In the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Famously referred to as “man’s best friend”, the Dog is a symbol of loyalty and fun. If you were born in the year of the Dog, you’ll be outgoing, lively and in search of adventure!
Similar to the Western zodiac, the Chinese one also has 12 signs. However, instead of being based on star constellations, each year is represented by one of 12 animals that form a recurring 12-year cycle. Discover your Chinese zodiac sign here, along with your ideal destination to visit this year based on your 2018 travel horoscope.
Born in: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Sharp-witted, optimistic, and independent, when the Rat sets its mind to something, it gets it! 2018 encourages the Rat to approach life with a sense of calm, so a trip to the tranquil temples of Thailand would do the trick.
Born in: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Ox is decisive, honest and hardworking. The Chinese horoscope suggests that Oxen should summon their inner confidence in 2018, and start a new project. An adventurous trip like a South African safari would be inspirational for an Ox.
Born in: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Courageous, unpredictable, and active, Tigers love to let their imagination run wild. In 2018, they should take care to move ahead without hesitation if they’re keen not to miss opportunities. They’d love action packed exploits in the Costa Rican rainforest.
Born in: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The Rabbit is gentle and shy but with an inner strength. They can often build boundaries around themselves, so 2018 encourages the Rabbit to get out into nature. If you’re a Rabbit, consider experiencing the beauty of New Zealand’s landscapes.
Born in: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Outgoing and independent the Dragon can yearn for support and approval. For Dragons, this year is about asserting their individual characteristics, so look to somewhere utterly unique like the incredible wildernesses of Patagonia.
Born in: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The Snake is smart, witty and sophisticated. 2018’s horoscope predicts that the Snake will discover new things of interest that’ll help them understand their destiny as well become more spiritually aware. A blissful exploration of Japan’s spiritual side would be perfect for Snakes.
Born in: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Animated, active, and lively, Horses are happiness-chasers. 2018 is marked by important surprises for the Horse, and it’s important to act quickly when challenges come along. If you’re a Horse, find your happy place in the sun by visiting the wonders of Italy.
Born in: 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
A serne, compassionate and selfless sign, Goats are known for their unfailing concern for others. 2018’s horoscope predicts a good year with an emphasis on their health. Why not recline in the mineral-rich waters of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon?
Born in: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Funny, bright with a sense of mischief, the Monkey plays by its own rules! This year is all about keeping calm in the face of unexpected changes, so Monkeys should take some time to find their cool on the placid waters of the Aegean while Greek island hopping.
Born in: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
The Rooster is observant with a no-nonsense attitude. 2018’s Chinese horoscope foresees a year centred on Rooster’s relationship with others. Make new friends for life on a Trafalgar trip around the British Isles.
Born in: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Loyal, upfront and amiable, Dogs are dreamers that love the great outdoors. 2018 is about developing two qualities in particular: the art of negotiating and making sensible choices. Dogs can practice their haggling skills in Marrakech’s many souks.
Born in: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Hardworking, caring and blessed with good fortune, the Pig is an auspicious sign. After a chaotic year in 2017, this year will be a smooth one. The Chinese horoscope advises Pigs try and be open to modifying their plans at the last minute. Pigs will love sniffing our truffles in Tuscany, Italy.
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