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IT HAS BEEN a while since we let the stars guide our holiday choices, unless they were Hollywood stars and even then we’d take it on advisement.  However this zodiac guide to travel from our friends at booking.com amused us at the tail end of the silly season.

So who knows perhaps your star sign traits can provide some insightful inspiration for your next trip away - a destination that’s the ideal fit for you. Maybe your perfect place is written in the stars? Whether you’re a Pisces after a dreamy destination, a fiery Leo looking for a wild experience or a Taurus who likes to indulge here are some starry suggestions on where to travel to next.


Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Water signs can be intuitive, sensitive, intense, emotional and nurturing. Family vacations or getaways with close friends are ideal for water signs – and as Scorpio’s like to truly unwind, Pisces love dreamy destinations and Cancers want to relax and indulge.   

Booking.com recommend a trip to iconic Paris, France to stay in a stylish apartment where you can relax on a boat ride on the Seine, enjoy traditional French cuisine and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

Where to stay:

Booking.com:  Stay in the heart of Paris at the beautifully present Apartments Du Louvre, a perfect home away from home stay. Set in a quiet street in Les Halles the fully equipped apartments boast an ideal location just 650 yards from the Louvre Museum and a short walk to the Champs-Élysées district.

The Luxury Travel Bible inspiration:

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Fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Fire signs are (not surprisingly) fiery, energetic, lively, fun and optimistic people. They want an adventurous holiday where they can be constantly on the move, right where the action is. 

A South African safari holiday is the perfect trip – combining beaches and restaurants with traveling across African plains to spot the most incredible wildlife and meeting new people. Booking.com travellers endorsed Port Elizabeth in South Africa for its beach, relaxation and restaurants.

Where to stay:

Booking.com: Dungbeetle River Lodge offers safari-style accommodation right on the banks of the Sundays River. The terrace decks offer striking river views and guests can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast each morning. This is a great base for exploring what South Africa has to offer and it’s just a few miles from the Addo Elephant National Park.

The Luxury Travel Bible inspiration:  

LUXURY TRAVEL: Patagonia, Chile, LUXURY ADVENTURE: Mount Pinatubo's Volcano Climb, LUXURY TRAVEL: Africa,                      LUXURY TRAVEL: Rwanda Gorillas 


Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Earth signs are practical, organised, resourceful, ambitious, and curious. While Taurus’s like to self-indulge, Virgo’s like a detailed itinerary so try a trip to the gorgeous Napa Valley in California, USA. Indulge in food, drink and relaxation to your heart’s content as well as take part in wine tours, horse riding and experience the Napa Valley Wine Train or explore the surrounding countryside.

Where to stay


 Carneros Resort & Spa is perched atop Napa Valley and boasts three outdoor pools, three gourmet restaurants and an award-winning spa. The suites and cottage come with a furnished patio, outdoor dining area, outdoor shower and guests can make use of the free bicycle hire to explore the grounds. Buena Vista Winery, Viansa Winery, Cline Cellars and other Napa Valley wineries are within 12 minutes’ drive.

The Luxury Travel Bible inspiration: 

CONCIERGE CHOICE: Best of Shanghai, LUXURY HOTELS: Hotel Cipriani, Venice, LUXURY HOTELS: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York,      LUXURY TRAVEL: Gourmet Travel

Air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

Air signs are often adventurous, sociable, independent, open-minded, inventive and curious. While Gemini’s like a challenge, Libra’s want a balance of peace and variety and Aquarius’s like their independence. Booking.com recommend an exciting ski holiday to Banff, Canada where you can take part in extreme activities or simply relax with a hot drink and delicious food in the crisp mountain air.

Where to stay

Booking.com: Moose Hotel & Suites is just a one minute walk from the heart of Banff and features a spa centre and on-site bar and units have patios or a balcony for you to relax. The onsite Meadow Spa & Pools features treatment rooms, an outdoor hot pool, indoor swimming pool as well as rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The Luxury Travel Bible inspiration:  

LUXURY TRAVEL: Skiing in Canada, LUXURY TRAVEL: Telluride, LUXURY TRAVEL: Post Hotel and Spa, Lake Louise,                             LUXURY RESORTS: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Or for something a little different, take a trip to Sydney for a stay in the world’s first astrology hotel, curated with leading astrologer Damian Rocks. Take advantage of The Ultimo’s ‘gastrology’ and ‘experiology’ perfect for planning where to eat and drink and what to see and do as aligned with your stars. Even down to the Astrolo-tea specially selected to match your zodiac sign and an Astrology library.  www.theultimo.com.au

LUXURY LINKS:www.booking.com

Hilary Doling, Updated 03/04/2020
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