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These 14 Destinations Were Made for August

August time and the living is easy. If you're itching to travel this August, we have the guide for you. Time to uncover this month’s getaway gems. If great weather, festivals galore and a hint of luxury are up your alley, we have a feeling you'll want to read on...

Reporter: Scout | Location: Big Bend, Texas
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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Enjoy Bali’s clear blue ocean waters during August (their peak season)! Couple the perfect weather with a luxurious stay at the Four Season Resort Bali at Sayan and you’ve got yourself a five star vacation in the lush wilderness.
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photo ananya.ray

Westman Islands

Iceland
Take advantage of Westman Islands’ August outdoor activities from the Natural History Bus Tour to exploring the six sea caves on a RibSafari boat. These islands have been dubbed Iceland’s best kept secret. This August, you'll find out why. 
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photo Hebdomania

Hotel Santa Teresa

Craving winter? Look no further than Rio de Janeiro in August! Slip into relaxation with milder temperatures, less rain showers and minimal fog. If you are looking for the artistic quarter of Rio de Janeiro, stay at Santa Teresa for some Brazilian hospitality.
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photo The Surf Lodge

The Surf Lodge

Escape to this East Coast hideaway and get the ocean-view and sunshine weather your summer vacation needs. Take your getaway one step further and stay at The Surf Lodge, a popular destination that mixes sophistication with bohemian sensibilities.
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photo Sivan Askayo

Pikaia Lodge

Witness wild tortoises migrating, one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean when traveling to the Galapagos. Amidst all of nature’s wonder, don’t forget to treat yourself to luxury at Pikaia Lodge, a Galapagos eco lodge with modern flair.
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Vancouver

Canada
In addition to the fact that Vancouver was listed as the best place to live in North America in 2016 according to TripAdvisor, the city’s warm weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night makes it an ideal August destination. Marvel at the Perseid Meteor Shower, watch a free outdoor move in Stanley Park or attend Vancouver’s Lift Off Film Festival. 
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Hotel Monaco Portland

Portland is jamming with events this August. From their Indie Roots Music Festival to their Concerts in the Park, August is no bore. It is also listed as one of the best months to explore this outdoorsy city. Finish off that hike with some pampering at the Hotel Monaco
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photo maeandmany

The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Stroll in and out of Amsterdam’s museums (Van Gogh exhibition, anyone?) while enjoying the just-perfect August weather. If you’re chasing culture, stay at The Hoxton. This hip hotel used to belong to the Mayor of Amsterdam in the 17th century! 
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photo Mustique Island

Mustique Island

It’s time to slip into island life! What better way to celebrate August than with your own private island? Mustique Island is located within the stream of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. Looks like it's time to invite the entire squad.
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Singita Serengeti House

Experience Tanzania sans rainfall in August. To ensure you make the most of the picturesque views and warm weather, stay at the Singita Serengeti House. This retreat will place you front row to some of Tanzania’s expansive safari landscapes.
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Eden Locke

Edinburgh, UK
If festivals are your thing, then Edinburgh in August is your new go-to. With their Art Festival, Book Festival and International Festival, you’ll get the full cultural experience. Retreat to Eden Locke’s minimalistic and modern hotel to recharge for your next event.
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Big Bend

Texas
Escape to southwest Texas and explore Big Bend National Park’s scenic overlooks and trails while being hundreds of miles from any city or major civilization. For the camping folk, this might be your most adventurous experience yet! 
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photo Visit Berlin

Berlin

Germany
August in Berlin is one of the best times to visit due to the perfect strolling weather. Take advantage of their concert schedule and International Berlin Beer Festival in shorts and a tee. 
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Dublin

Ireland
For the artistically inclined who love warm weather, Dublin offers an event-filed August. Art exhibitions, orchestras, concerts and performing arts are all on the agenda.
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