire village of Scarborough since 1253. But the song we now know as "Scarborough Fair," or in the Simon & Garfunkel version "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," didn't find its way to Scarborough until the nineteenth century. Read more about An Acre of Land

I'll Be With Her

"Midnight Train to Georgia"
Gladys Knight and the Pips
1973

On May 10, 1869, Leland Stanford drove a golden railroad spike through a tie of California laurel wood to complete the first transcontinental rail line in the United States, allowing Americans to travel coast to coast, including from L.A. to Georgia. Read more about I'll Be With Her

Travel My Way

"Route 66"
Nat King Cole
1946

There's more to America than you can see from a plane, and there's more to to familiar song "Route 66" than most listeners know. Read more about Travel My Way

Somewhere New

"Holiday In Spain"
Counting Crows
2002

Airlines and travel agents have been selling travel as an escape for ages. It's why pictures of tropical islands pop up on billboards and bus shelters in the coldest months of the year. Read more about Somewhere New

Follow Through

Sometimes the distance of a journey can't be shown on a map. Read more about Follow Through

A Welcoming Light

There are many things wrong with "Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa." Geography is just one of them. Read more about A Welcoming Light

Keep On Driving

"Fast Car"
Tracy Chapman
1988

Driving off into the sunset is the American dream. In 1988, Tracy Chapman took a critical look at what is on the other side of the sunset. Read more about Keep On Driving

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