Here’s Where You Should Travel to in 2018 According to Your Chinese Zodiac

Hong Kong feng shui master Tong Wong shares tips on the cities which will bring you good fortune.

Having trouble deciding your travel plans for 2018? Let good fortune lead the way with this quick guide by travel search engine Kayak, created with the help of Hong Kong feng shui master Tong Wong.

Lunar New Year festivities around the world kickstarts on February 15, and what better way to celebrate the year of the dog than by heading in the direction where your blessings call?

Head to Florence if you’re born in the year of the dog.

Dog

Born in: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958

Welcome to your year! Boost your luck by traveling to the northwest – perhaps you’ll find a bone or two in cities like Florence, Mumbai, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, Prague, Reykjavik, or London.

Rat

Born in: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948

Rats should avoid travelling north this year. Instead, point your compass southwest or northeast to one of these destinations for extraordinary experiences in 2018: Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, and Kota Kinabalu.

Visit Kyoto if you’re born in the year of the ox.

Ox

Born in: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949

This year, the mighty ox can travel wherever it wants to! To seek good luck, travel to the northeast, such as these hot spots: Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, Boracay, Taipei, Osaka, Tokyo, and Shanghai.

Born in the year of the rabbit? Copenhagen is where you should go.

Tiger

Born in: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950

To make the most of 2018, tigers should head either southwest or northeast. Luckily this leaves them plenty of options including Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, and Kota Kinabalu.

Rabbit

Born in: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951

The year of the dog brings good fortune for rabbits, particularly in the southwest and northwest. Why not hop over to: Pekanbaru, Padang, Mont Lubin, Cape Town, Port Louis, Maldives, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Istanbul, London. Those single and looking for love should go somewhere southeast. A few ideas: Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Auckland

Auckland is perfect for those born in the year of the dragon.

Dragon

Born in: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952

According to feng shui, evil teems in the northwest, so avoid destinations such as Maldives, Dubai, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Edinburgh, and Scotland. Instead, travel Southeast to find better fortune in places like Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, or Auckland.

Snake

Born in: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953

You’re in luck – nowhere is off-limits for serpents during the year of the dog. For extra luck, the best directions for you are northeast and northwest, namely Nha Trang, Sanya, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taichung , Boracay, Kota Kinabalu, Mumbai, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, Prague, Reykjavik, and London.

Fly to Istanbul if you’re born in the year of the horse.

Horse

Born in: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954

Lucky directions this year include northwest and northeast, with extra good luck for those traveling with friends born in the year of the tiger. Top destinations include Istanbul, St Petersburg, Prague, Berlin, Manchester, Dublin, Reykjavik, Nha Trang, Sanya, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taichung, Boracay, and Kota Kinabalu.

Goat

Born in: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955

Those born in the year of the goat are kind, calm and less assertive. But this is your year to take a chance, as there are no baa-a-a-ad directions for goats to travel this year. As your luck lies northeast and south, try visiting Boracay, Taipei, Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Sentosa, Jakarta, Palembang, and Christmas Island.

Singapore’s Sentosa island calls if you’re born in the year of the monkey.

Monkey

Born in: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956

Plenty of bananas lie in the southwest this year so try traveling to destinations like: Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, and Kota Kinabalu. Possible destinations include: Sentosa, Jakarta, Palembang, and Christmas Island.

Rooster

Born in: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957

Cocks normally crow when the sun rises in the East, but if you are an adventurous rooster, 2018 is the year to try something new. This year, the west is where luck lies, so why not take advantage with a special trip to Africa or South America? Try heading to Malé, Colombo, Kochi, Kenya, Tanzania, Lima, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires.

Pig

Born in: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1958

Favorable directions this year include southeast, south, and southwest. Try planning a trip to: Bali, Bandung, Adelaide, Perth, Christchurch, Jakarta, Palembang, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, and Auckland.

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