Dreaming of some alone time? Your destination is written in the stars.
With seemingly endless places to travel around the globe, it’s tempting to simply hop on the next international flight at the airport, confident that wherever the pilot lands will be an unforgettable destination, brimming with adventure and possibility.
And when the day-to-day hustle gets overwhelming, you may start dreaming of a solo trip – truly getting away from it all – to explore a new place and immerse yourself fully in another culture without distraction.
But narrowing down the perfect destination to travel sans spouse, friends, or family can feel a bit daunting. When the only opinion to factor in is your own, the opportunities are endless. And what if there are cities you would love that haven’t even made it onto your radar?
If you feel that way, you’re not alone. The reason: It might just be written in the stars.
The idea that personality traits are acquired solely based on the month you were born may sound absurd, but the truth is that your astrological sign might actually unveil important elements about you that can aid in finding the perfect solo getaway you crave.
We understand if planning a trip based on the zodiac seems a little hocus-pocus. But we challenge you to keep an open mind and scroll down to see where you should consider heading with nothing but your suitcase and a smile.
You might just book a ticket and trust that the four zodiac elements will land you in, well, your element.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Hard-working and driven by success, Capricorns can be ambitious to a fault. With so much on their plates, they can at times feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. Because Capricorns are a very social group of people, taking a solo trip might feel intimidating – but a spontaneous rendezvous on their own may be exactly what they need to take a break from their penchant for planning.
Ideal Solo Vacation: Head to Paxos, Greece for some much-needed R&R. This island, which measures only seven miles long, holds some of the friendliest strangers around, so a Capricorn will never feel truly alone while walking amongst the thousands of olive trees that speckle the island. Take in the beautiful beaches, bays, and underwater caves, then indulge at one of the many tavernas that are always within sandal-walking distance.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Fiercely independent and always looking for their next challenge, Aquarians live for adventure. Never acknowledging limitations, this astrological sign prefers to live life to the fullest and have fun with the people around them, despite their sometimes aloof demeanor. Planning a solo vacation works very much in an Aquarian’s favor, as they have no qualms about being fully on their own.
Ideal Solo Vacation: Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Marrakesh, the heart and soul of Morocco, where a true Aquarius can embrace the chaos of a bustling city. Be prepared to lose yourself in the crowd of travelers weaving their way through souks filled with artisan goods and eye-catching trinkets. Your trip won’t be complete until you visit the Jardin Majorelle, a breathtaking blue villa, gifted to Marrakesh by Yves Saint Laurent, with a garden that preserves a jaw-dropping 300 different plant species.
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