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Is Italy your ideal next destination? What about visiting the Fijian islands or taking a scenic train trip across Canada? The answer could be written in the stars.
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” is one of the most well-known quotes about traveling. But with limited time off and budget constraints, the truth of the matter is that most travelers won’t get to every single destination on their bucket lists. Even so, the world is more connected and accessible than ever before, and many people are itching to get back out into the world after a couple of tumultuous, homebound years. The demand for travel, especially meaningful experiences, has never been higher. To take some of the guesswork out of where you should travel next, we have the perfect solution: Enter trips based on your zodiac sign—a fun, whimsical, and slightly quirky way to pick your next destination.
Are you a mission-oriented Aries, a creative Leo, or an artsy Pisces? What about a flashy Sagittarius, a sensuous Scorpio, or a fired-up Gemini? To help narrow down our exhaustive travel lists, we tapped Arizona-based astrologer Molly Cardinal to guide us through these vacation plans inspired by your zodiac sign. Don’t worry if you’re more into visiting another sign’s destination—this list is simply meant to inspire you and expand your horizons when planning your next trip. Read on for Cardinal’s picks to find out where you should consider taking your next vacation, based on your zodiac sign.
A gorilla safari in Rwanda is one of the most amazing animal experiences on earth, and it’s a great option for the ram sign. According to Cardinal, Aries is a mission-oriented sign, and as the first sign of the zodiac, they also aren’t afraid to step into unknown territory on their expedition. “They’ll appreciate being able to traverse land mostly unbothered by crowds of tourists and taking in authentic, natural sights of the animals in their habitat,” Cardinal says.
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and is associated with not just the physical quality of food, but its beauty and excellence, making a country known for its food the perfect getaway. Cardinal adds, “The Emilia-Romagna region’s culinary distinction, slower pace less the busy tourism, and amazing architecture and art make it the ideal destination for Taurus to use their senses.” Heritage foods like Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and Parma ham help this area shine brighter than any other Italian region in terms of gastronomy.
Our astrology pro explained that the Gemini mind is constantly moving, winding from one place to another in a way that might take the rest of us an extra beat to catch up. She says, “They love learning, exploring, and stories. A journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train through Canada immerses them in amazing sights while they can listen to hosts entertain them with stories and information on what they’re seeing.” The twin sign can appreciate the ambiance and sophistication of train travel, which harkens back to a different time.
The pristine and charming ski town of Snowmass makes for an ideal destination for our crab friends. “A nonstop high-energy adventure is not for everyone, and since Cancer is driven by the ebbs and flows of emotion and energy, they would do best to travel to a place where they can choose from varying activities to suit their current tune, be that hitting the slopes, exploring local restaurants, riding the coaster, or taking the kids to play games in the village,” Cardinal says. Lodging options like private rentals or the Viewline Resort are sure to satisfy for this mountain escape (and give Cancer a place to return to when they’ve adventured enough for the day and crave the creature comforts of a luxe hotel).
Leo loves creativity and recreation, making this premier wine destination a win-win. Cardinal says, “Being ruled by the sun, the center of the solar system, Leo also expects the best. A trip to Sonoma is a perfect fit for Leo to experience renowned and innovative wines with a bonus of longer, sunnier summer seasons.” Travelers can stay in the heart of it all at MacArthur Place in Sonoma proper and take a floral design class to foster creativity or use the complimentary e-bikes for a dose of recreation.
A trip to the land of 10,000 lakes and its nicest “up north” resort, Grand View Lodge, calls to the maiden sign. “Virgo appreciates a balance between lively physical activities and keeping to a regular routine, which is why they’ll love the availability of individual cabins and cottages to maintain their own space. Further, given Virgo’s practical nature, their idea of relaxation doesn’t need to be flashy and extravagant. The menu of down-to-earth activities at this locale, such as fishing, lawn games, and kayaking, will be perfect for Virgo to feel like they still get to do something special, but in a way that is genuine to them,” Cardinal shares.
Libra is not only notorious for seeking a harmonious balance of everything, but they appreciate seeking out beauty in all forms. Cardinal explains, “The beaches of Fiji not only are hypnotically beautiful, but the islands also [allow] Libra to explore a little bit of everything, such as water activities, zip lining, massages, and participating in authentic ceremonies and discovering alluring local culture.” Start on the main island at the Marriot Momi Bay before escaping to luxury boutique operations like VOMO or Jean Michel Cousteau Resort.
“Scorpio has a particular affinity for the sensuous,” says Cardinal. “In a luxury destination such as Bodrum, Scorpio can thoroughly immerse into the pleasurable milieu in order to shed all the stressors of real life and come back restored—especially by indulging a transformative hammam ritual or scrub treatment,” she says. Read our guide to 2023’s next big destination here.
A classic Euro trip, France’s upscale capital entices the centaur sign as an ideal destination. “Sagittarius’s ruling planet is Jupiter, the biggest and flashiest in the solar system, and likewise, Sagittarius loves experiences that are grandiose and culturally enriching on a large scale. Paris has everything—fare, history, art, architecture—and a lot of it,” shares Cardinal.
A luxe Caribbean escape calls to the goat sign, as Capricorn tends to linearly strive to accomplish and succeed, holding high standards for themself. “This clean, sharp all-inclusive resort, Finest Punta Cana, is an ideal location for Capricorn to finally let someone else take control so they can unwind with an uncomplicated itinerary, on-site childcare, sleek pool, and spa,” Cardinal says.
Water bearer Aquarius loves to do things differently than the rest. Cardinal adds, “Amelia Island, a lesser-known hidden gem of beachy paradise, will suit Aquarius’s desire for unique experiences. Its quieter atmosphere will be a perfect place for Aquarius’s busy mind to sit still for a while.” Visitors can lay their heads at the upscale Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, the perfect home base for a trip to the sleepy, enchanting island.
“Pisces is a fluid, enchanting sign with a tendency to envision images and artistry that the rest of us can’t always perceive,” shares Cardinal. She adds, “A sailing trip through the Greek isles with Windstar not only honors the water element of Pisces but will also put the traveler on fantastically blue waters and dreamy sights of towns that, unless you see them in person, seem more like a painting than real life.” This longtime itinerary is consistently a best seller, specially tailored for the fish sign.

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