Here’s where you should travel this year, based on your zodiac sign

Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives
Flickr | Mac Qin

It’s a brand new year full of exciting opportunities and endless possibilities, so why not make 2018 the year you travel the world

With 195 countries waiting to be discovered, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Where to go? When to go? What to do? Don’t worry. With some help from the stars, we’ve put together an astrology-based travel guide to get you inspired to explore this year. Based on your star sign, here’s where we think you should travel and why it’s a perfect fit for your personality!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)

Where to travel: France, Japan

Aquarians are known for their friendliness, open-mindedness, curiosity, independence and intellectual nature. For those who most value their creativity, consider Japan a destination to explore. With its unique culture and a strong emphasis on art and design, it’ll be a worthwhile place to visit. Those looking to disconnect might consider France—specifically Paris, a romantic, yet historical, city where you can see some of the world’s greatest art at the Louvre.

japan photo
Flickr | szeke

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)

Where to travel: Ecuador, India

If you’re a Pisces, chances are you’re kind and affectionate. With that in mind, why not head to Ecuador? Known as one of the most emphatic countries in the world, according to Ampersand Travel, its diverse landscape and jungle terrain will have you feeling inspired and ready to take on your biggest goals of the year. Another special place to explore? Varanasi, India, which is known as Hinduism’s holiest of the seven sacred cities. If you’ve been feeling in need of spiritual renewal, this location might just be the answer to your woes.

Ecuador photo
Flickr | Maurizio Costanzo - mavik2007

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Where to travel: Antarctica, The Netherlands

Aries should avoid the average getaways and instead go on an adventure of a lifetime. With personality traits that include being competitive and eager, you should book an Antarctic cruise or a trip to The Netherlands, which was recently discovered to be the most adventurous country in the world. I guarantee your Instagram followers would not be able to beat a selfie in Antarctica or Amsterdam!

amsterdam city photo
Getty Images | Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Where to travel: Canada, Spain

For us down-to-earth, strong and dependable Taureans, a trip north of the border might be in order. Since we are people who love nature—and enjoy saving money—Banff, Canada and its epic forests and beautiful ski resorts is a perfect choice. Or, if you prefer to go overseas, Ronda, Spain is a gorgeous, laid-back city with plenty to see.

banff canada view photo
Getty Images | Tom Szczerbowski

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Where to travel: India, South Korea

Intellectual, witty and curious, Geminis will want to visit places that will expand their minds. It’s likely too late to make the Winter Olympics but South Korea is a perfect pick because its citizens have one of the highest average IQs in the world. For travelers who want a place full of bustle, Mumbai, India could be perfect. From famous beaches and tasty food and rich culture, it’s certainly a destination that will push you out of your comfort zone in the best ways possible.

india mumbai photo
Flickr | Francisco Anzola

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Where to travel: Italy, USA

For the compassionate, sensitive Cancers, Italy is where you need to be this year. Italians are known for being friendly and welcoming, so you’ll feel right at ease. Not to mention it’s home to unparalleled art and music that’ll have you swooning. Cancers don’t always like to be completely out of their comfort zones so a trip across the United States could be a perfect vacation without too much stress.

italy photo
Flickr | szeke

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Where to travel: Australia, Brazil

Leos are outgoing and fiery. As such, consider Australia for a big trip this year. Not only are Australians known for being extremely welcoming, it’s also a country full of wild adventures! High-energy Leos are also guaranteed to find a good time in Brazil, a country so massive you’d never get bored exploring it.

sydney photo
Flickr | Ryan Wick

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

Where to travel: England, Norway

Gentle and practical types, Virgos will revel in a getaway to England in 2018. It’s a country filled with history, interesting sights and attractions and top-notch university towns that are perfect for more introverted travelers. Another possibility? Oslo, Norway, which is quiet enough to not unsettle you but big enough to keep you entertained. She Knows recommends it as a perfect city for Virgos.

england photo
Flickr | szeke

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)

Where to travel: The Netherlands, Switzerland

Gracious and fair-minded, Libras would likely love any trip that makes their traveling companions happy. But a trip to The Hague in The Netherlands would definitely appeal to their sense of justice. This beautiful city is home to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice. Switzerland is also a great choice because it’s been voted as the most fairly governed country in the world … plus it’s gorgeous!

the hague exterior photo
Getty Images | Michel Porro

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

Where to travel: Denmark, Russia

Scorpios are known for being brave, truth-seeking individuals. So destinations with rich culture, lots of history and complicated politics are going to be excellent choices. Consider St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia for perfect examples of these types of destinations. Another solid spot? Denmark. The country’s reputation for shunning superficiality will resonate well with them.

russia photo
Flickr | archer10 (Dennis) 115M Views

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)

Where to travel: Latvia, New Zealand

Eternal optimism is often associated with being a Sagittarius. If that sounds like you, Latvia might be a perfect destination. Not only did Huffington Post call it “Europe’s best kept secret,” its citizens are among the most optimistic in the world. If something more adventurous is on your radar, check out New Zealand! With its rugged beauty, rainforests and coastal adventures, there’s an endless amount of fun to be had, making it a great place for an idealistic, free-spirited Sagittarius.

auckland new zealand view photo
Flickr | Francisco Anzola

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)

Where to travel: China, Mexico

Capricorns are perhaps the most disciplined and intense people of all, so they could find kindred spirits in China, a nation that embodies those attributes. For Capricorns who don’t like flying too far, Mexico could also be a great destination. The country’s citizens are perhaps the hardest working people in the world and its beautiful beaches will give you just the relaxation you’ve been denying yourself at home.

china photo
Flickr | Thomas Depenbusch (Depi)

Which destinations are at the top of your list in 2018?


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Chelsea Davis
Chelsea is a freelance journalist based in New York City whose passion revolves around traveling the world, immersing herself in foreign cultures, and of course, eating and drinking everything delicious. She covers all things food, drink and travel and is always up for an adventure, whether that means an adrenaline-pumping excursion or trying a new cuisine. Follow her on Instagram at @cheycheyfromthebay and keep up with her latest work at

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