This is where I hope to retire – anyone want to join me? #capejack #discovernovascotia #freedom55 ? #wibnontheroad

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I recently visited Nova Scotia for a family wedding and had such a great time! As a city girl it can be hard to go remote and unplug but it can be the perfect diversion to get back to what really matters most to you. I had fun re-connecting with family and nature. It was truly a remarkable visit.

We stayed near the getaway to Cape Breton in a little village called Havre Boucher. Here, the pace of life is slower. Kitchen parties are a regular occurrence and fish practically jump onto your hook. I fell in love with a almost extinct sand plover that visited the same abandoned log at the beach. His voice calling to me.

You can embrace the spirit of the perfect road trip here. We hit the road to discover the Glenora Distillery (so quaint and pretty) and Mabou Beach (breath taking) .  A car is optional, because you can also bike, hike, sail or paddle your way to spontaneous discovery. Throw away your map, and find as much freedom in the stops in-between as in the places you planned to go.

Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is a place where you can feel your pace fall in sync with the rhythm of the sea, as the clean salt air breathes life into an afternoon. Immerse yourself in culture that ranges from traditional to avant-garde, from bagpipes to world-class golf.

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After we left Havre Boucher, we stayed in Halifax for one night. There we visited the Fairfield Cemetery to see the Titanic Grave Site, strolled the board walk and took in the new and absolutely amazing Halifax Central Library (it is like an art gallery and fancy hotel with an absolutely amazing children and teens floor!).