May News Flash: Summer Travel Trends, “Under the Radar” Destinations, and Mother’s Day Migrations

May 1, 2017

Where to go this month?

YOLO along the Yucatan

Just months before the summer rush and soon after the wintertime sun seekers, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is the affordable place to be this May, with hotel prices over 20-percent less than during the pricey winter and summer months. Cancun is always the “place to be,” for both travelers and locals. Tulum is basically “the Williamsburg of Mexico.” And Cozumel punches well-above its cruise port reputation. With dazzling reefs and sparkling sands, this is a destination where adventurous travelers can attack the island’s ruggedness or beach-bums can perfect their tans.

For Purple Mountain Majesties

With the snow gone and the snowboarders back in Cali for surf season, Colorado’s mountain resorts are not only empty, but they’re finally affordable. If you think there’s nothing to do at a mountain resort in May? Well, you’re dead wrong because these resorts become a hiker and outdoor lover’s paradise.

Prices in Vail, Telluride, and Breckenridge are around the lowest they’ll be all year. We’re seeing hotel accommodations well-over 50-percent cheaper than they are during peak ski season. And it’s beautiful.

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Travel Tracker

Spring Travel Trends: Where do the French spend their spring break? How about the Italians because it sure ain’t in Rome. We’ve got your “locals-only” guide to spring travel around the world.

Budget-friendly Beer and Bicycle Cities for National Bike Month: There are no shortage of lists for “best beer cities” and “best bike cities,” so we’ve put both of these peas into the same pod to create a Best Value Cities for Craft Beer and Cycling.

Which States Are Spending The Most (And Least) For Mother’s Day?: Mom’s who live in Vermont can probably expect the surprise of the year.

Summer Travel Report: A complete guide to where locals, from countries across the globe, are traveling, spending, and vacationing in Summer 2017.

This Summer’s “Emerging” Destinations: Find out the hipster-y travel destinations where all the cool kids are traveling to this year.

Travel Advice Guide: Your guide to the what guests rated as the 30 best destinations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Got a story on your mind and need to see the raw numbers? We’ve got your back. Shoot us (that guy, Tommy, from above) an email, and he’ll hook you up.

On our Radar

Guide To Summer Music Festivals: Lollapalooza, Ultra, Governor’s Ball – We have the low-down on hotel prices for those music festivals where camping is not exactly an option.

Female Solo Travel: We cross-referenced the World Happiness Report with the Global Peace Index and with a dash of trivago data to figure out the best destinations women can safely, and easily, visit without worry.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide: We’ll be your one-stop-shop for everything concerning travel for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse–where to go, how much it’ll cost, and the best hotels for stargazers (er, sungazers).

CONCACAF: Are you an American Outlaw? We’re your on-the-road pricing guide for anything and everything USMNT–or simply to catch a game.

Featured Image courtesy of Flickr / Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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