Got plans? You do now. We’re giving you even more reasons to be hyped up for the Year of the Pig with your travel horoscope for 2019!
Plan perfectly ~auspicious~ vacations this year with your friends, your family, or even just yourself. Find out which places best suit your fortunes in our very own travel horoscope. Ready, jet set, go!
Year of the Pig
A lot of amazing opportunities await you this year! And no wonder, it’s ~your~ year after all. You’ll likely be very busy, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy your booming social life. Work hard and career advancement will come your way too, but don’t forget to treat yourself once in a while. This year, take a vacation that will help you unwind from all your career and social commitments. Try heading to the beaches of Cebu or to a Japanese onsen (hot spring) like the Noboribetsu Onsen in Hokkaido.
Year of the Rat
This year is your year to take initiative! Try new things: apply for that job, chat up that cutie at the local cafe. It’s all about broadening your horizons now. For your travel adventures, we recommend going somewhere you’ve never gone to before to experience a culture you otherwise never would have experienced. Go backpacking in India and check out the Jaipur, known as the “Pink City”, or book a flight to Vientiane, Laos and discover the wonders of the Wat Si Saket.
Year of the Ox
Be careful with money matters this year. While you will have opportunities to earn more, you’ll likely go through circumstances where you’ll have to spend more too. Because of this, we recommend checking out cheaper travel destinations this year Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Traveling local can be a great way to save some money while discovering your heritage! Might we suggest places like Zambales and Guimaras?
Year of the Tiger
It’s a good year to get busy this year. Take advantage of your renewed energy on this Year of the Pig and go for a thrilling, adrenaline-induced vacation. Try skydiving in Dubai or challenge yourself to a hiking trail in Kathmandu, Nepal. Don’t worry! Not all hiking trails in Nepal are difficult: look for tour groups online and decide on a hike that will best suit what you and your body are comfortable with.
Year of the Rabbit
Romance is in the air! This year is all about love for those born under the Year of the Rabbit. Those in a relationship should definitely consider a romantic vacation. To Paris, perhaps? Enjoy a first, second, or even a third honeymoon this year with that special someone in your life! But fear not, Single Rabbits! This year is about love for you too. Go search for your soulmate in romantic Bali. You won’t regret it, we promise.
Year of the Dragon
Our sources say that this year is a good year for your finances! Consider splurging a little bit on a high-end international vacation. Travel somewhere far and exotic: maybe consider going to South Africa? You can bet that the views at the Cape of Good Hope is going to be priceless. Maybe even gun for that European vacation! After all, nothing beats traveling through the world’s most beautiful locales by Eurorail.
Year of the Snake
This year may be a bit challenging for those under the Year of the Snake. Unexpected problems and circumstances may suddenly arise. Don’t worry: we’re sure you can handle whatever it is that will come your way. Travel-wise, maybe it’s best not to step too far out your comfort zone. Why not try revisiting someplace you’ve been to before? The best thing about traveling is that no matter how many times you go somewhere, there will always be a new story or a new adventure waiting for you! Head out to a familiar place and try to rediscover what’s been there all along.
Year of the Horse
Life is all about balance, and that’s something you should definitely strive for this year. Don’t indulge one aspect of your life without focusing on the other aspects too. For this year’s vacation, we suggest you go somewhere that has a bit of everything, like Taiwan! It’s the perfect travel destination that offers delicious street food and cultural attractions against a backdrop of the cosmopolitan. Have too much of the fast-paced urban lifestyle in Taipei? Head to the natural attractions at Kaohsiung City like the Jiaxian Side Fossil Reserve or the Shoushan National Nature Park. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Taiwan!
Year of the Goat
This year is all about improving your relationship with your family, Year of the Goat! Take your loved ones on a special vacation. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just an excuse to catch up with the most important people in your life. Go to family-friendly places like Hong Kong Disneyland or explore local destinations like Baguio or Tagaytay. Remember: it’s not about where you go, but who you’re with! This year, try to be with your family as much as you can. You can thank us later!
Year of the Monkey
Those born under the Year of the Monkey are known to be a playful lot. This year take advantage of that childlike wonder and visit some of world’s best amusement parks. Visit the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rosso, at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. See the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan or head to Ramayana Water Park, and slide down one of Asia’s largest water parks in Pattaya, Thailand.
Year of the Rooster
The Year of the Pig will give those born under the Year of the Rooster plenty of chances to succeed and move forward in life. Take those chances and use them to further yourself in your career, academics, and social life. But travel wise, take a step back and appreciate all the history that has happened. We recommend heading somewhere with plenty of cultural and historical significance. Visit the Ayutthaya in Thailand or the Palace of Versailles in France. Lacking funds? Maybe take a day trip around Intramuros or visit the National Museum! Whatever you decide, just do your best to appreciate all that has happened wherever you may be.
Year of the Dog
It’s time to let your hair down, Year of the Dog! We know you’ve been nice all last year, so now it’s your turn to be a little naughty. Try new things, experiment with whatever you’re comfortable with. Head to Vegas, the City of Sin, and party all night. Not up your alley? Maybe head to Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong or catch the Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan in Thailand. Be safe, but also don’t forget to enjoy life when you can.
Don’t forget to fill us in on your fortunes this year! We can’t wait to hear about all the exciting things you’ll be doing.
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