Traveling is one of our favorite things to do – and probably one of yours as well. But, sometimes we just can’t get away for a trip when we would like. To combat our wanderlust, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch one of our favorite movies about traveling.
The Expert Vagabond has a list of his favorite travel movies. Spanning everything from Lost in Translation to documentaries like 180 Degrees South, he has assembled a pretty exhaustive list of movies to watch when you’re in the mood to get away.
Netflix subscribers will appreciate the Matador Network’s list of 15 travel movies available to stream from the online movie service. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, you can’t go wrong with a classic like Thelma & Louise. 
For a truly diverse list of movies, visit Travel + Leisure’s 50 most influential travel films. From classics like The African Queen and Roman Holiday to more modern movies like Master and Commander, this list will provide hours of entertainment for any travel lover.
For a younger crowd, Mic has a list of nine travel movies that will make every 20-something want to quit their day job. It’s a big promise, but with movies like Eat, Pray Love; Midnight in Paris and Into the Wild, the author hits the mark.
We couldn’t leave out our fans who prefer reading to watching movies. Whether you’re looking to escape reality – or something for your next vacation – the Telegraph UK’s list will help you find the right book. You’ll find a few classics, like The Sun Also Rises and On the Road, as well as a few new novels.
What is your favorite movie – or book – to get away from it all? Share your suggestions with us on Facebook or Twitter.