No matter what your destination's climate is like, you're hot on Monday, melting hearts right and left. What a fun way to travel! Beware of accidents between Tuesday and Thursday. Wear sturdy shoes, keep your cash and credit cards in a deep pocket or money belt, and don't leave straps dangling from checked-in luggage. General awareness is a traveler's best companion. Through most of the weekend, your explorative spirit and energy are nicely complemented by extra charisma -- again making for a super time. On Sunday, though, don't get upset if something doesn't go precisely your way.
Anticipate differences from the way things are at home on Monday, and have your tolerance unpacked and ready to go. Through the middle of the week, though, it's easy to work your particular brand of magic on the world. An unexpected upgrade could come your way -- or a little roadside flirtation. Your regular routine is many miles away through the weekend, and you're glad for the distance. Good times are the rule rather than the exception. If you're a little moody on Sunday, well, take a day of rest.
You may have something surprising in common with a seatmate or someone else you encounter by chance on Monday. It truly is a small, small world. An effort to communicate with folks back home could misfire between Tuesday and Thursday; make sure you're being clear, and if your email bounces back, grab a phone card and make a call. Thursday night through Saturday are made for travel -- and perhaps for romance if you're up for it. Reinvest in your good travel karma on Sunday by passing along a tip about the favorite thing you've done, seen or eaten so far.
Monday could be the day for your trip's extravagant splurge -- a fabulous dinner, great seats to a play or the opera, the best suite. More modest plans fall nicely into place from Tuesday through Thursday, and you're bringing a keen eye for observation to your travels. Document it with photos or a trip journal. Changing your lodgings or taking a day trip could involve some glitches this weekend, so proceed with caution. Lazing about may be a good option. It's hard to make up your mind on Sunday, so take a recommendation from a fellow traveler.
Winter it may be, but your radiance warms whatever part of the world you're gracing with your presence at the week's outset. Enjoy your expansive mood, because by midweek you'll be feeling a bit more introverted. Now's the time, you sense, to do things by the book -- the guidebook, that is -- rather than striking out randomly and losing precious time. There's plenty of action to keep you busy, especially after Thursday night; you may even end up with a hot date. Sunday's an excellent time to relax and evaluate your journey so far.
Nobody likes a braggart, and it's important to be extra circumspect when you're visiting another culture, so tone it down (on Monday in particular). From Tuesday through Thursday, you're seeing where you fit into the grand scheme of things -- one of the great benefits of travel. Don't be afraid to rearrange your plans now. This weekend, rather than buying trinkets on the spur of the moment, consider a visit to a museum gift shop for interesting gifts and souvenirs. Plan a day trip for Sunday, when you may be restless.
Let someone else take care of the details on Monday, whether it's a tour guide, travel companion or concierge, since you'll want to be craning your neck at the big picture. Through the middle of the week, on the other hand, you're entirely self-sufficient -- guidebook, map and all. Sometime late Thursday, the cosmos starts sending all sorts of sweet stuff your way. Your appreciation for your destination and the travel experience as a whole is matched only by the appreciation you're getting from others -- all the way 'til Sunday.
Watch, listen and get your bearings on Monday rather than putting yourself at the center of the scene. You'll pick up on some interesting info that's not in any guidebook. Nail down the details of your itinerary for Tuesday through Thursday; you may feel like you're micro-planning, but you'll be glad to see so much -- and so efficiently. An introverted mood on Friday or Saturday seems contrary to the traveling spirit, but you're mulling over the past, present and future. Take in some art or stroll and think. On Sunday, your energy and magnetism return in full force.
Want an upgrade on Monday? Just ask. With your travel magic, your wish may be granted. Have tickets in order and ID in hand when dealing with security midweek; keep medications in the original packaging, and be extra polite if you're pulled aside. A little preparation time goes a long way toward having an extra fabulous trip from Thursday through Saturday. Get that guidebook out, consult a fellow traveler and set at least a rough agenda for each day (whether you stick to it all day is another thing altogether). If you feel shy on Sunday, carry a book to bury your nose in it.
Travelers around you may be cranky and demanding on Monday, but do your best to ignore it. You can only control how much you let it bother you. Watch for an interesting connection between Tuesday and Thursday; the degrees of separation are slim now, even though you're far from home. Plan to enjoy some culture this weekend; inquire at your hotel or check your guidebook for info on museum passes or last-minute tickets to local events. Sunday may find you mulling over your journey so far, as well as your future.
Your regularly scheduled trip could be interrupted on Monday, but whether it's irritating or a special thrill is largely dependent on your attitude. Travel smart midweek: pack essentials in your carry on, read the fine print on special offers and carry an extra copy of essential documents (separately from the originals). Anything that's a cultural departure from your regular life at home is favored from Thursday through Saturday. You could make an unlikely friend now -- and you'll learn something important by doing so. Get some private time on Sunday.
Your mind has a tendency to wander on Monday, but stay alert as to your surroundings and the whereabouts of your possessions. Then from Tuesday through Thursday, you're unusually analytical -- but don't spend so much time assembling your daily itinerary that you lose precious time actually experiencing your destination. Make sure your trip budget is balanced on Friday or Saturday. You may find you have enough for a splurge -- dining out, a day trip or that special souvenir. Alternately, if you need to get creative and economize, you'll find ways to have fun on the cheap.