Written by Alexia Dellner
What does the New Year have in store for you? Read our Travel Horoscopes below to see if the stars and planets will align for you next year…
Caps are usually all about business but 2013 is your time to play. Go somewhere exciting this year and really let loose. Fun destinations for Capricorns include Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and Bangkok. It’s hard for Capricorns to stop being so serious, so they might need a little help – a trip to a theme park will force Caps to step out of their comfort zone and get in touch with their inner child.
Check out our guide to The Best Roller Coasters in the United States.
Aquarius (20 Jan – 18 Feb)
Always keen to make the world a better place, Aquarius boys and girls will likely be planning their next volunteering trip already. But 2013 is the year to think outside the box. Why not help injured and nesting sea turtles in Sri Lanka, teach children in an orphanage in Honduras or volunteer on a farm in Australia? Wherever the destination, remember to travel responsibly.
Take a look at our Eco Travel Guide to see how you can travel with a clear conscience.
Pisces (19 Feb – 20 March)
A new romance will blossom for Pisces in early 2013 so it’s the perfect time to get cosy with a new love on a romantic getaway! Whether it’s snuggling up together on a romantic gondola ride in Venice, putting on the moves while dancing tango in Buenos Aires, or toasting Champagne underneath the bright lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris – just get a private room please!
For accommodation tips check out the Most Romantic Hostels in the World.
Aries (21 March – 19 April)
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are trailblazers – going boldly where few have gone before. 2013 will see Aries travellers heading off on many intrepid adventures. For skydiving, white water rafting, glacier walks, bungee jumping, paragliding, swimming with dolphins, kayaking and more, it has to be adventure capital of the world New Zealand.
While there, check out this guide to Where to Backpack in Australia in 2013.
Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
Tauruses worked hard in 2012, so they should treat themselves to a bit of sun and a lot of luxury in the New Year. Anything that involves a cocktail and the world ‘Riviera’ is the place to be for Tauruses to unwind in 2013. Or for a real treat, indulge in some pampering in the Caribbean or exotic Mauritius.
Check out our Luxury Hostels for more inspiration.
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
As Mars enters Gemini’s sign in June 2013, it will lead to a positive boost of finances and that dream vacation becomes a little more realistic. Think big Geminis! Round the World trip perhaps? Or if that’s too ambitious, perhaps heading down to stunning Cape Town or across the Atlantic to extravagant Las Vegas might be a better place to empty wallets.
Not convinced? Read 7 Ways to Know When to Take a RTW Trip and then decide.
Cancer (21 June – 22 July)
Cancers are real homebodies, but that’s alright because there’s no need to travel far to have a good time! It’s time for the low on cost but high on fun travel option – the ‘staycation’. Wherever home may be, there’s sure to be a variety of fun activities you can do nearby. Beaches, museums, markets, walks around the country – no need to pack a bag, just go out and enjoy!
Check out our guide to Best of Britain: Cheap Days Out in the UK for more.
It’s party time Leos! Always centre stage and ready for fun, 2013 is time for Leos to show off their dance moves and get the party started! Next year is the time to go raving in Euro Party capital Ibiza, dance till dawn in outgoing Tel Aviv and for year round fun, head to the Full Moon Party in the crescent-shaped beach in Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan.
Need help planning your trip? Check out our guide to the Best Ibiza Clubs.
Virgo (23 Aug – 22 Sept)
As an earth sign, Virgos love the outdoors and getting out into nature. Usually so cautious, 2013 is the year to be a little adventurous so along with hiking in Yellowstone National Park (more than 1,500 km of hiking trails) and relaxing by Lake Como, why not try skiing in the Alps?
Already done the Alps? Try skiing on the cheap in Slovenia instead!
Libra (23 Sept – 22 Oct)
Libras love culture which is why Europe should be their travel destination in 2013. Kosice in Slovakia will crowned European Capital of Culture, with a year of exhibitions, performances, festivals and other cultural events taking place. Amsterdam is celebrating Vincent van Gogh’s 160th birthday and the van Gogh museum’s 40th, as well as The Rijksmuseum re-opening after a 10-year renovation.
For more tips, read the Where to Go in Europe in 2013 guide.
Scorpio (23 Oct – 21 Nov)
Underneath Scorpio’s cool exterior, lies passion and secrets. So in 2013 Scorpios should travel to equally mysterious places. Something like exploring the crypts of Egypt, the jungles of Mexico or Inca ruins of Peru would suit the curious Scorpio.
Check out these Top 10 Things to do in Peru.
Natural wanderers, 2013 will see Sagittariuses travel extensively – similar to previous years. One of the more outoing signs, the travelling Sagittarius should head to warm and sociable cultures, like America’s Deep South, Argentina and Indonesia.
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Thanks to Remko van Dokkum, B e r n a, zeeweez, dizznan, Vectorportal, dullhunk, Joseph A Ferris III, Penn Provenance Project, Smudge 9000, erix!, and krzakptak for the images off Flickr. Please note, all images were used under the Creative Commons license at the time of posting.
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