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.
Downton Abbey swept into family rooms and show-binging homes back in 2010 and is now resurfacing with a new story — this time on film! For Downton Abbey enthusiasts, this is a highly-anticipated event; for newcomers, this is a great chance to binge the show ahead of the film’s release; and for families looking for any excuse to get away, this is the time to take advantage of CIE Tours lineup of Downton Abbey-themed stops.
Dressing up for Halloween and collecting candy is what dreams are made of for kids — and, sometimes, those in their teens. Add in the special attention to detail kids and parents come to expect from LEGOLAND, and the spooky season gets a lot more fun.
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One of the most thrilling and satisfying ways to experience the power and beauty of a river is while racing along with its current. Early fall is the perfect time to try whitewater rafting for beginners and families, with cooler weather, trees beginning to change color, and water that’s flowing at a less heart-pounding rate than it does following snowmelt in the spring.