January 2020 Travel Horoscope
Mar 21 – Apr 19
The New Year will be off to a brilliant start for you Aries! You are going to have so much energy for the first few months of 2020, it will feel as though you have come out of dense fog. An action-packed getaway is just the ticket for active Aries in January, and you will be especially drawn to experience a foreign land. Why not take a break from winter and book your trip to sunny down-under for January?
Canberra, Australia has everything for adventurous Aries, from incredible outdoor activities in the outback to a lively nightlife scene. Put Namadgi National Park at the top of your list to visit. The park is a remote wilderness experience that has native wildlife and over 400 square acres with over 100 miles of trails to explore.
Apr 20 – May 20
The first few weeks of 2020 will have you on the move Taurus, and you may be feeling extra social through mid-January. Why not get some friends together and experience the incredible food, expansive mountain scenery and crystal-clear skies of Taos, New Mexico?
Fly into Albuquerque and then hit the High Road to Taos! There are incredible vistas and other fantastic historic sites to stop at along the way. You will pass by remote mountain villages and churches that have been painted by Georgia O’Keeffe and photographed by Ansel Adams. Galleries and shopping are awaiting you in the plaza once you reach the town and you can finish a perfect day savoring the famous Southwestern cuisine of Taos.
May 21 – June 20
The first part of January may be off to a slow start, but once you make it to the middle of the month things are going to feel entirely different! Pack your bags, because Trieste, Italy is just around the corner!
Some say Trieste is the most underrated city in Italy! Boasting some of the best coffee in Italy, Trieste is home to a MIchelen star rated restaurant, the famed elegant Faro Della Vittoria lighthouse and Miramar Castle, which are just a few incredible experiences to enjoy. A trip to the Piazza Unite d’Italia Square is a must-see as the largest square in Europe, which also faces the sea. Or make the trip to the more modern Temple of Monte Grisa, the geometric church that is fondly named “formaggio” because of its triangular cheese-like wedge shape.
Jun 21 – Jul 22
Maybe it’s time to start the New Year with a holiday that is all about you! Watery and sensitive crabs will love this charming town just outside of Asheville, NC. Black Mountain has been ranked “One of the 50 Safest Towns in North Carolina” as well as the “Best Small Town in Western North Carolina.”
While there, check out the Swannanoa Valley Museum, sharing the rich history of the county it is a great way to spend the afternoon. If you want to get out into nature, Lake Tomahawk is just outside of town. Plenty of local shops, hiking and mountain biking trails, and close to the North Carolina Birding Trail. With over 35 restaurants to choose from, cuisine loving crabs will delight in the variety! Whatever you decide to explore you will fall in love with this quaint town that is nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Jul 23 – Aug 22
Sun-loving Leos will love the warmth and beauty of Stuart, Florida for the first getaway in 2020! Stuart is part of the Treasure Coast of Florida and is known for being the Sailfish capital of the world. Enjoy a mid-winter escape and get your feet in the warm sand and enjoy spectacular sunsets on world-class beaches.
When you have had your fill of the ocean, Stuart is also one of the best towns for walking and exploring the many diverse experiences it has to offer. The Elliott Museum in downtown Stuart has an extensive display of art curated from local artists to classic cars, trucks, bicycles, and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history; Americana; a variety of art; a tribute to actress Frances Langford; and even a Foucault Pendulum!
Aug 23 – Sep 22
Why not spend the New Year in the charming Victorian town of Eureka Springs? This historic town has so much to offer it will delight any Virgo! In town, you will find so many charming buildings and historic hotels that have been preserved to Virgo perfection, that you may never want to leave. The village has over 100 shops and galleries that will please any taste or shopping list.
While you are there, take time to visit Turpentine Creek Refuge, a 500-acre wildlife refuge in the Ozark Mountains that rescues and provides a lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected big cats with an emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. After a day of exploration settle into town to experience some local southern cuisine or savor the tastes of East Indian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Irish, Mexican, Cajun, or Thai from the many restaurants in Eureka Springs.
Sep 23 – Oct 22
Libra, you may be hoping for a staycation, but trust me – you are going to be enchanted by the incredible snow-topped surrounding mountains and the casual atmosphere of Whitefish, Montana! Whether you snowboard or ski, it’s a short trip from the town of Whitefish up to the Big Mountain ski resort, where you can ski through fluffy powder snow all day long!
If you are not into snowboarding or skiing, you may want to try a fat tire bicycle! What a wonderful way to experience nature during winter and there are groomed trails specifically designated for these special bikes. Apres-ski or biking, you will find some lively and rustic bars both on the mountain and in town to have some fun and mingle with locals. Then head out to any number of local Whitefish restaurants to enjoy the cuisine from lands near and far.
Oct 23 – Nov 21
Secretive Scorpio, you are going to want to ring in the New Year in a toasty warm location! Savannah has all the sunshine you need to take a break from the cool winter months. This town has an incredibly rich history and beautiful architecture that has been lovingly restored. Grand mansions that are home to old oak trees line the cobblestone streets that take you back to a time in the past.
The Savannah History Museum has something for everyone with over 10,000 artifacts and it tells the city’s fascinating history from the time it was established to the present day. After a day of exploration, you will want to enjoy the award-winning restaurants in Savannah where many celebrity chefs have their roots. The restaurants are situated in historic buildings making the ambiance perfect!
Nov 22 – Dec 21
Sagittarius your career in 2019 may have been extra busy and you totally deserve an amazing vacation. Why not spend the New Year in Mauritius soaking in the warm sunshine, stunning white-sand beaches, and crystal-clear blue water? When you have had enough sun and sand head to the capital city of Port Louis to find locally grown produce, exotic foods and spices, and arts and crafts from island locals. Mauritius was ranked among the safest or most peaceful countries by the Global Peace Index in 2019.
Take a day trip to the relatively unpopulated south end of the island to have a true local Mauritian experience! The coastal road from Souillac to Le Morne has magnificent scenery and along your way, you will want to stop and explore the town of Mahebourg and trek the trails of Lion Mountain. Mauritius will delight any adventurous Sagittarian!
Dec 22 – Jan 19
It’s your birthday month if you are born on January 1st through the 20th, and you deserve a special getaway! Mountain goat Capricorns will fall in love with the charming and historic town of Jim Thorpe. Just north of Allentown and nestled within the Poconos.
Jim Thorpe is home to many museums. The Coal and Mine Museum allows visitors to take a train 1600 feet into the mountainside to experience the life of a coal miner. Above ground, Jim Thorpe has been voted the most fun, most beautiful, most romantic and best adventure towns to visit.
Jan 20 – Feb 18
If you are born January 20 through the end of January, Happy Birthday! Celebrate your personal new year and the New Year of 2020 with a magical journey to Prague! While in Prague you can visit the Prague Castle, the largest castle (in terms of area) in the world. It has been standing since the late 10th century. See how the royals lived over the centuries. It has been home to Holy Roman Emperors, the Habsburgs, Bohemian Kings, and even the Czech Republic’s President.
Take a short one-hour trip from Prague to Sedlec to see the infamous Sedle Ossuary that is home to the skeletal bones of between 40,000 to 70,000 people that in part came from the mass graves unearthed during construction. The Ossuary is one of the most visited places in the Czech Republic!
Feb 19 – Mar 20
Watery Pisces take a break from your busy work schedule and ring in the New Year in the crawfish capital of the world, Breaux Bridge, LA! The authentic Cajun culture of this southern town is home to both traditional Cajun and funky Zydeco music, world-class cuisine, and a long and interesting historic journey.
When you aren’t savoring the Cajun flavors, you will find enough boutiques and antique shops to satisfy your shopping cravings. For outdoor enthusiasts, take a day trip to Lake Martin just outside of town. The swampy Cypress Island Nature Preserve near the lake is full of wildlife and native plants. The lake can be explored on foot or in a canoe or kayak.
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