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Here’s a proposition for you: May is the ultimate month to travel. Things are hotting up in the northern hemisphere with a flurry of springtime festivals that serve some serious cultural clout, while below the equator wildlife spotting opportunities abound. Better still, wherever you choose you’ll be avoiding the busiest times of year, finding that sweet combo of decent weather and sparse crowds. Not sure where to go? Fear not—we’ve rounded up the very best places to travel in May 2020 for your perusal, from unmissable cities in Europe to magnetic coastlines in Australia, California, and beyond.
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