Where You Should Travel This Spring, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
AstroTwins: “Fiery Aries are restless and active. No sitting still on a beach lounger all day for them—they like exploring off the beaten path...or [taking] trips with an athletic challenge like surfing or hiking.”
Where to Go: Aries travelers should head to the Australian Outback, where they can express their eagerness and athleticism in an equally intense climate. On the three-week Ocean to Outback Walkabout with Evergreen Escapes, Aries venture into the Flinders Range to connect with the Earth, traversing through terra-cotta tones of the Australian autumn and passing landscapes formed by a geological timeline spanning more than 500 million years.
Aries will stretch their legs on the four-night Arkaba Walk, learn about sea lion research with their very own naturalist-guided excursion to Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island, and spend three days on the Twelve Apostles Walk, which boasts surreal views of limestone stacks sprinkled punctuating the coast of Port Campbell National Park.
AstroTwins: “Tasteful Taurus loves a leisurely and decadent getaway—the hotel must be posh and comfortable for the sleeping bull. Ruled by luxurious Venus, they want to sample the food and wine and shop and museum hop ‘til they drop. An unrushed itinerary is a must, as this sign hates to be hurried.”
Where to Go: If Texas is anything, it’s slow-paced and sweet—a perfect combination for the leisurely Taurus. Travelers ruled by the bull sign will feel at home in the Longhorn State, especially so in Marfa, a small, high desert enclave set in an artists’ colony.
In this laid-back, remote town, a Taurus can appreciate the state’s distinct culture, all while staying at the town's first high-end boutique hotel, Hotel Saint George, which features artwork from local and world-renowned artists alike. The sign will enjoy decadent meals at the property’s French American restaurant, LaVenture, along with plenty of downtime offered at the hotel’s new outdoor pool and bar. For even more relaxed end to a Marfa adventure, the Taurus can book a teepee at El Cosmico, a beloved campground hosting an annual spring music festival sure to attract fellow Taurus aesthetes.
AstroTwins: “Curious, quick-to-bore Geminis need destinations with lots of activities and sites to explore. They’ll swim with dolphins, wander through ruins, and discover the chicest boutique district all before lunchtime. They love chatting with the locals and, with their ultra-friendly demeanor, could quickly become an adopted member of any city they’re visiting.”
Where to Go: Known as the friendliest country in the world, Geminis will find kindness and commonality in Bhutan—and enough adventures to keep this sign’s quick-to-wander attention span at bay. During a heli-adventure with Red Savannah, Geminis will employ their intrepid and curious attributes, taking flights between the valley regions of Paro, Punakha, and Laya, with Bhutan’s magnificent dzongs, lush rice paddies, and ancient temples visible below. As Geminis love chic accommodations, they’ll enjoy venturing to Como Shambhala for a massage treatment and Como Uma Paro for a yoga class. It's the perfect way to soothe Gemini’s restless spirit.
AstroTwins: “Cancers need their creature comforts while traveling. They do best in boutique hotels — even ones that have a kitchen so they can prepare their own meals. Foodie trips are also a plus. They could eat their way through a country!”
Where to Go: There’s no destination more perfect for Cancers than Italy, as this country boasts boutique hotels, private villas, and the world’s best gourmand experiences. During a guided bike trip with VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations in the Piedmont countryside, Cancers can cycle through scenic hilltop villages and verdant wine regions, stopping to sample both wine and grappa at boutique vineyards and local distilleries along the way. Days are spent hunting for truffles and learning to make pizza in wood-fired ovens, while nights are reserved for pure foodie Nirvana: sampling wine, cheese, and other delicacies of the region.
AstroTwins: “Playful, fun loving Leos need active vacations that let them roam like lions in the Serengeti. They love to learn about history and, as the zodiac’s royals, they will revel in exploring opulent architecture (naturally, castles).”
Where to Go: Hiking in Japan is the perfect springtime respite for Leo. During an adventurous trip through Kyoto, Nara, and the Kumano Kodo with Country Walkers, Leos will weave through the cypress forests of the Kii Peninsula and find calm in the Nijo Castle’s stone walls and lush gardens. During a trek along the ancient pilgrimage route of Kumano Kodo, Leos visit a UNESCO World Heritage site with miles of forests dotted with stone bodhisattva statues and ancient cha-ya teahouses. There are also temple visits to meet a yamabushi priest, lessons in the strict training undertaken by geishas, and ample time to peruse the crowded stalls of Nishiki Market in the heart of Kyoto.
AstroTwins: “Virgos are trivia buffs, and they’ll probably have their entire trip mapped out on Google Earth before arriving at the destination. In addition to learning the history of their destination, they could spend all day rummaging through boutiques and open-air markets and sampling [the] local cuisine...”
Where to Go: Virgos charter their own path, and as independent travelers, they need more freedom while on the road. With their guide books in tow (and thoroughly highlighted with the top sights to see), this sign will enjoy a trip to Morocco, perhaps opting to do a road trip across the country. Staying in local riads and Airbnbs in lieu of traditional hotel stays, Virgos will jump at every chance to satisfy their cultural curiosities, whether visiting ornate mosques or scouring every inch of Morocco’s frenetic markets. As a lover of local cuisine, Virgos will naturally try their hand at making Moroccan tagines in a local cooking class—and later, reveal the recipe on their blog. Virgos should venture from the bustling epicenters of Marrakesh and Fez to the blue city of Chefchaouen and the laid-back beach town of Essaouira, all in pursuit of learning more about Morocco’s history and traditions.
AstroTwins: “Luxury is a must for the Libra...and this sign spares no expense on beautiful accommodations and amazing food. As the sign that rules balance, they enjoy peaceful environments and don’t like to throw their systems out of whack with noisy traffic and unhealthy food.”
Where to Go: Luxurious Libras will find solace in South Africa during a trip with Frontiers International Travel. Lodging at the luxe Ellerman House and the world’s first diamond safari, this is a bucket-list experience sure to pique the lavish interests of Libras. Travelers on this trip will board a private charter flight to Port Nolloth, on South Africa’s west coast, to join a diving expedition with Benguela Diamonds and collect seabed gravel to source their very-own stone. Savoring a healthy, coastal lunch of fresh seafood complemented by South African wines, Libras will delight in gemstone sorting with experts from the Benguela team—and the custom piece they receive before flying back to Cape Town.
AstroTwins: “Traveling means treasure hunting for mystery-loving Scorpios. They could lose themselves on winding cobblestone streets and open-air markets. As water signs, they also love remote beach locations where they can slip off the grid.”
Where to Go: Scorpios yearn for remote, relaxed getaways, and the new Naïa Resort and Spa in Belize is the perfect remedy for this sign’s post-winter blues. Staying in one of the property’s private beach houses, Scorpios will enjoy discovering the area’s secret swimming holes, allowing them opportunities to uncover mystery and find awe when snorkeling the northern hemisphere’s longest barrier reef. A fan of quaint towns and streets lined with vendor stalls, Scorpios will also love walking the quaint paths of downtown Placencia: a town full of charm and small boutiques perfect for the wandering Scorpio.
AstroTwins: “Outdoorsy, adventurous Sagittarius doesn’t mind roughing it a bit. They’ll gladly go tent camping or beach vacationing in a thatched hut—far from home, preferably, since this is the sign that rules international travel!”
Where to Go: With a hunger to explore the outdoors, a Sagittarius can look no further than the great Dynasties of the Silk Road for an unforgettable spring break. With a passion for adventure and no fear of a few less-than-glamorous overnights in sleeper trains, Sagittarius can follow in the footsteps of countless generations of traders on Intrepid Travel's Travel the Silk Road tour: a 15-day trip beginning in Beijing and stopping at the ancient, rainbow-colored landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of rainbow-hued sandstone mountains. On this journey, the Sagittarius will also cross one of the largest countries in the world to uncover Terracotta warriors in Xi’an’s Hanyangling Mausoleum, an authentic burial site home to tens of thousands of buried pottery figures.
AstroTwins: “Elegant Capricorns travel in style and enjoy going to elite destinations. A mountain lodge with spa services would be right up their alley—especially if they can flex their athletic skills on the ski slopes, hiking trails, or bouldering cliffs.”
Where to Go: Capricorns will come alive in Swedish Lapland. On the trail with National Geographic Expeditions, Capricorns will spend four days herding reindeer and driving their own team of huskies, requiring a notably swift athleticism. The sign will find refuge above the Article Circle, taking in views of snowcapped mountains, deep forests, and vast stretches of untamed wilderness before ending each day in elegant, wood-heated saunas (perfect for this sign’s stylish travel style). This upscale journey will end at the ICEHOTEL of Jukkasjärvi, exquisitely constructed from ice and snow every year—an ephemeral luxury the Capricorn will appreciate.
AstroTwins: “Aquarius is the sign that rules the future, and they love exploring modern cities like San Francisco, London, and Tokyo. Group travel can also be fun for this communal sign, like hitting the festival circuit with their friends or going on a retreat that appeals to their bohemian, New Age spirit.”
Where to Go: For the outgoing Aquarius, a spring trip to Spain is the perfect way to find modernity and tranquility all in one destination. Although known for its medieval architecture and royal palaces, Madrid is peppered with modern designs, and harbors some of Europe’s best contemporary art (to say nothing of the buzzy food scene indulgences pulsing nightlife). If visiting Spain with friends, an Aquarius should book a group trip with Ker & Downy to Carnival festivities in Cadiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, or instead visit during football season in April. A Real Madrid versus FC Barcelona game would be a perfect collective experience for this sign—especially when coupled with plans to retreat afterward to Mallorca for a bohemian, island getaway.
AstroTwins: “Free-spirited Pisces are nomadic travelers. A beachy location is always best for this water sign, where they can be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. Like the fish that represents their sign, they go with the flow, making friends (and island hopping) with the locals and keeping their agenda spontaneous.”
Where to Go: Brazil’s beach-oriented culture is perfect for the water-bound Pisces, as days spent lounging along the country’s prolific coast are just what Pisces desire. Beginning in Buzios, Pisces can stay at the new Vila da Santa, a boutique hotel in a sleepy, seaside Brazilian town, just three hours east of Rio de Janeiro. By day, Pisces can book a private sailboat and beach hop from popular alcoves like Brava Beach and João Fernandes, later mingling with locals along the cobblestoned walkways as wooden fishing boats bob gently in the water. Nomadic at heart, Pisces will quickly look to their next destination, and Rio de Janeiro will do the trick. Pisces will naturally venture to Ipanema for a beach day, and then bed down at the hilltop Vila Santa Teresa, a mansion equipped with a pool offering views high above Rio de Janeiro.