Aries (March 21–April 19): A natural born leader like you is destined for adventure this year, Aries. Feed your fiery need to explore with a trip to Patagonia, where your pioneering spirit will take you to the literal ends of the Earth. Just don’t forget to pause every now and then, and savor the unspoiled beauty around you for a moment (before forging full-steam ahead like you always do).
Taurus (April 20–May 20): As a Taurus, you have a sweet spot for luxury and the comfort of life’s material pleasures. When it comes to vacation, go for a destination where you can fully indulge your senses—particularly touch and taste (both of which are especially important to you). In Morocco, you’ll be surrounded by incredible scents, flavors, fabrics, and sounds. Definitely get yourself to a traditional hammam for a truly immersive, luxurious experience.
Gemini (May 21–June 20): Gemini, as much as you’re chided for having “dual personalities,” truthfully, your intellectual curiosity and adventurous nature just mean that you crave spontaneity and mental stimulation. You’ll find no shortage of either in Hanoi—the fascinating dichotomies of ancient versus modern and natural versus urban will keep your mind engaged at every turn.
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Cancer, be honest: your perceptive nature and deep compassion mean that sometimes, you get a little overwhelmed by others. Treat yourself this year with a vacation that’s for you and you alone. You’ll enjoy connecting to the vibrant cultures that make up the beautiful country of Belize, and find the peaceful solitude that you need while floating in warm Caribbean waters and relaxing on your own quiet slice of beach.
Leo (July 23–August 22): Leo, you sparkling lion, you. You are the life of the party, and you crave passion, beauty, and—let’s face it—attention. Why not head to the country that invented la dolce vita? Italy is the perfect place to soak up culture, food, music, and art that’s as vibrant as you are. (And who knows, maybe you’ll strike the fancy of a few new admirers.)
Virgo (August 23–September 22): You’re a planner, Virgo. You’re innately skilled at both seeing the big picture, and tackling the details—which makes a road trip the perfect vacation for you. You can map it out, check the sights off your list, and be totally in control of your transportation. That being said, you could stand to let loose every now and then. We suggest hitting the Natchez Trace Parkway for a road trip covering the fun-loving cities of Nashville, New Orleans, and every bit of beautiful scenery in between.
Libra (September 23–October 22): Ruled by the planet Venus, Libra, you are deeply fond of all things beautiful. Combined with your intellect, romantic nature, and generally laissez-faire approach to life, this means you’re attracted to art, music, books, and good conversation. It should come as no surprise that you’ll feel right at home in Paris. Spend your vacation strolling galleries, people-watching from café terraces, and perusing used book stores. La vie est belle.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21): As a Scorpio, you’re deeply in touch with your emotions—but we pity anyone who dares to think that makes you weak. You’re brave, fiercely passionate, and resourceful to a fault. A bucket list trip to the Grand Canyon is perfect for you: there’s plenty of opportunity to challenge yourself physically, and you’ll find yourself forging a powerful connection to the mysterious landscape. Just think of the canyon as a metaphor for your inner self, and start exploring.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Sagittarius, you are one of the biggest travelers of the zodiac. You love adventure, crave change, and frankly, you get bored easily. How about a vacation that’s technically five destinations in one? Hawaii checks off all your boxes: boundless opportunity to try new things (snorkeling with sharks, anyone?), freedom to roam through stunning landscapes, and the ability to hop between totally distinct islands. The diversity of microclimates—tropical forests, sunny beaches, volcanic rock, rainy mountains, and snow-capped peaks—pretty much zaps any chance of boredom.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19): Serious, critical, and unforgiving: Capricorn, these stereotypes might describe you on a bad day, but really, you’re just an independent spirit with a solid sense of practicality (and good taste, to boot). It’s exactly this attitude that makes you fit for New York, a town with about as much hustle as you. And in a city that’s bursting at the seams with new places to eat, galleries to see, and museums to hit, your travel buddies will appreciate your ability to lead them to only the best of the best.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18): Never ones to go for the expected, Aquarians are true originals. You’re creative, eccentric, and full of energy—and don’t have much tolerance for boring situations, vacations included. Iceland is right up your alley: whether you’re trekking across glaciers, exploring Reykjavík, or catching the northern lights, this trip will be truly one-of-a-kind. Just like you.
Pisces (February 19–March 20): Pisces, while some might say you have your head in the clouds (okay, sometimes you do), it would be more accurate to say that you’re just in touch with your spiritual side. You’re artistic and intuitive, and have a soft spot for all things mystical and lyrical. Lucky for you, Ireland is teeming with both. Bring along a journal for inspiration to document your travels—or pen a few poems of your own, depending which pint you’re on.