It’s reached the time of year when summer is finally in sight. Suddenly, far off lands filled with sunshine and beaches are within reach and we’re so ready to shake off the real-life responsibilities in favour of a holiday.
Whether you dedicated this bank holiday weekend to catching up with friends, sneaking off for a weekend break or just chilling to catch up on life, one thing’s for sure – this May bank holiday is filled with summer wanderlust.
So if you’re yet to decide on your sunshine destination get ready to dive deep into the planning stages and check out our curated collection of travel guides currently breaking the internet.
On Team TSE’s radar
An Italian Retreat
“Sometimes, life gets in the way of taking care of yourself. This retreat is designed to nourish your mind, body, and soul in the beautiful south of Italy. Whether you want to de-stress, meditate, experience a relaxed culture, connect with like-minded people, replenish your energy or just step back from life’s obligations then this is the perfect getaway for you. Our passionate wellness experts will welcome you with open arms at the airport & you will feel yourself switching off within hours of arriving. Over the 5 days, you will focus on your own emotional well-being and unblock anything that’s been holding you back.”
October Retreat dates: 26th to 31st October 2019
Conde Nast Traveller: 10 Of The Best Digital Detox Holidays
“There’s no point spending a fortune to get away from it all, just to carry work, and an Instagram-induced fear of missing out, to the sun lounger with you. Twenty-first-century travellers are realising that to escape from modern technology, one of the best bets is to intentionally choose Wi-Fi-free hotels or pockets of the country with no intrusive phone signal at all. These are the very best places on the planet from which to escape your mobile – the best digital detox holidays around. Maybe you’ll find yourself while you’re there.”
Wanderlust: 20 of the Best Places To Visit In May
“May is such a lovely month for many places around the world: for wildlife watching, optimum weather and arts and culture experiences – so figuring out where to go and what to see can be tricky.
So, whether you’re looking for planning a longer-term trip, or are just looking for a May short break somewhere pleasantly sunny, we’ve got recommendations for you.”
Travel + Leisure: The Best Summer Trips For Solo Travellers
“Craving some adventure this summer? The notion of a solo trip might be a bit overwhelming at first, but once you get past the initial fear of travelling alone, the benefits of vacationing by yourself become evident.
For starters, there’s something incredibly fulfilling and empowering about embarking on an independent getaway. It’s an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth. After all, how will you know your limits if you never venture outside of your comfort zone? You get to set all the rules and have full control over the itinerary. Ever dreamt of watching the sunrise from Aventine Hill in Rome or sinking into a long, meditative sit in Bali? This is your chance to go for it.
If you’re wondering where to travel to, here are some of the best summer destinations for solo travellers, from Bermuda to Bangkok.”
Escapism Magazine: Best Luxury Hotels and Resorts in the Mediterranean
“If you’re seeking summer sun and don’t care about the price tag, check out these luxury escapes in the Mediterranean.”
Vogue: Best City Breaks: The Vogue Guide
“Searching for the best city breaks to book for the year ahead? If your idea of a holiday – be it a leisurely week away or a stolen weekend escape – involves soaking up some city culture, then Europe has a wealth of brilliant destinations to pack your bags (you’ll probably even get away with hand luggage) and head for, whether on a whim or to look forward to far in advance. From the long-time favourites to the more recently discovered, there’s the contemporary cool of Amsterdam and Berlin, the traditional luxury of Paris and the beach vibes of Barcelona.”