We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by or even define a destination. We highlight the other senses—views from an overlook, the tastes of cuisine, the feeling of sand in our toes, and the scent of pine or the ocean, but we don’t talk about what we hear, which is pretty wild considering that for those without any hearing impairments, we are constantly surrounded by sound, even when we tune it out. Soothing sounds have even been shown to have positive effects on our moods. Sounds give us a sense of place, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of a large city or the seagulls calling out overhead. If you close your eyes, you may just be able to hear some of the moments described below.
The sound of water varies greatly, from massive waterfalls like Victoria Falls that go deep into a
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