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There's something so peaceful about being close to the water. It might be the sound of waves lapping against the shore, or maybe it's the sparkling blue vistas.

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If you're looking for an escape from mindless chitchat and human interaction, this secluded spot in Canada is a great getaway. The natural landscape is breathtaking and the island has more horses than it does humans. At Sable Island, you walk the beaches and see wild horses along the way.

This 40-kilometre long and only 2-kilometre wide island is southeast of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean.

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A trip across the pond just got a whole lot easier and there are so many adventures waiting to be had. New WestJet flights to the U.K. from Halifax this summer will give you so many options to get away. Whether you want to jet off to England or Scotland from Canada's east coast, the airline has all your bases covered.

The airline just announced the new seasonal route from the Halifax airport to Manchester, England. This means now is the perfect time to start planning your next summer vacation. 

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If you are visiting Halifax for the first time, there are plenty of local gems you need to explore. Instead of relying on travel books and websites that will take you to tourist traps, you can opt for a more authentic look at life in Halifax instead. The problem is, if you don't know anyone who lives in the city, it can be challenging to get honest feedback on what you should experience. So to help you out, we've gathered up a list of places to go in Halifax where locals love to hang out with their friends.

While Halifax might not be as big as cities like Toronto and Vancouver, there is still plenty to explore. Halifax residents will confirm that there are plenty of extraordinary spots to enjoy, like a board game cafe and glow-in-the-dark bowling to keep you entertained. You can also relax at one of Halifax's new bars, or eat well at the many popular cheap restaurants and cute cafes in the city.

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Get out of your everyday routine and see something spectacularly surreal! These spots are going to shake up your every day and get you incredible material for your Instagram.

Surreal and cinematic landscapes abound on the East Coast. In addition to amazing beaches and hiking trails, you'll also find sculptures of the world's largest lobster AND the world's largest potato somewhere along the East Coast. 

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As the fall reading week approaches, the reality that you're not going to be escaping to a tropical vacation down south becomes even more of a reality than ever. Instead of sitting in the library studying all reading week, why not take a trip within the Maritimes that is just as Instagrammable as Punta Cana, but just 30 degrees cooler.

One of the perks of taking a modified stay-cation is that you'll save so much money, and you can still study! So you might not be chilling on the beach in a bikini sipping a Pina Colada, but at least you'll have the chance to take your mind off school for a while... On the plus side you don't need to worry about working on that beach bod. You can continue to push that resolution until 2018!

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Halifax is a beautiful city with so much to do, but there is even more to do and discover discover just outside of the city. Now that fall is here, you and you're bestie have to find things to do that don't include sitting on a bench at the Beergarden, and eating ice cream.

If you and you're BFF are broke AF, taking advantage of cheap weekend day trips will save your bank account and give you something to do that doesn't include spending your entire weekend at home or at Splitties. Plus, there is literally nothing better than trekking around the outskirts of the city with your bestie.

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What better way to finish off the summer, than an epic road trip with your squad! This trip takes a total of 11 hours and 26 minutes, so be sure to bring lots of road trip snacks and some sunscreen. Starting out on Cape Breton Island and ending right in the heart of the province, this road trip is the perfect way to end your summer. 

These amazing places in Nova Scotia make the perfect road trip destinations for you and your squad to visit before the summer is over. Be sure to check out all of these amazing destinations and ensure that you bring a map (or let's be real, a phone charger) 

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If you've ever seen a horror movie, you'll know that anyone can get scared from a ghost story told around a bonfire. But sometimes stories hit a little too close to home and part of you will be itching to learn more. From murders to shipwrecks, these places and their stories will definitely give you goosebumps or send shivers down your spine. 

READ MORE: 12 Places To Go Out In Halifax This Weekend That Aren't Clubs

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Sometimes when you have a dietary restriction, it can be a little difficult to find a place to have a meal. Salad just doesn't cut it and often times you need something with a little more substance for lunch or dinner. Even vegan or vegetarian desserts can be a tricky thing to find as well!

READ MORE: 17 Bucket List Food Trucks In The Maritimes You Have To Eat At Once In Your Life

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Did you know you can get away in your own province but feel like you're hundreds of miles away? If you're too broke to travel this summer, why not try to get away in your own province! Not only is being a tourist really fun, but you'll learn more about your province while exploring!

READ MORE: 9 Day Trips Around Halifax That You Need To Take This Summer

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