Are you busy looking up online to uncover your Chinese zodiac forecast and fantasizing about your next holiday? You will be amazed to find out that the animal represented by your birth year provides a practical appraisal of many life choices – including where to travel! So why not let fate take the wheel and go on a trip inspired by your Chinese zodiac sign? (Note: Let’s leave the Greek Horoscope itinerary for another day)
Rat ( 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 )
You are endearing and sharp-witted. Driven by success, you can also be ambitious to a fault. You understand that in order to achieve high standards, you need to exhibit strong values. Whatever it is, you are passionate about what you are doing. In the year of the White Metal Rat, you are bound to have a delightful time filled with opportunities.
The year will be filled with interesting opportunities and people will want to take advantage of them in order to proceed fully into their future in a positive and affirmative way. During the year, how people will handle change will be important. The people that are able to roll with the changes that come along will do very well and see that they will be able to capitalise on the events that take place.
Maui is not nearly as large as the Big Island, nor is it as small as Lanai, as bustling as Oahu or as quiet as Kauai. For many Hawaii vacationers, Maui is just right – offering a taste of just about everything the Aloha State has to offer, from impressive wildlife to intriguing history and culture. While on a visit here, you can shimmy alongside professional hula dancers, golf along coastal fairways, snorkel alongside five different types of sea turtles or simply lounge along some of Hawaii’s most notable beaches.
Ox ( 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 )
Known to be earnest and hardworking, you put your heart in everything you do without seeking recognition. You have a strong stated mission to lead people. Your obstinate determination will bring you far this year.
As such, you should embark on a journey to a faraway land Magdalena, Colombia. You can bask in the year-round tropical climate while exploring the surreal and unfamiliar landscapes. Trekking La Ciudad Perdida, dubbed the new Machu Picchu, will be an easy feat for you considering how steadfast you are.
Tiger ( 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 )
Courageous and intense are synonymous with you. Your dauntless bravery makes you want to try something risky. You are really clear about who you are and what is important to you. You are known to not beat about the bush.
Dubai: People from all over the world flock to these shimmering oases with the same goal: to play hard. But as a vacation spot, Dubai easily trumps ol’ Sin City thanks to its gorgeous cream-colored Persian Gulf shoreline, international culinary scene and larger-than-life attractions. And the city’s still growing; plans are underway for something bigger and better. At one point, it was estimated that a quarter of the world’s construction cranes could be found here.
Rabbit ( 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 )
You are kind to everyone that crosses your path. Always beaming, you realise there is so much good in this world. You can relate to others which makes it easy for people to open up to you. You desire a tranquil life and work towards it.
You rabbits should unwind on the pristine beaches of Phu Quoc, Vietnam.It is full of uninhabited remote islands where life is simple. You can frolic in the sun while sipping a refreshing coconut. This untapped paradise not thronging with tourists makes it perfect for you as you nourish your body and soul.
Dragon ( 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 )
Being the most revered animal in the Chinese culture, you exhibit characteristics that are equally admired. You are mesmerising and powerful without being too overtly. Honestly is the best policy for everything you do. When the going gets tough, you roll up your sleeves and persevere.
Argentina: This region in the Andes mountains is nothing if not enchanting. Cobalt lakes, azure-tinted glaciers, emerald trees, and turquoise skies stretch as far as the eye can see. In fact, Argentine Patagonia‘s vistas are so sweeping that Charles Darwin once described the region as “boundless.” Visit Argentina’s Lake District and you’ll discover villages brushing against snowy mountain peaks.
Travel east and you’ll find whales gliding through Peninsula Valdés’ marine wildlife sanctuary. Venture to Southern Patagonia, and you’ll stumble upon deserts extending into rugged estancias (cattle-ranges) and melting glaciers. And, if you continue downward to the Chilean border at Cape Horn, you’ll come across an expansive horizon reaching out to Antarctica’s frosty edge. Patagonia’s beauty knows no bounds.
Snake ( 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 )
Known to be fully cognisant of the world around you, you pay meticulous attention to details. You are the eye of the storm in a difficult situation. Trusting people can be hard for you hence it becomes an obstacle when forging a relationship. However, your gregarious nature makes others fond of your company.
This year, slither your way to Melbourne, Australia.The coffee connoisseur in you will appreciate a good fix at this capital that is world-renowned for its thriving coffee scene. You can experience the great outdoors by hitting the seaside at St Kilda or riding along the Yarra Valley. For seven years in a row, Melbourne has been ranked as the world’s most liveable city. So live your life to the fullest in this diverse city.
Horse ( 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 )
You believe that being independent isn’t just a state of mind but a way of life. You feel invincible when you are able to handle anything thrown your way. Full of energy and enthusiasm, your stamina is unmatchable. Time to time, you get involved in sports to improve your wellbeing and health.
Shangri-La, Elysium, Arcadia, Utopia and Bali are all synonymous with “heaven.” The only difference between them is that you can actually visit Bali. Many travelers have never been to this Indonesian island. Yet, the word “Bali” conjures daydreams of the most fantastical landscape: towering volcanoes wrapped in a deep green canopy, sandy shores that fade into turquoise waters and curving coastlines crowned with staggered pagodas. And believe it or not, Bali rarely disappoints.
Goat ( 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 )
You are selfless and gentle. You always put the needs of others before your own. It is seemingly impossible to rile you up as you remain calm even when being lambasted. Being a nature-lover, you appreciate beauty untouched.
Drumroll, please: the Salzburg Festival is turning 100, and this heart-stealer of an Alpine city is singing about it at the top of its voice. One of the world’s greatest classical music shindigs, the festival is always a riotous feast of opera, classical music and drama – and never more so than in 2020. Salzburg will be pulling out all the stops for the centenary, with special exhibitions and events taking place all over the historic centre.
Monkey ( 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 )
As agile as a monkey, you are equally swift when seizing opportunities. Your divergent thinking and insatiable curiosity will make you a successful entrepreneur. You also love to pull a prank on others for a good laugh and is always the life of the party.
“Animated” is perhaps the best word to describe Tokyo. Crazy about its anime, Japan‘s mega city is constantly buzzing with movement – feet clacking down sidewalks, cars zooming along streets, subway trains humming below ground, ships cruising in and out. And yet bright lights and loud signs beg you to pause, to break your motion for just one second to pray (oops, we mean pay) at the altar of consumerism. This is a city that feeds on motion and progress.
Rooster ( 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 )
You are the epitome of punctuality. You analyse your daily activities, set routines and adhere to them. You are known to always put up a brave fight in the face of adversity. Flattery instantly puts you in a good mood and you do not shun away from complimenting others. You love living in luxury.
Bhutan: This tiny piece of Himalayan paradise operates a strict ‘high-value, low-impact’ tourism policy, compelling travellers to pay a high daily fee just to set foot in its pine-scented, monastery-crowned hills. The pay-off for visitors is a chance to walk along mountain trails unsullied by litter, in the company of people whose Buddhist beliefs put them uniquely in tune with their environment. Bhutan punches well above its weight when it comes to sustainability. It is already the world’s only carbon-negative country, and the kingdom is set to become the first fully organic nation by 2020, so it’s only going to get more beautiful. And with the daily fee, it won’t be getting any more crowded.
Dog ( 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 )
Your desire to commit and empathy make you a loyal partner. A friend in need is a friend indeed deeply resonates with you. You are intensely protective of those around you. Your easy-going disposition makes you have a large social circle and you are the glue that holds people together. Cleanliness is an indispensable part of you.
Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia: If you’re seeking white sand, spectacular diving and surf, bubbling hot springs, majestic waterfalls and hidden traditional villages – away from Bali-esque crowds – then Nusa Tenggara is your wonderland. Spreading west from the Wallace Line dividing Asia from Australasia, this archipelago is jungle-green in the north and tending to drier savannah in the south and east. In between are limitless surf breaks and barrels, technicolor volcanic lakes, pink-sand beaches, swaggering dragons and underwater worlds filled with colour and creatures.
Pig ( 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 )
You live life to the fullest and do not mind indulging yourself every once in a while. In Chinese culture, you are a symbol of wealth. Despite having an expensive taste, you are not a wasteful spender. Your busy lifestyle wears you out but you keep on striving to not lose your momentum.
Santorini, Greece will have you gasping at every corner. The romantic setting and breathtaking sunsets will sweep you off your feet. You can enjoy the breeze in your hair, a drink in your hand and sand between your toes at one the scintillating beaches Santorini boasts. You will feel like you have stepped right into a postcard while wandering around the cobblestone streets.
We have scoured the destinations for you. Now, you can put together your perfect astrological itinerary and make it happen!