2018 is upon us, and if you ask me, it's never too early to start planning how to have the best year ever. One way to relax, have fun, explore, and contribute to personal growth is to travel, if you have the time and the money to do. But where should you travel to? In the last few years, social media has really helped show us all new and interesting vacation options, which is amazing — but also a bit overwhelming. With so many options, picking the perfect vacation spot can be stressful! So, if you're feeling indecisive (or just want some simple zodiac guidance), why not turn to the stars? Your horoscope can reveal where you should go on vacation in 2018 based on your sign, and these predictions just might help you have the best trip ever.
It goes without saying that traveling should always be really fun and fulfilling — you don't want to waste precious time, energy, and money on a vacation that is mediocre at best. Sure, you could pick a spot you've enjoyed before (there's nothing wrong with a routine!), but maybe 2018 is the year you should try something new. Being aware of what the year has in store for you based on your sign can help point in you the right direction when it comes to important decisions such as these. Check out these vacation ideas inspired by your horoscope so that you can start saving now — it's never too early for a travel fund!
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Somewhere Relaxing, Like The Caribbean
2018 looks like it's going to be amazing year for anyone in the Aries sign, which means that you'll want to pick an amazing vacation as well. According to SunSigns.com, "Do whatever it is that makes you happy. If there is such a thing as an easy year, then this is it! Take advantage of this year!" Uranus is leaving your sign, finally, which means that this is your time to relax and have a good time. What better place to do that than the Caribbean, where you can lay on the beach, have a good drink, and enjoy a fun party? Book a trip to Aruba, the Florida Keys, maybe the Virgin island — somewhere you can have fun and chill out at the same time.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Something Exciting, Like Costa Rica
OK, Taurus, this is your year to do something different and exciting. You might generally like to stick with routine, but skip your favorite vacation spot this year and try something new. Astrology.com says, "By the time rebellious Uranus turns retrograde in your sign in early August until January 2019, you should be armed and ready to venture out of your comfort zone. You’re one of the most traditional signs of the zodiac, but even you realize the need to change with the times. Mix things up, try something new, and don’t be afraid of progress." One great place to do this is in Costa Rica, where you can explore the jungle, hang out on beautiful beaches, see new things, and take some risks.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Something Adventurous, Like Yellowstone
Good news, Geminis: you have a pretty good year ahead of you, if you the stars have anything to say about it. You'll be full of energy and you need to do something with all of that passion. According to Astrosage.com, "This year appears to be amazing for the people of Gemini star sign. According to Gemini horoscope 2018, lots of positive developments are expected both in personal and professional life. You might feel more energetic during this period and your expressing power will help you in many ways." This clearly isn't the time for a relaxing beach vacay! Instead, do something exciting, like exploring Yellowstone National Park in California.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Somewhere Romantic, Like Paris
Love is in the air for Cancers. According to Astrosage, "Your love life is expected to stay awesome during this year. There may be love and romance throughout the year." It sounds like 2018 is the perfect time to bask in the romance and head to the city of love: Paris, of course! Plan a trip with your significant other, or, if you're a single, with a close friend. If Paris doesn't sound enticing to you, Italy is another great spot for romantic moments.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Something With Fall Fun, Like Vermont
If you're a Leo, you're going to want to plan a trip that focuses on fall fun. According to Astrology Club, "The Leo star sign 2018 predictions foretell that this autumn, specifically October and the beginning of November, is looking great for travel, so if you haven't already, hurry up and make some plans." Head to New England to bask in the beautiful foliage and participate in some fall fun activities (like eating lots of pancakes with maple syrup and drinking tons of apple cider). Vermont offers so many amazing vacation spots, like Killington and Stowe, but so does New Hampshire. Oh, and if you want to go away around Halloween, Salem in Massachusetts is perfect.
Virgo (August 23 - September 23): Something Nature-Based, Like Africa
For Virgos, the best vacations in 2018 will be the ones that allow you to see things differently, learn, and explore. According to The Dark Pixie Astrology, "Uranus begins his tour of the other sector ruling your mind in mid-May through early November, and this can help you think even bigger and more outside of the box. You can be open to unusual ways of viewing the world and learning about how the world works, and you may want to learn about unconventional subjects." Go somewhere totally different and new: a safari in Africa is probably one of your best bets, but if you can't do something quite that big, just go somewhere new that offers a learning experience.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): A Group Trip, Like To Napa Valley
Instead of planning a trip for yourself or with one other person, look into a group vacation this year — one that allows you to have fun, chill out, and make memories. According to The Dark Pixie Astrology, "The Libra horoscope 2018 predicts that this is a year to focus on yourself and what makes you happy. In past years you may have felt like you were too busy to keep up with your hobbies and stick to the plans that you had made with friends, but this year in 2018 you will have more times to do things like this." Heading to wine country, like California's Napa Valley, would be super fun and relaxing. If you can't spring for that, a ski trip could also be ideal.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): A Learning Experience, Like Backpacking Through Europe
OK, fellow Scorpios, listen up: 2018 isn't our year to go on a relaxing, slow-moving vacation. Instead, we should plan something exciting that also gives a (fun) learning experience. According to Astrology Club, "The astrology Scorpio 2018 foretells that on another level, 2018 will be a year for learning — if you haven’t already signed up for any classes, this would be a year to do so." Backpacking through Europe lets you see so much, like world history, lots of museums, and different ways of life. If that's too big, pick one different city with a lot of culture, like London, Madrid, or Rome.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): A Nature Trip, Like To Iceland
2018 is a good time to connect with yourself, and one great way to do that is to get outside and connect to nature. According to Astrology Club, "The Sagittarius 2018 predictions suggest that if you haven’t been feeling as spiritually connected as you’d like, between January and autumn, is a wonderful time to connect in a way that most suits you. Perhaps you find your spiritual connection in nature…make sure you take extra time to take long walks in the woods, or the desert, or by the ocean over the next year. Make being outdoors a priority, no matter how busy you are." Iceland is a super trendy spot right now, and for good reason — it's beautiful! And perfect for those who want to feel closer to nature.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Something Relaxing, Like The Bahamas
Unfortunately for those in the Capricorn sign, health horoscopes aren't ideal. Fortunately, that could be the perfect excuse for a relaxing vacation. According to Astrosage, "Healthwise, this year doesn’t seem to be a pleasant one. So, don’t be careless from health perspective. Throughout the year, a hectic schedule might keep you stuck, and some physical tiredness may prevail upon you... Try to maintain a good balance between both your personal and professional life in 2018." Plan a relaxing vacation to the Bahamas so you can hang on the beach, or maybe do a spa weekend somewhere close by. A yoga retreat could also be helpful!
Aquarius (January 20 - February 19): Something Inexpensive, Like A Staycation
If you're an Aquarius, you might want to rethink a big, expensive trip in 2018 — your finances aren't going to be fantastic. According to Vedicka, "During 2018, you strongly need to curtail your expenses. Finance seems to be under the scrutiny of planets, so it would be better to maintain a balance between income and expenditure or you may have to suffer from financial difficulties during the year." That doesn't mean you can't take some time off, of course! Use your vacation days for a staycation to binge watch your favorite shows and sleep in.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20): Something Interactive, Like A Ski Trip
If you're a Pisces, you'll want to plan a vacation that is fun and very social. According to Astrology Club, "The Pisces star sign 2018 predictions also foretell that communications will be a keynote and it’s a great time for making new contacts. Meeting and greeting, education, or travel will all help carve new pathways in your mental landscape. A good period for channelling your thoughts and intuitions to help you assemble the pieces of the jigsaw into the bigger picture in your ever expanding mental map." Plan a big ski trip with all of your loved ones and friends — it will be fun, you'll meet people, and you'll put that energy to good use.