May we suggest Peru and Chile at this time of year? Likewise Madagascar, the country that thinks it’s a continent and a place proving particularly popular at present. How’s that for alliteration? Why, there’s even palatable weather conditions starting to creep into southern Europe, so take a look at the likes of Seville or Porto & the Douro Valley in Portugal.
The bizarre landscapes of Turkey’s Cappadocia are also best explored in May after the chilly winter months and before the scorching heat of summer kicks in. Make like a troglodyte and stay in a cave hotel before taking a truly memorable hot air balloon ride over the extraordinary pinnacles and valleys.
For skiers mourning the end of the Alpine season, look no further than the Swedish resorts of Riksgransen and Åre where skiing and partying vie for dominance.