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Where to swap based on your zodiac sign: it’s Scorpio season!
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Where to swap based on your zodiac sign: it’s Scorpio season!

Lydia Altman
By Lydia Altman - 10 minute read

Hap­py Scor­pio sea­son! If you’re here, you’re most like­ly cel­e­brat­ing your birth­day in Octo­ber or Novem­ber, and you’re look­ing for some home swap inspi­ra­tion based on your cre­ative and pas­sion­ate per­son­al­i­ty traits. Well you’re in luck, as we’ve put togeth­er a lit­tle guide to the top four places that Scor­pios will love…

Dubrovnik, Croatia

As a fierce­ly inde­pen­dent and inquis­i­tive star sign, Scor­pios are bound to love Dubrovnik’s rich his­tor­i­cal her­itage. And let’s not for­get that as a water sign, Scor­pios feel at home in sea­side des­ti­na­tions, so with a beau­ti­ful coastal loca­tion that packs a punch, Dubrovnik is the per­fect spot for an ocean-seek­ing, trav­el-lov­ing Scorpio! 

Bet­ter yet, there are a pletho­ra of inter­est­ing things to do and explore in Dubrovnik. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan (which many Scor­pios are, as these fear­less­ly curi­ous souls love an intense sto­ry­line!) then make sure you have a look at Time­Out’s GoT land­marks guide, which will point you in the direc­tion of the best film­ing spots, or con­sid­er book­ing a pri­vate GoT walk­ing tour. Not a Game of Thrones fan? Have no fear, because walk­ing Dubrovnik’s city walls is a spec­tac­u­lar expe­ri­ence regard­less of whether or not you’re a GoT fan, and the breath­tak­ing views of the ocean and sur­round­ing city are bound to excite every­one. The tick­et office for the City Walls is right by the entrance to the old town, but smart Scor­pios will prob­a­bly enjoy get­ting ahead of the crowds and book­ing online in advance. After­wards, immerse your­self in the his­to­ry of the city by walk­ing around Dubrovnik’s old town. The crowds dis­si­pate in the evening, mak­ing this the ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the stun­ning cob­bled streets and vis­it some love­ly bou­tiques and restaurants. 

Hedo­nis­tic Scor­pios rel­ish the chance to unwind at the end of the day with a relax­ing drink and an unfor­get­table view, so make sure you head to the amaz­ing cliff bars. These bars are set amongst the cliffs, and with stun­ning panoram­ic ter­races, they’re the per­fect place to appre­ci­ate the epic views dur­ing gold­en hour. We rec­om­mend try­ing Bard Bar or Buza II.

Now we know that Scor­pios love the water, so what bet­ter way to get near the water than by vis­it­ing an unin­hab­it­ed island? Lokrum is an unspoilt and lus­cious island that you can vis­it by taxi boat. While away the hours with a peace­ful walk and a dip in the warm, salt­wa­ter lake before vis­it­ing Lacro­ma restau­rant for lunch. The last boat back to Dubrovnik leaves at 7pm, so make sure you don’t miss it! 

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The wealth of his­to­ry in Dubrovnik will ensure a knowl­edge-hun­gry Scor­pio has the trip of a lifetime.

New Orleans, USA

New Orleans is a per­fect des­ti­na­tion for the trav­el­ling Scor­pio. Not only is this city the home of jazz, but it is also world-renowned for its con­nec­tions with spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and voodoo­ism – all of which appeal to Scor­pios who enjoy get­ting in touch with their cre­ativ­i­ty and imagination. 

There are so many won­der­ful and mag­i­cal things to do and see in New Orleans. You should start with a vis­it to City Park to admire world’s largest col­lec­tion of live mature oak trees – the old­est of these trees is rumoured to be any­thing from 500 to 800 years old, so it’s no won­der that they’re a key high­light of the south­ern states of North America. 

We’d also sug­gest head­ing to the famous French Quar­ter, as walk­ing through here will feel like you have stepped back in time – some­thing that his­to­ry-lov­ing Scor­pios will real­ly appre­ci­ate! In the evening this area comes alive with a glo­ri­ous mix of neon lights, music and hordes of peo­ple drink­ing from go cups’, so make sure you find the time to vis­it Fritzel’s Euro­pean Jazz Club for live music. 

Many Scor­pios have a thirst for knowl­edge and are intrigued by mag­ic, and with New Orleans being wide­ly tout­ed as the home of voodoo (which is unique to this des­ti­na­tion) you can hap­pi­ly lose a few hours by explor­ing this mag­i­cal uni­verse. If you are inter­est­ed in find­ing out more about voodoo­ism and its rela­tion to New Orleans, then we would rec­om­mend a trip to the Voodoo Muse­um, which has pre­served the lega­cy of New Orleans’ voodoo his­to­ry and cul­ture since 1972

If that’s all a bit too intense for you, then you’ll be delight­ed to know that there are sim­ply tons of love­ly food options to enjoy while in the city. One of our favourites is Com­man­der’s Palace, where you can try local cui­sine such as tur­tle soup and gum­bo du jour. Anoth­er of our rec­om­men­da­tions would be Willa Jean fea­tur­ing their famous hang­over bowl’ of braised short ribs and grits. 

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The food at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans is divine.

Cape Town, South Africa

With the per­fect mix of water, nature and a dynam­ic city buzz, Cape Town is a splen­did option for thrill-seek­ing Scor­pios. There are many nat­u­ral­ly stun­ning scenic spots to enjoy in Cape Town – we’d cham­pi­on hik­ing the impres­sive Table Moun­tain which offers expan­sive views over the city, before cool­ing off at Boul­ders Beach where you can spend time with some of the native pen­guins. How­ev­er, if you’re not feel­ing up to the ascent (or you’re short on time), then con­sid­er hop­ping on the cable car – take a look at the Aer­i­al Cable­way web­site for more acces­si­bil­i­ty infor­ma­tion and to plan your vis­it in advance. 

There are so many dif­fer­ent nature-themed things to do in Cape Town (which is impor­tant to ener­getic Scor­pios who zing with ener­gy), but, if you’re a tru­ly adven­tur­ous per­son­al­i­ty, then why not try some­thing dif­fer­ent like sand­board­ing down the Atlantis Dunes?!

And let’s not for­get that there’s so much more to Cape Town than just its stun­ning coun­try­side and coast­line, so you will also want to soak up some of the city’s rich and dynam­ic cul­ture. We’d sug­gest head­ing to the his­tor­i­cal neigh­bour­hood of Bo-Kaap to admire the daz­zling array of bright­ly-coloured hous­es. This area is only a short walk from cen­tral Cape Town, and home to the old­est mosque in South Africa – the Auw­al Mosque which is def­i­nite­ly worth see­ing. Make sure you take a stroll to the V&A Water­front for a bite to eat at the famous food mar­ket. If you’ve still got some time in your itin­er­ary, then dip into the Zeitz Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art Africa, or if you’re a sci­ence buff, spend some time explor­ing The Iziko South African Muse­um, which is the country’s old­est muse­um. And of course, a day of cul­ture in Cape Town wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a vis­it to Robben Island, where Nel­son Man­dela was a pris­on­er for many years. 

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Cape Town’s fusion of out­stand­ing nature and urban life is sure to excite a Scorpio.

Iceland 

Last but cer­tain­ly not least, is the mag­i­cal coun­try of Ice­land, which is a great des­ti­na­tion for trav­el­ling Scor­pios who thrive on explor­ing the extremes! In fact, with the most extra­or­di­nary nat­ur­al sights, it’s the ide­al loca­tion for career-mind­ed per­son­al­i­ties who are look­ing for a detox from their fast-paced lifestyles. 

Ice­land is noto­ri­ous­ly expen­sive to vis­it, which is why a home swap is the per­fect way to enjoy this stun­ning des­ti­na­tion with­out break­ing the bank! Bet­ter yet, with the mon­ey you’ve saved on out­ra­geous­ly expen­sive hotels or hol­i­day rentals, you’ll have more to spend on Iceland’s unique din­ing options and breath­tak­ing excursions. 

A great way to start your trip would be in Reyk­javik. Iceland’s cap­i­tal city is eas­i­ly walk­a­ble, and pro­vides the per­fect base from which to plan the rest of your break – all while immers­ing your­self in the local cul­ture. Walk down the famous high street, Lau­gave­g­ur to appre­ci­ate the rain­bow-coloured road which is flanked by plen­ty of amaz­ing shops sell­ing local artists’ paint­ings and sculp­tures. At the top of the road is the famous Hall­grím­skirk­ja Cathe­dral which is def­i­nite­ly worth see­ing, and if you’re lucky, you might even hear the organ play­ing. We’d also rec­om­mend buy­ing a tick­et to climb the tow­er so you can appre­ci­ate the panoram­ic views over the city and sea. If you’re look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle more unusu­al, then take a walk to the Saga Muse­um to learn the his­to­ry of Ice­land and its Viking ancestors! 

It wouldn’t be a trip to Ice­land with­out squeez­ing in as much nature as you pos­si­bly can. Top of your list may well be to see the North­ern Lights – and who could blame you? They’re absolute­ly stun­ning! Do bear in mind that it’s bet­ter to see the North­ern Lights in Iceland’s win­ter months (Sep­tem­ber-March), and that you’ll very pos­si­bly get the most out of the expe­ri­ence if you book a tour to see them at the dead of night – a very excit­ing feat for the adven­tur­ous Scor­pio! In addi­tion to this, we’d rec­om­mend hir­ing a car and dri­ving the famous Gold­en Cir­cle route so you can watch the spec­tac­u­lar gey­sers blow, see the Gull­foss Water­falls and even the Kerid Crater. If you’re feel­ing real­ly bold, why not hike up a vol­cano? Ice­land is home to thir­ty-two vol­canic sys­tems, though you’d be best advised to do with a guide – you can book a vol­cano hike here.

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For an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence, wit­ness the North­ern Lights with a tour guide or a local.

Next month we’ll be look­ing at where Sagit­tar­ius should swap. If you’d like to make some rec­om­men­da­tions on where these opti­mistic souls should trav­el to, we’d love to hear your sug­ges­tions! Sim­ply click on the Feed­back tab to send us your thoughts, or share your own per­son­al swap snaps on Insta­gram. Don’t for­get to use the hash­tag #welove­home­swap so that we can like your pho­tos!