That summer night sky is filled with more than just stars. When every tiny, shiny dot in the sky belongs to a constellation or offers a greater scientific meaning, it’s fun to consider all the different possibilities those tiny specs represent.
Any man, woman and child with an interest in astrology might already know how zodiac signs tie into our behaviors, interests and temperaments, but what about in terms of travel? Whether you believe in astrology and zodiac signs playing a role in our personalities or not, this list of spring and summer birthdays might help guide your way to a better vacation.
Any Aries in the family? This fire sign embraces the heat and even thrives in the challenge. Perfect timing, as temperatures rise in the country’s southern states and desert regions, it might be the perfect time for Aries to get out and explore one of those Arizona spa resorts you’ve been thinking about.
Check out the well-timed summer spa specials at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Arizona this summer. Yes, it will be hot, but the resort has an incredible pool, kids-free on the weekends, and endless spa treatment options. Bring the older kids along, or make it a couple’s retreat and take the Mixology 101 class at Jade Bar. Prices begin at $119 during the week, and $139 on weekends.
The strong-willed and opinionated Taurus in the family may sway your group toward natural beauty and cultural attractions. You may find yourselves in Europe, a national park or even the beauty of the Berkshires. Choose a seasonal summer stay at Seven Hills in Lenox, Massachusetts, for all the outdoor activity and leisure a summer vacation calls for. You’ll have the surrounding natural beauty paired with summer fun, including the Solid Sound Festival, Berkshires Arts Festival and Tanglewood Music Center’s summer concert series.
Geminis can be wild cards. They feel impulsive, indecisive, but also outgoing and adaptable. In short, they are up for anything and need more than a leisurely stroll to entertain them. Find a destination with a bit of everything and endless ways to explore, but also rich in culture and history, like Ireland.
This country can be seen by self-guided tours, car rentals, train rides and on foot through the walkable city of Dublin, but let an expert do it all for you through CIE Tours International’s Private Driver. You can set your own pace and itinerary, but with the help of an expert. See the sights along the countryside, or seek out a fictional one with a Game of Thrones tour.
Cancer signs are typically water bound in the summer, making that family beach vacation all the more expected. Keep it simple with your favorite family locale, or upgrade in Palm Beach, Florida. Head to the waterfront views of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa . The condo-style suites are perfect for families, complete with a full kitchen and en-suite washer and dryer.
Leos often boast charismatic and magnetic personalities — perfect for a fun-loving summer vacation in any setting. Take advantage of some theatrical offerings in New York, specifically at the Sofitel New York, an Official Hotel Partner for the 73rd annual Tony Awards. Enjoy a theatrical stay in the Tony Awards Suite, available through Sept. 4, complete with a private terrace and Tony-themed memorabilia and amenities. Nightly rates start at $2,000.
Virgos can be hard on themselves and their own toughest critics — they deserve a break this summer. The Earth sign needs some relaxation, that’s key, but add in some stimulating activities and attractions to keep a Virgo’s sharp mind and wit active and you have a great summer getaway destination. Enter Mexico. Whether visiting the ruins of Tulum or relaxing by the ocean, Mexico’s 5-star stays offer all the rest and relaxation Virgos need, but with the excursions they want.
The Urban Cowboy hospitality brand is no stranger to making city-adjacent stays feel a little more country. The newest addition to the roster, The Chalet, goes a rustic-chic step further at The Urban Cowboy property in the Catskills, New York.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
West Virginia is home to the United States’ newest national park. Last month, Congress passed a bill upgrading West Virginia’s New River Gorge from a national river to a national park. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve marks the 63rd national park in the United States.