Travel by the Stars: Where to Go Based on Your Sign
Each Zodiac sign loves to travel in its own special way.
The exact time of year you were born has everything to do with how you traverse the globe and what kinds of places are most suited to you. In response to the popularity of our last astrological roundup, “Where You Should Travel Next, Based on Your Zodiac Sign” we collaborated with our go-to guide on all things horoscopes, astrocartography, and even team readings, Rebecca Gordon. As the resident astrologer at Harper’s Bazaar, Rebecca has been featured in leading publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and more.
Aries (March 19- April 19)
You are the brave risk-takers of the zodiac and for you, travel is all about adventure. Think a private helicopter to the most untouched, wild, and pristine landscapes like the arctic or remote deserts. On the tropical side, it’s all about sunny shores with beach parties, parasailing, kite surfing, or anything that brings out your daredevil with a swanky hotel to sink into after an invigorating day. Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman may be the perfect fit as your stay is encapsulated in adventure from the moment you arrive by paragliding into the resort. If South America is more up your alley, an adventure to Chilean Patagonia with Eleven Experience offers a healthy variety of outdoor activities with the chance to come home each night to the stunning Rio Palena Lodge in the Andean valley.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You are ruled by Venus which makes you the zodiacs connoisseur of taste, music, scent, and all the gorgeous parts of our tactile world. That said, a jaunt away must include exquisite local cuisine, lush landscapes, and views to feast on while you swim in the cooling seas. Cap off the day with local music and dancing for a true Taurus night on the town. We love Marbella or Monaco for this combination of the sea by day and nightlife after dark; a stay at Marbella Club or nearby Puente Romano Beach Resort in Southern Spain fit the bill for exquisite food, beach clubs by day, and nightclubs by night. Or, if you’re seeking that je ne sais quoi, a helicopter arrival at Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel from Cannes sets the tone perfectly.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Travel by Zodiac sign for Geminis is as much a social and intellectual experience as it is physical. Cities with a rich history, museums, and lively cafes will strike your fancy. Strolling through the neighborhoods, making friends with the bartenders, conversing across tables at the cafe – this is the Gemini way. Think Istanbul or Barcelona for a crossroads of culture. When it comes to a jaunt to Turkey – a city that literally has a bridge where you can stand on foot in Europe and the other in Asia – the newly opened Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul pays homage to Turkey’s past and present with its modern design infused with contemporary Ottoman elements. Meanwhile, in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region – a melting pot of many cultures – Kimpton Vividora Barcelona is your home for unparalleled views of this eclectic city.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Being a water sign who loves cozy intimacy, you will travel best island style. Whether you prefer French Polynesia or the Maldives, you’ll be at one with the oceans as you laugh with loved ones, sip coconuts, and create memories to cherish forever. Bora Bora remains a top requested destination by honeymooners but you don’t need to be celebrating anything special to plan for a trip to The Brando; this breathtakingly beautiful luxury resort on the private island of Tetiaroa promises to stake its claim as a lifelong favorite as soon as you check-in. Alternatively, if you’re bringing the kids, consider the Maldives! With so many resorts catering to families – including JOALI Maldives colorful Muramas Kids Club and unique Maldivian excursions and on-property offerings like fun-filled capers in the Manta Ray Treehouse – it’s a new way to travel as a troop.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Ruled by the Sun, you light up with a healthy dose of unscripted, spontaneous play without a map. Locales that combine elegance, grand architecture, and a reason to dress up will suit you best. Think Venice or Marrakesh and don’t forget to leave some extra shopping space in that suitcase! Meanwhile in Italy, Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice is the most ancient hotel in this floating city, steeped in history and culture; a stay during the famed Biennale offers the chance to truly lean into your artsy side. If you’re seeking a city with a bit more frenetic energy, a stay in Marrakech is sure to ignite all the senses; we adore Royal Mansour for an exceptional riad kept exclusively for its discerning guests.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Being ruled by Mercury, you like variety and will also want to travel to places that are rich with history and mysterious windy roads to explore. Scotland offers easily accessible immersion into adventure or a long-haul trip, a trek through Bhutan would suit you perfectly. When it comes to your skip over the pond, a stay at The Gleneagles Hotel combines Scotland’s natural beauty with a glorious playground of country pursuits like horseback riding, golf, tennis, shooting, going off-roading, and more (cue: the spa). On the other side of the world in spiritual Bhutan, an itinerary through Amankora’s five lodges – Paro, Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha, and Bumthang – offers unprecedented access to the world’s last surviving Buddhist kingdom.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You are known for your keen design eye, and love of beauty and balance so when it comes to travel, hotels are heavily weighted as are the views and art. Places like St. Lucia or St. Martin will possess the sweeping lush vistas that feed your soul. Enjoy a balance of embracing nature’s beauty and exploring the crafts of the local artisans. In sunny St. Martin, timeless elegance is the essence of La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, made all the more impressive through recently completed renovations. For those who are looking for a more mountainous landscape, checking into Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Hotel in St. Lucia is your key to overlooking the Pitons with views of the surrounding valley.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Deserts will hold a special draw for you. Whether you traverse Egypt or Namibia, the desert air will invigorate your spirit and the pristine landscapes will imprint your soul. You will also love locales with a deeply spiritual or mystical tradition to explore and this you will also find along with these deserts. History buffs will be quick to tell you how important Ancient Egypt is to the course of human history but equally important is a comfortable place to lay your head and Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is just that as your first stop on a custom Egypt itinerary. Further south on the vast African continent, Namibia’s wild terrain is a combination of desert dunes met by the raw, icy Atlantic seas; traversing this diverse landscape feels like being on another planet altogether.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Known to be the adventurer of the zodiac, you do everything in a big way whether it’s a journey through the vast terrains of Iceland or an expedition to Antarctica. You love action as well as fun spontaneous exploration with a good laugh and great chats to keep your spirits up on the trails. Iceland can be sliced a dozen different ways, but even if you’re short on time a quick expedition will get you a taste of what this place has to offer. Alternatively, for a far more complex, bucket list adventure, Sagittarius would relish the chance to cross off the seventh continent with arrival to Antarctica via Cape Town by Gulfstream thanks to our partners at White Desert.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You have been known to love great heights and views. At home on a mountain peak in the Alps, or exploring the town of Basel, the ‘goat’ in you loves the feeling of conquering a vast mountain. That said, ski vacations and mountain views will hold a special place in your heart. When it comes to hotels, you want the time-honored quality and well-known name you can trust. For a jaunt out West, a stay at Caldera House is hidden in plain sight in Jackson for the ultimate understated luxury ski lodge inspired by the golden age of Alpine skiing. For a more robust itinerary, look to The Bürgenstock Selection in Switzerland where you can combine their three properties for the ultimate Swiss escape.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You are known to be the eccentric persona of the zodiac favoring off-the-beaten-path spots once you arrive in a city. Asian destinations will hold a special draw for you. Whether you decide to explore the islands of Indonesia via yacht or traverse buzzy Vietnam by motorbike, you will enjoy an immersion in the tastes, scents, and exotic landscapes of these culturally-rich destinations. Aqua Expeditions’ Aqua Blu sets the stage as an epic explorer yacht cruising through the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago as it navigates the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands, and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries. Alternatively, a custom itinerary through Vietnam with stays in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hội An, and Saigon promises cultural immersion at every turn.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Water is your way. Whether you sail through the Greek islands or travel the coast of Australia, classic pristine beaches and sunsets will bring you right back to bliss. Enjoy Scuba or sailing by day and spa serenades by night. There are so many elevated experiences at sea to consider that will shatter your stereotypes around cruising. For starters, consider working with your SmartFlyer travel advisor to book an EYOS Expedition – these bespoke superyacht expeditions take passengers to some of Earth’s most remarkable places best seen from the water like Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Rascal Voyages are another option to access the inaccessible with trips spanning Southeast Asia.
More about the author
Known for her shockingly accurate predictions, Rebecca Gordon has been sought after year after year to predict trends for leading companies from real estate to technology to fashion. She is also known as the teacher of teachers in the world of astrology. Over the last decade, Rebecca has been leading astrological team-building events for companies such as Google, Adobe, and Gary Vee, curating brand partnerships, hosting international retreats, and keynoting global conferences. Rebecca has been gifted with the ability to translate cosmic symbols into everyday wisdom that is as transcendent as it is practical and actionable. As a native New Yorker, Rebecca has made it her mission to align people with their own unique brand of stardust every day so they can step into their highest potential.
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