Planning for the holidays? Instead of throwing your dart wildly, why not pencil in some of these destinations that will be perfect for your personality, according to your horoscope? They will make the trip this year way more enjoyable and meaningful.
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Long days lazily unwinding by the poolside, not having to lift a finger or go anywhere or do anything. This may sound like a dream vacation to some, but for the fiery Aries individual, it won’t keep you sated for long. Born under a fiery star, an Aries thrives off adrenaline and spontaneity. When you go on a holiday, you don’t just want a trip, you want an adventure to remember.
Aries individuals do not always need to resort to high risk sports such as skydiving or white water rafting though. They can relax by exploring, and relieve stress by being challenged by their environment. The following destinations can best suit an Aries’ needs when vacationing.
U.S.A: Rapid City, South Dakota
Not every Aries is an outdoorsman, but many Aries individuals truly blossom and thrive in the bounties of nature. Set against the east slope of the Black Hills mountain range, Rapid City offers free National Parks and forested areas ripe for camping or trekking through. Here, Aries individuals can indulge themselves completely in nature and plan out their holiday as and how they want.
U.S.A: Chicago (pictured)
While some Aries travellers may want to get away from the buzz of their city life, others want to relax by jumping into a different kind of bustle all together. Dubbed as one of the cities that never sleep, Chicago appeals to an Aries’ need for constantly being on the move. Filled with 24-hour casinos, restaurants, shopping malls and theatres, Aries individuals are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment and keeping themselves busy.
India: Bihar, Bodh Gaya
Located in India, Bodh Gaya is a religious site the combines the rich cultural aspect of Buddhism with Aries’ love to learn and explore. History is literally etched into it’s walls and there is a story behind every temple and building. Aries can find constant stimulation here as well as an almost endless amount of ground to cover.
Taurians may be a bit strict with budget and expenses, but when it comes to a holiday, they know how to live it up. A sensual earth sign, Taurians know how to take their time in lavishing in luxury or indulging in the simple pleasures overseas. They don’t want to have to rush or feel forced into anything. All they want to do is to be able to truly enjoy themselves and indulge their senses.
Luckily, there are many ways that Taurians can enjoy themselves overseas. One way is to also bring someone along that they can share good company with. The following destinations can best suit Taurians’ needs when vacationing.
USA: Carolina, North Coast
When heading to Carolina, Taurians may like to focus on the North Coast of Carolina. Why? Well, the region is famously dubbed ‘wine country’, boasting some of the most popular vineyards, lush mountains, rolling landscapes and a bounty of good food. If there’s one way to a Taurians’ heart, it’s through their stomach. Don’t underestimate a Taurian’s love for good food.
Italy: Venice (pictured)
Dripping in culture, lavish luxury and exotic food, Venice offers some of the laid-back atmosphere that Taurians crave when needing to relax. Italy, itself, is known for its rich landscapes and natural fields. Taurians love nature, but they don’t mind it when nature can be refined and turned into something both beautiful and luxurious.
Combining both nature, culture and urban exploration, Sydney in Australia offers an all-around experience for Taurians. It is best to go there during the summer months as the exotic beaches and summer time seafood may only be available then. While there, take a trip to the Sydney Opera House, head to the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley wine region or explore the other sights of Australia at your own pace and leisure.
Geminians are explorers of the mind. An intellectually stimulating holiday is what they look for when they go on a vacation. It need not be physically challenging or demanding, but it must provide them with something to wrap their minds around. Those accompanying a Geminian will be in for a whirlwind of a time mentally, and must be ready to keep up with his or her quick wit and hunger for knowledge.
Nowadays, Geminians do not need to go hunting in ancient libraries for new information. With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to visit the places they want to go. The following destinations can best suit a Geminian’s needs when vacationing.
USA: New York City
Known as the ‘Big Apple’, New York City is always on the go. A bustling urban utopia, it offers many different attractions and options for the fast-thinking Geminian to partake in. There is always somewhere to go and something to do. Be it museums, public libraries, public concerts or the odd road show, Geminians will feel at home here.
China: Beijing (pictured)
It’s not just the long history in Beijing that attracts a Geminian, but also the people and local culture. Geminians would find themselves happiest soaking themselves in the local scene. It would help if they knew a bit of the language as they are sure to find fun in bargaining with local sellers to score the best price for a souvenir.
Geminians pride themselves on being forward-thinking and progressive, traits which Denmark is famous for. They feel as if their ideas are way of thinking are finally being matched. Explore the intertwining of both old and new architecture in this country, as well as the innovative technology and information it is always seeking to bring. There are plenty of cities to revel in this creative country, such as its stylish capital Copenhagen, Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, and Aalborg.
Travelling overseas isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for many Cancerians. Most of the time, they prefer the sweeter comforts of their own home and family. Luckily, these familial comforts can still be found while giving the family an experience outside of your usual territory. A very empathetic sign, Cancerians look for familiarity even when travelling to new places.
Wherever they travel though, it’s best to do so with family or loved ones. Good company is the biggest thing for Cancerians after all. The following destinations can best suit a Cancerian’s needs when vacationing.
The busy streets of Tokyo may not exactly suit Cancer, but the quieter, local side of Tokyo fulfils a fantasy for them. Cancerians will find happiness in finding the hidden gems inside and around the hustle and bustle of the city itself. The peaceful, beautiful and sublime gardens and temples of Kyoto would appeal to a Cancerian too, and offer a restful reprieve.
Australia: Great Barrier Reef
A water sign in nature, Cancerians naturally thrive around water. They love all the beauty and natural treasures hidden below the waves as well. Following a tour guide or taking on a diving tour may be just the thing for them. They will love being in the calm waters, sinking down and seeing the whole new world that awaits them underwater.
An island surrounded by water, the Maldives boasts exquisite beaches and an idyllic romantic setting. For the romantic Cancerian, this is a perfect place to be whisked away to by a loved one. They can truly live out a dream here and put aside their worries for a moment to just relax. They should let someone else worry about their wellbeing instead.
Leos work as hard as they play, so when it comes to a holiday, you know they definitely know how to have a good time. Leos love to have the usual glitz and glamour they associate themselves with when they travel. They want to be treated like royalty wherever they go, but they also want excitement and adventure. A fiery sign, boredom must be avoided at all costs.
Luckily, a Leo always knows how to start a party anywhere. All the same, it helps to go somewhere that is exciting in the first place. The following destinations can best suit a Leo’s needs when vacationing.
Shanghai not only offers a lot in terms of tourist hotspots, but it also caters to a Leo’s exquisite and often large scaled tastes. Leos can also find plenty of company there, given the city’s openness to others and the extroverted nature of the locals. Furthermore, if Leos want to be waited on hand and foot, Shanghai is more than willing to cater to that with its luxurious atmosphere.
U.S.A: Washington DC
The capital of the United States, Washington DC is a place where the most powerful reside, which is why it’s perfect for the ever-mighty Leo. Leos thrive on walking in the footsteps of those who have helped shaped or change anything. It is not only an exciting trip, but a learning opportunity for the always self-improving Leo.
Indonesia: Bali (pictured)
Enjoy the bounties of nature without ever having to actually live in the wilderness. Bali boasts some of the most luxurious venues for Leos to live life large for a day. If a Leo ever needs a retreat to just focus solely on well-deserved pampering, Bali should be at the top of their list. They will feel like the king of the jungle.
Virgoans don’t just go on holidays to relax. They always want to be helping themselves improve, whether physically or mentally. They paint each trip as a learning journey for themselves. If you ever need time away to work on some self-improvement, be sure to catch a holiday with a Virgoan. They love taking classes or workshops overseas and will always strive to find the best ones.
A Virgoan can help to keep you in check overseas as well, making sure you don’t overindulge in too many treats or spend too much time lazing about. The following destinations can best suit a Virgoan’s needs when vacationing.
Peru: Machu Picchu (pictured)
A particularly favoured destination for Virgoans, Machu Picchu is a bountiful realm of nature that appeals to the sign’s earthly side. At the same time, it offers the structure, neat architecture and agriculture that make it even more worthwhile. Virgoans can spend days simply planning out their route through the ancient Inca ruins located there.
A city state of wealth and luxury, Monaco provides all the earthly comforts that Virgoans have come to appreciate. Its vibrant atmosphere and clear weather can inspire and motivate any Virgoan. They love to live amongst the elite and learn what makes them tick. Even bathing in luxury, Virgoans wants to be reminded of why they are driven to constantly build upon themselves.
Vietnam offers lessons to learn, both in its history and its move into modern day urbanism. Virgoans will find that there is in actuality a lot to take in from the preserved historical sites of Hanoi. It is like taking a trip back in time, which could be a major draw for the sign. In Hanoi, they can experience a wealth of both new and old.
Libras are known as a romantic sign. Whatever holiday they plan to go on, they’re already creating a whole romantic scenario in their heads. They have an eye for all things beautiful and whimsical and want their holiday to be memorable. The expectations of a Libra can be rather high but seeing them happy is all worth it.
Luckily, there are plenty of unforgettable places around the world that can inspire a Libra’s imagination. Libras tend to be good at adding a little magic of their own to anything. The following destinations can best suit a Libran’s needs when vacationing.
A beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, don’t expect this tourist hotspot to be boring or quiet though. Mallorca is known for its night life and energetic atmosphere. A place known for its mix of beautiful nature and exciting people, Libras are sure to find themselves caught up in enjoying the sights and sounds of this vibrant spot. Mallorca leaves them spoiled for choice in the best way possible.
Most Libras will know that Milan in Italy is well known for its high fashion forward-thinking. It is also a treasure trove of artful architecture and artwork. Full of energy and innovative minds, Libras may find some familiarity in Milan. No matter what sort of artistic field they’re into, they’re sure to find it in this indulgent and creative city.
Ever the romantic, there is no better place than the dreamy setting of Paris — the inspiration of romance novels and where love blossoms in the spring. Libras look to fulfill a fantasy coming to the capital of France. Be it sipping wine on the moonlit balcony or dancing with their loved one in a dance hall, Libras know how to live it up in the most romantic city.
It can be hard to understand what a Scorpio looks for in a holiday. They are so mysterious and private. That is exactly what they want, however. Scorpios seek out the mysteries of the world in their own private corner. They want to explore what hasn’t been explored and uncover what has yet to be uncovered. Most importantly, they want it done their way.
Scorpios need to have a certain freedom when travelling overseas. They enjoy company but need the ability to make their own decisions. The following destinations can suit a Scorpio’s needs best when travelling.
U.S.A: California, Los Angeles
L.A is full of all sorts of amenities and activities for the wandering Scorpio. It provides everything from snowy mountains to sparkling beaches depending on what a Scorpio is in the mood for. Most importantly, it’s the epicentre of culture, fame and creativity in California. Scorpios can look forward to making new friends when travelling here.
Ecuador: Galapagos Island
Scorpios look for the niches and special secretive places of the world. While Galapagos island isn’t a secret, it certainly provides a much quieter and more reclusive atmosphere for most nature seekers. Scorpios can thrive in this world away from worlds, exploring every nook and cranny to their heart’s content. They won’t be able to get enough.
Netherlands: Amsterdam (pictured)
Known as the cultural capital of Netherlands, Amsterdam provides a feast for the senses. It’s a scenic and mysteriously alluring place, with its winding canals and crooked houses. Being rich in art, food and even people, it offers all sorts of new experiences for the curious Scorpio. A sensual sign at heart, Scorpio can find adventure and satisfaction here in this steamy and beautiful place.
Just mention the word ‘travel’ or ‘holiday’, and you’ll find Sagittarians with their bags already packed. A sign that thirsts for venturing all over the world, Sagittarians test their limits by making their holidays a challenge. They are restless signs who can only enjoy sitting still for so long. If you’re up for an adventure, a trip with a Sagittarian is the way to go.
Be prepared, as you may not find yourself staying in any one place for long. Sagittarians tend to hop around. The following destinations can best suit a Sagittarian’s needs when vacationing.
Spain: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
What makes an island so appealing besides the sparkling waters and long beaches? For a Sagittarian, the fact that the Canary Islands are rugged volcanic isles — known for their black- and white-sand beaches — may be the biggest draw for them. Sagittarians can get a thrill out of exploring the lush greenery naturally formed out of volcanic ash and what past eruptions have left behind. Lanzarote in particular, is known for the Timanfaya National Park, whose otherworldly rocky landscape was created by volcanic eruptions in the 1730s, and the black ash vineyards of La Geria.
U.S.A: Arizona, The Grand Canyon (pictured)
A hotspot for any Sagittarian, the wide and vast Grand Canyon is a major attraction. Not only is it a breath-taking sight to see, it is also an endless plain for exploration, where Sagittarians can try their hand at all sorts of adrenaline racing sports. From trekking to camping to white water rafting, Sagittarians can have the time of their lives while pushing their adventurous limits.
Cambodia: Angkor Wat
Sagittarians aren’t just all about fast paced adventure. They also love to appreciate the more spiritual and mystical aspects of life. Home to Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world, Cambodia offers Sagittarians the opportunity to slow down and admire the world around them, all the while still being able to explore to their heart’s content.
It can be hard to convince a Capricorn to put down the work tablet and actually go on a vacation. This is all the more reason that they need one though. They are often one of the hardest workers, so they need to be reminded how to slow down and relax occasionally. Once they’re focused on a trip though, expect that they’ll start taking charge of every detail.
Capricorns will plan everything down to whether you bring socks or not. While this can be nice, they need to be reminded that they’re going on a vacation, not a business trip. The following destinations can best suit a Capricorn’s needs when vacationing.
Chile: Easter Island
Sometimes, a Capricorn just needs to get away from it all in order to properly relax. Easter island provides a perfect retreat away from the urban busy lifestyle. Capricorns can lay down their burdens and worries and simply take in the raw nature and peaceful atmosphere of the isolated island. At the same time, they can occupy themselves in discovering the rich history of the island itself, which boasts a distinct architectural and artistic culture that weathered the centuries. The monumental statues Moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people, are a sight to behold.
Russia: St Petersburg (pictured)
The former capital of the Russian empire, St Petersburg offers a sense of elegance that appeals to Capricorns. For those who don’t mind the cold, going there during winter may be the best time to appreciate the true beauty of its architecture. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the city’s must-visit sights, with its vibrant and lavish design. Capricorn may find that the atmosphere of regality and the ornate infrastructure of this “Venice of the North” fits them just perfectly.
A paradise that is a world away from the urban technology and business of the working world, Coorg may just be the perfect place for Capricorns to go to truly ‘get away’. Famous for its misty hills, coffee plantations, impressive waterfalls and wildlife sanctuary, Capricorns can cool off here and truly kick back. Let life come to you, instead of rushing after the next promotion or hurrying to climb the career ladder.
It can be hard vacationing with an Aquarian, but not for the reasons you think. They always want to go somewhere new and exciting. They tend to have a ‘been there, done that’ mentality, which means they don’t want to retrace their steps. They always want to see what’s the latest thing or visit the newest hotspots overseas.
Despite this, they can be great fun travel companions. With their ever-expanding imaginations, they serve to see the beauty in even the most mundane. The following destinations can best suit an Aquarian’s needs when vacationing.
It’s a bit hard to pinpoint where exactly an Aquarian should visit in Japan, because they’re suited to almost everything Japan has to offer. From the modern and high-tech cities to the expansive tranquil countrysides, Aquarians have an appreciation for both sides of the coin. Instead of staying in one location, it may be best if they can journey through the country. With rail travel in Japan being so convenient and quick, this would be an ideal trip for an Aquarian.
Sometimes known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’, the nickname itself may be enough to catch an Aquarian’s interest. A modernised fairy tale, Finland offers both state-of-the-art technology and breathtaking scenery at vast wilderness. Most notably, it is where many individuals can witness the Northern Lights if they head there at the right time. An experience that Aquarians would surely treasure. From Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Porvoo and Savonlinna, each city is charming and unique in its own way.
Cancun is infamous for its nightlife party reputation. Aquarians can opt to join in on the teeming nightlife, but also settle for its daytime gems of sparkling beaches with soft sand, crystal-clear blue waters and smooth weather. There’s also the option to explore ancient Mayan ruins. A hub of activity, Cancun can provide Aquarians with the inspiration and motivation to pursue their interests.
Pisceans understand when they need to pull back and rest up. In fact, some of them may spend their time daydreaming about the next time they can take a holiday. Companionship is important when travelling. They want someone that they can share a fulfilling experience with. At the same time, they need someone who can give them space when they want to indulge in their own headspace.
Travelling with a Piscean can be an eye-opening trip, as they search for meaning in everything and have a spiritual soul. It can even be an enlightening experience. The following destinations can best suit a Piscean’s needs when vacationing.
Egypt is a place full of spiritualism and medieval history. Its exoticism is what draws the spiritual Pisces towards it. Cairo is considered Egypt’s historical capital, showcasing the lesser known parts of Egypt’s vast culture and architecture. The site of the vast Egyptian Museum, where a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts are displayed, it is also near Giza, the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx. Pisceans can find themselves getting lost in the extensive knowledge that lies here waiting for them to awaken it.
Spain: Barcelona (pictured)
The second largest city of Spain, Barcelona is a teaming tourist hotspot. Full of beautiful and intricate architecture — especially those by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí such as the La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Batlló, Pisceans will love the fantastical and quirky aspects that this city has to offer. Barcelona also hosts many different festivals and events throughout the year, so Pisceans can feel right at home with its vibrant and open culture. Perhaps they can even discover a new interest or passion.
Pisceans will feel like they’ve stepped through the pages of a fairytale book and right into a medieval time, when they see Iceland’s beautiful and spectacular scenery of cliffsides and icy blue lagoons. From natural wonders and amenities such as hot springs, waterfalls, geothermal lakes and more, those looking for some inspiration may find it here in Iceland’s serene setting. Iceland is also a mysterious land of myths and legends, so Pisceans will love learning about trolls, elves and other mythical creatures that all add to its allure.
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