If you've been craving a vacation, now is a good time to take the plunge. According to data collected by travel site Expedia, late winters and early spring are pretty much the best times of the year to go on vacation. Based on average airfare ticket prices over the past three years, February is the second best month to fly (only January tops it), and the third best month for hotel bookings (January again leads, followed by November). But how do you decide where to go? If you're at odds with yourself, maybe you should decide the next trip you should go on based on your zodiac sign.
You see, not all vacations are created equal. Plus, since we are constantly bombarded by advertising it can be hard to figure out where to go. In some parts of the world this is the coldest time of year, so the desire to warm up is tempting. But, what about taking advantage of the season's snow? A journey to the mountains may sound equally appealing. Perhaps dropping a big chunk of change on a hotel isn't your thing, or maybe you want to go to an entirely different location on a separate continent. Feeling conflicted?Look to the stars to guide you on your way.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Channel your inner fire (sign) by embarking on an exciting adventure. If you live somewhere currently overwhelmed by the dreariness of winter, head somewhere completely different, perhaps near the equator. Make sure wherever you go offers lots of exhilarating entertainment.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Your work ethic is admirable, but you need to take some time to relax. Aim for something laid-back, relaxing, and rejuvenating. The setting of your destination is not objectively what matters, rather use what you know about what kind of area allows you personally to wind down, and chase after it.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Geminis are curious folk who value the quest for knowledge more than the other signs. Choose to head for a destination with a rich history, and deep cultural traditions. See the Acropolis in Greece, or walk The Great Wall in China; go somewhere you've never been before.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Highly sympathetic and thriving on peace, Cancers should view this vacation as a time to recharge. Aligning with the a cancer's inherent connection to water, maybe consider somewhere serene by the sea. Explore a small New England town, or Half Moon Bay, California.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Leos are bright and lively. If you're a Leo, consider traveling some place you can embrace the pure energy and warmth the natural earth has to offer. Go somewhere sandy and arid: be that Arizona or Arabia.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Tender and sensitive, Virgos crave nature at its most raw and untouched. Leave behind the busy city and head for the mountains. Sit on a volcano and watch show fall. Listen to the wind. Bask in the intimate relationship between body and earth.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
A Libra's greatest strength is their sociability. Indulge your social butterfly and head for populated but friendly city, where you can meet new people, make friends, attend social gatherings, and above all relish in the company of others. Look into a place like Stockholm or Toronto.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios are of the most emotionally-driven signs. Head somewhere you can feel everything to the most extreme extent. Jump out of a plane. Swim with sharks. Take a helicopter ride above Hawaiian volcanoes.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
The ideal destination for a Sagittarius perfectly marries an outlet for their curiosity with the beauty of a setting. Head somewhere like Marrakech or or Lisbon, to learn about exciting culture within a beautiful setting.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
Capricorns have no need for the luxuries of hotels or expensive excursions. Gather your friends and head out of town with a tent and sleeping bag to fish for your dinner, and sleep under the stars in your nearest forest.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Aquarians thrive on community and collectivism, so if you are based in an individualistic country like the United States, immerse yourself in one with an "all for one" mindset, like Japan.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
No sign knows about the importance of leaving land like Pisces. Channel your inner fish and head to the water. Not just near the water — throw yourself in the ocean. Go scuba diving. Float atop the natural undulation of the ocean waves. You were born for it.