You know you need to spend those vacation days and hard-earned dollars wisely, so before you even look to the ‘gram for inspo, look inward for direction! What is it you really want out of a trip away? To starfish on a sandy beach and restore those adrenals? To get lost in nature? To party like the rock star you are? Making the right decision about your summer vacay starts with knowing yourself and what you want. Sometimes all you need is the help of a sign (and, okay, maybe a great travel deal) to point you in the right direction. With this in mind, here’s where to vacation in summer 2018 according to your star sign and how much it will cost to get there with the best flight price predictions according to KAYAK. See below for where your star sign takes you this year!
ARIES: Las Vegas, Nevada
Energetic Aries, your deep love of novelty and surprises makes you the trailblazer of the zodiac. You’re fearless in the pursuit of fueling your fire for life, and have high expectations for yourself and others. In other words: your vacay best deliver. Leave it to Sin City to shock and inspire you, and do it fast. Save up your money for a mani pedi at the Bellagio, shop on the Vegas strip, and maybe take in a show at Caesars Palace (fellow Aries Mariah Carey is playing this summer, just sayin’). Vegas is one of the cheapest and most popular international destinations with median airfare this summer ringing in at just $438 CAD.
TAURUS : Paris, France
You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, making you a lover of luxury. What better place to indulge than the global hotbed of all things romance? Paris may have an iconic history (The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Moulin Rouge, to name a few), but the city’s underground also has some seriously unique, creative experiences to offer too. Notorious artist squats and bookstores, creative wine bars and more are just some of what this historical piece of heaven has to offer. Whether you sit by a canal with a bottle of wine and eat cheese or play tourist, you’ll never forget your trip to Paris. According to KAYAK, Paris is always a summertime favourite amongst Canadian travellers and this year is no different. Snagging the #1 spot on this summer’s most popular list, median airfare will only set you back about $837 CAD for travel between May and September.
There’s never a dull moment with you, Gemini. Asia’s busiest hit-list destination, Singapore offers a sufficiently diverse range of experiences in its bustling micro-burbs and beyond. Hop on the hyper-efficient public transit and shop at one of the state’s world-famous malls like The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, eat street food inspired by Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultures, or just chill out in some of the city’s abundant green space. The 74-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens are said to be the lungs of Singapore. Think heading to Asia is out of your price range? Think again. Singapore is one of the more affordable international destinations this summer cheapest popular International destinations with median airfare under $1000 coming in at with a median airfare price of $843 CAD.
CANCER: Cancun, Mexico
Beyond the tequila shots and party-boats we often see associated with a trip to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Cancun has much to offer a Cancer seeking to reconnect with herself and nature. Here, you can chill on a white sandy beach with a stack of Vogues or, if you feel so inclined, jump on a jet boat take a day trip to see the historic Mayan ruins, a crocodile lagoon or cave, or learn salsa-dancing from a local. Siesta or fiesta, Cancun offers an unforgettable and super affordable tropical vacay. Best of all, Cancun is hot and cheap! Too good to miss out on, search interest is up 44% with median airfare to Cancun this summer is supposed to ring in at just $508 CAD per seat.
LEO: San Diego, California
Leo, you don’t want to sacrifice sun for city, or vice versa. Experience the best of both worlds in San Diego, which boasts 70 miles of sunny coastline and a buzzing urban centre with distinct Cali beach town vibes. See and be seen around the indie eateries and cafes in the bohemian Encinitas neighbourhood, or take your pick and stretch out on any one of the 60 beaches. You can pretty much bank on perfect weather here, too. Let the California love reignite your zest for life, Leo. Besides, what’s better than a flight that’s under $500, especially when it takes you to sunny California? Median airfare to San Diego this summer is predicted to be just $414 CAD.
VIRGO: Stockholm, Sweden
Compact, well-organized, and super-efficient when it comes to public transit, Stockholm is a logistical blessing for a Virgo. Sweden’s clean and green capital has much to make you proud. Walk the streets with a fika (coffee) in hand and see for yourself what exactly makes the Nordic countries the happiest in the world. Or, hike, bike, or boat around the archipelago – a chain of 30,000 islands and islets in the Baltic sea. Here, the rule is “Allemansrätten”, or, ‘Right of Public Access.’ For access to untouched beauty that dates back to the Stone Age, Stockholm is everything. Flights from Canada to Europe can be pretty pricey during summertime, but KAYAK data reveals you can venture all the way to Stockholm this summer for under $1000! Median flight prices for these flights are only $834 CAD.
LIBRA: Edmonton, Alberta
Libra, you thrive on beauty and balance. Let Canada’s natural landscape and multiculturalism inspire you in Edmonton. First of all, this city has been called one of the best places in the world to witness the northern lights, the awe-inspiring display of lights dancing across the sky (one of the 7 wonders of the natural world), and has no shortage of pristine wilderness on which to see it. Also, in the summer Edmonton explodes with outdoor festivals and parties. Hit up the Edmonton Folk Festival, Craft Beer Fest, Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival, or the Boardwalk Sand On Whyte sandcastle display. Obvi, you can’t miss the insanely huge West Edmonton Mall, too. This Canadian gem is not to be overlooked, Libra, because Edmonton is one of the top domestic deal destinations this year with flight prices down 40% and a median airfare of $485 CAD.
SCORPIO: New York City
One joy of being an adult: You can go to New York City and actually live the Sex and the City experience you’ve always dreamed of. Make your childhood self proud, get thee to the city that never sleeps and get you a cosmo. Shop (window, or otherwise) on Fifth Avenue, treat yourself to a Broadway show, or check out a comedy show or cabaret in Greenwich Village. Wake up, grab a bagel with a schmear, repeat. Plutonian Scorpio, you’re ruled by the planet of sex and money, and so you need to feel a little indulgent–and even a little extreme–sometimes. New York is well-equipped for that. Bite into the Big Apple with a flight that will only set you back by $367 CAD this summer.
SAGITTARIUS: Maui, Hawaii
There’s a reason they call Hawaii paradise. The vibrant coral reefs, the active volcanoes, and majestic wildlife have so much to offer a thrill-seeker like yourself, Sag. You live to travel but you’re also the most philosophical of the fire signs. The rich spiritual history here from the many deities who had a hand in the state’s creation myth to the unique customs and traditions that permeate the culture today can deliver the robust experience you crave–mind, bod, and soul. According to KAYAK, interest in Maui has increased by 37% and has snagged the number 10 spot on this summer’s top trending destinations.
CAPRICORN: Santorini, Greece
Best known for its postcard-perfect landscape (think: multi-coloured cliffs and whitewashed buildings), this Grecian island is far from just great for the ‘gram. Santorini is a full-on sensual experience, from the awe-inspiring beach sunsets, the crisp white local wines, seafood, dimly lit restaurants and sparse, airy boutiques in Fira, Oia and Athinios harbour. It’s been called the top romantic destination in the world, so whether you’re into feeling yourself after a year of hustling (and we know you were, Cap), or your pals, or your partner, this splurge will absolutely not disappoint. Similar to Maui, Santorini has found itself on the top trending summer destinations list with interest up by 43%.
AQUARIUS: Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland’s capital is home to some of the world’s most forward-thinking creatives from the music industry (Bjork, Sigur Ros are some notables) to the art and design to the culinary scene. In other words, your tribe, Aquarius. Explore the innovation that comes out of Reykjavik in the galleries and outdoor exhibits by day, and bury yourself in the crowd at a DJ gig at night. Or, tap the surrounding snow-capped mountains and coast for adventure – services out of downtown can take you hiking, boating or chilling in hot springs and geysers. If you’ve been longing to visit Reykjavik, now is your time with median airfare sitting at an attractive $614 CAD.
PISCES: Lima, Peru
Deep-feeling Pisces, a trip that whisks you out of ‘the real world’ and into a dreamy new land will give you an energy you can ride on for months afterward. Lima is known for its stunning pre-colonial landscape (literally Millenia in the making!) and yet buzzing-metropolis vibe, making it a bucket-list must for an old soul. This is one of South America’s largest cities, which offers up a chance to encounter civilization’s deep roots through stunning coastline views, pre-Columbian temples, art and some of the world’s best seafood. Take the plunge and book that ticket to Peru while prices to Lima are sitting at a median airfare of $743 CAD.
(Story by Contributing Editor, Kait Fowlie)
*Please note that this post has been brought to you thanks to a paid partnership with KAYAK Canada, all thoughts and opinions are our own*
All data is based on median airfares conducted from KAYAK CA and is intended to be used as a guide. Travel dates are May 25, 2018 – September 3, 2018, and search dates are February 21, 2017 – February 21, 2018. All flights considered are economy, round-trip. To compare year over year findings, KAYAK considered searches from February 21, 2016 – February 21, 2017 for travel between May 25, 2017 – September 3, 2017.