The best places to visit in May are probably already on savvy travelers’ lists.
Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in May 2018.
The destinations include food havens, sites of ancient ruins, and island paradises.
May is when many savvy travelers aim to cross another destination off their bucket list. Conditions are perfect — many of the world’s greatest destinations start to heat up, and summer tourists have yet to descend, leaving prices relatively low and giving you plenty of space to enjoy your trip.
There are endless unique travel experiences to seek out in May, from the spiritual paradise of Bali, Indonesia and the jaw-dropping views of Machu Picchu in Peru to the world-famous barbecue competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to figure out which vacation spots should be on your radar.
Read on to find the 13 best places to visit in May:
Asheville, North Carolina
May is the perfect time to visit the funky mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina.
The UNESCO designation of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison as a World Heritage site creates all kinds of opportunities for business in Barbados, related to our rich history. For 200 years tourism in Barbados WAS what we can only call heritage tourism, while some visitors came for health reasons, such as George Washington and his brother in 1751. Visitors were interested in places from Sam Lord’s Castle to St. John’s Church, St. Michael’s Cathedral to St. Nicholas Abbey. And hotels like the Atlantis, the Crane and the “lovely lost lady”, the Marine, were the hosts.
Our UNESCO branding intersects with a whole new era of tourism – the re-birth of the intimate inn, through the development of the phenomenon Airbnb. This exponentially growing business, now worth more than a billion dollars, is based on the same principal as the little family run, intimate hostelry or bed and breakfast, making good use of what’s there. Here’s the Wikipedia definition of a bed and breakfast: “A bed and breakfast (typically shortened to B&B or BnB) is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast.”
The Caribbean island is 50 years old on 30 November – more to the point, it’s 50 years since it gained independence from the UK.
There are a few things you may already know about this island of a little more than 280,000 people: it was a centre of sugar production, has produced numerous world class cricketers, and is the birthplace of iconic pop star Rihanna.
So as Barbados celebrates its golden year of independence, here are some more facts that you may not know about the island.
It’s just like England, sort of
Due to its past colonial ties with the UK, Barbados is often referred to as Little England. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were wandering around England too (hot climate aside), especially with place names such as Hastings, Worthing, and Dover.