where to travel in 2017

Where to Travel this Year of the Rooster Based on Your Zodiac Sign

The Year of the Fire Rooster is fast approaching. From January 28 to February 18, 2018, the Fire Rooster will be ruling the astrological skies. And with it comes many predicted changes. According to Chinese astrologers online, the interaction of the 5 elements brought by the Fire Rooster will bring about many new things. After a dramatic 2016, many are apprehensive about what the coming year will bring.

But that’s no excuse to stop living every day to the fullest! Just take heed about what the year is set to bring you to make the most of your 2017. Here is our list of where to travel in 2017 based on your zodiac sign’s forecast. If you don’t subscribe to Chinese astrology, then consider this a 2017 to-do list.

Good luck!

Year of the Rat

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Born: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1084, 1996, 2008 


It’s going to be a stellar year career-wise for female Rats, thanks to due recognition and praise. While male rats are predicted to have a steady, uneventful year, it’s also the time to build good connections and create new work relationships. Just make sure to avoid quarrels, which might lead to loss of assets.


Give yourself a pat on the back with all your career achievements this year. As a reward, an escape from the city and the daily grind may be just what you need. Go for a quick getaway in Manila or bask in some luxury in Boracay with the special people in your life in these stunning and relaxing locales. You’re sure to come back rejuvenated and ready to keep up the good work. 

Year of the Ox

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Born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 


Of all the signs this Year of the Rooster, the Ox will have the most fortune. Thanks to your compatibility with the Rooster, everything will come easily for the Ox this year. Focusing on work will result in a raise, while efforts in socializing can lead to a budding romance. Wealth will also come by easily this year thanks to the influence of 3 lucky stars.


Since fortune will come easily for you, taking responsible risks can be a source of good fun, excitement, and fortune – in Macau, the “Vegas of China.” Can you imagine a better place to have fun, feel excited, and get rich at the same time? With its wealth of casinos, outrageous entertainment, and general ostentation, it’s the perfect place to celebrate the good life.

Year of the Tiger

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Born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010


It’s set to be a smooth year for Tiger babies, as no big disasters or major breakthroughs are predicted. You may find some instability with your fortune, but you may find luck in love as you meet The One. It’s the year to build relationships, whether for work, friendship, or more.


“Fortune in love” is it? Give your lucky stars a boost by putting yourself out there this year. And what better opportunity is there to start a new romance than in the midst of an exotic adventure? Tour groups like Travel Factor not only make planning and logistics easier for you but also connects you to other like-minded individuals who share the same passions. Extra scenic trips like their Batanes or El Nido packages even give that romantic backdrop! 

Year of the Rabbit

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Born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 


This will be a year of hanging on for Rabbits as your stars begin to misalign (sorry!). Because of conflicting elements with the Rooster, Rabbits will feel a lot of challenges. Be extra prudent with your money by investing in stable assets. Keeping a positive mindset despite the downs will also help you cope better.


It has long been said that saltwater and the sunshine are failsafe cures for negativity. After all, when was the last time you went to the beach and went home feeling down? We can bet it was never. So when the going gets tough, keep our beautiful country’s many beaches in mind: like these unspoiled beaches all over the Philippines, or these secluded Quezon beaches right in Manila’s backyard. 

Year of the Dragon

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Born: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 


Your hard work from years past is finally paying off this year. Recognition and maybe even a raise will lead to a career breakthrough. Your love life will even pick up as you find yourself with more opportunities to socialize. Just beware of your health and hygiene, as gastrointestinal problems and other ailments are right around the corner.


It’s a year of indulgence for those born under the sign of the Dragon – and there’s no shame in doing just that. When it comes time to think about where to travel in 2017, why not visit a place for luxury and pampering like these private islands for rent in Palawan? You can throw in some detoxing too. (We don’t want ugly gastrointestinal issues, after all!) The Farm at San Benito is a luxury wellness resort and spa that addresses just that. Sounds too good to be true? You deserve it.

Year of the Snake

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Born: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1901


Though it’s set to be a low-key year for you reptile babies, a spike in your love life is predicted. You’ll meet a lot of worthy candidates, which can lead to the real thing. It’s also the time to become friends with officemates, as they can help you throughout the year. When traveling outdoors, however, take extra measure because you will be more prone to accidents.


Keep the hiking and rock climbing on the down-low when thinking about where to travel in 2017. Instead, why not have some fun indoors? Translation: food trip! With our wealth of culinary culture, there’s no shortage of food trips to choose from, whether in Manila or beyond: old haunts in Malate? Check; new hangouts in Maginhawa? Double check! Finally, if Manila’s too small for you, there’s the rest of the country to taste.

Year of the Horse

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Born: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 


It’s a make it or break it year for those born under this sign. Hard work and healthy connections can lead to career rewards, but laziness and complacency will bring challenges. Work opportunities that present themselves later this year will also be a source of luck and happiness.


With all the challenges waiting to face you this year, take the reins and bring yourself some good karma. Volunteer travel is not only a way to see the world while giving back, but it’s also a way to expand your professional network and help the less fortunate. You can even invite some work friends so that you can bond over a good cause. At the end of it, you will share unforgettable memories and deepen your relationships with each other and your community.

Year of the Sheep

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Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 


The Year of the Fire Rooster is not the time to make big and risky investments for those born under the Sheep. Despite not so bright wealth prospects, you will see yourself in a lot of social gatherings this year, leading to a fun and healthy dating life. It’s also the time to give yourself extra TLC by doing activities that make you feel relaxed and peaceful.


Nothing makes a person more attractive than that innate inner glow. With a healthy mind and body, and an optimistic spirit, you can get just that. But if you’re stressed by external factors, it’s up to you to find that glow within yourself – with the help of massage therapists, nutritionists, and coaches. Think about a spa retreat when considering where to go in 2017. Not only will this give you that radiance that people find attractive, but it also boosts your psychological well-being.

Year of the Monkey

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Born: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016


2017 will be a comfortable year for the Monkey, with a stable income. However, you will find yourself frequently separated from your partners, which may lead to negative psychological effects. Keep a clear head and know your plans and priorities so that outside factors won’t get in the way of your career.


Is there a better place for soul-searching or spiritual realignment than in the great outdoors? Surround yourself with the uncomplicated stillness of nature. Hear yourself think, get your thoughts straight, and your priorities in check. The Philippines still has many undiscovered spots for peace and solitude. For a start, check out the stunning sanctuary of Isabela or the many wonders of Biliran.

Year of the Rooster

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Born: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017


Sorry to all Rooster babies out there. This may be your year, but it’s not a very promising one. Due to conflicting elements and inauspicious stars hovering over your sign, your year is set to be filled with great changes. While nothing dramatic will take place in your love life, your assets and your career trajectory might suffer some setbacks.


With all the not-so-good things predicted to befall you this year, it won’t hurt to find your fun. Like parties. Or the beach. Or beach parties. Unwind, forget your troubles, and melt your worries away with upbeat music, drinks, and dancing. Our very own Boracay is fast becoming a legendary spot for beach parties. But if you want to cast the net a little further, Koh Phangan, Thailand’s monthly Full Moon Parties are a league of their own.

Year of the Dog

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Born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006


Dog babies are set to have a career breakthrough this year, whether through promotion, recognition, or a raise. However, due to the alignment of your stars, you’re also predicted to be extra sensitive and prone to imaginary fears. Extra attention to your mental health is suggested this year, as you’re set to face new growth.


Keep the shadows at bay and fill your days with lightness by participating in the many festivals happening in the country this year. From music festivals, art fairs, food expos, and local town fiestas, there’s many opportunities to breathe in some good vibes. Bask in the lively music, homey food, and countless smiles, and you’re sure to keep your mind away from all the negativity.

Year of the Pig

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Born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007


Many challenges may come to the Pig this year. Rash investments will not see fruition, and workplace setbacks may affect your job. As such, it’s the time to be frugal and keep a low profile. It’s also a good opportunity to learn new things and expand your horizons to make your progress in your personal life.


Just because spending isn’t a good idea doesn’t mean you should just hole up and wait for 2017 to end. There are many ways to travel for cheap, especially when your accommodations are free. Where to travel in 2017 is totally attainable, even abroad, with these volunteer opportunities. And speaking of self-development, did you know that you can get free lodgings locally just by offering up your skills? Talk about value for money and a chance to grow at the same time – sounds like just what you need!

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