Clockwise from left: The Grand Budapest Hotel; a scene from Magic in the Moonlight; The Almost Nearly Perfect People; A notorious second line parade in Treme.
This week in Travel Loot, we're catching up on the year's best travel-y movies, TV shows, and books. Perfect entertainment during the holiday break.
Scandinavia, France, Italy, Zubrowka: This is the week to pick your dream destination and schedule time for armchair travel. Between Christmas and New Year's, things get so quiet that it's easy to find the time — on a cross-country flight, during a few days off — to catch up on the stack of books by the bed and the movies in the queue. If you want a few more, these are the 10 books, TV shows, and movies that transported us this year. Read, watch, download, and go. Wherever you are.
The European nation of Zubrowka may not be real, but we wish it was. Dive into the fictional world of the Grand Budapest Hotel, where a dapper concierge befriends a young and impressionable lobby boy who helps him fight for a priceless painting.