TravelingMom.comWhy buy a starter house when you can rent a mansion? One of the easiest ways to listen to all the music you want without any of the hassle of digitizing your CD collection or spending a fortune is to get a subscription to an online site like Rhapsody. Essentially, for thirteen bucks a month, you can have access to over two million songs. For an additional two bucks a month, you can take your music to go on an MP3 player – note: this service is NOT iPod compatible. Oh! And you can get a free two week trial. Free.Rhapsody has just about EVERY piece of music you can think of and navigation is a breeze. Even better, there are music aficionados who are also part of Rhapsody who make it a badge of honor that you listen to their playlists: don’t know where to begin with Brazilian Hip Hop? Curious about sitar music? What were the one hit wonders of 1994? Do a search: you’ll be sure that someone has created a playlist for you to stream. There are also 25 commercial free “radio” stations for your listening pleasure.The best part about Rhapsody is the endless music discoveries that you would otherwise never experience because, although you might not buy Christina Aguilera’s latest album, you might take a free listen and discover that “Back to Basics” is a pretty great album.We just went on a road trip with our kids and downloaded some spoken word stories made just for kids their age. It was so calm in the car. Calm, with a 3 and 5 year old. Imagine.If your kids are older, have them put together a playlist for the roadtrip — and don’t forget their headphones!There’s every genre of music you can think of: and some you’ve never heard of. Go on: listen.PS: Don’t have speakers hooked up to your computer! Egads. A very simple, inexpensive solution: for about $100 or less, you can get speakers that will transform your computer into a stereo system. You’re going to look at your computer in an entirely new way.