For their largely clear, azure skies May and October are generally considered the finest months for travel - and of course to see Everest.
New Brunswick is renowned for being home to the Bay of Fundy, washed each day by the world’s highest tides. Along this dramatic coastline you will also find Fundy National Park, the Hopewell Rocks, and the vibrant city of Saint John. If you visit in May you can also sample one of the many beers at the annual Atlantic Beer Festival.
The Australian Celtic Festival takes place in the rural township of Glen Innes on the first weekend in May annually. The event enables those Australian's with Celtic ancestory to celebrate with song, dance, history and food.
Bird Island is as its name suggests fabulous for birds; around 800,000 pairs of sooty terns nest on the northern tip of the island. Even if you don't have a particular interest in birds you will still find a trip here fascinating.
Cape Breton Island was established as a national park in 1936 with the intention of protecting some of Canada’s most famous scenery. The best-known feature of the park is the Cabot Trail that draws thousands of visitors every year and is renowned for being one of the most spectacular coastal drives in North America.
Canada’s delightful capital city occupies an enviable location high on the Ottawa River on the Ontario/Québec provincial border. One of the highlights of Ottawa in May has to be the Canadian Tulip Festival, which has grown to become the largest tulip festival in the world.
May is the beginning of the rains in Costa Rica but that means you often get the National Parks to yourself.
Situated in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite's peaks soar to over 13,000 feet above sea level and provide one of the world's most spectacular backdrops for hiking.
During the full moon in April each year the streets in the old town of Hoi An are closed so that locals and tourists alike can roam around and gaze at the brightly coloured, hand-made lanterns which are displayed in shop fronts.
The Torres Strait is a string of palm islands which divides Australia and Papua New Guinea. The indigenous Torres Strait Islanders (originally of Melanesian descent) are at the forefront of the annual festival, where visitors can amongst other things, buy traditional arts and crafts.
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