According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, which officially begins on February 1, 2022. Birth years for tigers include 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and obviously any babies born after February 1 in the new year. If you are a tiger, you are considered to be loyal, brave, and competitive. When it comes to travel, tigers have an unusual spirit of adventure and like to figure it out as they go. They also like to visit places slightly off the beaten path. The best directions for tigers are north, east, and south.
So, if you are a tiger, here are a few ways to keep true to your sign when traveling this year. If you are not a tiger, but they are your traveling companion, keep in mind that tigers are most compatible with those born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the horse, dog, or pig. But don’t let that stop you from tagging along with a tiger – they sure do sound fun.
Directionally speaking, northeast travel means camping at any of our campgrounds in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Maine’s charming Bar Harbor, the Jersey shore beach town, upstate New York locations in and around Lake George, and Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County are definitely destination-worthy. Southern adventures might include trips to Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
People flock to Lancaster County for the serenity of the countryside, but a tiger might head to Lancaster to experience “The Buck,” a series of weekend events running from April through September that include monster truck rallies, demolition derbies, tractor pulls and plenty of flying mud. Now that’s off the beaten path. An Alabama oddity that’s just 20 minutes from the Hidden Cove Campground in Arley is the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman. The Ave Maria Grotto is a 4-acre landscaped park that features over 100 miniature replicas of famous structures like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Adventure trips for tigers and their traveling companions can include parasailing in the Florida Keys, rock climbing in the Adirondacks, spelunking in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, or white water rafting in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. If a tiger goes to Texas, the twice-daily cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards is a unique experience and certainly the thrill of trying to lure in the big one fishing famous Lake Conroe will guarantee a rush. Pair that with warm weather and sunny skies and Texas becomes the perfect spot for a tiger traveler.
Figuring it out as you go sure sounds like an extended road trip. Setting out and seeing where the road leads is a dream trip for a tiger. Road trips on iconic highways and byways can include the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through North Carolina and Virginia, the Natchez Trace Parkway that runs from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi, or Florida’s Overseas Highway in the Keys. Come fall, tiger travel could include a road trip along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Highway for a colorful leaf-peeping trip. The Year of the Tiger is full of travel inspiration!