Ever wish you could magic up a few extra days of holiday? Well, actually in May you can. And no, we're not suggesting there are now 375 days in the year or that we've secretly located the DeLorean from Back to the Future. With two Bank Holidays, if you take 14 days of holiday in between, you get a whopping 24 days to play around with. More than ample excuse to take an extended leave of absence, you'll agree. Whether you're looking to tick off iconic sights, set sail to the final frontier or simply make the most of your time, we've got a few life-changing adventures up our sleeve.
Tick off some of the world's most iconic sights on a classic Californian road trip before jetting south to Mexico to marvel at some seriously spectacular marine migrations.
- California - Hit the road from San Francisco to Los Angeles, taking in Santa Cruz Mountains and towering redwood forests, Big Sur's rugged coastline, Napa Valley's tantalising vineyards and the wonderfully wild Yosemite National Park.
- Los Cabos in Baja California - Set sail for Socorro to encounter hundreds of migrating hammerheads, manta rays and sharks or set up base in La Paz to dive with huge balls of pelagic fish, mischievous sea lions and the acrobatic mobula rays that frequent theSea of Cortez in May.
North and Central America
As you journey across these countries dive some of the world's most breath-taking sites, hike in untamed jungle to ancient Mayan ruins, travel through vibrant colonial towns and sip on rum on sandy beaches with balmy breezes.
- Mexico - Begin in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, cave dive in the crystal clear cenotes around Tulum, drift dive over fascinating topographies in Cozumel and be castaway on the paradise beaches of Isla Holbox. Let's not forget the fish tacos.
- Belize and Guatemala - Head south to Belize to channel your inner Indiana Jones. Dive Belize's Barrier Reef and iconic Blue Hole before hopping across the border to uncover Guatemala's ancient Tikal ruins, wild jungle and howler monkeys.
Whilst there are 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia, we think these four destinations have all the ingredients for an incredible adventure.
- Bali - Immerse yourself in Balinese culture in Bali's spiritual hub, Ubud; dive the famous 'Liberty' wreck and 'Tulamben Drop Off' from East Bali and dine on fresh seafood over fiery sunsets in Seminyak.
- Northern Sulawesi houses some seriously varied diving, from the pristine coral reefs of Bunaken National Park to muck diving the volcanic sands of Lembeh for technicolour critters.
- Wakatobi - Wakatobi Dive Resort is the type of place you never want to leave: tranquil island setting, a pristine natural environment and world-class diving no more than a stone's throw away.
- Komodo - Dive on the pristine reefs of Komodo National Park, located in the Coral Triangle and home to some of the world's best dive sites, spending surface intervals face to face with the Komodo dragon.
Embrace Aussie hospitality in Queensland's cool, cultural capital before venturing to the world's last great final frontiers to discover virgin rainforest, captivating culture and some of the world's best diving.
- Australia - Brisbane is home to a glut of sophisticated galleries, gourmet restaurants, buzzing rooftop bars and music venues, whilst in the greater region you'll find desolate white beaches, spectacular mountain ranges and endless rolling vineyards.
- Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands - From the pristine coral of Walindi and the big fish at Kavieng, to the offshore reefs at Tufi and mind-boggling marine biodiversity of the Soloman Islands, this area of the world really does have it all. And the best bit? There is virtually no-one there.
From fascinating wartime wrecks to stunningly diverse marine life, this is an adventure that packs a serious punch.
- Micronesia - Dive with manta rays just inches from your face in Yap before descending to the eerie WW2 wrecks of Japanese warships, submarines, ships and aircrafts sunken in Chuuk Lagoon. Look out for discarded military cargo and the elusive leopard shark.
- Palau - Like emerald pearl drops scattered across the ocean, you'll first see Palau'sstring of islands from above. Underwater, shimmering coral reefs swirl around the islands, boasting marine populations few other places can match.