The Travel Advice Your Zodiac Sign Needs to Hear
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19): Socialize with the locals
Capricorns take their vacation time very seriously. This hard-working sign values their time spent in a new place, using a getaway as a way to de-stress from their busy everyday lives. But oftentimes, they lose sight of the fact that the people who can heighten their vacation experience are seemingly everywhere they turn. Being the social butterflies they typically are, Capricorns should use their people skills to chat with the locals — it’s a seemingly simple piece of advice that often goes under-utilized. Perhaps taking this advice and traveling to some of America’s friendliest cities should be on a Capricorn’s bucket list of destinations.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18): Share your vacation itinerary with someone back home
Aquarians are independent to a fault, and taking precautionary measures is typically not one of this sign’s strong points. But it’s imperative to understand that traveling comes with its set of pitfalls, and an Aquarian is not immune to the possibility of something risky happening during their vacation time. Sharing your itinerary for an upcoming trip with a friend or family member back home is important and can be useful in any worst-case scenarios. Before an Aquarius packs their bag, they should understand which countries around the world are safest to travel, and, once they’ve chosen a destination, fill someone in on their whereabouts.
Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20): Go off the beaten path
A Pisces wants nothing more than a hammock, room service, and a luxury spa package when it comes to their vacations. It’s not in their nature to take a spontaneous hike or go on a last-minute adventurous excursion. But if only they’d simply go against their laidback-approach to vacationing and do something out of the ordinary, they’d realize that there is adventure in the unknown. Going off the beaten path — whether that means choosing a destination that’s not as popular as their counterparts, or simply choosing to ditch your itinerary and get lost in a beautiful city — will bring joy to this play-by-the-rules sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19): Enjoy your layover
Aries is a playful sign that, although they are highly motivated and fun to be around, can lack patience. So when obstacles get in the way of an Aries’ vacation — like a delayed flight or a missing suitcase — it can be hard for them to exude understanding. Similarly, an Aries is not happy when it comes to stopping before their destination — they are the child that used to exclaim, “Are we there yet?” from the backseat of the car. An Aries should instead channel their excitement into every part of their journey — including their layover. Rather than running to make a connection, book a flight that offers a long layover in a fun city, and use that time to go exploring. You can, of course, hang out in some of the coolest airports for a long layover, but an adventurous Aries should utilize these hours in a new place to their advantage and see what the world looks like outside the revolving doors.
Taurus (April 20–May 20): Find free fun
A Taurus appreciates the finer things in life, and prefers to indulge during vacation — that means once-in-a-lifetime excursions, world-class cuisine, and shopping for the most luxurious souvenir. Instead of emptying out your wallet, try leaving it in your hotel’s safe and doing something that’s absolutely free. There are a ton of things to do in America that are completely gratis — from widely known museums to touring famous breweries — and the best part of it is that your bank account won’t budge one bit.
Gemini (May 21–June 20): Stop booking last-minute flights
A Gemini’s dual personality can sometimes cause for indecision, impulsiveness and spontaneity, which, during a trip, can lead to some exhilarating and unexpected adventures. But it can also lead to last-minute decisions, like booking a last-minute flight, which can be detrimental to a schedule — and a budget. Airlines increase their ticket prices as the date of departure draws near, so plan a trip for the future rather than this Friday, and leave the spontaneous ideas for once you reach your destination. Read up on last-minute travel hacks so that if you do have to travel on short notice, you’ll be prepared to save time and money.
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Remember to bring your creature comforts
Cancers absolutely love to vacation. Whether it’s lounging on one of the world’s best beaches or exploring a bright and colorful city, Cancers use this time to enjoy themselves and appreciate new experiences. But because Cancers are nurturing and emotional, they can feel quite homesick if their travels go on for longer than a week or two. Packing things that will transport you to your safe place — such as your favorite essential oils or a journal to write your thoughts in — will allow a Cancer to continue on a care-free journey to somewhere new.
Leo (July 23–Aug. 22): Put down your camera
A larger-than-life Leo needs to show the world their accomplishments, because feeling admired and adored is something that a Leo truly indulges in. Showing off your most recent road trip or the views from your stay at an incredible hotel is not unlikely for a Leo, but perhaps this sign should focus less on impressing their friends and family back home, and more on the journey itself. It can be liberating to take in a sunrise over the mountains or a breathtaking sunset without feeling the need to document it. Take things one step further by going completely social media-free on vacation, and appreciate the moments on vacation all by yourself.
Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22): Stop planning every second of your trip
If a Virgo takes a vacation, that means there’s not usually one day in the trip that’s left to play by ear. Analytical and logical to a fault, a Virgo has the desire to plan nearly every aspect of their trip, right down to the restaurant each night for dinner, as they prefer nothing be left to chance. Instead of planning each moment of your trip, instead try to keep pockets of the day open for exploring. Sure, you can download an app to help aid you with vacation plans, but why not leave some things up in the air? You might just stumble into a town’s coziest cafe or a city’s best-kept secret speakeasy bar, proving their can definitely beauty in the unknown.
Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22): Organize your suitcase
Libras are arguable the most laidback of the astrological signs; they are indifferent to change and don’t make too much noise if things aren’t to their liking, but can sometimes lead a life that’s not as organized as it should be. This can sometime leak into all aspects of their life — especially when it comes to packing for a trip. Not one to make a checklist of things to bring on a trip, you’ll find the items in a Libra’s suitcase are usually packed without rhyme or reason. Following packing tips, such as rolling your clothes or using packing cubes, will not only help to organize your suitcase, but will give the peace of mind that you’re well-prepared for your upcoming vacation.
Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21): Learn how to avoid the crowds
Scorpios are very self-reliant and in control during their day-to-day life, so when they take time to vacation, they are looking for a way to de-stress and revive. But traveling somewhere popular and well-known can mean crowds of people, stress and chaos — the exact opposite of what a Scorpio craves. Learning how to avoid the crowds of people, whether that’s traveling during off-peak months or visiting touristy places during unusual hours will help a Scorpio get their much-needed downtime while still enjoying an often crowded, well-known destination.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21): Don’t be afraid to splurge
Sagittarius’ are up for nearly anything when it comes to their vacations — and we mean anything. Traveling to witness the Northern Lights or watching wildlife from a safari bus are activities that some may find too action-packed, but not for a Sagittarius. In fact, the more thrilling, the better — which is why they shouldn’t be afraid to splurge on their next adventure. For a Sagittarius, they are at their happiest when they’re trying something new, so spending their money on an activity rather than an object is what will bring them the most pleasure in life.