If you’re keen on a holiday but want to avoid the summer crowds, May is a great time to travel. Driving along the Amalfi Coast is a magical experience as is diving in the Philippines. For something a little more off the beaten track, Iceland is a great option with unrivalled landscapes and adventures for all ages.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

While Vietnam's capital is rapidly developing, it still maintains much of its colonial charm. Explore the city's quieter backstreets, sip coffee overlooking the frenzy of daily life and visit historic sites before spending a few days at the nearby UNESCO world heritage site of Ha Long Bay.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Stretching for a seemingly endless 50km of deep blue perfection, the Amalfi Coast is easily one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Drive along the road that clings to the sea, marvel at the limestone cliffs, quaint seaside towns and stop to eat at some of the country's finest restaurants.

Iceland

Iceland

For outdoors enthusiasts, Iceland is a real treat and even more so during spring when the weather is absolutely lovely. Geysers, fjords, volcanos and mountains are just some of the sights you will come across in this geological wonder of nature.

Java, Indonesia

Java, Indonesia

While Java is home to pulsating Jakarta, there are plenty of non-city escapes throughout the island. Hike up active volcanoes, visit coffee plantations and get lost amidst the incredible temple complex of Borobudur.

Morocco

Morocco

One of Africa’s most diverse countries, Morocco boasts truly striking landscapes ranging from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, never-ending deserts, craggy coastlines and historic and colourful souks bursting with life.

Zambia

Zambia

Zambia’s main attraction, the world-famous Victoria Falls, is just one of many reasons to explore ‘Africa’s best kept secret’. Discover some of the continent’s best national parks, embark on a canoeing safari and experience a less touristy type of safari.

Galapagos Island, Ecuador

Galapagos Island, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands is one of the rare places on Earth you can snorkel with seals, hang out with iguanas beachside, hike amidst truly unique landscapes and get up close and personal with the Blue Footed Booby!

North West Argentina

North West Argentina

Though off the beaten track, Northwest Argentina remains amongst the most enchanting parts of South America to explore. Colonial cities, sand dunes, multi-coloured hills, volcanoes - the region is diverse and overwhelms with choice.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil’s vast landmass is home to a profusion of landscapes: white sandy beaches, charming colonial towns, dense rainforests, powerful waterfalls, vast wetlands…there’s a little something for every type of traveller. And it's an excellent destination for families as well!

Malawi

Malawi

In addition to great safari, Malawi continues to enthral with its diversity: Lake Malawi (the third biggest lake in Africa), the Great Rift Valley, Mt Mulanje and the Zomba Plateau are just a few sites that you need to tick off your list. It's one of the lesser-visited countries in Africa, and is that much more raw and authentic because of it.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Overrun by wildlife, a holiday to Zimbabwe guarantees close encounters with the Big Five. The mighty Victoria Falls are just one of the many places to visit in the country, with Lake Kariba and Matopos and Hwange National Parks just as exciting. Like Malawi, it's not as widely visited as some of its neighbours, providing a thoroughly authentic African experience.

Jordan

Jordan

Toasty temperatures and wildflowers blossoming everywhere - even in the dessert. Spring marks the best time for a Jordan getaway. The lost city of Petra should top your list, followed by the haunting Wadi Rum, a huge valley cut into sandstone and granite rock. Finally, head to the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba for a bit of spa and beach time.