1.TURKEY – The perfect time to visit the ‘Turkish Rivera’ at the south-west coast. Great weather makes it a lovely time to walk around Istanbul and cool enough to cuddle up in a hotel in Cappadocia.

2.ALASKAN CRUISE – It’s always cold in Alaska, and an Alaskan cruise is pricy. But in May both are reasonable. If you always wanted to cruise past Alaska’s famous glaciers, this is a great time. With great weather at the starting points in Seattle or Vancouver, it’s the time for you to go on these cruises.

3.MADEIRA, PORTUGAL – The lovely Madeira Islands are at its best in May, lush green, cool and not too crowded. Plus, Madeira Flower Festival held from May 9th -15th is a sort of mini Rio carnival, with a parade and flower laden floats.

4.SWITZERLAND – Although Switzerland is wonderful at practically any time of the year, but this month head to Gruyere for the cheese-making festival, featuring music, yodeling and great taste.