Wish You Were Here

Local business owners share their favorite travel destinations.

There are so many unique places to visit in the world. Whether your interests are more oriented towards activity, rest, or sightseeing it can be difficult to narrow down a location for your family's getaway. 

West Fort Worth Lifestyle turned to some local proprietors for summer travel guidance and received recommendations for destinations near and far that you can quickly escape to or stay for a while. 

As the title of the famous poem Freedom by Olive Runner suggests, escaping the daily humdrum and career responsibilities, to wherever your feet lead you, is incredibly liberating.

Give me the long, straight road before me,

A clear, cold day with a nipping air,

Tall, bare trees to run on beside me,

A heart that is light and free from care.

Then let me go! – I care not whither

My feet may lead, for my spirit shall be

Free as the brook that flows to the river,

Free as the river that flows to the sea.

So enjoy these travel recommendations and appealing photos. While it can't be denied that the West Fort Worth area is full of charming restaurants and shops, iconic destinations, and the bold but kind people that characterize the Southwest, going away makes it all the more wonderful to come back again. 

Kara Baker, MOVE Athleisure- Our family loves vacationing in the Los Cabos area of West Mexico. We have stayed at many resorts in San Jose Del Cabo, Pedregal, and Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo fuses everything we love about the desert, cacti, and mountains with beautiful beaches and palm trees.

Tammie Warner, Camelia Farm Flora- My family and I are big fans of anywhere with sun, sand, and oceans. My business is extremely stressful, and the ocean soothes my soul.  

One of our favorite and most recent vacations was to Key West, Florida. The food, beauty, and sunsets of the island are unmatched!  

We indulged at many of the amazing restaurants on the island, but our hands-down favorite was Latitudes.
Sabina Yocham, Emerald Bridal Lounge- My family's favorite place to visit is Oahu, Hawaii. We became familiar with it after the Air Force stationed my brother there a few times. 

Island time is a real thing. Life is slower, theoretically and literally, because the speed limit everywhere is like 35 mph! 

The scenery in Oahu takes your breath away at every curve in the road. The sound of waves hitting the beach will put you to sleep, the food tastes fresher, and I could go on and on about all the things we love about visiting Hawaii. Most importantly, I love spending time with my family in such a peaceful place, making the sweetest memories. The Aloha vibe is the vibe for us. 

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