Husband and I are considering taking our one week July vacation in Nova Scotia. It is rather difficult to even get to Halifax from Dallas to begin with, so if anyone has any ideas to make that easier, we would appreciate it! Flights leave very early in the mornings to begin an all day journey. In initial research, it seems that we need to narrow our trip to just a couple of locations and then do day trips from there. Both ends of the trip will need overnight in Halifax due to earliness/lateness of flights. If we stay 2-3 days in Halifax, what would you recommend for the other base location? We enjoy beautiful scenery, history, and things off the beaten path. We are up for short, easy hikes but nothing too strenuous. Thanks for your help!