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Professor of nanoengineering Shaochen Chen, Ph.D., is developing a revolutionary technology to print threedimensional human tissue. This bioprinting uses a computer projection system and precisely controlled micromirrors to shine light on biocompatible liquid polymers mixed with biological materials and stem cells. Chen’s 3-D technique can print patient-specific tissue, enabling damaged tissue from a heart attack to be replaced by tissue engineered specifically to match the patient’s body.
Taking on Child Marriage In places where girls are commonly married before the age of 18, the rates of poverty, infant mortality and sexual violence are alarmingly higher than elsewhere in the world. Anita Raj, Ph.D., director of the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health, is a leading researcher of child marriage. Testifying in congressional hearings, United Nations assemblies and in court cases worldwide, Raj has become a global resource.
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CONTENTS May 2015
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Our Focus on Reliability won countless awards and accolades over the years for our record of Reliability. But as Herb Kelleher, our Chairman Emeritus, has famously said, “If you rest on your laurels, you’ll get a thorn in your…”—you get the idea! For that reason, we constantly make tweaks to our schedule to adjust flight times that aren’t performing well. We have increased our connection times for Customers who need to change planes. And we have doubled down on our efforts to ensure that our first
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Las aerolíneas miden el grado de Confiabilidad de diferentes maneras, tales como el cumplimiento de los horarios, el manejo del equipaje y las cancelaciones de vuelos, por mencionar solo algunas. En Southwest Airlines analizamos todos estos parámetros diariamente, pero para nuestros Clientes, “Confiabilidad” significa simplemente llevarlos con su equipaje al lugar que desean, en el momento que quieran, y además con una sonrisa. Southwest atiende a más de 100 millones de Clientes al año, y nuestra meta es garantizarle a cada uno de
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de avión, y a través del programa Start Strong (Comienzo Firme), hemos intensificado nuestros esfuerzos para garantizar que nuestros primeros vuelos del día salgan a tiempo. El programa se basa en un concepto simple: empezar a tiempo nos ayuda a mantenernos en tiempo. Además, tenemos el programa Better at Bags (Mejor Manejo de Equipajes), para estudiar cómo podemos mejorar nuestro récord en cuanto al manejo de equipajes. Estamos analizando cada fase del proceso, desde que recibimos el equipaje en el mostrador de registro hasta el momento en que lo entregamos en el área de reclamo. Lo más importante es que Confiabilidad significa Seguridad. El historial de seguridad de Southwest no tiene comparación en la industria de las aerolíneas, y eso nos enorgullece profundamente. Cada día, en cada detalle de nuestra operación, hacemos especial hincapié en este aspecto para garantizar que en todo momento la seguridad sea nuestra prioridad número 1. Y tienes mi promesa de que siempre será así. En Southwest vemos la Confiabilidad como un camino de perfeccionamiento continuo y no como una meta en sí. Para nosotros, esto se traduce en cumplir con el compromiso que asumimos contigo en el momento en que reservaste tu vuelo. Es un honor y una obligación cumplir con este compromiso, cada día, en cada vuelo, y hacerlo, además, con una sonrisa sincera. Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de servirte hoy.
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You could say this couple trusted their gut to UTMB. Linda and Arthur Triplette love to travel. Last year their plans were interrupted by not one, but two surgeries. It began with Arthur not feeling quite right. He visited his UTMB primary care doctor who arranged for same-day x-rays. They showed a tumor in his stomach. Arthur’s surgery was scheduled and went exactly as planned. A few months later, Linda’s routine colonoscopy revealed polyps that had to be removed surgically. The same seamless care resulted in Linda’s quick recovery. As Arthur goes on to say, “We could have gone anywhere. We chose UTMB. We knew this was our team.” Linda says simply, “We got our lives back.” You have a choice in your health care. The gastrointestinal team at UTMB is expert in every aspect of the digestive system, from routine screenings to highly complex procedures. And the skilled surgeons use the latest and most advanced techniques and technology. Left: Guillermo Gomez, MD, Director of the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Center Left: Gurinder Luthra, DO, Gastroenterology Center Right: Aakash Gajjar, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Colon and Rectal Surgery Right: Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, Liver and Pancreatic Surgery The four clinicians featured here are representative of the whole team of specialists spanning our gastrointestinal services.
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On our way from Dallas to Denver, we landed in Amarillo to board more passengers. We were diverted back to Amarillo due to bad weather and had no idea how long we’d be there. Imagine our surprise when our flight was the first out. To top it off, when we boarded, the flight attendants, Pam Ogilvie, Octavio Serrano, and Linda Tyler, came carrying pizza boxes. Pilots Cameron Houston and Jeffrey Johnson had purchased the food. After takeoff, everyone received a piece of pizza. The impression it made on me and my husband was priceless. What a great experience to share with our friends. Thanks for getting us to Denver safely and well-fed! —Jennifer Robertson
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The flight home from our Florida honeymoon included a layover in Atlanta with only 45 minutes to make our connecting flight. I was nervous about the short amount of time we had to accomplish this, so I asked Kimberly Pacheco, the customer service agent at our gate in Orlando, if she knew what our gates would be in Atlanta and if we’d have enough time to catch the flight. It turns out she’d planned to page us because she’d seen the short window we had in Atlanta. She offered us a direct flight, and her supervisor, Mark Rosenthal, refunded the money we’d spent on early boarding. I’d like to thank Kimberly and Mark for their kindness and help. Their outstanding customer service was the perfect ending to a perfect vacation. —Lynn Myers ON DEADLINE
On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I was treated to outstanding service by flight attendant Margaret “Maggie” Hyland. I’d worked for hours on an article that needed to be turned in that day. I tried to send it while the plane was stopped at an airport but failed because my computer battery had run dry. I sat there very upset. Maggie asked what was wrong, and I explained the situation to her. She went back to the front and a few minutes later ran up to me and said, “Come on, we have two minutes!” We ran out of the plane, computer and charging cord in hand. ILLUSTRATION BY JAMIE WIGNALL
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As the day got closer for our two grandchildren, Adam and Ava, to return to Florida after visiting us, they got more and more anxious about flying by themselves. I mentioned this to my cousin Rick Griffin, a Las Vegas–based Southwest Airlines flight attendant. He thoughtfully contacted the crew on the kids’ flight. Although he didn’t know any of the crew personally, he promptly received a reply from flight attendant Bernadette Borosak assuring him that they would put Adam and Ava at ease—and they certainly did! While we were waiting for the kids to board, Capt. Thom Williams approached the waiting area and called Adam and Ava by name. Thom reassured them and offered encouragement, and he was shortly joined by First Officer Alistair Stanton, who made the kids laugh and forget their fears. Once they boarded, Bernadette and the rest of the crew made the ride pleasant, fun, and anxiety-free for my grandkids, who were surprised and delighted at the special attention. No doubt they will be loyal customers for the rest of their lives! —Sybil Holveck
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When my son was in middle school, he took a great leap. George didn’t vault any scary chasm. His leap had to do with a headache. We had moved from New Mexico to suburban Connecticut, and he went from homeschooling to a big public school—a tough transition for any seventh grader. George’s headache came on soon after, and it stayed for months. Doctors diagnosed chronic headache syndrome. It tends to inflict type-A kids; by fighting the pain, pushing against it, they only make it worse. Eventually my wife found a psychiatrist who specialized in biofeedback. He hooked George up to an electroencephalogram, which records electrical activity in the brain, and sat him in front of a monitor filled with red bars. “Make them all turn green,” he said. George was determined to win this game, and he pushed his brain as hard as he could. The bars stayed red. George went on to tell this story in his college entrance essay. I think it captures the theme of this issue, Leaps of Faith. Quotation buffs often attribute the phrase to the 19th-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. But the man never mentioned a leap of faith. Instead he wrote about the leap to faith, and I believe that
one word makes all the difference. A great leap doesn’t prove what we have inside. It bursts us from our protective shells. As my son struggled with those red bars, he came to realize that the relentless nature he was so proud of, the drive that earned him his Eagle Scout badge at an early age, might be hurting him. Maybe this struggle wasn’t all up to him, or even about him. Maybe he needed to trust something bigger, outside himself. He wondered, “Is this what faith is?” The last line of his college essay reads: All the bars turned green.
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I read “Perfect Timing” (March 2015) with a smile on my face, recalling my late father bent over his beloved pocketwatches. While he was a physician by trade, watch repair allowed him muchneeded relaxation. He would get lost in their intricacies for hours. It’s nice to know there are others finding the same excitement in restoring these beautiful timepieces. Thank you for bringing back some wonderful memories!
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I opened Southwest: The Magazine to “Ramen” (March 2015) and was disappointed to see that Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi, downtown Chicago’s holy grail of ramen, hadn’t made the list. Their tofu mushroom ramen has seen me through the vicissitudes of life. In my darkest days, I’ve always known I could take
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I’ve enjoyed Southwest: The Magazine for many years and am continually impressed by the quality. Most other airline “magazines” are advertisements in disguise, but your publication stands on its own merits as a fantastic monthly publication. Because of the eclectic variety of topics and quality of writing, I look forward to reading every new edition.
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The Longest Roost / p. 59 Tara chronicles her calamitous foray into chicken raising and how two hens helped her overcome her modern addiction to instant information. Her favorite joint in Dallas to skip the eggs and go totally vegan? “Spiral Diner, in the Oak Cliff neighborhood, has a great Sunday brunch and a huge, creative menu, including tofu migas and scrambles, breakfast quesadillas, and pancakes. And their dessert shakes are dangerously delicious: I recommend Martha the Librarian.”
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Mountain of Youth / p. 80
For the cover story, J. reported on Taylor Swift’s daring career crossover. To get his live-music fix in Los Angeles, he turns to Largo. “This theaterstyle room is arguably the best intimate venue in the country.”
Stirling recommends travel locales that promise to stretch you. Going solo is her preferred method: “Not only do you learn about yourself, you meet new people, linger longer, and travel deeper.”
Tim’s chosen medium is itself a leap of faith. “I’ve seen how other people work and how much easier I could make it for myself, but there’s a quality to ink that’s impossible to replicate. I think the risk is worth it.”
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Time for a Change Always running behind? Tame your tardiness once and for all. What’s a common characteristic of chronically late people? “One thing that plagues them are blind spots in the calculation of time,” says psychologist Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts. “They’ll figure out how long it takes to drive from point A to point B, but they won’t account for the time needed to leave their apartment, get to the parking lot, and get in their car. Small-ticket items add up, causing them to be late.”
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Any others? “Chronically late people tend to resist the idea of getting somewhere early. Their thought process is: Why would I waste time just sitting there when I could get more done before I leave?”
How can I change this behavior? “It sounds simplistic, but you first have to decide that being on time is important to you. Chances are you’ve been late your whole life, and the stress, the events you’ve missed, or the people you’ve inconvenienced haven’t been motivation enough to change. Next, you have to figure out your blind spots—what’s starting the domino effect—and set rules for yourself.”
Do I have to be early? “Punctual people know that the only way to guarantee you won’t be late is to be early. However, if you still feel like you’re wasting time, plan what you’ll do when you get to your destination, whether it’s reading or answering emails.”
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Aristotle wrote that a person who can’t get along with society, or chooses not to, “must be either a beast or a god.” His fellow Greeks had a different name for isolated individuals: idiotes. It’s where we get the word “idiot.” And it’s how I came up with the acronym for Impulsive Digital Isolationist Obsessive Tendency. IDIOT syndrome surrounds you. People are consumed by their texting, talking, gaming, Instagramming, tweeting, and
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The chicken came first. I wasn’t sure the egg ever would. / BY TARA NIEUWESTEEG
o matter what I did, my hens refused to lay eggs. I tried coaxing them with treats. I tried tricking them with false eggs. I read books and scoured online forums. Google searches were inconclusive. Even YouTube couldn’t help. After preparing for nearly a year, I’d finally procured two chickens. I decided on Buff Orpingtons, hardy, docile birds with fluff y blond feathers. They were so young they didn’t have combs or wattles. They looked androgynous and helpless—and totally adorable. I’ve always been charmed by chickens and how they lumber around like tiny dinosaurs. I put them in a cardboard box and talked to them during the drive home. ILLUSTRATION BY PAUL BLOW
It wasn’t long before their funny little personalities emerged. Lumi had serious confidence. Once, she flew directly at our 80-pound dog. She was comfortable being carried around like a feather-covered purse, and sometimes she’d follow so closely that I’d almost step on her. She was fiercely protective of Bobble, who was slow and methodical. Bobble was content to trail after Lumi on their daily rambles around our backyard. I’d been a vegetarian since my teens, and this seemed like a natural next step: I’d acquire some cute new pets. They’d lay eggs. I’d furnish those eggs to family and friends. My dad, who can build and fix just about anything, promised to help, and I promised him the first dozen. We may 2015 southwest 59
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designed and built a pearly white coop, complete with a perch, nest boxes, and a spacious run. He crafted a feeder out of an orange Home Depot bucket, and I bought a water dispenser, a bag of feed, and a pound of gray grit to help them digest their dinner. Once they settled in, I watched them from the window of my home office when I was supposed to be working. They watched me as I gardened and watered my
We fly to the Web for all our answers: What’s this rash? How do you spell lackadaisical? plants. They grew up fast. Their combs sprouted, pink and tiny at first. They got fatter, and their feathers brightened into a sunny red-gold. Hens begin to lay eggs between 16 and 24 weeks of age, and mine were almost there.
I could hardly wait. As the days piled up, my anxiety mounted. I enjoyed my backyard pets, eggs or no eggs, but healthy hens are supposed to lay. And by now my Buff Orpingtons each should’ve been popping out three to five big, brown round ones a week. For generations, pastoral folk who kept chickens had no choice but to be patient. I’m used to immediate information and instant gratification. We fly to the Internet for all our answers: What’s this rash on my arm? What’s the temperature outside? How do you spell lackadaisical? It’s made us impatient and demanding, not to mention unable to come up with answers on our own. My dad began asking every time he saw me: Where are my eggs? I gritted my teeth and told him it’d be soon. I spent a ridiculous amount of time peeking beneath the hinged lid of the nest box into the warm, dark bed of cedar shavings. Always cedar shavings. Never any eggs. “We’ve found piles of eggs in places where we hadn’t even known chickens had been,” mocked page 55 of my trusty guidebook, Chickens in Your Backyard. This prompted me to crawl all over our yard. All I found were some interesting rocks. The book suggested tossing a fake egg in the nest to encourage laying. Online testimonials promised that golf balls would serve the purpose, so I dispatched three into the nest. The girls ignored the golf balls, except for that time Lumi took a talon to one and drove it deep into the run. I thought about our ancestors. They had their parents’ and
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The Internet couldn’t tell me when the first egg would drop. That was up to nature’s imprecise timeline. Just a few more Web searches, I was convinced, and I’d have all my answers. In a forum at backyardchickens.com, one user remarked: “I know it is hard waiting but really there is not much you can do to speed up Mother Nature!” She punctuated this gem with a smiley face. I rolled my eyes. Then it struck me: No matter how much I searched, the Internet couldn’t tell me when that first egg would drop. Nobody could. That was up to nature’s imprecise timeline, and I’d just have to wait. Outside, Lumi and Bobble were sunning. They’d spilled onto their sides, wings outstretched and feathers fanned, their eyes closed. They looked awfully content, and certainly unconcerned about their delayed life processes. I’d love to
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say my impatience melted away. It didn’t. But I gave up my searches and tried to mellow out. Weeks later I was in my office when I heard a jarring sound. Outside the window, Bobble stood erect, her mouth wide open. She was making a noise that sounded a lot like crowing. I dashed outside, and she unleashed another burst of squawks. My stomach dropped as I thought that, after all my obsessing and careful planning, I’d finally realized why my hens wouldn’t lay: because they were roosters. I went inside to consult Google once again. Cautiously I typed into the search bar, “Hen making a loud noise,” and waited for the ever-snarky Internet to inform me that my “hens” were male. I felt like an idiot. But Yahoo! Answers, of all places, offered good news: Loud clucking is a common reaction that hens have to laying an egg. I leaped out of my chair and ran back into the yard. With a pounding heart I lifted that white nest-box lid. There, nestled in the cedar shavings, among the decoy golf balls: one tiny brown egg. I plucked it up and examined it with wonder. The egg was still warm, and I couldn’t believe how clean it was—just like the ones at the supermarket. Our forebears would’ve felt the turning of time with great precision—their lives were dictated by the rhythms of their crops, the cycles of their animals’ lives. This one tiny egg wouldn’t have surprised them. But to me, it was amazing. That a little creature like Bobble could create something so real and perfect, and that she’d done so right in my backyard. It didn’t require all that obsessing and worrying: All it took was a little time. Tara Nieuwesteeg, a book editor in Dallas, also writes features and nightlife columns for D Magazine.
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BOLD MOVE She was the planetâ€™s biggest country music star. Then she up and changed everything. BY J. R E NTI LLY
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HE EMBRACES RISK but doesn’t do gimmicks. She’s single-minded in her ambition yet leaves herself vulnerable. She can be a little awkward. She has a thing for scented candles (she’s confessed to having “more candles than a seance”). She’s larger than life, seemingly untouchable, towering over fellow stars. But then she surprises us all with some random act of down-to-earthiness, like knocking on a fan’s door in her feline-printed pajamas bearing an armful of gifts. The genius of Taylor Swift might just be that she refuses definition. Not so long ago, she was the country music star. Then she went full-on pop. That kind of risk can signal the beginning of the end for anyone who makes a living in the spotlight. But for Swift? The day of our interview, Fortune released their “World’s Greatest Leaders” list. She was there at No. 6, behind a CEO, a few presidents, a prime minister, and the pope.
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j. rentilly: Your latest album, 1989, reveals an artist in transition. It’s different from your previous work not only sonically, but lyrically as well. There’s an apparent wisdom and an edge. Did this album feel like a risk to you? taylor swift: Definitely. On my two previous albums, the main characters were guys who had broken my heart or someone I’d fallen in love with. They were “Love” and “Some Guy.” [Laughs] This album provides a bigger picture, I think, about navigating life in my mid-20s. Each song is about learning a different lesson. jr: How did you approach your evolution as an artist? ts: Making a pop album after doing four country albums is the boldest thing I’ve done recently. No one at my record label understood why I wanted to fix something that wasn’t broken, but I was following an intuition—not the intuition of men in suits in a conference room, but my intuition. That’s probably the boldest thing any of us can do—listen to what our gut is telling us. jr: So intuition is your guide? ts: Absolutely. But it’s intuition backed by a lot of logical, practical thinking. Your intuition has to be followed with a good plan.
ts: Oh, that’s just insane! My favorite songwriters are confessional. I like to hear the blood and feel the scars in people’s music. Steve Earle puts that forth in everything he does, so that compliment coming from him is unbelievable to me. jr: Is it harder for you to open up in your songwriting now that the world seems obsessed with every detail of your personal life? ts: Writing confessional songs hasn’t become more difficult, but the repercussions have become more intense. I should probably take it as a compliment that people care what I’m writing about. jr: On your debut album you sang that you’re “just a girl trying to find a place in this world.” Does that still hold true? ts: At the end of the day, I have to take the bad with the good because the good is so good—writing songs for a living, traveling the world singing those songs, hearing people who don’t even speak English sing my lyrics back to me. These are experiences that, nine times out of 10, balance out any negativity. jr: What can we expect from your upcoming world tour? ts: When I was making 1989, the No. 1 question I’d get was “How do you top the Red album?” In my head, the answer was always simple: Make it so different that you can’t compare the two. jr: And what will that look like? ts: For the last few tours, I created this grid in my head for how to make the best show possible: Do this many songs and then talk a little bit. Tick this box. Tick that box. The stage looks like this. The music sounds like this. These guests are coming out with us on this night. But I’ve thrown all of that out. The only thing that’s going to be the same is I’ll be there, singing my songs. jr: Is that an act of confidence, or faith? ts: In growing up, I’m finding the right risks to take and the right boundaries to push. I’ve changed a lot in the last two and a half years. So maybe a little of both. I think a good life takes some of both.
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We get it. Job, family, housework. Everyone falls into a routine. So why not zip-line, forage, or stargaze your way out of that rut?
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wet and wild Rappel down waterfalls with Costa Ricaâ€™s daring G Adventures.
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Relax in a hammock from Texas-based KAMMOK. Its easyto-use straps allow it to be hung nearly anywhere. / $99; kammok.com
CLIMB OUT OF YOUR thatched-roof cabana, put on your flippers, and head into the coral-filled waters of Belize’s jaguar reef lodge (from $129; jaguarreef.com). Snorkel or scuba dive along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef—part of the second largest in the world—and look out for stingrays and schools of spadefish. Elsewhere in Central America, you’ll
kayak and stand-up paddleboard through jungle landscapes—the canals of Tortuguero National Park or Lake Arenal’s open waters—on one of g adventures’ Costa Rica vacations (from $999 for 9 days; gadventures. com). Excursions include jungle hikes and birdwatching around Arenal Volcano. Prefer to get your kicks while sitting down? Not
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only do travelers ride over sudsy class IV rapids on this Snake River trip with row adventures (from $990 for 5 days; rowadventures.com), they also go trout fishing and camp out under the stars. The rafts drop anchor at Kirkwood Historic Ranch and at Native American rock art sites along the water. If biking is more your speed, pedal along the Spanish moss–flanked roads between Charleston and Savannah with vbt bicycling and walking vacations (from $2,045 per week; vbt.com). This ride includes plenty of pit stops, from sipping Earl Grey at the Charleston Tea Plantation and a walking tour of charming Beaufort, to dinner at the Olde Pink House, a Savannah institution. Can’t make up your mind? tahoe adventure company (prices vary; tahoeadventurecompany. com) lets you customize an active day trip. Start out with a kayak tour, followed by a mountain biking trip along Tahoe’s eastern shoreline. After your adventures, crash at the hard rock hotel & casino lake tahoe, with your choice of mountain or lake views.
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Go For The Solo
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Ever wanted to go to space? Here’s your chance. At adult space academy academy, visitors learn what it’s like to train as an astronaut, including spins in the astronaut simulator. / $599; spacecamp.org
On earthwatch institute’s treks to the aspen groves of northern Utah, travelers study the habitats and learn about the nesting behaviors of the flammulated owl. / $2,050; earthwatch.org
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Get An Outside Opinion DROP A LINE IN SUNDANCE, UTAH
Rainbow and brown trout are known to bite on the Provo River, where guests at sundance mountain resort can learn to fly-fish from expert anglers. Also leave time in the schedule for the new zip-lining course, or splurge on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over Heber Valley. /Â From $199; sundanceresort.com
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a river runs through it Wade into Utah’s Provo River at Sundance Mountain Resort.
PITCH A TENT ON CUMBERL AND ISL AND, GEORGIA Take the ferry from St. Mary’s, Georgia, to the island, wrapped with miles of pristine beaches. There are hiking trails through maritime forests— look out for sea turtles and herons— as well as camping plots. / Camping permits from $2; nps. gov/cuis CAMP OUT IN MENDOCINO COUNT Y, CALIFORNIA
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Brush up on your sing-alongs for the bus ride from San Francisco to camp grounded, a 2,000acre campground for adults. Get ready for three days of wellness, archery, and pie-eating contests. / From $445 for three nights; camp grounded.org FIND WIDEOPEN SPACES IN GR AHAM, TEX AS Hop in your pickup and head to wildcatter ranch, a 1,500acre property with more than 25 miles of trails. Along with outdoor activities like skeet shooting and horseback riding, guests can also indulge in spa treatments. Hang your hat in one of the upscale Western rooms. / From $139; wildcat terranch.com
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The 35-year-old de gustibus cooking school, a Manhattan institution, reopened in December with a new kitchen decked out with envy-worthy Miele appliances and a large prep station. In June, sign up for classes with April Bloomfield of Spotted Pig fame or Food Network Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. / From $100; degustibus nyc.com MAKE YUCATECAN FOOD IN PL AYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO Take a break from the beach at cocina cosmopolita culinary school, where chefs teach you to make regional dishes such as chile en nogada—a stuffed pepper topped with pomegranate seeds and goat cheese sauce. The night ends with mezcal and tequila tastings. / $99; cookinplaya.com
WORK THE L AND IN L AKE COUNT Y, CALIFORNIA On the 160-acre villa barone, guests start the day collecting eggs and feeding pigs and emus. After milking the goats, learn to strain chèvre cheese, then make handmade soap. All meals—from housemade bread and jellies to fresh eggplant Parmesan—are prepared with ranch bounty. At night, bed down in one of two well-appointed guestrooms with private baths. / From $1,000 for a family of four; thevillabarone.com
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into the woods Get back to nature with a foraging trip through Asheville.
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HUNT FOR WILD FOODS IN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Take to the hills for a foraging excursion with no taste like home. Wildlife experts guide you through Asheville’s forests to scavenge for mushrooms, elderflowers, and wild cherries. Take your haul to one of the city’s participating restaurants, and they’ll make dishes with your findings. / From $75; notastelikehome.org
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GET OFF THE GRID IN SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, UTAH Just an hour from Zion National Park, this less-crowded reserve is packed with geological wonders, along with peregrine falcons and desert tortoises. Sign up for stargazing and night hikes with the park rangers. / Camping fees $16; stateparks. utah.gov HIKE ROCK Y MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLOR ADO
going green Unplug and take to the trees at Earthshine Discovery Center in North Carolina.
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AT 6 A.M. ON MY BIRTHDAY, I’m standing at the base of a slickrock, weather-torn mountain in New Hampshire wearing nothing but running shorts and “minimalist” shoes. Beside me blasts the Baker River, named after a Colonial-era soldier who warred against the local Abnaki. The Abnaki themselves called the river the Asquamshumakee, “Place Where Mist Rises from the Waters.” They called the mountain Moosilauke, “Place That Is Bald on Top.” The meaning suits me: I turn 58 today, and my own top is getting a little thin. The plan—more of a hope, really—is to turn that number into a blessing by running my age up Mount Moosilauke. That means reaching the top in less than 58 minutes. Nine months
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of training have gone into this, though the simple act of running counts as an achievement; a year ago I struggled to walk without a limp. Doctors told me I’d never run again. Only a dozen people have ever run their age up this peak, and as far as I can tell none was over 50. On the other hand, few fellow geezers have been foolish enough to try. The 3.8-mile trail rises 2,800 feet from base to peak, and the winds above the tree line can blow hard enough to pick up a skinny guy like me and toss him like a leaf. The Abnaki had the good sense to avoid the summit, believing that an angry god squatted up there. My wife, Dorothy, is behind me at the start line, here to cheer me on along with our friends Robert, Jes, and Lydia, all hugging themselves in the cool August mist. This morning Dorothy got up before me and taped my training mantras all over the house. My legs love rocks. I’m strong and light and taking flight. Flow. Focus. Dance. And in the cupholder of my pickup, Relax. More than a thousand friends on Facebook wished me the best. This mountain is ideal for testing fitness, requiring a painful combination of leaping power and aerobic capacity. Every fall for many years, the Dartmouth ski team, accompanied by a bevy of older athletes, has run up Moosilauke, timed by coaches armed with stopwatches and two-way radios. When I was in my 30s, I would go last in these time trials, more enthusiast than athlete. The only time I impressed anyone was the morning after a night of drinking with a friend: We killed a bottle of scotch at 3 a.m., and then eight hours later I was running, sort of, in the Moosilauke time trial. I somehow made it to the top, a hung-over persistence
that impressed the real runners, which stood as the greatest athletic achievement of my life. Until, possibly, now. THE PROBLEM BEGAN seven years ago during a business trip to Dallas. For my morning exercise I ran up the stairs in the 29-story Magnolia Hotel, and then headed to a meeting. When it ended, I stood up and fell flat on my face. My right hip felt as if it had jaywalked into a truck. I couldn’t move my leg at all. Colleagues rushed out to buy me a cane so I could hobble to a cab for another critical meeting, and afterward I went to the emergency room. “I think I dislocated my hip,” I told the doctor. “Were you in an accident?” “No, a meeting.” Doctors later diagnosed snapping hip syndrome. My iliotibial band, which runs from knee to hip, was catching against the hip bone on each side. Over the next several years, it cost me sleepless nights and more embarrassing falls. I tried physical therapy, acupuncture, and prescriptions. Nothing worked. I considered surgery, but the surgeon said it would make me even lamer. With enough PT, they told me, I might—might—be able to go on easy hikes again. Running, hiking, skiing, the sports I loved most, were a thing of the past. It felt as if the story of my life, the crazy tale I liked to tell about myself, had ended. Like the time I hit a deer while crosscountry skiing in the dark. Or
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the final ascent A splintered sign atop Moosilauke’s summit serves as the finish line.
Stuff I Learned Running my age up a mountain taught me things I’ve applied to other pursuits: CREATE A PERSONAL MOON SHOT. Putting people on the moon was hugely expensive, scientifically impractical, and deadly. But for decades after, people said, “If we can put a man on the moon … ” When you do the nearly impossible, the merely difficult starts seeming easy. USE SETBACKS FOR YOUR STORY. No one would see a movie where the hero walks a trouble-free path to success, so every time my plans went astray, I made myself think, This is getting interesting. SPECIALIZE WEEKDAYS. Since my run, I’ve tried to divide my work life the same way as my training: two intense days, a day working long hours on a fun project, two regular days, a day of pure fun, and a day of rest. The schedule adds variety to the week, and I actually end up getting more done. Plus it makes work seem like training, which sounds cooler. SEEK HAPPINESS THROUGH AWE. Researchers say that “awe experiences” help fight depression and make people more compassionate. We feel greater awe when we’ve overcome obstacles to confront something vast and scary. Your ego drops away, and you feel connected with the wonders, and wonderful people, around you. —Jay Heinrichs
when I made a tight turn while trail running and pulled a tree down, knocking myself out cold. I’ve surprised bears, otters, and moose, been chased by goshawks, and gotten trapped on the bottom of a river while my canoe plunged over a waterfall. There were epic naps on ridgetop lichen 2 feet thick and daylong mountain runs with friends that turned into marathon conversations. Now
Then one day I made the kind of discovery that seems to come when we need it most. I was poring over a classical tome—a habit I picked up while writing books on rhetoric, the art of persuasion. This time I was curious about the etymology of the word “hyperbole,” wondering if it meant more than mere exaggeration. Turns out it does. Hyperbole comes from ancient Greek, meaning “to throw beyond.” Throw beyond. I stared at the book, and suddenly the idea came to me. Recovery wouldn’t be my focus. I wouldn’t try to get rid of the pain or walk normally or be satisfied with my memories. I would throw
Running, hiking, skiing, the sports I loved most, were a thing of the past. It felt as if the story of my life, the crazy tale I liked to tell about myself, had ended. I had become a character without a story.
I had become a character without a story and was instead just some old lame dude, literally and otherwise. “Be grateful,” a nurse told me. “You have happy memories.” True, but I also had a disease that wrecks so many men in their 50s—depression, topped with a heavy dose of self-pity. I was on meds for a few years and eventually got off them but still couldn’t quite shake the depression.
beyond—do whatever I could to set back the clock, to not just walk or hike but run, and not just run but run up this spooky mountain in quirkily record-breaking fashion. It was impractical, pointless, and stupid, seemingly impossible, and I laughed aloud. For years I had taught rhetoric to anyone willing to listen. This time I decided to turn the tools of persuasion on myself. Bear with me, people. We can do this. may 2015 southwest 83
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path less traveled Jagged landscape demands more than the typical trail run.
supplemented the shots with at least an hour a day of resistance training, foam rolling, and stretching. After a few months my hips stopped snapping. I walked with a subtle limp. I began waking at 4 in the
days of high-intensity intervals; one long, slow endurance run; two medium runs; a recovery day of stretching; and a rest day, plus three or four easy runs throughout the week. To find the time to train, I altered my sleep schedule as if I’d traveled east two time zones. I called it Jaylight Savings Time. The downside was that it cut into my social life, and I
While sweating through the stings, I thought about how painful running up Moosilauke would be. This isn’t therapy therapy, I told myself. It’s training training. And somehow the idea—that I wasn’t just recovering but throwing myself way beyond—made the pain not just tolerable but sort of cool.
morning and running up the meadow behind our house. I trained an average of three hours a day. My weeks consisted of two
missed watching Netflix. That wasn’t the only sacrifice. In order to carry minimal weight on my 5-11 frame, I gave up drink-
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WHEN I TOLD my regular doctor what I planned to do, rather than calling me an idiot she gave me the name of a sports medicine specialist in Vermont. “He runs and skis,” she said. “He’ll get you.” Dr. Peter Loescher was experimenting with a procedure invented in New Zealand called neural prolotherapy. It entailed multiple injections of dextrose into the superficial sensory nerves of the buttocks. “Your gluteal muscles are weak because they’re constantly spasming from the pain,” he explained. And then he proceeded to give me 150 shots in one session. While sweating through the stings, I thought about how painful running up Moosilauke would be. This isn’t therapy, I told myself. It’s training. And somehow the idea—that I wasn’t just recovering but throwing myself way beyond—made the pain not just tolerable but sort of cool. I returned for more shots weekly, needing fewer injections each time as the pain diminished. I 84 southwest may 2015
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ing and cut out just about every enjoyable food. I dropped to a ribs-baring 144 pounds. My wife suffered at least as much as I did. Embracing me must have felt like hugging a birch tree, though Dorothy preferred calling me a “whippet.” Friends asked her delicate questions about my health. I bored her to distraction with explanations of the distinction between
line on my birthday, along with our friends. The trail ahead rears up from the Baker River like a shying horse. It’s all ascent from here, or, as trail runners like to say, this run has only one hill. I draw a deep breath, trying to look confident, and start my watch before mincing down a jumble of rocks and across a slippery bridge that spans the Baker. I take rapid little steps with high-pis-
I’ve always been an evidence-based, showme skeptic, one of little faith. You won’t catch me willingly trying anything with “alternative” in front of it. I resisted using mantras at first but had run out of reasonable options; crazy was the only one left.
anabolism and catabolism. Still, she supported me through it all. And now here she is standing behind me at the Moosilauke start
toning knees, struggling to increase my rhythm to the ideal 180 beats per minute. The Gorge Brook pounds past me.
Forcing myself to smile even while gasping for air, I whisper a oneword mantra for this first stretch:
I’ve always been an evidence-based, show-me skeptic, one of little faith. You won’t catch me willingly trying anything with “alternative” in front of it. I resisted using mantras at first but had run out of reasonable options; crazy was the only one left. Besides, every coach and athlete I spoke to insisted that mantras work. So every day, when my alarm went off at 4 a.m., I said to myself, Make this a glorious day. I began the day with breathing exercises, repeating ridiculous expressions like: Running is my natural state. I’m for real, a true athlete. Each run makes me stronger. My legs love rocks. I flow up rocks. I’m strong and light and taking flight. Every morning, again and again, I breathed and recited these sentences, and gradually they stopped
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sounding trite and began to seem true. By golly, I was strong and light and about to take flight! I extended my use of mantras and divided the mountain into four sections: Relax, Flow, Focus, and Dance. Once a week for several months I arrived before dawn in order to run in first light, pausing to rest between these sections. Athletes call this interval training; in rhetoric, it’s called chunking. It makes the impossible seem like a series of doable steps. To help myself Relax, I make myself smile, employing a theory known as cognitive ease. Research shows that people are more persuadable when they feel comfortable and powerful. Smiling helps me believe I’m a bona fide athlete, I’m having fun, and that running up steep, slippery rocks hardly hurts at all. It hurts a lot. Smile. Because the snow lingered on the mountain well into May, I was limited to this first chunk, between Trailhead and Last Water, until June. Then the snow turned into mud so deep that more than once I had to crawl out of gooey sinkholes, more mud wrestler than trail runner. Undeterred, I tell myself Relax right up until the brook vanishes into the spring known as Last Water, where hikers can still reliably fill their water bottles before continuing their ascent. I enter the next section.
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important than motivation. Torrential rains have washed out part of the trail and forced a reroute that lengthens my run. It’s nature’s version of an aging event, adding 30 seconds or more—the equivalent of half a year—to my total. Yet I don’t try to psych myself up for the change. Instead I give myself no choice, keeping my Flow all the way to First View. Here, at 3,000 feet of elevation, Dartmouth student volunteers have chopped down trees to open up the vista, and on a clear day the vast Presidential Range is visible to the northeast. But today I don’t look at anything but the trail. I blast through First View, force myself not to peek at my watch, and head toward the steepest part of the trail, First View to Bright Corner.
Exercise-induced asthma kicks in as I navigate the mixture of scree and car-size boulders. I croak with every exhalation. My legs feel as if they’re rusting in the morning mist, and my eyes film over, blurring my vision—a side effect of low blood sugar. I’ve had mild hallucinations on this stretch of trail, spotting people who didn’t exist, glimpsing spectral moose, hearing ravens utter human sounds. The angry god atop Moosilauke may be having his way with me. Doubts begin to creep in. Why am I doing this? Why can’t I be a normal person and enjoy my approaching golden years instead of trying to prove something that no one but me cares about? Focus. I think about my childhood— which in retrospect was much happier than I remembered—and about all the times I’ve hurt my wife’s feelings. There was the move to New Mexico, which I thought we had decided on mutually until Dorothy heard me accept the offer over the phone and burst into tears. Then the abortive dot-com startup in Connecticut that lead to unemployment,
followed by a big-shot publishing job … my life, like my hip, seemed to be tightening up with every move. I began second-guessing myself. Focus. I dash up a second steep stretch, then a third, where the trail turns left and the rising sun hits my back. The temp at the trailhead had been an alarming 62, more than 20 degrees warmer than ideal, with 80 percent humidity. And now the brutal, unbridled rays of heat. Even in my prime years I dreaded this turn. I would slow to a walk or stop altogether, bent over and gasping. I used to think of this place as “Where I get hot and fall to pieces.” Today I call it Bright Corner, and the final stretch approaches.
I have systematically renamed the mountain’s obstacles; redefining terms can help paint a rosier reality. The hard parts of Moosilauke are now “fun parts,” the ledges “rocks,” and the pain “suffering.” I learned about suffering from the legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who famously said that while he wasn’t the best at running, he could suffer more than anyone. He bore more, pushing his imperfect body to one record after another. To “suffer” means to allow, even welcome. It moves beyond pain, because this welcoming of the overwhelming isn’t pain at all. It’s life with all the stops open. The trail rises up a series of steps—rocks levered into place long ago by strong volunteers—and then narrows to less than a foot in places, with a spectacular view toward the northwest, which I studiously ignore. Another set of steps leads to a promontory where I use my hands and feet to ascend. I top out to my first look at the summit across a barren, lonesome ridge. The path dips into a col filled with stunted spruce and sharp rocks that perverse geology has tilted on their sides like upended radial saws. They rip the thin fabric of my shoes and
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bruise the soles of my feet, but still I must sprint as fast as I can to gain time. Instead of feeling frustrated at the paradox of prancing through radial saws, I’ve convinced myself to think of this stretch as a pure Dance—not prett y dancing, but dancing nonetheless. I emerge from the stunted trees onto the ridge. Thankfully, no wind today. A tiny speck of orange
as a strange, compelling form of happiness. Recent studies of psychedelic drugs have shown similar states in people given psilocybin, a milder cousin of LSD. Volunteers given the drug reported feeling at one with the universe and emit John Lennonesque utterances like “Love is all!” I felt like this once before, while climbing Mount Rainier to celebrate my 40th birthday. I was with
I think of Dorothy waking up extra early to tape my mantras all over the house, and of the thousand friends on Facebook wishing me luck. One, who had been with me on Rainier, wrote, “My hand will be on your back.” I have to focus just to keep my eyes from tearing up.
appears in the distance: the summit sign. I’m out of gas with nothing but desire to take me the rest of the way. Or maybe it’s not desire so much
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a group of capable, friendly men, two of them former guides on the mountain, and we took a more technical route than the usual climb. As
the least experienced of the bunch, I was scared the whole time. The effort of climbing on glacier above 14,000 feet while shouldering a heavy pack felt like running backto-back marathons. Yet the higher we got, the happier I became. I could feel my ego dropping away, as if I became less important and somehow joined the beautiful, white-blue landscape, my dear friends, and … something even larger and holier. Seriously, I felt at one with the universe. And now, as I float along the ridge on Moosilauke, I feel the same way. I think of Dorothy waking up extra early to tape my mantras all over the house, and of the thousand friends on Facebook wishing me luck. One, who had been with me on Rainier, wrote, “My hand will be on your back.” I have to focus just to keep my eyes from tearing up. One last scramble up a small pinnacle, and I slap the sign at the top and punch my watch. There’s little chance of a time less than 58 minutes—the day is too warm, and
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I feel too good to have given the effort needed. But goal or no goal, I’m happier than I’ve felt in many years. I savor the moment, gazing
brief moment I consider: If conditions had been ideal—if the trail had been dry, the day cooler, the air less humid—could I have run
Researchers who conducted the psychedelic experiments say that the one-with-the-universe, love-is-all effects tend to last at least a year. I’m writing this more than a year and a half after that moment on the summit and can still feel the connection and the love.
out toward the neighboring White Mountains, before checking my watch for the first time since the start. 54:53 I blink hard, my vision still cloudy. 54:53 I stare at this representation of my age in minutes, which means I have set back my personal clock more than three years. And for a
myself right back into my 40s? It’s possible. Yet the thought doesn’t give me any more joy. That would be impossible. Researchers who conducted the psychedelic experiments say that the one-with-the-universe, loveis-all effects tend to last at least a year. I’m writing this more than a year and a half after that moment on the summit and can still feel the
connection and the love. In the time since, I have decided to try other hyperboles, other impossibilities, using the same tools of self-persuasion. Last year, for example, I wrote a novel. Few people would want to read it, but still—up until then I could not think of myself as a novelist. And this summer, when I turn 60, I may attempt another hyperbole. I’ll set myself up for failure and try to talk myself into succeeding. I will relax, flow, focus, and do some crazy dance. My friends will have their hands on my back. Meanwhile, on this summit, at this moment of my glorious 58th birthday, I look up from my watch and don’t feel like yelling or raising my arms in triumph. Instead, I whisper, “Thank you.” The angry god has no reply. Jay Heinrichs is the editorial director of this magazine. He’s the author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion.
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Funky music clubs on Beale Street. Fall-offthe-bone ribs. Graceland. Your travel itinerary writes itself. But beyond blues, barbecue, and the King, Tennessee’s largest city boasts a complex cultural past and a diverse natural landscape equally worth exploring. Before sharing our favorite Bluff City spots, we’d like to know more about you.
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Lafayette’s Music Room Live bands and po’boys steal the show at this legendary spot, which reopened in Overton Square last fall—38 years after closing. Rum Boogie Cafe Savor award-winning seafood gumbo and boogie to live Memphis blues every night. Mollie Fontaine Lounge Chow down on small plates and sip specialty cocktails from a comfy sofa inside this Victorian mansion.
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ROCK ‘N’ SOUL Located at the FedExForum complex, this Smithsonian creation tells the story of artists who broke through cultural barriers to change music and society forever.
MOJO TOUR Beale Street musicians guide a toe-tapping bus ride teeming with humor, history, and good tunes. Along the way, see Sun Studio, Cotton Row, and more.
Honor the Best in Blues
It should come as no surprise that Memphis, the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll and a hotbed for blues, appears in some 1,000 song lyrics—and counting. While the Blues Foundation has inducted more than 140 performers into its Hall of Fame since 1980, the legends who popularized the genre will now have a permanent physical tribute in the heart of the city: 3,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing their priceless instruments, recordings, and writings, set to open May 8.
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Break a sweat hiking Shelby Farms and Shelby Forest or golfing our renowned golf courses, like Mirimichi. Then, raise your heart rate discovering Memphis’ B side activities. Bike the ever-expanding Greenline. Kayak the mighty Mississippi. Zip line with Go Ape at Shelby Farms. Shop the country’s largest Bass Pro Shops or take in some palm-sweating action with the Grizzlies at FedExForum. Whichever you choose, each is uniquely Memphis. So, when you visit Memphis, flip it over and find out what we’re really about.
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Memphis HISTORY BUFFS looking back Glimpse King’s room at the Lorraine Motel.
Remember the Movement
Trace a centuries-long struggle for equality, from abolition to sit-ins, at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. Built around the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 assassination, this poignant institution—which includes the Young & Morrow and Boarding House buildings across Mulberry Street—lets visitors sit at a historic lunch counter and on a vintage city bus next to a figure of Rosa Parks. A $27.5 million renovation, unveiled last year on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act’s passage, added more than 40 new films, oral histories, and interactive exhibits.
The Peabody Five mallards march from their home on the roof to the marble fountain in the lobby twice a day, a tradition for more than 75 years. The Madison Pump free weights in this boutique property’s custom-built exercise room, carved out of a 100-year-old bank vault. River Inn of Harbor Town An 1850sera fireplace mantel and reclaimed wood flooring from a Virginia textile mill adorn the lobby of this charming inn overlooking the Mississippi.
STEP BACK IN TIME
Four more ways to relive Memphis’ roots
BROOKS MUSEUM Explore four decades of visual effects and evolving technologies—from Atari and Sega to PS3—at The Art of Video Games exhibit, June 6–September 13.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM The mighty waterway’s 10,000-year history comes to life at this 18-gallery museum at Mud Island River Park.
THE COT TON MUSEUM Before Elvis, cotton was king. From the trade floor of the old Memphis Cotton Exchange, discover how the crop transformed the fabric of society.
MAGEVNEY HOUSE Stroll through this 1830s-era clapboard cottage—one of the city’s oldest standing houses—on the first Saturday of each month from 1–4 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BRAND USA (NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM), BROOKS MUSEUM, MUD ISLAND RIVER PARK, THE COTTON MUSEUM, AND PINK PALACE FAMILY OF MUSEUMS
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Memphis OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS GOOD SPORTS
Top venues that are worth a visit AUTOZONE PARK Catch a Memphis Redbirds minor league game through early September. Beyond left field, a boardwalk boasts carnival games and a climbing wall.
Biking Cycle the 6.5-mile Shelby Farms Greenline, built upon a former railroad bed. Rental bikes and helmets are available at Shelby Farms Park. Hiking The 20-plus miles of trails in the MeemanShelby Forest State Park north of downtown range from moderate to very rugged. Boating Thrill seekers: Hop aboard Memphis Riverboats’ 11-passenger jet boat for an experience akin to a waterbound rollercoaster.
BASS PRO SHOPS Vacant for more than 10 years, the Memphis Pyramid now houses this outdoorsports retail mecca, a 13-lane bowling alley, a 103-room hotel, and multiple restaurants.
cruise control The American Queen now calls Memphis home thanks to the Beale Street Landing.
Go Down by the Riverside
Take Beale Street west—past B.B. King’s Blues Club, the Elvis statue, and the Orpheum Theatre—all the way to the riverfront. Here, a $43 million landing complex completed last year features a dock, a playground, gardens, and fountains overlooking the Mississippi. The wide, sloping green space on the roof of the Riverfront Bar & Grill is the best spot to glimpse riverboats coming in. Want to get even closer to the water? Descend the red corkscrew ramp and climb aboard the Island Queen, a sightseeing paddlewheeler that offers daily excursions from March through November.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MEMPHIS CVB (LANDING), CRAIG THOMPSON (AUTOZONE PARK), PGA TOUR/TPC SOUTHWIND, AND BASS PRO SHOPS
In addition to walking in Memphis, try…
TPC SOUTHWIND Snag a shady spot on No. 18 to watch the best golfers in the world finish their round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, June 11–14.
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Flavor-packed shacks that smoke the competition
CHARLIE VERGOS’ RENDEZ VOUS Luring locals with its sauceless slabs since 1948, this downtown anchor’s charcoalbroiled dry ribs are smothered with seasonings.
Learn to Cook Like a Local
For a true taste of the South, take the Main Street Trolley line to Felicia Suzanne’s. Okra from Oxford, Mississippi; goat cheese from Waynesboro, Tennessee; and fresh bounty from more than 20 regional farms elevates the down-home American dishes served here. Want to learn how to make the restaurant’s BLFGT salad, or its acclaimed Gulf shrimp with andouille sausage over stone-ground grits? Reserve a spot at the chef’s table for a three-hour cooking class with executive chef and owner Felicia Willett, a former protégée of Emeril Lagasse. New craft breweries that keep raising the bar
CENTR AL BBQ Get your barbecue fix sans the meat by ordering this joint’s portabella mushroom burger with smoked gouda and slaw.
High Cotton Citrusy hops and notes of black pepper liven up the Saison. Try it at the Monroe Avenue taproom, opened last year. Wiseacre The Tiny Bomb pilsner, made by owners/brothers Kellan and Davin Bartosch, won bronze at the Great American Beer Festival. Memphis Made Hop into the newly opened Cooper-Young taproom to sample a pint of its year-round offering, Lucid Kolsch.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JUSTIN FOX BURKS (FELICIA SUZANNE’S, BAR-B-Q SHOP, AND CENTRAL BBQ), AND CRAIG THOMPSON (RENDEZVOUS)
THE BAR- B- Q SHOP Can’t decide between the wet or dry rib dinner? Go for the half and half, and add a bowl of barbecue spaghetti for a true Memphis delicacy.
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Memphis HEALTH NUTS making strides UTHSC pharmacy students organized the first Race for the Summitt in 2012.
Lace up Your Running Shoes
Who says it’s hard to stay active while traveling? With dozens of miles of paved and natural trails winding through the city, Memphis offers plenty of paths to fitness. Hit the 1.5-mile pedestrian trail in Greenbelt Park, or circle the perimeter of Audubon Park for a 5K jog. If organized races are more your style, register for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon (December 5), or start planning for the Race for the Summitt 4-Miler, which takes place each spring and is hosted by a student-led organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; proceeds benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation.
Three more ways to get involved in the community
RIDE TO FIGHT ON Pedal along the bank of the Mississippi, traverse rolling hills, and then finish downtown in the region’s largest cycling event, benefiting West Cancer Center, October 3.
VOLUNTEER AT LE BONHEUR The $340 million children’s hospital offers group and individual opportunities, like craft planning and room visits.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Take a 2-mile stroll through the Memphis Botanic Garden on October 10 and raise funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
Two Vegan Sistas Bretta and Belinda King offer an affordable, soy-free, animal-free, made-fromscratch menu. Don’t miss the raw, vegan Mock Chik Salad. The Cosmic Coconut This inviting cafe in East Memphis offers juice-based cleanses and nutrientpacked smoothies (try the Good Vibrations). Lettuce Eat Choose from 10 freshly chopped salads—also available as wraps—or build your own from six lettuces, 25 veggies, 12 proteins, and house-made dressings.
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MO R E T O S EE Where we came from and how far we’ve come. How far we have to go and how we measure the journey. The heights and the depths. The pain and the promise. The stark and the stunning. Then. Now. MO R E T O EX P ER I E NCE In the hold of a slave ship. On the bridge in Selma. On the street in Birmingham. In the heart of Jim Crow. On the mind of America. On the move in the world. In the march. In the room. On the balcony. There. Here. MO R E T O L EAR N About who we were and who we hope to be. Collective history and individual awareness. Monumental change and personal transformation. Come in as one. Come out as more. Before. After. IMMERSED IN THE MOVEMENT.
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MEMORY-MAKING MOMENTS. The Peabody has been the South’s Grand Hotel for over 145 years. It is unparalleled in its luxury, elegance and service. With 464 well-appointed guest rooms and a location in the middle of the Memphis’ finest attractions and restaurants, The Peabody remains the pinnacle of what glorious, historic hotels are all about. Generations of guests have made The Peabody part of their lives. Moments created, memories relived... the past and the present come to life. Make your own memories, live the history.
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Memphis EVENTS face the music Take in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at Tom Lee Park on May 23.
What’s Happening in Memphis FEATURED EVENT
In its 39th year, this monthlong celebration of music, food, and international culture is one of the most popular festivals in the MidSouth. The Beale Street Music Festival kicks things off May 1–3 with a diverse lineup of rock, folk, blues, and soul acts, followed by an International Salute to Poland, May 4–9. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, May 14–16, draws hundreds of teams competing for more than $110,000 in prizes (and bragging rights) and leads up to the AutoZone Sunset Symphony on May 23.
MAY 16 – AUGUST 2 2015 Orion Free Music Concert Series Levitt Shell levittshell.org MAY 28– NOVEMBER 22 Jun Kaneko Sculpture Exhibit Dixon Gallery and Gardens dixon.org JUNE –AUGUST, FRIDAY NIGHTS Memphis Jams on Beale Handy Park bealestreet.com/ memphisjams JULY 1 4–19 Motown the Musical The Orpheum Theatre orpheum-memphis. com
AUGUST 8–16 Elvis Week Graceland graceland.com
SEPTEMBER 12 Zoo Rendezvous Memphis Zoo memphiszoo.org
AUGUST 15 Moon River Music Festival Levitt Shell moonriverfestival. com
OCTOBER 16 –18, 23–25, 30 –31 Le Bonheur Zoo Boo Memphis Zoo memphiszoo.org
SEPTEMBER 6 Memphis Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream Memphis Botanic Garden balletmemphis.org SEPTEMBER 10 –12 Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration southernheritage classic.com
OCTOBER 23–25 RiverArtsFest South Main Street riverartsmemphis.org NOVEMBER 7– FEBRUARY 28 A Shared Legacy: American Folk Art Brooks Museum brooksmuseum.org DECEMBER 12–1 4 Memphis Ballet presents The Nutcracker The Orpheum Theatre balletmemphis.org
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You haven’t experienced the best of Memphis without a trip to the amazing new home of Blues legends. It’s filled with fascinating artifacts that bring to life the music and careers of Blues Hall of Fame members. Throughout the year, interactive exhibits share stories of blues eras, styles and the captivating musicians that created, and continue to develop, this uniquely American art form.
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California As much a state of mind as it is a place, California beckons with 840 miles of rugged coastline, seemingly endless sunshine, and agricultural bounty. Whether you come for the relaxing retreats or stay for a shot at the big time, California has something for all kinds of dreamers. By Tanvi Chheda
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SAVOR Opened five years ago by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, Searsucker has become a San Diego institution thanks to its refined yet relaxed vibe and savory New American dishes. Try the mahimahi with drunken cherries and smoked almonds, or the bavette flank with chimichurri and bearnaise. Wash it all down with the popular Peter Rabbit, a heady elixir of Pimm’s No. 1, basil, lemon, and pickled carrot. Searsucker has two area locations: one in Del Mar and the other in the Gaslamp Quarter.
SIP For more craft cocktails, drop in at Polite Provisions in Normal Heights. The bar was inspired by the neighborhood soda fountains of the early 20th century and boasts a 21-page menu of cocktails, housemade sodas, and wine on draft. With more than 80 breweries in the area, craft beer is virtually synonymous with San Diego. At Blind Lady Ale House, sample some of the finest local and regional brews, including Automatic Brewing Co.’s Goofy Foot IPA. Grab a wood-fired pizza while you’re there, too.
Giant panda at the San Diego Zoo
SEE This year marks the 100th anniversary of Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre oasis of green with dozens of performing arts venues, museums, and gardens within. Among them: the San Diego Air & Space Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art, a 3-acre rose garden, and a charming carousel dating back to 1910. The park is also home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, where you can eye more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals, including those beloved pandas. A free tram circles the park daily.
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From the café-lined Gaslamp Quarter to the beaches of La Jolla, this 70-mile stretch of Southern California is the most reliably sunny. Feel the sand between your toes, hike through Torrey Pines State Reserve, or embark on a brew tour. From the beloved zoo to LEGOLAND, the region offers countless attractions.
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Play with a life-size model of R2-D2 in the Star Wars Miniland at LEGOLAND.
DO Join the merriment at the annual San Diego County Fair on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where carnival rides and games combine with old-fashioned eats—and plenty of drinks—for a month of entertainment, from June 5–July 5. New to the lineup this year is Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival (June 27). Aficionados can sample award-winning spirits and cocktails and watch mixologist showdowns. The fair also hosts The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival (June 13), celebrating wines from up and down the coast, and The San Diego International Beer Festival (June 19–21), presenting ales, lagers, and stouts from around the world. Imaginative and inventive, LEGOLAND remains a top attraction in the San Diego area. Adults and children can marvel at miniature metropolises built from those beloved bricks; ride in boats, planes, and trains; and even splash through a water park. After the recent addition of a brick-themed hotel, this summer brings LEGO Friends Heartlake City—a new section with a carousel, horseback riding, and fountains—inspired by the LEGO Friends line. Harrah’s Resort Southern California
For more adult-oriented activities, consider Harrah’s Resort Southern California, where you can join the city’s top pool party at Dive Day Club, featuring a 400-foot lazy river and a swim-up bar. Or press your luck at the blackjack tables and slot machines. The resort-casino complex, which underwent a $160 million renovation and expansion last year, also boasts 23,000 square feet of meeting space, and a new 2,200-seat concert venue drawing the likes of Trace Adkins and Third Eye Blind.
Sample beers from across the globe at the International Beer Festival, June 19–21.
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Orange County With 42 miles of beaches and stunning coastal trails, it feels like an endless summer in Orange County, which stretches from inland Anaheim to the coastal cities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. Studio at Montage Laguna Beach
Locals and out-of-towners alike adore Montage Laguna Beach, a 250-room resort comprised of Craftsman-style buildings perched on a picturesque bluff. Even if you can’t stay, snag a table at the hotel’s Studio restaurant, set within an oceanfront bungalow. The sixcourse tasting menu—featuring dishes like coconut semifreddo, and foie gras with poached pear—may be paired with wines from the restaurant’s 2,500-bottle cellar.
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Get the lay of the land in L.A. and it’s easy to appreciate this sprawling metropolis, home to nearly 4 million residents. From downtown to the Westside, a foodie and cultural renaissance is under way. SAVOR Dig into blistered okra with tomato, basil, and fenugreek or the eponymous “baco” flatbread-inspired sandwiches at Baco Mercat. Visionary chef and downtown champion Josef Centeno has added three other restaurants to his empire, but Baco still holds a special place in the city’s heart.
SEE Walk into the light at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where Chris Burden’s “Urban Light,” a permanent sculpture of 202 antique street lamps, greets you. The indoor-outdoor museum features more than 150,000 works of art, from Korean paintings and German expressionism to sculptures by Alexander Calder. With L.A.’s long-standing legacy of midcentury modern design, it’s only fitting to visit one Outdoor pool at Island Spa Catalina
of the city’s most iconic homes, The Stahl House. Made famous by Julius Shulman’s black-and-white photograph of two women sitting in the corner of the living room, the glass-and-steel stunner feels like it’s almost hanging over the hillside. Designed by Pierre Koenig as part of the Case Study homes, the house is open by appointment to visitors and architecture fans.
RELAX After taking in the city’s art and architecture, hit the sands along nearby Santa Monica Beach. The elegant Hotel Casa del Mar is a perfect base for soaking up the sun and surf, and rooms are sprawling with four-poster beds, marble baths, and balconies. Come afternoon, linger over crudo and cocktails at Terrazza, the lobby restaurant and lounge, which has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Catch a ferry from four Southern California ports (San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach, or Dana Point) to this island just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. From a glass-bottom boat ride to parasailing and zip-lining, there are plenty of adventures to be had.
SAVOR Dine alfresco at the recently refreshed Descanso Beach Club, serving fish sandwiches and spicy cucumber margaritas. This spring saw the opening of Descanso Fresh, a gourmet espresso bar and snack stand stocked with breakfast treats, fresh-pressed juices, and ice cream. Come summer, the Beach Club offers seating in oceanfront cabanas.
DO New this year is Island Spa, a fullservice spa reflecting Catalina’s rich history and seaside atmosphere. Many treatments incorporate marine-based ingredients. Located within the historic El Encanto building, the spa boasts nine rooms with ocean views, a relaxation deck, a café and shop, and a courtyard with soaking pool. 116 southwest may 2015
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Palm Springs Make like the Rat Pack and retreat to this desert oasis just 100 miles east of L.A. Take in gorgeous midcentury modern architecture by Albert Frey and E. Stewart Williams, or just hang by the pool.
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Unwind at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, which sits on a dramatic bluff atop the Coachella Valley. From the stylish lobby to contemporary, desert-hued room interiors, there’s a sense of place throughout. While the afternoon away at one of three resort pools or indulge in a desert wildflower poultice massage at the spa. Afterward, nosh on alebraised short ribs and avocado fries at State Fare Bar & Kitchen.
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SAVOR Tucked away in a courtyard off downtown Palm Springs’ main drag, Workshop Kitchen + Bar is pushing the culinary envelope with dishes like house-cured gravlax tartine; roasted heirloom carrots with chermoula, dates, and goat cheese; and enchiladas with poblano peppers, kale, and tomatillo sauce. The food is matched with an avant-garde interior of poured-concrete booths and hanging light bulbs.
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AWESOME AWAITS. LEGOLAND® California Resort is the ultimate LEGO ® experience. It has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including SEA LIFE ® Aquarium and new for Summer 2015, LEGO Friends Heartlake City! And a stay at the amazing LEGOLAND Hotel keeps the fun going! The LEGO Death Star Model Display has come to LEGO Star Wars Miniland! It’s eight feet wide and built entirely out of LEGO bricks. It’s a fan’s dream come true!
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Located in Carlsbad just off I-5, LEGOLAND Park is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but is open daily through Sep. 14, 2015. LEGOLAND Water Park is now open. Please check the website for details regarding days and hours of operation. Prices, times and schedules subject to change without notice. Visit LEGOLAND.com or call 877-LEGOLAND (534-6526) for details. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group. LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE are part of Merlin Entertainments plc. Star Wars and all characters, names and related Indicia are © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Drive two hours north of Los Angeles along the coast and you’ll arrive at the American Riviera. The city’s combination of endless blue skies, Spanish Colonial Revival–style architecture, and a breezy vibe may make you want to stay a while. SIP About two years ago, a vacant fish-packing warehouse was transformed into Les Marchands, a wine bar and shop with an Old World sensibility. Owner and master sommelier Brian McClintic has a thing for French wines, but promising local producers such as Storm Wines and Tatomer are also highlighted. Order the house-made charcuterie with olives, mustard, and pickled veggies to go with your vino.
Set on 37 acres in neighboring Montecito, Ganna Walska’s Lotusland remains a secret even to locals. Walska, a Polish opera singer and socialite searching for deeper meaning and fulfillment, purchased the estate in 1941 and tended to it for the rest of her life. The grounds, which feature bromeliads, succulents, and a water garden (with lotuses and lilies), can only be visited by guided tour.
Tucked away in Santa Ynez wine country, Chumash Casino and Resort remains open for play even as it completes an ambitious expansion. While the casino, spa, and Willows restaurant are already quite popular, come 2016 the property will unveil a new 215-room hotel tower, a 20,000-square-foot pool deck, and restaurants. The existing gaming floor will also be renovated and expanded.
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By Ben Marshall Native American culture, Spanish heritage, and the great American West converge here in a most enchanting way. From the alpine scenery of Ruidoso to the adobe-dotted streets of Santa Fe and the rugged topography throughout, the 47th state offers adventures to feed your spiritâ€”and your stomach.
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Situated on the west side of the Sandia Mountains and straddling the Rio Grande, New Mexico’s most populous city is an ever-growing metropolis. Still, remnants from its rich cultural history thrive. Hit the pavement to explore quaint Old Town and quirky Nob Hill, or take to the skies for stunning views from a hot-air balloon. SIP Fresh off a remodel, Marble Brewery reopened its Westside taproom in March with extra seating, custom furniture, and a new stage. The brewery, which was awarded Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, offers 30-minute tours every Thursday evening at 5:30, with samples included.
SAVOR For classic New Mexican fare, check out El Pinto in the cottonwoods of North Valley. The state’s largest restaurant stretches across 12 acres and has five patios, three indoor
dining areas, and a cantina. If that’s not impressive enough, the familyowned establishment jars its salsas in an adjoining, 8,000-square-foot production facility. Golden Crown Panaderia, another family-run operation, may be a few blocks from the buzz of Old Town, but it shouldn’t go unnoticed. Father-son duo Pratt and Chris Morales serve everything from fruit-filled empanadas to Hawaiian pizza on a green chile crust. A couple must-tries from this humble bakery: crisp, buttery biscochitos—the state cookie of New Mexico—and the coffee milkshake, which might as well be the state’s official drink.
DO Get your kicks on Central Avenue. The former Route 66 runs the length of the city and passes through Nob Hill, a vibrant neighborhood with eclectic shops and galleries, elegant dining, hip nightlife, and more. Developed between the ’20s and the ’50s, the area has committed to maintaining its roots with Art Deco–era touches, including neon signs from the stretch’s heyday. Pop into Mariposa Gallery in the heart of the district for whimsical works of art and jewelry.
RELAX Set inside a former railway-worker hospital and psychiatric facility, Hotel Parq Central in downtown was restored to luxury-boutique status in 2010. While the building’s interior was gutted during the renovation, vintage railroad and medical memorabilia sprinkled throughout the hotel pay homage to its past. For a relaxing nightcap with sweeping views of the mountains and skyline, the rooftop Apothecary Lounge prescribes a prickly pear margarita, made with Sauza Blue tequila, or one of its imaginative seasonal cocktails.
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The best way to relish the city’s stunning vistas? A 2.7-mile ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway (North America’s longest aerial tram) takes you over deep canyons and along dramatic cliffs to the 10,378-foot summit. The view from the top includes all of Albuquerque and hundreds of miles in all directions.
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Eye contemporary and prehistoric pieces at the New Mexico Museum of Art (left), and shop for local finds downtown (below). The Railyard district (bottom), which plays host to the Santa Fe Farmers Market, is a 20-minute walk from the city center.
Peruse more than 20 collections of fine, handmade jewelry in 4,000-plus styles— from gold and silver charms to preciousstone pendants and rings—at Fairchild & Co. in Santa Fe. Owner and goldsmith Valerie Fairchild hand-draws her jewelry concepts and offers custom design services inside her boutique. Pieces from other local jewelers are also featured. Stop in or browse the collections online at fairchildjewelry.com to discover why, since 1976, generations of jewelry aficionados have flocked to this vibrant shop.
Santa Fe About an hour northeast of Albuquerque, the altitude
steadily increases and Highway 85 gives way to the narrow streets and adobe houses of America’s oldest capital city. Discover more than 240 art galleries and superb Southwest flavors in The City Different, or explore the surrounding area for exhilarating hikes and river excursions. SIP For a caffeinated kick start to your Santa Fe adventure, take a selfguided Coffee Lover’s Tour. Ten of the area’s top cafés and roasting houses are located within a 2-mile radius of downtown, offering frothy cappuccinos, specialty teas, homemade pastries, and excellent people watching. Ohori’s, a family-owned microroaster, has been serving gourmet Arabica coffees since 1984. An international tea sampling experience awaits at The Teahouse on Canyon Road where more than 150 flavors originate from China, Japan, India, Santa Fe, and more.
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SAVOR Red or green? That is the official state question (seriously). And there’s a good chance you’ll run into the chili conundrum at Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen. Since 1952, Maria’s has dished up authentic Northern New Mexican meals like the crowd favorite, blue corn enchiladas. To wash down dinner, choose from more than 100 margaritas made with Mexican tequila. If a more elegant meal is in order, The Compound offers a refined and highly acclaimed menu. Chef Mark Kiffin, recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2005 as the Best Chef of the Southwest, blends regional flavors with Mediterranean influences. Our pick: the Hudson Valley duck breast with snow pea and radish salad and a blood orange duck jus. Located 15 minutes north of Santa Fe, Buffalo Thunder offers breathtaking views of the Pojoaque Valley.
SEE The numerous art galleries in this colorful community make it the third-largest art market in the country. The greatest concentration of galleries occurs in the charming mud-brick structures packed along
a half-mile stretch of Santa Fe’s most famous street, Canyon Road. Stroll the winding trail and hop into homes showcasing traditional Native American weaving and pottery, the works of old masters, and modern paintings and sculptures.
DO Seeking a white-water thrill? Gear up and traverse the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama for an outing that’s equal parts heart-pounding and awe-inspiring. New Mexico River Adventures offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips on the water for rafters of all abilities.
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RELAX After a day of exploration (and perhaps strenuous rafting), rest your head in style at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, where each room is smartly appointed with the comforts of the Hilton Serenity Collection and accented with Native American artwork. Gaming enthusiasts will marvel at the expansive on-site casino, featuring 1,200 slot machines, 18 table games, and an eight-table poker room. This majestic resort also boasts a golf course designed by Hale Irwin and William Phillips, a full-service luxury spa, and multiple dining options. 128 southwest may 2015
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Ruidoso Hit the slopes of the country’s southernmost ski area, hike the seemingly endless nature trails, meander through midtown boutiques, or settle into a scenic mountain resort. It’s all here in this gem of an alpine getaway.
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DO Feeling lucky? At Ruidoso Downs, a community staple since 1947, you can place your bets on some of the world’s fastest quarter horses and thoroughbreds. The summer racing season begins May 22 and runs through Labor Day. If Broadway shows, contemporary ballets, and European symphony orchestras are more your style, head 12 miles north of downtown to the architecturally striking 514-seat Spencer Theater of the Performing Arts. Can’t make it for one of the shows? The theater offers free weekly tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.
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It’s worth the trip to Paisano Café in Old Mesilla for Latin-inspired dishes like pescado poblano and chiles en nogado. We recommend the chicken enmoladas: enchiladas smothered with your choice of mole sauce.
DO Locals have been raving about the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market since 1971, but the secret’s out. Every Wednesday and Saturday from sun up to early afternoon, more than 300 local farmers and artists of nearly every discipline congregate on Main Street for one of the top rated markets in the country. Browse handcrafted baskets, ceramics, and jewelry, or fill a tote bag with fresh produce.
RELAX With abundant sunshine in Las Cruces—nearly 350 days a year— the new resort-style heated pool and palm-shaded patio at Hotel Encanto beckon. This luxe spot’s 204 rooms are tastefully appointed with Spanish and Mexican Colonial touches, plus modern amenities like free Wi-Fi. Cap off your night at the hotel’s posh Azul Ultra Lounge.
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Part of a worldwide series of yoga lifestyle festivals, Wanderlust Stratton invites yogis of all abilities to make the trek to the Stratton Mountain Resort for physical and mental nourishment. Instructors from across the country teach classes ranging in intensity from soothing to strenuous. (One-arm handstand bootcamp, anyone?) Yoga’s not the only activity on the docket: You can also join a guided running, hiking, or biking excursion. When you’re ready to flex your mental muscles, make your way to the Wanderlust Speakeasy, where authors, yoga instructors, and business leaders cover topics like sustainable living, meditation, and food. wanderlust.com
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Try International Flavors The largest ethnic festival in the Garden State, Portugal Day Newark honors its vast Iberian ex-pat community with a threeday cultural spectacular. Held at Peter Francisco Park in the Ironbound neighborhood—a renowned Portuguese-American enclave—the outdoor festival attracts nearly 300,000 guests, serving up traditional bites like marinated eels, grilled chouriço sausage, pork loin sandwiches, grilled sardines, and traditional barbecued chicken, not to mention generous pours of wine, beer, and sangria. This is how big a deal the extravaganza is: The grand parade is shown live on local cable and beamed via satellite for broadcast in the motherland. Immerse yourself in the culture by enjoying live music and dance demonstrations, or browse the artisanal bazaar for souvenirs. All the while, embrace this fundamental Portuguese philosophy: Enquanto há vida, há esperança; while there’s life, there’s hope. portugaldaynewark.com JUNE 13 RICHMOND, RHODE ISLAND
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If your heart’s in the Highlands wherever you go, then the 17th annual Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival, held at the Washington County fairgrounds, will make you feel right at home. Get energized with dance demonstrations and live music from a fleet of Celtic harpists. (Other musical guests include bodhrán and bagpipe outfit Albannach, progressive rockers Pendragon, and the acclaimed baritone/tin whistler Charlie Zahm.) Scottish fare both savory and sweet will be plated in the specially constructed Clan Village, where guests can browse the wares of dozens of vendors or meet with
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a genealogical expert to untangle the branches of their family trees. Catch a kilt-making demonstration, or stay awhile to listen as a storyteller spins an epic yarn. Another perennial highlight is the Heavy Athletics Contest, with events like Tossing the Caber, Sheaf Tossing (which is not to be confused with Hay Hurling), and Throwing the Stone. Cheer on the competitors, but steer clear of their line of fire! riscot.org JUNE 13–14 DENVER
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At Denver Mini Maker Faire, if you come, you can build it. This paradise for budding inventors and D.I.Y. aficionados takes over the Denver Museum of Nature & Science with a celebration of unbridled invention and innovation. The chock-full schedule is loaded with an eclectic slate of interactive activities certain to appeal to tinkerers of all ages and levels of experience. An offshoot of the Maker Movement, whose devotees host similar events across the globe, the fair showcases the work of over 100 D.I.Y.ers and offers visitors the opportunity and resources to try their hand at “making,” too. Get hands-on by constructing your own catapult; using spare parts from vintage pinball machines to create a previously undreamedof gizmo; designing a brand-new musical instrument; or navigating a quadcopter through a drone obstacle course. A cross-generational collision of high-tech and traditional craftsmanship, Mini Maker expects to draw thousands of guests. It’s the perfect way to channel your inner Thomas Edison. denvermakerfaire.org
according to a survey conducted by Smithfield, would gladly select bacon as our national food, then the third annual Richmond Bacon Festival is your dream come true. Held at the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood just south of downtown, the fest offers a tantalizing assortment of live music, food from 40 local eateries and food trucks, thirst-quenching
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Feel the Heat Load up on the napkins and keep the fire department on speed dial for Silver Legacy Resort Casino’s third annual Biggest Little City Wing Fest, one of the few hot wings festivals held west of the Mississippi River. Over 70,000 guests will gobble up more than 20,000 pounds of meaty morsels, irresistibly bathed in sizzling, zesty sauces. More than two dozen nationally acclaimed cuisiniers conjure up their unique, mouthwatering versions of fingerlickin’ chicken wings. Live entertainment on outdoor stages will rock your socks off, and a diverse street fair will beckon you to walk off some calories. VIP seats are available in the tented Hen House, where
organizers will dish up pork ribs, coleslaw, tangy red potato salad, and abundant air conditioning. If you want to create your own Independence Day fireworks show, sink your teeth into the infernohot sauces set to make their world premiere at this year’s Saucy Wing Showdown. Don’t forget: This one’s BYOB—by which we mean “bib.” (But don’t be a chicken about taking the heat: Plenty of beer, as well as margaritas, will be available to soothe your scorched tongue.) silver legacyreno.com JULY 4 HOUSTON
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Stroll Down the Midway “If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world,” says comedian Jeff Foxworthy, “all you have to do is go to a state fair!” The Golden State’s 17-day, nationally renowned California State Fair celebrates the West Coast’s diverse culture and rich heritage with all the hallmarks of a Foxworthy-worthy shindig: musical acts, thrill rides and kiddie amusements, a livestock show, thoroughbred racing, a brewers’ festival, and abundant grub (much of which comes battered, fried, and served on a stick). Let’s take a look at the fair by the numbers: Last year, some 750,000 guests chomped their way through 75,000 corn dogs, 40,000 funnel cakes, and 13,000 wine slushies. Corral your family and get on down to the fairgrounds. castatefair.org JULY 24–AUGUST 2 DODGE CITY, KANSAS
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FOLD DIRECTION Bend paper this way.
VALLEY-FOLD Make a crevice.
CRIMP-FOLD Fold paper over itself, like an accordion.
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Incidental Music BY DOUG PETERSON
Hard Crossword A puzzle for experts. Answers on page 158 Across
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How-To / Fill in the blank squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in every row, column, and 3-by-3 box. There is only one solution per puzzle. Answers on page 158
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hotels, resorts, and conferences
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Nickelodeon Suites Resort 877.326.4538 NickHotel.com/SW
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health and medical 85
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas 800.4BAYLOR baylorhealth.com/dallas
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Center for Regenerative Medicine 305.866.8384 www.arthritisusa.net
Station Casinos www.SCLV.com/SWA
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real estate 143
GL Homes Valencia Lakes 800.951.7183 www.glhomes.com/ valencia-lakes
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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
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Heroes of the Heart
This small Team handles big concerns.
Every year, Southwest Airlines recognizes one hardworking, behind-thescenes Team with a special honor: the Heroes of the Heart Award. We’re happy to share that the 2015 recipient is our Governmental Affairs Team. With just three full-time and three part-time People, our Governmental Affairs Team works at the local, state, and federal levels to tackle problems for the communities we serve.
To ensure that Southwest has the Freedom to fulfill our vision of becoming the world’s most loved, most flown, and most profitable airline, Governmental Affairs collaborates with many Southwest departments, including Airport Affairs, Legal, Finance, Safety & Security, Technical Operations, and Community Affairs & Grassroots. Their work requires Warrior Spirit, tenacity, fortitude, and, perhaps most
importantly, a keen and constant sense of humor. Last year, they helped obtain gates for Southwest Airlines at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. In our hometown of Dallas, we are thrilled that the Governmental Affairs Team assisted with the campaign to “Set Love Free,” which led to the repeal of the Wright Amendment in 2014. In addition to these great victories, this dedicated Team fights unnecessary tax increases and advocates for a modernized air traffic control system. They’re also working to overcome federal funding cuts to ensure that the new Houston Hobby International Terminal is adequately staffed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The complete list of the Governmental Affairs Team’s responsibilities and accomplishments is much longer, but it’s easy to see how much this Team means to Southwest, to our Employees, and to our Customers. Governmental Affairs joins 22 other teams that have been honored since the inception of the Heroes of the Heart Award in 1993. They are a lean, mean fighting machine, and we celebrate them. —Valerie Curry
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARRETT MENICHINI
The Governmental Affairs Team tackles issues that hit close to home for Southwest and its Customers.
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Please abide by public announcements from Flight Attendants concerning electronic devices. En todos los casos, por favor rígete por los anuncios públicos y las solicitudes de los Sobrecargos con respecto a todos los aparatos electrónicos.
Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión
Small portable electronic devices Siempre puedes usar dispositivos Inflight Entertainmentelectrónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones weighing less than (PEDs) tales como tabletas, lectores 2 pounds may be used in AIRPLANE electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes mode at all times on domestic flights, que pesen menos de 2 libras en unless a Crew Member indicates modo AVIÓN en los vuelos domésotherwise. A small PED may be ticos, excepto si un Miembro de la Permitted Wifi Entertainment Flight Service held inInflight hand, attached to a person, Tripulación indique lo contrario. Inflight Entertainment Flight Service or placed in clothing or a seatback Puedes sujetar un PED pequeño pocket. Devices and accessories en la mano, llevarlo encimo, enla may not block access to the aisle. ropa o en un bolsillo en el respalLarge PEDs such as laptops weighing do delasiento. Los dispositivos y Permitted Always Permittedel Wifi must be stowed 2 pounds or more accesorios nopueden bloquear under theWifiseat or in an overhead acceso en el pasillo.Smart Los PEDs granMoviesbin Phones Permitted Always Permitted for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It is des como computadorasportátiles recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed under the seat. On international flights, Movies Smart Phones Pacemakers all PEDs must be turned off during taxi, takeoff, and landing at airports Tablets or Smartphones Tablets or E-readers Messaging Movies Smart Phones Pacemakers outside the U.S. and its territories. E-readers (in (in AIRPLANE Please use headphones for all audio AIRPLANE mode) mode) and video. Tabletas o lectoTeléfonos Messaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids res electrónicos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) (en modo AVIÓN)Flight Inflight Entertainment Service
Tablets or E-readers
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
que pesen 2 libras o más deben de
Flight Service debajo del asiento o ser guardados
en los compartimentos superiores mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden en un Always Permitted estuche debajo del asiento.Never EnPermitted los vuelos internacionales, todos los PEDs deben permanecer apagados mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje Never Permitted en aeropuertos fuera de los EE. UU. y susPacemakers territorios. Por favor usa auriculaTwo-Way Radios Never Permitted res para cualquier sonido o video.
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Tablets or E-readers
Laptop Computers Laptop Computers
Permitted Inflight Entertainment Computadoras
Always Permitted Always Permitted
Smart Phones Always Permitted
Hearing Aids Radios Two-Way
DVD/CD Players Reproductores de DVD/CD Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Digital Cameras Cámaras Electronic Cigarettes and digitales Smoking Devices GPS Receivers Remote-Controlled Toys GPS
Permitted Flight Service portátiles
Hearing Aids Laptop Computers
Audio Players Aparatos de Two-Way Radios audio
Pacemakers Never Permitted
Never Permitted Flight Service Hand-Held Never Permitted
Electronic Remote-Controlled Toys Games Juegos electrónicos Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers portátiles Always Permitted
Satellite Radio Radio por satélite Electronic Cigarettes and
VideoSmoking Devices Camcorders Videocámaras
Bluetooth Devices Remote-Controlled Toys Dispositivos Bluetooth
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Never Permitted Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices Permitted Always Permitted are also permitted. Dispositivos de Movies Messaging Flight Service estimulación eléctrica de los nervios Tablets or E-readers y otros aparatos médicos implantados Pacemakers Tablets or E-readers Messaging Smart Phones Pacemakers Pacemakers Two-Way Radios también son permitidos. Marcapasos
Flight Service Movies
Tablets or E-readers Always Permitted
Always Permitted TV
Never Permitted Laptop Computers
Hearing Aids Radios Hearing Aids Two-Way Aparatos para sordos Two-Way Radios
Tablets or E-readers
Electric Shavers Rastrillo Pacemakers eléctrico Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Electronic Watches Relojes electrónicos
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión
Hearing Aids Never Permitted
Electronic Cigarettes and
NoiseCanceling Two-Way Radios Headphones Auriculares que aislan el ruido
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Smoking Devices Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys TV Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Devices capable of transmitting data, Smoking Devices unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos Messaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices los dispositivos con capacidad para TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone Smart Phones Pacemakers Two-Way Radios Two-Way Radios Electronic Television or Remotetransmitir datos, excepto que se (Walkie-Talkies) Cigarettes and AM/FM Radio Controlled Toys Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Pacemakers Two-Way Radios especifique lo contrario. or Scanners Smoking Devices Receivers Juguetes de Radios emisoCigarrillos Televisión o Receivers control remoto or AM/FM Radio NFL Redzone Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled ToysTelevision TV res/receptores electrónicos y radios de AM/ TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys (walkie-talkies) dispositivos para FM Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone fumar Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
NFL Redzone Remote-Controlled Toys
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to their Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus clientes con discapacidades que lo pidan. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar. CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal.
LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on southwest.com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en southwest.com para reportar un Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers objeto perdido.
Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión
CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros asalten, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación.
PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo. No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona. PERSONAL DEVICES Unapproved personal devices (e.g., Knee Defender, infant slings) may not be attached to any part of the aircraft. Dispositivos personales no aprobados (por ejemplo, “defensor de rodillas”, manta portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a cualquier parte de la aeronave.
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The Dream Team
How Southwest Airlines and a national nonprofit fulfilled one man’s childhood football fantasy
FIELD OF DREAMS
Thanks to Dream Foundation and Southwest Airlines, Christian was able to visit the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
January 18, 1976: the day the Dallas Cowboys faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X. I was 5 years old, and with 50 cents in hand I told my dad, “I’ll take the guys with the stars, and you take the guys with the diamonds!” I lost my first bet but gained a lifelong loyalty. Within a few years, I had a collection of Cowboys attire ranging from sweatshirts and jackets to Tony Dorsett pajamas. On Friday nights, whenever I heard the introductory
music to the TV show Dallas, I raced to the screen for the one moment when the camera would pan over Texas Stadium. Someday Someday, I told myself, I’ll see the Dallas Cowboys play in their home stadium. More than 30 years later, my dream was no closer to reality, and I was no longer a healthy, carefree child. I was a wheelchair-bound adult fighting a losing battle with muscular dystrophy. I’d nearly abandoned my idea when I learned of Dream Foundation, a nonprofit that grants the wishes of adults with life-threatening illnesses. Weeks after I applied, I was selected! I was ecstatic but knew traveling from California to Texas would be no easy task. But Dream Foundation assured me it was possible, in part due to its Partner in Dreams, Southwest Airlines. In addition to providing a roundtrip fare, the airline transported my 200-pound wheelchair. In Dallas, I received transportation and disabledaccess accommodations, as well as front-row seats at the 40-yard line. The best part of the day was meeting Tony Dorsett. As a kid, I owned pajamas with his face on them, and now here he was, kneeling next to me so we could talk and take pictures. It was a moment I will never forget. Thank you, Southwest Airlines and Dream Foundation, for making my dream come true! —Christian France
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Customs & Immigration 1
FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009
19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316
Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name
First (Given) 2 Birth date
3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination
6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence 8 Countries visited on this
trip prior to U.S. arrival
11 I am (We are) bringing
(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture:
12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No No
(such as touching or handling)
13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments
over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:
(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)
14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise: (articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)
15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise
I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $
Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare. I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.
CBP Form 6059B (04/14)
for passengers coming from abroad
1 Name(s) Nationality
• Omission to declare whether coming in or out of the Mexico´s customs amounts of cash, in domestic or foreign checks, payment orders or any other documents receivable in an aggregate amount exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency, which action will be punishable with a fine of 20 to 40% of the exceeding amount and the corresponding criminal penalties will be applied. • Introduction into or extraction of goods from Mexico, using deceitful methods to hide items, when their imports or exports is prohibited, restricted or because foreign trade duties must be paid, will be punishable with fines ranging, to 70 or 100%, of the commercial value of merchandise. • Omission of the total or partial payment of foreign trade duties. When failure consist of only a duty omission and the goods do not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent In domestic or foreign currency, the penalty will consist of up to 116% of the commercial value of the items. Once the duties have been paid, the Customs Authority will make the items available to the passenger. • If the corresponding documentation required by the Customs Law prove that the merchandise was properly submitted for proper customs procedures in order to enter the country, is not exhibited, a precautionary seizure of the non declared goods as well as the corresponding vehicle, in case the passengers entered the country by land, will proceed. • For non declared items which do not comply with regulations and restrictions other than duties, abandonment can be declared once the corresponding fine is paid.
Issue on 2013. Please look up for changes in this information when you are visiting us again at customs desk or at www.aduanas.gob.mx
U.S. Customs Declaration Form*
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”
Mexican Customs Declaration Form
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–6. • Once completed, sign and date the form.
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Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information. Last name(s)
PAYMENT OF DUTIES
Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country:
• • • •
Welcome to Mexico
Passengers may import items to their personal baggage without requiring the services of a customs agent by paying a global rate of 16%, provided that the total amount, excluding the duty free exemption, does not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency as long as an invoice, proof of payment or any other document that proves the commercial value of the items is provided.
INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS
9 Airline/Flight No. or Vessel Name 10 The primary purpose of this trip is business:
During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.
2. Free of duty imports: passengers entering the country by sea or by air may import goods of duty, additional to their personal baggage, as long as they prove their value with an invoice or receipt and such amount does not exceed 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency or 75 US dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, shredded tobacco or automobile fuel cannot be imported as part of the duty free exemption.
• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.
5 Passport issued by (country)
This Space For Offical Use Only
Date of birth
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• Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon
VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad
Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)
4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.
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5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?
No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars
If you answer Yes, you must also fill out the “Declaración de internación o extracción de cantidades en efectivo y/o documento por cobrar” (Customs Declaration for the import/export of cash, receivables or equivalent documents), which you can request from the customs personnel in charge at the entry ports to Mexico or download it from the Customs Internet Site: www.aduanas.gob.mx
Mexican Immigration Form
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (including children) who are not citizens of Mexico, on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–14 on the top portion of the form and sections 1–10 on the bottom portion of the form. • Once completed, sign and date the top portion of the form. • Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in Mexico. It must be surrendered at time of checkin for your return flight. Passengers unable to present this form at time of departure will be fined by Mexican Immigration. * Go to cbp.gov to download, fill out, and print this form before your next international flight.
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Valid Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® drink coupons, as shown here, are printed with expiration dates and the Member’s (or issuing group’s) name. Business Select® drink coupons are valid for same-day use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor.
We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers.
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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PORTAL
WiFi. Games. Messaging. Music. We have enough options to get you across the country and back. Follow the steps below to find out how you can access our entertainment portal. 1. Pick your inflight entertainment. 2. Connect your device by following our instructions. 3. Enjoy!
Free Live TV
We love music just as much as you do. Enjoy the Beats Music streaming service, because everyone’s trip deserves its own soundtrack.
Do you have enough time to squeeze in one more episode of free live TV before you land? Find out here.
You never have to miss a show with free live TV and On-Demand. It’s just like your living room—except we’ve got recliners.
This plane is the best place to watch a movie. Why? Because we won’t charge you for the snacks.
Yep, we’ve got an inflight concierge, too. Make your hotel and car reservations on southwest.com, all from your window seat.
When you’re 30,000 feet up in the air, the world below keeps moving! Explore your favorite websites and check your e-mail by connecting to our WiFi.*
Send your friends and family notes from above the clouds with our inflight messaging service.
Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. * In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.
Free Live TV compliments of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card, for a limited time, where available. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Beats Music available only on WiFi-equipped aircraft for a limited time.
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The name says it all.
Rapid Rewards offers more ways to earn points to redeem for reward flights and no restrictions to get between you and your favorite destinations. Your points spend like cash, so lower fares require fewer points to fly. Plus, as a Member, you’ll enjoy these benefits: UNLIMITED REWARD SEATS • NO BLACKOUT DATES • POINTS THAT DON’T EXPIRE*
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For departure times and gate numbers, check airport monitors or ask a Gate Agent. Atlanta (ATL)
Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal
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Concourses A, B, and C
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Connecting to an International Flight • Go directly to the Southwest departure gate.
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Connecting from an International Flight • Depending on point of departure, Customers may have to clear U.S. Immigration before collecting checked baggage from the baggage carousel. • You will then proceed through customs to clear checked and carryon baggage. • Customers traveling from some countries go through the customs process before returning to the United States.
• If you have checked baggage, proceed to the Southwest recheck desk or ticket counter to check your bags for the final portion of your trip. • Customers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight may carry liquids in carryon baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags.
• Proceed to your departure gate. If you do not have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, you must obtain one at the ticket counter or at kiosks near the Southwest recheck desk before proceeding to your gate.
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