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Travel Blog May Selcouth

Travel Blog May Selcouth



Greetings, fellow adventurers! As May takes centre stage, it offers a plethora of travel opportunities just waiting to be discovered. In this instalment of the Whitworth travel blog, we extend an invitation to journey with us through a medley of enchanting destinations. Envision yourself enveloped by the golden rays of sunny paradises and enchanted by the pristine beauty of snowy landscapes. May holds diverse experiences waiting to be unravelled. So, join us as we traverse through the contrasting landscapes and adventures that May’s dream getaways have to offer.


Lisbon Portugal - Sunlit Streets and Vibrant Culture

Embark on an awe-inspiring city escape this May and let Lisbon, Portugal, be your ultimate destination. With temperatures rising to a delightful 70°F (21°C), and the sun casting its golden glow upon the city, May beckons you to immerse yourself in its vibrant charm. Wander through Lisbon’s picturesque streets, adorned with pastel-coloured buildings, intricate tiles, and the sound of fado music in the air.

May in Lisbon brings a flurry of cultural events and festivities, adding an extra layer of excitement to your visit. Join in the celebrations of the Festa do Trabalhador (Workers Day) on May 1st, where the city comes alive with music, dance and street parties honouring labour and solidarity.

Dive into the city’s rich history and culture with a visit to iconic landmarks such as the imposing São Jorge Castle or the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery. Lose yourself in the maze of narrow alleys in Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon, where every corner reveals a new story waiting to be discovered.

In May, Lisbon’s vibrant culture comes alive in bustling squares and lively neighbourhoods. Join the locals in a stroll along the Tagus River or hop on a tram and traverse the city’s hilly terrain, soaking in panoramic views of the cityscape.

Explore the vibrant street art scene, where colourful murals adorn the facades of buildings, adding an artistic flair to every corner.

For a taste of Lison’s culinary delights, indulge in freshly caught seafood at one of the city’s waterfront restaurants or sample traditional Portuguese dishes like bacalhau  (salted cod)  and pastéis de nata (custard tarts) at quaint cafes.

Art enthusiasts will find solace in Lisbon’s eclectic mix of museums and galleries, from the contemporary exhibitions at the Bernado Collection Museum to the timeless masterpieces housed within the National Museum of Ancient Art.

As the sun sets over the horizon, embrace the vibrant nightlife of Lisbon, where the sound of fado fills the air and the streets come alive with laughter and music. Whether you’re savouring the flavours of Portuguese cuisine, exploring historic landmarks or simply basking in the warmth of Lisbon’s sunlit street, May promises an unforgettable journey through a city bursting with culture and charm.


Maldives - Azure Waters and Secluded Luxury

Set your sights on an idyllic getaway this May and let the Maldives whisk you away to a paradise of azure waters and secluded luxury. With temperatures hovering around a scorching 86°F (30°C) and a gentle sea breeze caressing your skin, may offer the perfect opportunity to indulge in the ultimate island escape.

In May, the Maldives invites you to immerse yourself in its breathtaking natural beauty and unparalleled tranquillity. Picture-perfect beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, fringed by swaying palm trees and crystal-clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you retreat to your private overwater bungalow, where panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the turquoise lagoon await. Spend your days basking in the sun on pristine white sands, or dive beneath the surface to discover coral reefs and colourful schools of fish in some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving spots. 

May in Maldives offers a myriad of opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation, with luxurious spa treatments and wellness activities designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Indulge in a traditional Maldivian massage or yoga session on the beach, as the sound of lapping waves lulls you into a state of blissful serenity.

For the adventurous at heart, May brings ideal conditions for water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Embark on a sunset cruise across the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocen, where you can marvel at the technicolour skies as the sun dips below the horizon, painting it in shades of pink, orange, and gold.

As the day comes to a close, treat your taste buds to a culinary journey like no other, with world-class dining experiences offering an array of international flavours and fresh seafood delicacies. Whether you’re dining under the stars on a private sandbank or indulging in a gourmet feast at a luxury resort restaurant, the Maldives promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

So, whether you're seeking secluded romance, thrilling adventures or simply a blissful retreat from the world, May on the Maldives invites you to experience the epitome of luxury and relaxation in one of the most enchanting destinations on earth!


Chamonix France - Peaks, Pistes, and Picture-Perfect View

Get ready to embark on a thrilling alpine adventure this May in Chamonix, France, where towering peaks, pristine pistes, and breathtaking views await. With temperatures ranging from a crisp 50°F (10°C) to a comfortable 68°F (20°C), May offers the perfect blend of spring sunshine and snow-capped splendour for an unforgettable mountain escape.

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Chamonix beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Despite the arrival of spring, the higher elevations still boast ample snow coverage, providing ideal conditions for carving down the slopes or exploring the vast network of cross-country trails.

But Chamonix isn't just a playground for winter sports enthusiasts. May brings a wealth of outdoor activities for adventurers of all stripes. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a scenic trek through alpine meadows and towering forests, where the crisp mountain air is infused with the scent of pine and wildflowers.

For thrill-seekers, May offers prime conditions for adrenaline-pumping pursuits such as paragliding, mountaineering, and whitewater rafting. Take to the skies and soar like an eagle above the snow-capped peaks or challenge yourself to conquer the towering summits that loom majestically overhead.

But perhaps the true highlight of Chamonix in May is the opportunity to soak up the region's unparalleled natural beauty. Marvel at the panoramic vistas from the Aiguille du Midi, where you can gaze out over the sprawling glaciers and jagged peaks of the Mont Blanc massif. Or take a scenic drive along the Route des Grandes Alpes, winding your way through quaint villages and breathtaking mountain passes.

As the day comes to a close, unwind with a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Chamonix, where alluring cafes and cosy bistros beckon with hearty Alpine cuisine and fine French wines. Toast to another day of adventure as the sun sets behind the mountains, casting a warm glow over the surrounding peaks.

So, whether you're seeking heart-pounding thrills on the slopes, tranquil moments in nature, or simply the chance to Savor the beauty of the French Alps, May in Chamonix promises an unforgettable mountain escape like no other.


Salla Finland - Lapland's Hidden Gem

Embark on an enchanting journey to Salla, Finland, Lapland's hidden gem, where rugged wilderness, pristine snowscapes, and the magic of the Arctic await. In May, Salla emerges from its winter hibernation, with temperatures ranging from a brisk 32°F (0°C) to a mild 50°F (10°C), offering the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures and authentic Lapland experiences.

Nestled amidst ancient forests and rolling hills, Salla invites visitors to discover the true essence of Finnish Lapland. Whether you're seeking thrilling winter activities or serene moments in nature, Salla has something to offer for adventurers of all ages.

May in Salla presents a unique opportunity to experience the transition from winter to spring, with lingering snowdrifts giving way to lush greenery and blooming wildflowers. Embark on a snowshoeing expedition through the silent forests, where the only sound is the crunch of your footsteps in the snow and the occasional call of a distant bird.

For those craving adrenaline-fueled thrills, Salla offers a wealth of outdoor activities to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Zoom across the pristine wilderness on a snowmobile safari, navigating winding trails and frozen lakes as you soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Arctic landscape. Or, embark on a husky safari and let a team of eager sledgedogs whisk you away on an unforgettable journey through the snow-covered wilderness.

But perhaps the true highlight of Salla lies in its rich cultural heritage and the opportunity to connect with the indigenous Sámi people. Visit a traditional reindeer farm and learn about the ancient art of reindeer herding, or join a guided tour to discover the secrets of Sámi handicrafts and storytelling.

As the day draws to a close, immerse yourself in the warmth and hospitality of Salla's cosy accommodations, where rustic log cabins and luxurious wilderness lodges offer the perfect blend of comfort and seclusion. Gather around a crackling fire and indulge in traditional Finnish cuisine, savouring hearty dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

So, whether you're chasing the Northern Lights, embarking on a wilderness adventure, or simply seeking solace in the beauty of nature, May in Salla promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Lapland's hidden gem.



As we bid farewell to our thrilling May adventures. May these glimpses into captivating destinations have sparked your imagination and inspired dreams of mountain peaks, tranquil lakes, and cultural discoveries. As you navigate through life’s journey, may you always find joy in

exploration and treasure the memories created along the way. Until next time, may your travel be filled with wonder and discovery. Safe travels!



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