I’ve never been too into zodiac signs. It all seems a little silly, but then there are times you read your horoscope and think, ‘that is so me!’ I’m a Gemini, and the description fits perfectly. Geminis, according to most (super accurate) online descriptions, love to talk, are endlessly curious, have problems making decisions, are both introspective and love to be social, see both sides of an issue, can be wishy washy, get bored easily, and are born communicators.
Well, I do love to talk, my blog is called Curiosity and a Carry On, I have an endless list of things I want to do and see and I change it constantly because I get bored easily and cannot stick with a decision, I crave alone time but also like to be social, I’m constantly playing devil’s advocate (especially when arguing politics), I’m terrible at responding to texts (wishy-washiness I’m ashamed to admit), and I hope I’m a decent communicator, because that’s what I’ve built my career on. Still, not enough to base your life on, right?
Then I moved to Rome, where astrology is taken seriously by many Italians. Once, when looking for a new apartment, my potential future roommate asked my star sign. “I like you, but when the other roommate gets home she’ll want to know.” I said I was a Gemini, and she covered her face in despair. “She is a Taurus. Your signs don’t get along and she won’t allow it.” I never received a follow-up call. In this article, 13 Signs You’re An Expat In Italy, the author brings up another funny example of star signs as reasoning in daily life.
More recently, I was Skyping with a very close friend who is half Italian and still lives in Rome. We were talking through a sort of personal life crisis I was having, and she gave me great advice for taking the month to think and reset, and not make any big decisions. “Mercury is going into retrograde on Tuesday, and that’s really important for us because we’re Geminis,” she said. Curious why this is a time for reflection? Read this. I know to some people this sounds ridiculous, but this friend is one of the most centered, self-aware, insightful people I know, so I’m taking her advice. Even unrelated to star signs it’s advice I needed. Here’s to a month of journaling and thinking things through. And in honor of Mercury going into retrograde today, let’s talk zodiac signs and travel.
Last week, someone sent me a list of places to travel based on your zodiac sign. I laughed it off. It’s not the type of thing I’m normally into. Then I looked at Gemini, and the destination was San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I just went there last month and absolutely fell in love. I’m even considering moving there for a few months this winter!
Here’s what the list said: Gemini’s love an opportunity to talk and socialize, and they thrive in this type of environment. They can thank the planet Mercury for this. The perfect trip for Gemini includes booking a flight to an exciting city where they chat up the locals, learn a new language, and enjoy a cultural night life. Those who fall under the Gemini months have a love of music, socializing with nearly anyone, and taking trips around town, which makes San Juan, Puerto Rico the perfect place for this air sign to discover. This town is full of street art, colorful buildings, and locals dancing to street music that will be the soundtrack to your experience. Geminis can feed their sense of adventure with a trip to the peaceful and beautiful bioluminescent bays.
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Fellow Geminis listen up. San Juan is amazing! I cannot wait to spend more time there. You can all come stay with me, and when my apartment gets too crowded you should stay at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. This hotel is awesome, in the heart of the trendy Condado area and close to Old San Juan, both easily explored on foot or bike.
Here’s Where You Should Travel Based On Your Zodiac Sign
Capricorn–Key Traits: Capricorn is an earth sign, so getting out into nature is the place to be for the zodiac’s goat. They want to be somewhere with lush scenery like a rainforest or a tropical island. They also enjoy places that allow them to relax and take in the scenery, but have enough activities to keep them entertained.
Where to go: St. Kitts. This Earth sign symbolizes the first creature that emerged from the sea and ascended the mountain – so you’ll feel right at home lounging on the beautiful honey brown beaches and exploring the exotic landscape of St. Kitts. Capricorns desire the perfect balance between relaxing while soaking in the scenery and pushing themselves to their limit. Stay at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino. Have the adventure of a lifetime, zip-line through the Kittian rainforest or enjoy an exhilarating hike up Mount Liamuiga, the island’s dormant volcano – and when you’re ready to relax, head to the beach with an island-inspired cocktail, indulge in a spa treatment, or roast s’mores at the beach bonfire.
Aquarius–Key Traits: Aquarius’ tend to be some of the most progressive and friendly out of the zodiac signs. They like to live with no strings attached, mixing that with their amazing way with people, they make excellent socialites. Those born under this sign fit perfectly in modern locations that involve people engagement and lots of energy.
Where to go: South Beach. Miami, Florida. Known to be social butterflies, Aquarius babies will definitely find a cosmic connection on South Beach. Stay at the Marriott Stanton South Beach. Just one step off property, guests can enjoy splashing around in SoFi’s popular beaches or at the boutique hotel’s refurbished pool deck boasting two large swimming pools, and an adjacent lounge area where sipping cocktails from in-house restaurant Deco Blue — the only restaurant on Ocean Drive where nothing is between you and views of the ocean’s horizon — is a must! Traveling solo? The Stanton hotel greets guests with their “Where to Mingle” tip cards for singles and socialites, which list top spots in town for hanging out with new friends. The property’s central spot is also the perfect home-base for mingling at Miami’s hottest nightlife life, dining and shopping spots. You guys, I promise you this hotel is amazing. You’re going to love it!
Pisces –Key Traits: Pisces thrive as soon as they feel the mist of an ocean-breeze. That’s why a beach destination will always be the perfect escape for this water-sign. The fish of the zodiac always want lots of room to roam though and will need more than a beautiful beach to feel stimulated. Plenty of watersports and island excursions will make for an ideal Pisces getaway.
Where to go: Palm Beach, Aruba. As the zodiac’s fish, Pisces always love a good beach. With turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, swim-up bars, toes-in-the-sand dinners, and plenty of water sports, Palm Beach is the perfect destination. Stay at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, the ideal spot for this water sign to take a plunge. This picture-perfect beachfront resort has everything they need for a fun-filled vacation with nine restaurants and bars, nightly entertainment, a lively casino, a free-form pool with cascading waterfalls, an adults-only pool, tropical palapas ideal for beach lounging, and delicious Aruban cuisine. But even a water sign like Pisces can get restless after lounging around for a few days. Not to worry! Just minutes away from the property, the resort’s partner companies can arrange SUP Yoga classes, beach tennis, kite or windsurfing lessons, and snorkeling or ATV excursions to explore the island. Aruba’s motto is ‘One Happy Island’ and any Pisces who visits is sure to have a happy dip… er, trip!
(Ok, I’ve never been to this resort, but I have a friend who has and she absolutely loved it. Now I need to check if she’s a Pisces…)
Aries–Key Traits: Aries are adventurous sorts who easily get restless, which is why the rainforest is the perfect destination for you. Think endless hiking trails to explore, zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, and plenty other adventures for thrill-seekers. Rappelling down a volcano, anyone?
Where to go: Arenal, Costa Rica. Adrenaline-junkie Aeries can get their adventure fix with activities such as zip-lining, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and hiking to the La Fortuna waterfall. Stay at the Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, just minutes away from all the action and a haven for adventurous travelers who want to play by day and spa by sunset. Spread across 900 acres of primary and secondary rainforest near the Arenal Volcano, the resort envelops guests in a maze of lush green and exotic flora with thermal springs and cascading waterfalls naturally heated by the volcano’s magma. Open air spa bungalows where treatments are rendered to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife are the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring the tropical rainforest.
Taurus –Key Traits: Taurus is the zodiac’s luxury-lover who appreciates the finer things in life, like a leisure spa day and high thread-count sheets. This Earth-sign also enjoys a soothing and relaxing escape surrounded by nature or lush landscape, just as long as they can make their facial treatment. Don’t forget the champagne!
Where to go: Fiesole, Italy. Luxury-loving Taurus who enjoys the finer things in life will feel right at home in Fiesole, just a stone’s throw away from the Florence city center. Stay at Il Salviatino, a lavishly refurbished Renaissance villa set within the sloping hills of Fiesole. Surrounded by a lush private park, this 15th century, 5-star villa and hotel possesses some of the most stunning views of the Tuscan capital. Taurus adore comfort and like being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine which can be found at La Cucina, the hotel’s restaurant serving up authentic Italian dishes and aperitifs made from their very own organic vegetable garden. But what about luxurious spa treatments? Taurus can choose among many treatments including soaking in a freestanding ancient Roman tub during a ‘Champagne Bubble Bath’ under original ceiling frescos. Doesn’t get much more luxurious than that! As if the luxe amenities and lush backdrop weren’t enough to satisfy this Earth sign, they can join a certified truffle hunter and his dog to review the basics of this coveted ingredient before embarking on an experience that explores the secret world of the Tuscan truffle through the local forest. Time for Taurus everywhere to indulge on their perfect escape.
Where to go: Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. Those with Cancer as their horoscope sign are known for enjoying the quieter affairs in life, including peaceful vacations. Stay at the French Leave Resort. Situated on the tranquil, Caribbean island of Eleuthera, it’s the ideal getaway for Cancer travelers seeking a luxurious escape away from life’s daily hustle and bustle. Just steps away from guest villas, vacationers can lounge under covered cabanas along the translucent cerulean water or stroll through the pink sand beach with a cold glass of Bahamian lemonade in hand. Notorious for enjoying sand between toes and getaways by the water, French Leave Resort makes for the ultimate vacation for the water sign. The story of French Leave Resort is the story of escape — and here that’s just what you’ll get.
Leo–Key Traits: Leos are famous for their big personalities and loving celebration and excitement. It’s the sign of the sun, the leader, and the thespian. Outgoing Leos will most enjoy a party destination where they can be their bold selves, maybe capture a little spotlight, and dance the night away.
Where to go: Negril, Jamaica. For the fiery Leo there’s no better place to turn up the heat than Negril, Jamaica. Stay at Hedonism II, the clothing-optional, adults-only, all-inclusive beach resort that’s the perfect place for confident and bold Leos to bare it all by day and party like the roaring lions they are by night. Blazing sunsets and scotch bonnet peppers won’t be the only things that bring in the fire. Hedonism II is a judgment-free haven where guests can feel liberated, confident, sexy, and even frisky, all while in nothing but their birthday suits! From nightly entertainment and events likes toga foam parties to nude snorkeling and catamaran excursions to bottomless premium cocktails on a private beach, everything Hedonism II has to offer is as free as a Leo’s inhibitions.
Where to go: Petén, Guatamala. The Virgo is known for its active and adventurous personality, unable to sit still, and always preferably surrounded in mother earth’s beautiful nature. Stay at Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, a property set on the shore of Quexil Lagoon in Guatemala’s Jungle of Petén. Spread across 200 acres of lush, private reserve, the 19-bungalow hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and eco-tourism with activities that include tours to the famous UNESCO ruins, trekking, bird watching trails, kayaking and 4X4 ATV tours through the jungle — giving Virgos plenty of opportunity to explore and learn (two must-have components to all their travel experiences)!
Where to go: Verona, Italy. Libras will feel right at home as soon as they step foot on the cobblestoned streets of Verona, home of the opera and Shakespeare’s fabled star-crossed lovers. Stay at the Palazzo Victoria, which offers the luxury they crave as well as the opportunity to indulge in the shows, museums, and food they desire to experience. Located directly across Porta Borsari (an ancient Roman gate, and yes, it leads to Rome), this 14th century palazzo will swoon Libras away with seamless service and over-the-top amenities like the Victoria’s Opera Serenade, which can be arranged in the privacy of your own suite (how’s that for personalized?). Known for their love of beautiful people and cocktail parties, Libras will enjoy joining the local Veronese for authentic Italian dishes and aperitif at the hotel’s Victoria Club, where the atmosphere matches the glamour and warmth of the city.
Scorpio–Key Traits: For Scorpios it’s all about finding things that no one else has discovered yet and exploring all of the hidden gems a destination has to offer. And because Scorpio is a Water sign, they particularly enjoy unwinding near the water.
Where to go: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Stay at Casa Palopó, located in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala — a hidden gem that taps into the Scorpio traveler’s interest of “off-the-beaten” path destinations. From first landing into Guatemala City, crossing through the popular town of Panajachel, and then taking a small boat ride to one of Lake Atitlan’s 12 villages, Santa Catarina, Scorpios will get a thrill from the journey alone that leads to this luxury hotel. Since getting here is only half the adventure, those born into this water sign find true pleasures at this nine-room boutique property, as it is perched right along the shore of the lake where captivating views of the water, three surrounding volcanoes, and twinkling lights from the Mayan towns can be appreciated from all corners of the hotel. Other hotel perks and amenities include an incredible infinity pool, international cuisine at the open terrace 6.8 Palopo restaurant, a Balinese-inspired spa, and a cozy living room and guest rooms adorned with original paintings and artifacts.
Sagittarius–Key Traits: As the zodiac’s traveler, you are prone to restlessness and always looking for your next big adventure. Curious and energetic, Sagittarius is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, free spirit, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes.
Where to go: Key West, Florida. Stay at NYAH (pronounced NIE-yah), an acronym for “Not Your Average Hotel.” This new hotel is transforming the traditional travel experience – just the name of the hotel alone already has Sagittarius written all over it. Located just a few blocks from Key West’s iconic Duval Street and historical seaport, NYAH offers a “Build Your Own Room” concept in which rooms that can be customized to meet the specific needs of guests. The versatile furniture can be configured to accommodate a single traveler, a pair of vacationing friends, or a bachelorette party of six, without any added fees. In addition to the hotel’s unique accommodations, NYAH features complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, daily wine and cheese happy hour, three pools, two Jacuzzis, and several wrap-around rooftop decks that overlooks Key West’s tropical paradise. There is no doubt that this unique, fun, communal vibe will attract a Sagittarius’ free spirit mind.