Feeling like you want to escape? So are we. Here’s a soundtrack to encourage that impulse, but think of it less as a literal escape than an imaginary one—aspirational, hopeful. Time for a little vacation of the mind. Time to hit the road, albeit metaphorically. And, yes, time—eventually, one day, maybe not too far off?—to do it for real.

George Kalogerakis is a Writer at Large for AIR MAIL