This article originally appeared on Wanderluxe The Luxe Nomad.
New year, new travels! Questions are: where and when? Hotels.com has partnered with Hong Kong-based feng shui master and Chinese astrology consultant Kelvin Poon to reveal his travel predictions and recommendations according to every sign’s 2018 Chinese horoscope. Who knows – the best moment to come in 2018 may just be on your next adventure …
Busan, South Korea
The bad news? You’ll encounter the unlucky Hui Qi star this year. The “good” news? You can avoid negative energy by booking really nice villas.
Recommended destination: South Korea
Recommended travel months: April, August, December
How to improve your luck: Check into a villa or hotel that comes with a gym or pool. Check out some of our favourite #vacationgoal pools
The Great Wall of China in Beijing
You will have above-average luck this year – yay, Ox! Consider boosting your luck even further by heading north from June until August to Beijing, Harbin and Russia to catch the World Cup.
Recommended destinations: Beijing, Harbin, Russia
Recommended travel month: June, July, August
How to improve your luck: Look for stays that include personal butler services
Da Nang, Vietnam
Big news, Tiger – there’s a good chance of getting a promotion this year! Plan a celebration in advance by picking a resort destination. Southeast Asia is a favourable region, so consider booking a spa resort in Thailand or Da Nang.
Recommended destination: Thailand, Da Nang (Vietnam)
Recommended travel month: June
How to improve your luck: Try booking a room on a higher floor, or a villa located high up, say, cliff top
Your Zodiac is in union with Tai Sui (presiding god of the year), meaning you are likely to meet a benefactor this year who will give you a hand when you encounter a challenge. However, you will also have a minor unlucky star working against your wealth. To ensure a balance, go ahead and splurge a little more to reward yourself – ahem, luxury travel!
Recommended travel destinations: Central Europe, Dubai
Recommended travel months: March, October
How to improve your luck: Stay close to Michelin-starred restaurants
Province of Matera, southern Italy
Your wealth will beaffected this year as your Zodiac clashes with Tai Sui (presiding god of the year). Embrace this destiny by going on a European shopping spree. After all, it’s better to spend money on something you love rather than lose money over something you don’t. Paris and Italy are good options.
Recommended destinations: Europe (Italy, Paris, France)
Recommended travel months: April, October
How to improve your luck: Stay close to the city centre for plenty of shopping opportunities
Hong Luan (Lucky Star) shines upon your Zodiac this year. Coupled snakes will have a great year together, so why not make the most of it and travel to the Maldives? It’s the most romantic place there is.
Recommended destination: Maldives
Recommended travel month: May
How to improve your luck: Take part in more water activities, or relax at a spa
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Thanks to the Lucky Star, you have the best luck in wealth this year. Be sure to splurge on yourself because great opportunities await you.
Recommended destination: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Recommended travel months: February, October
How to improve your luck: Choose a villa with elegant and beautifully designed rooms
Good on you, Goat – you will have the protection of a lucky star to turn any calamities into blessings this year. Consider trying out extreme sports or more adventurous activities on your holidays.
Recommended destinations: Switzerland, Canada
Recommended travel months: November, December
How to improve your luck: Check into a villa located near a ski area
Yikes, it looks like you’ll be prone to emotional fluctuations this year, so seek out crowded places to cheer yourself up.
Recommended destinations: Phuket, Bali
Recommended travel months: April, December
How to improve your luck: Spend more time on beaches soaking up the sun
You have mediocre luck this year, but you can boost your luck by heading east to Tokyo and Taiwan.
Recommended destinations: Tokyo, Taiwan
Recommended travel months: February, March, April
How to improve your luck: Consider checking into a resort hotel chain
Phoenix Island, Sanya, China
As your Zodiac offends Tai Sui (presiding god of the year), it is recommended that you spend all your holidays abroad. If you haven’t got too many free days to spare, take short-haul trips to nearby destinations.
Recommended destinations: Taiwan, Sanya, Vietnam
Recommended travel periods: April, September, October
How to improve your luck: Check in to a villa or hotel with a gym or pool
Jasper National Park, Jasper, Canada
2018 marks the year of romance for you. Whether you’re looking to woo or be wooed, choosing a villa with good scenery will certainly help. You can’t go wrong with a hip resort or restaurant.
Recommended destinations: United States, Canada
Recommended travel months: February, March, July, November
Travel tips to improve your luck: Consider booking a villa with exquisite sea views and premium restaurants