Where should you go in 2019?
There are so many places to explore in the world, spanning beyond your neighborhood, your city, region, country, and continent, across oceans and cultural boundaries.
So many, in fact, that with so many options it can be hard to come up with new vacation ideas!
North, Central, and South America had some of the world’s best places to travel in 2018. The majority of locations, however, extended beyond the Western hemisphere.
A new year provides endless opportunities to get out of the house and go somewhere new. Not just a restaurant that just opened downtown: carpe diem, or in more colloquial, Internet terms, YOLO! It’s not enough to watch someone else soak rays and see amazing things for a few minutes on your screen.
But how can you decide where to travel next? Well, astrology might have the answer. Just as the zodiac signs have different personalities, they have different ideas of what’s fun.
I may be a little biased — as a Sagittarius, I am inclined towards travel. Sagittarians are free-spirited adventurers with an insatiable desire to explore places and cultures way beyond the familiar. In college, I spent a semester abroad in London, England, though I spent almost every weekend outside of the city — usually way outside the city. My twin sister went a step further and lived in Japan for five months.
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Some zodiac signs are more adventurous than others, but travel is definitely for everyone. Certain locations will resonate with each sign in a different way. There are also plenty of places in the United States that can seem like a totally different country, aside from shared language. You can’t find In-N-Out burger on the East coast; New York pizza is imitated often across the states, but rarely live up to its true home.
If one of your resolutions this year is to leave town, one way to determine where to go is your zodiac sign.
Astrology experts and founders of MoonBox Katie Huang and Paula Pavlova know the perfect travel destination for each zodiac sign in 2019. These women are deeply connected to the Earth: they know where in the world each sign will connect to best.
So where should you go in 2019? Here are the best travel destinations for each zodiac sign, according to astrologists Katie Huang and Paula Pavlova:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
An action-packed adventure!
A true Aries thrives off of some sort of daring activity with an adrenaline junkie kind of element. Think anywhere where you can do something that brings out the excitement in life … cave diving, bungee jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, the list goes on!
Aries is known for bravery and always loves a good challenge, so wherever they go as long as there is some sort of adventure, they are bound to find a way to have a heck of a good time!
Aries is ruled by the element of fire so excitement is key to fanning the flames that make them feel most alive. Additionally, each Aries is independent and likes it their way or the highway, tending to act and travel on instinct rather than plans.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Luxury-loving Taurians will always bode well for a visit to the stunningly beautiful Amalfi Coast, Italy. Wine, dine, and take your sweet time as you tour through the cliffs, islands, and delicious food this land and sea have to offer.
The Amalfi Coast is a gorgeous 50 km coastline stretches along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. As a Venus-ruled sign, Taurus loves to indulge in sensual pleasures like good food and drink, and there should be no shortage of this here.
Additionally, Taurus is an Earth sign and is connected to nature — so they’ll really enjoy the scenic views between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento as they wind past grand villas, terraced vineyards, and cliffside lemon groves.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
New York, New York
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Gemini is the first to love this fast-paced city that never sleeps! With a vast plethora of options, experiences, and opportunities for social interaction, New York is very lively with places, nooks, and crannies to explore.
Geminis like variety and their dual nature will have them keen on adventuring through literally everything that the city has to offer. While many other cities might also do, there’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of New York City!
Geminis are also air signs, meaning they are quite hard to lock down and love quickly bouncing from one place to the next. This is what makes New York the perfect destination, everything is right at their fingertips, at all times. The possibilities are truly endless!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Searching for hidden treasures @Queensland #thisisqueensland
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While they are known for being homebodies and certainly enjoy the comfort of their cozy nest, Cancer, when feeling secure, will come out of their shell for some fun in the sun. That being said, if you haven’t done much international travel, perhaps a vacay to another English speaking country would make you feel a little more at home and at ease.
Connect to your Water element and fellow sea creatures by taking a dip in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia — it’s a whole new world under there. From boat rides to snorkeling to scuba diving, and even helicopter tours, there are so many different ways to explore this amazing ecosystem (which is actually the largest living thing on Earth)!
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A staircase carved out of the cliff leads you down to the empty golden sands of ‘Diamond Beach’ on Nusa Penida Island in Indonesia #Bali Indonesia #nusapenida
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Leos love a place where they can be their most royal, regal, and naturally fierce selves. Bali is an artistic, exciting, inspiring place where they can connect to that inner animal spirit, let down their mane, and let their hearts roar! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that this beautiful island also offers some of the most luxurious and pampering spas, retreat centers, and wellness experiences available around the world!
Fiery and a natural born leader, this is the perfect place for any Leo to go and shout it from the rooftops. Leos love to spread awareness, kindness, and the benefits of self-care, which is what Bali is all about.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Besides the magnificent view, health conscious and nature loving Virgos will love getting in a good workout as they hike through Machu Picchu and parks of the Inca trail in high altitudes. The attention to detail that the people who built this ancient city gave to the architecture, agriculture, and layout will inspire any Virgo with enthusiasm. They love a well planned, well-executed project and their ideas will begin flowing with all the projects that they can create, too.
Most notably, Virgos are the ultimate protectors of the Earth and as such will love the sustainable aspect of the Sacred Valley. With gardens, mountains, farms, and pastures that run through this stunning place, the people have such a bountiful love for the land and desire to protect it.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
The banks of the Seine, Paris
This is a view of old houses in Paris built around 200 years ago by the architect Haussmann. Beautiful apartments right by the Seine River. This is shot at night when the city was turning the lights on. Did you know that is one of my secrets? Shooting when the lights come on but while the sky still has detail in it. When the sky is dark there is too much contast.
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A trip to Paris? Ooh la la! What could be more romantic than that?
Whether single or committed, all Libras will surely have an amorous time in the “City of Love.” Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, this sign enjoys elegant evenings filled with art, music, culture, and the possibility of a whirlwind romance, of course.
Walking down the banks of the Seine offers a picturesque view in itself, but will also have you passing the Pont des Arts, the Louvre, the majestic Notre-Dame cathedral and the Île Saint-Louis. Libras are also inclined to the intelligent, beautiful, two words that well describe the vibe of cultured and artistically designed Paris, France.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Los Angeles, California
Scorpio is a deep, sometimes brooding, but always beautiful sign … just like Los Angeles. LA has nearly everything anyone could ever what to do from the beach to the snowy mountains just a short road trip away through the gorgeous Southern California valleys, deserts, and mountains.
Enjoy all the terrains and beautiful nature this earth has to offer in just one small radius of land. Palm trees, celebrities, yoga pants, matcha lattes, and the land of fame and sex, spells out s-c-o-r-p-i-o almost exactly.
Water, the element of sensuality and creativity rules this sign, so it’s no wonder that they will align with everyone from the artistic, free-spirited, actors of Hollywood to the grungy Downtown LA artists and hipsters. Intrigued by everything and always passionate, Scorpios will love the vibrant spider web of highways to your dreams that is Los Angeles.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Chances are that you’ve already been here Sag … but if you haven’t, add it to the top of your list!
Fueled by insatiable wanderlust, this sign is always on the move in their quest for higher learning. Drawn to philosophy, mysticism, and the studying of ancient cultures, Sagittarians will undoubtedly quench their thirst at Angkor Wat—one of the largest religious monuments in the world. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.
With so many sprawling temple complexes before you, there is plenty of space for a Sagittarius to roam, absorb, and do what you do best … be free.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Easter Island, off the coast of Chile
One of my favourite places in the world…Anakena beach on Easter Island, complete with her beautiful Ahu of Moai (Easter island statues). Anakena has the best preserved Moai as when they were pushed off their ceremonial platform (Ahu) they were protected by the soft golden sand. This is the only golden sandy beach on Rapa Nui and so is very popular with the locals who bbq the traditional way, with hot stones, underneath the imported palm trees. . #2013 #easterisland #rapanui #pacificislands #moai #ahu #travelphotography #chile #schoonerwindjammer #easterislandstatue #loveagoodbeach #isladepascua #anakena
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Capricorns are hard, hard workers so when they get away, a trip to truly unwind and relax is exactly what they need. This Earth-based sign recharges best when they are alone or in small groups. Being that this is the most remote/uninhabited islands in all of the world, Easter Island just might be the perfect place where they can really get some alone time.
Capricorns also tend to be into the why, the where, the how making this historically rich destination a perfect place to dive into learning while escaping from the busyness of the modern world. Not to mention, Capricorns have incredible stamina, so the distance is no problem and they’ll be ready to explore as soon as they get there. Not an inch of that island will go uncharted!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Bullet train (Shinkansen) ride, Japan
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You’ve always been a fan of the unconventional, Aquarius, and technology usually piques your interest due to your future-forward thoughts. Immerse yourself in a completely different culture in Japan and ride a bullet train (Shinkansen) between major cities, experiencing speeds up to 198 miles per hour!
If you’re interested in fashion, check out the Harajuku district in Tokyo, or if trekking through traditional, historical sites is more your jam, head to Kyoto to marvel at some beautiful temples.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Name a more unique landscape! Shots like this make me wanna book a flight Tag a friend who would explore here too! ______________________________ :@ryanresatka killing it here
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The scenery of Iceland’s glaciers, lagoons, and medieval cliffs create some of the most dreamy and ethereal vibes, making it the perfect place for ultra spiritual Pisceans to completely submerge into the mystery and find themselves.
All Pisces people love a place where they can go with the flow and get in tune with themselves. They tend to be very artistic, open-minded, curious, and joyful no matter where they are, so they definitely won’t mind the cold. And if they do, the hot springs are just the place to be to be able to fully enjoy everything this magical destination has to offer!
From cleansing, purifying, detoxifying soaks to epic views, Iceland is a dream come true vacation for every Piscean.
Alison Cerri is an editorial intern at YourTango. When she’s not writing, she can be found on a run or at rugby practice. Follow her on Instagram.