By Expedia Team, on January 25, 2019

Fengshui Travel Guide: Where to go in 2019 Based on Your Chinese Zodiac

Every year, we consult with fengshui master, Master Seldan, who speaks with the winds and tells us the destinations for a year of auspicious travels. Based on your specific Chinese zodiac sign, he’ll translate the fengshui whispers to point out which destinations your sign should visit in 2019.

2019 is the year of the beloved Pig. Some common traits of folks born in the year of the Pig are good-nature, sociable, commitment, and passion. Most of all, they love living a life full of zest! We’re excited to unveil the interesting destinations for each zodiac sign in this year’s Fengshui Travel Guide 2019. We’ll even tell you who’s the right travel buddies to take with you for the best trip!

We wish you auspicious travels and hope you bring back happy travel memories with your loved ones in 2019.


Pig  |  Rat  |  Ox  |  Tiger  |  Rabbit  |  Dragon  |  Snake  |  Horse  |  Goat  |  Monkey  |  Rooster  |  Dog


Born in the year: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959 and 1947

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: Rabbit or Goat

The Dog has been unseated. Here comes the lovable Pig!

On the longer projects you have been preparing, this year if put your mind on it you will see success. So too in the romance department.

With a packed schedule, take care to balance the social catch ups. Watch your increasing waist line too.

A year of splendid opportunities awaits.

Where to go in 2019

In this merry year, Pig babies should explore Cebu in the Philippines. Lay by the beach, take a break and enjoy from the fruits of your hard work. Cebu is known for its famous produce such as tropical fruits — don’t forget to try the sweet mangoes fresh from the farms.

An exotic destination for you to explore in 2019 is Budapest, Hungary. Marvel at the handsome people of this Eastern European country — who knows you may find your Mr. or Mrs. Right!  Right in the city centre, try out one of Budapest’s famous mineral baths. These steaming baths are not only a treasured Hungarian tradition, but equally enjoyable today. In the midst of cold weather especially, the baths are gloriously warm. The outdoor baths are a quite a unique experience as they are set outdoors, so you’re clouds of mist hang over you in these large pools where the hot water meets the cold air.


Cebu, Philippines

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Born in the year: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960 and 1948

Your travel buddies zodiac signs:  Cow, Dragon or Monkey

For the Rat, numerous good opportunities await for this year. Don’t wait and see — demonstrate your initiative. Be cautious in money matters.

Allow yourself to unwind and go for a holiday break. If you spot any health concerns, address it.

Prospects for romance are great and may blossom beautifully in 2019.

Best places to travel in 2019

Famous for producing soccer champions, Argentina also offer fantastic nature wonders to explore. Best known for their cuisine with Mediterranean and Indigenous influences. If you enjoy desserts, try the Dulce de leche “milk jam” and don’t forget to bring home some.

What comes to your mind when we mention St. Petersburg  Russia? Castles? Yes! There are some wonderfully grand ones to admire in the city. Besides castles, this old imperial capital of Russia is known for its historic attractions, big town squares, museums and architecture.The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of its most famous architectural icons.  St. Petersburg also played host to the 2018 FIFA World Cup last year, so football fans can aim to visit the stadium where the greats have played.

Chiang Rai, Thailand. Not to be confused with Chiang Mai — Chiang Rai is in northern Thailand and slightly off the beaten track. It was founded in 1262 as the capital of the Mengrai Dynasty with a deep history. If you live in a busy city, go in the opposite direction for your holidays this year and explore the quiet, cultural Chiang Rai. If you have more time, Chiang Rai is situated near the borders of Laos and Myanmar, so you can hop across the cities and get the taste of sleepy, old Asia.


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Born in the year: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961 and 1949

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: Rat, Snake or Rooster

For the Ox or Cow, start to bring attention back to yourself. Plan to have an overall balance. This is a year to relax. Consider mingling with more people this year to enlarge your social circle. And before the year is over, take a well deserved holiday break.

For romance you may meet with someone new or the existing relationship can developed further.

Reprioritize exercise and make healthier food choices this year.

Financially, earnings potential can increase, but you should also expect expenditures to increase too – so be careful to balance it out.

To quote the famous fellow ox, Napoleon Bonaparte, “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself”. Live by this motto.

Holiday Destinations to Visit in 2019

Morocco. Home to the ancient Roman site Volubilis, view on the ruins of a basilica and triumphant architectures. Morocco is well known for their spices. If there is a must try food, go for Tagine. Don’t worry if you are vegetarian as there are plenty of options in casual and fine restaurants too.

Head to Arizona in the USA, to see the world famous Grand Canyon with your own eyes. Out there, you can experience the Native Americans culture and diversity. If you enjoy outdoor adventures, get your adrenaline racing this year by going white-water rafting at the Colorado River.

If you’ve already visited Seoul or Jeju Islands, consider another ancient city in South Korea: Gwangju. 1913 Songjeong Market is a street themed to transport you back in time of the year 1913. Next consider a visit to the Gwangju Folk Museum and understand more about the local Korean cultures.


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Born in the year: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962 and 1950

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: Rat, Snake or Rooster

Turn your limitless energy on and set your focus. Your talents will be well regarded. Follow up on the tasks on hand.

On finances, be slightly more prudent. As your focus gets sharper and sharper, you may spot additional travel offers and opportunities.

Learn to improve on the communication aspects.

Where to go in 2019:

In Bolivia, book a local tour to visit Incan ruins, one of the world’s most remarkable ancient civilizations. This is similar to the Inca trail in Peru. Once a Spanish colony, as you explore Bolivia see if you can identify the food, culture, languages that contain these Spanish influences.

Over in Tianjin China, you’ll find the next major city outside of Shanghai with many European-style buildings. Visit the shopping districts of Guwnehua and Binjiang blended with the unique Qing dynasty architectures.


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Born in the year: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963 and 1951

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: Goat, Dog or Pig

This year Rabbits will be hopping with joy. From this positive place, you can. expect more opportunities.

Romantic luck is equally exciting this year.

Enjoy a vacation and allow time to uncover unique destinations. Although this year’s financials are bright and positive, don’t get carried away. Keep watch over it and you’ll have a comfortable year.

Where to travel in 2019

Costa Rica is well known for its large species of flora and fauna. Try out staying in eco-lodges and learn a little something on how to protect nature. If you enjoy a cuppa, some of the finest coffee beans varieties come from this country. After sampling Costa Rican coffee in its homeland, you’ll understand why its so well-lauded.

Get yourself grounded and reconnect with nature, with a visit to Borneo. Try a different style of lodging and stay in an Iban longhouse to experience how indigenous people live. Indigenous tribal culture still exists across the ‘borders’ of Malaysian Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak), and Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). It’s one of the most interesting places in the world to really go no-frills and enter rainforests and rivers, to experience the times when people really lived off the land. There are of course modern amenities if you wish, but Borneo is at its best when you explore its untamed nature. The fresh food may surprise you. Often cooked traditional style using natural things around like bamboo shoots and small fires, but very delicious. Try the pineapple curry.


 Photo by Papagayo hotel El Mangroove, Marriot Autograph Collection

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Born in the year:  2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964 and 1952

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: are Rat, Monkey or Rooster

Dragons in the year of the Pig have great potential to achieve success. Expect financial rewards to come from many areas.

For travel destinations this year, you can consider both local and foreign options but either way, try to engage more deeply into the activities and local experiences.

This is a year to step up on the exercise regime. In the words of famous dragon baby Abraham Lincoln, “The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

Where to go for holidays in 2019

If you like the Pachinko machines, visit the pachinko home base in Nagoya, Japan. It’s also home to the Toyota Museum. For a truly authentic taste of Nagoya, don’t miss the Hitsumabushi – grilled eel on rice.

Explore Panama in Central America, if you enjoy history. Panama has stories to tell from way back in the 1500s. Walk the ancient hiking trails of the Las Cruces. Participate in the islander beach activities. To satisfy your tastebuds, treat yourself to seafood and freshest produce.


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Born in the year: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965 and 1953

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: are Rat, Monkey or Rooster

Snakes would have a less straight forward path to take this year including on the financial front. Seek help when it is needed. Focus on your core competencies.

Try to enlarge your social circles. Try new things. Improve on the one to one communications aspects.

Where to go in 2019

While not as famous as compared to their other counterpart nations in Africa, find yourself nestled in multiple French influences in Senegal. One of the rarest natural phenomena to find pink coloured water at Lake Retba.

San Francisco in California, USA, is home to Fisherman’s Wharf. Slither your way to San Fran and explore its colourful scenes. How can you miss the Fish and Chips? Also visit Chinatown, one of the biggest in the world. If you think it’s all the same — think again. Here you would find one of the most established in the world, in part due to the gold rush back in mid 1800s.


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Born in the year: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966 and 1954

Your travel buddies: Tiger, Goat or Dog

If you’re born in the year of the Horse, start 2019 right with more balance. Attend a self-transformation session. Develop new interests and participate in new activities.

Take time to unwind and go for a vacation. Visit destinations you may have not thought of visiting before.

Romance and relationships may improve over the year.

Financial situations may improve this year. Make financial responsibility part of your longer term plans.

Where to travel in 2019

Gallop toward Hanoi, Vietnam. Plan a trip to visit the Dong Xuan market to experience the local lifestyle and delectable food.  Hanoi was a French colony in the past, but it also has plenty of Chinese influences. Explore this unique blend from food, to fashion, in Hanoi.

San Salvador is also a major financial hub of Central America. It produces many natural resources and food that only a volcanic country can offer. Visit the breathtaking San Salvador and you’ll come to see this is a postcard perfect destination that’s underexplored. Food here has various Native American, indigenous Lenca, Pipil and Spanish elements. Also try the unique Kolachampan, a sugarcane-flavoured soda only to be found here.


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Born in the year: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967 and 1955

Your travel buddies: Rabbit, Horse or Pig

This year, Goat or Sheep babies may experience much improvement as the year progresses. Similarly positive on financial aspects but watch out for risks.

Romance which can summed up the year of Pig is a successful year for you.

However for all these positivity to happen, don’t forget to take action. Those born in the year of the goat should take inspiration from fellow goat, Mark Twain “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Where to go in 2019

Make your way to Angola, Africa, a previous Portuguese colony. Food selections are unique, with seafood topping the list of must-tries in Angola. Another must try is the organic, tropical fruits grown here, which have rich flavours. These often taste unusual to the foreign palate. Visit Luanda, the Benfica Handcrafts Market which offers handcrafts such as sculptures, paintings, jewellery and accessories.

Athens is the capital city of Greece. Consider that the economic pressures in Greece actually make it favourable for tourists interested to visit. Firstly to support the country through tourism, and second, of course to reap bargains galore. Beyond that,  Athens wears the crown of the birthplace of the Olympics, one of the finest events in sports and celebrating humanity. Your visit to Greece cannot be complete without spending some time at the Acropolis colonnaded Parthenon temple.

Melbourne, Australia offers many exciting options. Visit the Queen Victorian market and find many fresh organic produce direct from the farms and have a coffee at the side walk cafes. Make a trip to the local vineyards and enjoy the wines. If you enjoy shopping of the latest fashion, there are plenty of high street shops to the bargain Outlets malls nearby the harbour. Be spoilt for choices.


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Born in the year: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968 and 1956

Your travel buddies: Rat or Dragon

This year, the Monkey should be slightly more careful and ensure follow-through on everything. Financially, minimize all risks.

However, romance may bear fruit this year!

Increase your momentum of the current exercise regime. With these in mind, you are building a stronger foundation to prepare on future challenges.

Destinations for 2019 Holidays

Hangzhou, China consists of a large and vibrant literary and arts communities since hundreds of years ago. With the fortunes from tea and silk, the city has the privilege to be one of the highest capital per income in China. Rub shoulders with millionaires as you visit this historical destination. Soon you can become one too.

Utah offers many natural destinations for monkeys to explore. You will be spoilt for choice, between Utah’s historical trails, monuments, ski and golf recreation localities. Try the local scones known as Navajo Fry Bread. If you are on a diet, just eat one piece. It is a tasty large, fried dough slathered in honey butter.


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Born in the year: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957 and 1945

Your travel buddies: Ox, Dragon or Snake

Be ready for positive developments. Make the initiatives and take actions.

Finances will be looking up but do balance it with risk management.

Romance is equally positive.

If considering a holiday but undecided — your fengshui says just go. You will come back refreshed and ready take on new challenges.

Destinations to Visit in 2019

Make your way to Bulgaria, a place with many hidden paths to discover. Find out more about the ancient Byzantine (East Roman) Empire. Visit the majestic churches, get a nice breeze at the many beaches and visit the nature parks. If you enjoy salads, Bulgarians takes it more seriously and is required at every meal. The local cuisine is a mixed of Southeastern Europe with some Turkish and Greek influences.

Kolkata is one of the former British colonies. Explore Kolkata and you’ll find the most heavily influenced British architecture, cricket sport and Victorian inspired buildings. Today, it is also known as the cultural capital so you’ll have plenty to do and learn out here. Literary fans will also be interested to explore Kolkata and its role in publishing.


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Born in the year: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958 and 1946

Your travel buddies zodiac signs: Tiger, Rabbit or Horse

As the previous years was hectic, the Dog can take a better balance to improve and at the same time be happy with the outcome. Be open in your communications and many possibilities will present themselves.

Romantic luck is shining this year.

If you have postponed travels plans in the past, put it back to your schedules.

Financially this would be a rewarding year and plan the surplus into your longer term strategy. To quote the famous and dog C. S. Lewis, “We are what we believe we are.”

Where to go in 2019

Take a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico in USA.  For 300 years it was a Spanish colony, and prior to that had The India Pueblo cultures exhibiting a strong tribal tradition. Before the modern publishing was invented, the ancestors of the past accounted knowledge on rock carvings. With close proximity to Mexico, the influences and cultural exchanges can be seen present in Albuquerque. Enjoy the best Burrito, Tortillas and other Mexican food options that is very authentic.

Yokohama is one of the most forward looking cities in Japan and a destination worth visiting. Over its history, the major port and industrial city has brought in trades that contributed to the country and transformed Japan into one of the most advanced player in the global economy. Yokohama also boasts some fame associated with convenient food, like cup noodles and instant ramen, that are Japanese by origin but now has converts all over the world. It’ll be surprisingly fun to visit the Cup Noodles Museum out here.


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About the Author

Master Seldan Lim is a Fengshui Master, Mind Body Spirit Coach and Keynote Speaker. He has the privilege to facilitate your smooth journey of a lifetime in peace, prosperity and happiness. Connect with him via