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Travel Ideas in 2022 According to Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

by Voices Wellness 27 Jan 2022
Photo: Heavens Portfolio

Book your next adventurous or relaxing getaway as inspired by your Chinese zodiac sign.

So, you’ve taken your booster shot and are gearing up to fly on the VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane)? We’ve got your back. With the upcoming Year of the Tiger heralding bold action and the courage to act on a grand scale, Heavens Portfolio, a curator of luxury travel experiences, has handpicked holiday destinations for each Chinese zodiac sign.

It’s time to dream big and travel far with these getaway ideas:

Photo: Cheval Blanc Paris

Year of the Rat: Paris, France

People born in the Year of the Rat are clever, curious, and highly resourceful. As they crave variety on their holidays, Paris is perfect with its bustling riverbanks, charming architecture, and cuisine, as well as countless opportunities to explore art, culture, and history.

Photo: Ultima Corfu

Year of the Ox: Corfu, Greece

The hardworking Ox prefers quiet and calm holidays. Tranquillity is the first word that springs to mind when you think of Corfu. For those craving time spent in peaceful contemplation, there’s solace to be had in the breathtaking views of Greece’s Ionian Sea.

Photo: Beau-Rivage Palace

Year of the Tiger: Lausanne, Switzerland

People born in the Year of the Tiger are confident, passionate, and ambitious adventurers—but even the boldest of beasts need to stop to smell the roses. Take stock and indulge in moments of reflection in Lausanne.

Photo: Chiva-Som

Year of the Rabbit: Hua Hin, Thailand

In 2022, Rabbits will seek out holistic experiences to bring them peace of mind, a sanctity they might find in Hua Hin, Thailand. They’ll be able to clear their minds and reflect on themselves as they relish moments of relaxation in paradise.

Photo: Baccarat Hotel New York

Year of the Dragon: New York, USA

Not only is the Dragon the only mythical creature among the Chinese zodiac signs, but those born in the Year of the Dragon are strong and courageous leaders. Their love for adventure and romance fits an exciting city like New York.

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Year of the Snake: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

This year, good fortune awaits the Snake, and where else to start but in Uzbekistan? Many of the top sights of the Silk Road can be found in Uzbekistan, which served as a central crossroad for traders and travellers plying the routes between the Far East and Europe, Persia, and North Africa.

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Year of the Horse: Graubünden, Switzerland

Horses often feel the need to run free and throw caution to the wind instead of sticking to their daily routine. They prefer freedom and spontaneity instead of pinning themselves to a fixed itinerary. The Swiss Canton of Graubünden calls to them with its limitless possibilities.

Photo: Armani Hotel Milano

Year of the Goat / Sheep: Milan, Italy

As social creatures, those born in the Year of the Goat are aware of how doors open through relationships and are eager to seize an opportunity when presented. This year, Milan offers opportunities through luxury, art, gastronomy, and culture.

Photo: The Datai Langkawi

Year of the Monkey: Langkawi, Malaysia

Although the Monkey is the antagonist of the Tiger, this year won’t be as foreboding as you think, as long as you remain disciplined and optimistic. Get in the right frame of mind at The Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi and you may just meet your lucky stars.

Photo: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Year of the Rooster: The French Riviera

We can expect great things for the Rooster this year, in wealth, luck, and love. So why not chase the golden glow of a French Riviera summer?

Photo: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Year of the Dog: Baden-Baden, Germany

The loveable dog is loyal and sweet, and the natural justice seeker of the Chinese zodiac signs. They’re also playful and love spending time in nature, so the spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany will provide an invigorating immersion into wellness.

Photo: Address Beach Resort

Year of the Pig: Dubai, UAE

The affable Pig has boundless energy and needs a destination that offers the same buzz. Dubai is an energetic city of skyscrapers, ports, and beaches, where big business takes place alongside sun-seeking tourism – the best of both worlds.

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