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One of my favorite sayings from Southwest Airlines’ President Emeritus Colleen Barrett is, “We’re in the Customer Service business—we just happen to fly airplanes.” That perspective is a fitting way to sum up how we serve our Customers. We call it Hospitality, but it really comes down to treating Employees like Family and Customers like guests in our home. Let me show you what we mean.

I received a note from a Customer who flew with us from Columbus, Ohio, to Tampa, Florida. He was sitting next to a woman who asked Bill, one of our Flight Attendants, if she could get a blanket because she was cold. We don’t have blankets onboard, so Bill apologized that he couldn’t accommodate the request. A little later in the flight, though, he came back, took his jacket off, and covered her with it while

she was sleeping. Her seat mate told us how impressed he was with Bill’s friendly gesture (to read the Customer’s letter, turn to page 20). This simple act of kindness didn’t cost a penny but clearly made a lasting impression. That’s Hospitality. Another one of our Customers flew into Baltimore/Washington with her baby and noticed that a tire on her stroller was flat. When one of our Employees realized this, he called two Ground Equipment Mechanics to the rescue. Without hesitating, they took the stroller over to their work station and placed a temporary patch on the flat tire. As you can imagine, the young mother traveling with her infant was thrilled to have the tire repaired. That’s Hospitality, too. I hear stories like these every single day, and it fills my heart with pride that our Employees have such a passion for serving others. Offering great Customer Service is one thing, but our Employees take it a step further. By providing a warm welcome and truly engaging with our Customers, we fulfill our Purpose to connect People to the important moments in their lives. And for our Employees, it’s not a job—it’s a calling. I hope you enjoy our special brand of Hospitality today. Thanks for the opportunity to serve you!

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Entre las frases de Colleen Barrett, Presidenta Emérita de Southwest Airlines, esta es una de mis favoritas: “Somos una compañía de Servicio al Cliente, solo que, además, somos una aerolínea”. Esta perspectiva resume a la perfección cómo servimos a nuestros Clientes. Lo llamamos Hospitalidad, pero en realidad se trata de ver a los Empleados como si fueran Familia y a los Clientes como si fueran nuestros invitados en casa. Déjame ilustrarte de qué estamos hablando.

Recibí una nota de un Cliente que voló con nosotros de Columbus, Ohio, a Tampa, Florida. Viajaba sentado al lado de una mujer que le pidió a Bill, uno de nuestros Sobrecargos de Vuelo, que le trajera una manta porque tenía frío. No tenemos mantas a bordo, así que Bill le pidió disculpas por no poder satisfacer su pedido. Sin embargo, más tarde regresó, se quitó la chaqueta y tapó a la mujer mientras dormía. Nuestro Cliente nos contó cuánto se sorprendió con el gesto

amigable de Bill (para leer la carta del Cliente, consulta la página 20). Este sencillo acto de amabilidad no costó un centavo pero es evidente que sí causó una impresión duradera. Eso es Hospitalidad. Otra Clienta voló a Baltimore/ Washington con su bebé, y notó que una rueda de su cochecito estaba pinchada. Cuando uno de nuestros Empleados lo vio, llamó a dos Mecánicos de Equipos en Tierra para que la ayudaran. Sin dudarlo, se llevaron el coche a su estación de trabajo y pegaron un parche temporal en la rueda pinchada. Como es de imaginar, la joven madre que viajaba con su bebé quedó encantada de que le hubieran reparado la rueda. Eso también es Hospitalidad. Todos los días escucho relatos de este tipo, y me llena de orgullo saber que nuestros Empleados sienten tal pasión por servir a los demás. Una cosa es ofrecer un excelente Servicio al Cliente, pero lo que nuestros Empleados hacen va más allá. Al darles una cálida bienvenida y al estar verdaderamente comprometidos con nuestros Clientes, cumplimos nuestro Objetivo de llevar a las Personas a los momentos importantes de sus vidas. Y para nuestros Empleados no se trata de un trabajo, sino de una vocación. Espero que disfrutes hoy de nuestro particular estilo de Hospitalidad. ¡Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de servirte!

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While on a flight from Columbus to Tampa, I sat next to a young woman who was feeling chilly. She asked flight attendant Bill Doyle for a blanket, but he apologized and said they didn’t have any. A little while later, he came back, took off his jacket, and covered her with it as she was sleeping against the window. Bill said to me that he was a little warm and she looked cold. I commend Southwest Airlines for hiring him, as he clearly understands customer service. It was a great gesture for my 17-year-old son to observe too. Hope you can give Bill a pat on the back. This is why we always fly Southwest. —Richard Lewis

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I traveled on Southwest for my college reunion, and our flight back to Houston was delayed a few hours. When we did get to Houston, the ground crew, especially Davie Primus and Christopher Barlow—were absolute heroes to the kids on the plane. We arrived at our gate, and off the right side the crew came to get the bags while eager children watched with noses pressed to the glass. When one kid waved, a crew member waved back. The kid was so excited. He told the others and then their mothers—and one by one the ground crew members waved to them. When the first kid recognized his colorful Thomas the Tank Engine suitcase, the ground crew pretended it was very heavy—it was the size of a carry-on— and the kid squealed, “The strong men got my bags, Mom!” I’m a mom too, but my kids are older and were not with me on this trip. But I really appreciated the kind gestures of the ground crew as they interacted with these kids and their moms in the rows ahead of mine. When we got to the baggage claim, that Thomas the Tank Engine suitcase was already on the carousel. The little boy rushed over to it, took it off the carousel, and yelled into the opening where the suitcases come out, “Thank you, Strong Man!” —Geneve Hastings

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Shelli Ryan

After starting her own IT consulting firm in the 1990s, Shelli Ryan was looking for an affordable way to meet with clients in Silicon Valley and still get back home in time to have dinner with her husband and Kitty, their cat. Almost 20 years later, Shelli still views Southwest Airlines as a partner and claims that the airline helped build her business, Ad Hoc Communication Resources. Flying with Southwest just makes sense for Shelli. When she’s juggling a schedule that changes constantly, the no-change-fees policy and flexible flight schedule “make it easy.” Besides that, the People make the real difference. As a Southwest Customer, Shelli knows that she’s not just a number and that the plane she’s flying on isn’t just a machine. “Southwest is not afraid to engage with the Customers and make us feel at home,” she says. “You don’t see that kind of hospitality and warmth in an industry that can be a bit transactional. It isn’t a transaction. It’s an experience.” Shelli and Southwest have something in common: Heart. She’s not only the CEO of Ad Hoc but also chairs the boards of two nonprofits, Dress for Success and The Stride Center. Both of these organizations help equip and prepare low-income individuals to succeed in the workforce, either by giving them confidence in their appearance or through IT training. Being a strong, successful career woman, Shelli loves that Southwest empowers and promotes women all throughout the Company, setting an example for the U.S. workforce and airline industry. Her favorite type of 737 jet is one with a female in the cockpit. Shelli sets a great example for young women to reach for their dreams, and we’re happy to have helped her along the way. —Mallory Pyles

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When our kids were little, my wife, Dorothy, and I took some memorable family trips. We camped and hiked around Mount Rainier, canoed down the Connecticut River, and hit just about every museum in Washington, D.C. But some of our best trips didn’t include all of us. One reason: I tend to whine on car rides. While the kids happily gazed out the window or read their books, I would ask, “Are we there yet?” So when Dorothy took the kids on three coast-tocoast car adventures over five years, they drove without me. But I flew to meet them along the way, and everyone was happy. Then there were the trips I took with just one kid. When George was 8, he and I went on one of the very first Disney cruises. I finagled a visit to the ship’s bridge, where he got to wear an officer’s hat and make the ship’s horn blast “When You Wish Upon a Star.” When the whole family goes along, it’s vacation. When it’s father and son, it feels like playing hooky.

But even that doesn’t compare with the trip my daughter, Dorothy Jr., and I made to Belize when she was 16. She took her scuba-certification dive there, and the next day we dove in SharkRay Alley, brushing up against the sharks and rays. Dorothy Jr. swam ahead of me, smooth and calm like a mermaid, and I wished then and there that we could freeze-frame the moment, not as a picture but as a whole experience: the warm water, the soft bumping of giant fish, and my bursting pride for my brave girl. When we got home we told our stories to an admiring mother and a jealous brother. And that was the sweetest family time of all.

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King of Tides / p. 70 Kim, who meditates on the bond forged with her father over a love of fishing, has a secret claim to angler fame. “Next time you’re in an Orvis store, check out the Colonel Littleton photo frames. I’m the anonymous ‘fish girl’ hoisting a trout, wearing a hat that was a gift from the Colonel himself.”

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Heidi writes about the joys (and hazards) of traveling with her two kids. “While in New York recently, we planned to visit the American Museum of Natural History but instead wandered Central Park for hours. We saved the museum for the next day.”

“My name stands for Walkin’ Around Checkin’ Stuff Out, and that’s usually what I’m doing. I look for anything with soul and character—an old bar, cool buildings, or interesting people. Oh, and dogs.”

Vanessa reflects on falling in love while navigating a foreign language. Her ideal romantic evening in San Francisco: “Start with tapas at the Esperpento, grab dinner around the corner at Foreign Cinema, and end with a nightcap at the Lone Palm.”

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he grammar lesson outed me. In Spanish class, we were practicing time expressions. “How long ago did you run?” the teacher asked. ““Hace una semana,” a classmate answered. One week ago. “How long ago did you swim?” ““Hace un año,” another said. One year ago. I nervously studied the list of verbs in the workbook. Besar Besar. To kiss. For a few months, I’d been taking these after-work classes, and I’d started to flirt with Marc—chats during the break and at a party, pressing my leg against his while we sat together on a couch. But in the not-too-distant past, I’d also kissed another classmate, whose chief attraction had been his apparent similarity to a college boyfriend, preppy and self-effacing. ILLUSTRATION BY WACSO

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Besar. My heart thudded as I waited my turn. Besar I couldn’t look at Marc or the one-time guy, who both sat across the table from me. If the teacher asked me when I’d last kissed, I could lie. Besides, it seemed unlikely she’d pick that verb out of the many. The odds were in my favor. But she asked, and I told the truth. Un mes. One month. “Who?” Marc blurted. The other man stared stonily ahead. “ “¡Maleducado! ” our teacher scolded. Rude. The rebuke ended his questions. At the height of the first dot-com boom, at the turn of the second millennium, I’d landed a tech reporting job in San Francisco. Though I’d grown up in the Bay Area, I was starting over as an adult. A child of the suburbs, I had only a limited, bridge-and-tunnel knowledge of the city. I’d always been a good girl, a dutiful daughter, july 2015 southwest 53

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and an aspiring writer. I feared that I observed but did not engage in the world. So now I was having my share of romantic misadventure. The tech bubble put complimentary drinks and jumbo shrimp and gift bags in our hands at launch parties. We knew the free-flowing cash could not continue, so we had to grab onto the windfall while it lasted. Whenever I regretted the night before—too many drinks, too much canoodling—I told myself at least I’d have a story for later. But I was beginning to feel lost, to feel as if I had no words in which to explain the deepest part of myself. Until I met Marc. I’d enrolled to equip myself for interviews with hispanohablante sources. Marc, born in Italy to expat parents, loved to travel and had recently returned from Chile, a trip that inspired him to brush up on his Spanish. We spent more time with our classmates than with friends and family, crowded around a small wooden table as if we were chatting

In a language not your own, you’re honest, because the weight of the words falls differently. in a kitchen nook. We acted out silly skits, played games, and explained the peculiarity of American culture to our Spanish-born teacher. When you’re learning a new language, it’s difficult to speak with nuance. You express yourself on a raw level, unable to hide behind euphemisms. In a language not your own, you’re honest, because the weight of the words falls differently than when making a confession in your mother tongue. You speak with the bluntness of children. From class, Marc learned I was down-to-earth and playful. When he gamely acted out the role of a television reporter live on the scene of a terremoto, an earthquake, I gathered the same about him. We faced off in competitions, and when my team won, Marc’s called us tramposos,

cheaters. We all sang along to Mecano’s otherworldly synth-pop song about Laika, the Russian space dog who became a star. During a school reception— before Marc learned I’d been kissing someone else—we had our first long conversation that flowed so easily I wondered if I should suggest hanging out again or if he should. I wanted his hand at the small of my back. Not wanting to break off conversation with me, he waited until after I left to visit the restroom. A fortuitous strategy, it turned out. When he flushed the toilet, the handle came loose. He opened the lid, and water spurted into his face, so high that drops hit the ceiling. He mopped himself up, fixed the toilet, and snuck out—no Don Juan. If it had been today instead of

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2001, I could have searched for him on Instagram or Facebook, and we could have flirted over Snapchat. In what now seems a quaint move, I invited our class to my birthday party. Marc showed up; the other guy didn’t. As he was leaving, he gave me a casual, onearmed hug and asked if I wanted to catch a movie sometime. The moment the front door closed, I hopped around in excitement. On the date itself, we were both stiff, without the structure and setting of the class. Without Spanish. At the end of our date, he pulled into the driveway of my apartment in the Mission District, where parking spots were at a premium. He didn’t get out of the car to walk me to my door, and it would have been awkward to lunge across the sedan for a hug, let alone a kiss. A week later, after our second date, I began formulating an excuse to invite him up. He was flying out early the next morning for work, and I offered him a copy of People en Español to read on the plane. We chatted for a few minutes, I gave him the magazines, and at the door we kissed. Tentative then strong, a kiss that I wanted to go on and on. We didn’t hold hands or smooch in the hallways or announce our relationship to the class, but they must have known. Ours was not the first romance, I suspect, in a school teaching a Romance language. Marc courted me by taking me flying, piloting a Cessna over San Francisco Bay. He was steady and handsome, kind and funny. When he guided our raft down the American River, wearing a life vest studded with carabiners and a coil of rope, no one could have been sexier. Falling in love with him was like listening to a radio station in a language I didn’t know, words on the tip of my tongue, guessing at meaning, until all at once I understood.

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Half a year later, we were preparing for our first trip abroad, to Puerto Vallarta. On a Sunday morning, cuddling in bed, he asked, “Do you remember that time in class, when you said you’d kissed someone? Who was it?” I said nothing until he started naming every male friend and co-worker. By then, the other man had stopped taking classes. Seeing Marc’s shock when I told him—That guy? That guy I used to sit next to?—I tried to change the subject. “Are we in love?” I asked. A testing-the-waters way of saying I love you. Yes, he said. He’d been planning to tell me in Mexico. After I landed a reporting fellowship that took me to Washington, D.C., and Panama, he attended Spanish classes by himself a few weeks longer, and then his evenings became tied up, talking with me over the clunky webcam that hosted our date nights. We left the classroom behind and practiced our Spanish in Panama, where he met me at the end of my reporting trip, and later on when we backpacked across Peru, Argentina, and Mexico. Chatting with locals about their lives thrilled us both. I cherished the Spanish we learned on the road, vocabulary inseparable from time and place. Hiking the Inca Trail, we stood on ruins and gazed into the mist-shrouded valley below. “ “Neblina ,” the guide said. Fog. A beautiful word that sounded like the name of a fairy. Certainly we bickered over where to go, fighting about missed planes and trains, but our relationship deepened as we navigated in Spanish together. Picking out words from the dictionary or circumlocuting until the listener understood. The ah-ha moment, as exciting, as satisfying as hitting a bull’s-eye. The following year in Cambodia, we rode a bicycle rickshaw

to Angkor Wat, to catch the sunrise. The pitted path to the temple was so dark we had to follow the glow of cellphone screens. The sky began to lighten, streaks of orange and pink over the delicate, ancient spires reflected in the lily pond. When he got down on his knee and pulled out the velvet box, I was exhausted and itching from mosquito bites. He’d tucked the ring into the nylon pouch strapped around his waist, hoping

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Instill a Sense of Wonder BY H E I DI STEVE NS

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, it was the worst of times. Traveling with my children, I mean. Stacked next to each other, the hits and misses in their young traveling lives—they’re 9 and 5— reach similar heights. We’ve serendipitously stumbled upon a 1914 Herschell-Spillman carousel in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, found ourselves unexpectedly transfixed by a stunning, fiery sunset on a Sanibel Island beach, and discovered an absolute gem of a children’s theater in Minneapolis. (Separate trips, all.) We’ve also cut short a trip to Washington, D.C., after my daughter vomited on the airport shuttle, beseeched Siri to point us to an emergency room in Wayzata, Minnesota, when my son came down with a raging ear infection, and unwittingly arrived in New York City the day before Hurricane Sandy. It’s unpredictable, traveling with kids. It’s rarely relaxing and often expensive, and it’s anybody’s guess whether you’ll have fun. There’s a strong likelihood that, at some point, on any given trip, you’ll wish you had taken the staycation route and spent your money injecting life into your local economy. Or at least your local Chuck E. Cheese’s. But, man, it’s worth the hassle. I interviewed Keith Bellows after the 2013 release of his book, 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life: From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth. Bellows, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has traveled to such far-flung spots as Turkey, Egypt, and Mongolia and views globe-trotting as a means of opening children’s hearts and minds like nothing else can. 100 Places opens with a quote attributed to St. Augustine: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” “What you want your kids to understand is the entire world is filled with wonder,” Bellows told me. “It’s not where you expect it, and it won’t be predictable, and it won’t be there when you want it to. july 2015 southwest 59

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There’s something so invigorating and calming about extracting yourself from the daily agenda of deadlines, laundry piles, gymnastics lessons, and permission slips and allowing the hours to spread out before you—unplanned, unaccounted for. In March, we took a four-day trip to Marco Island, Florida. Our only mission was to escape Chicago’s record-breaking cold, so we didn’t do much in the way of planning. We collected shells on the beach. We cartwheeled. We played bingo and watched Singing in the Rain. And I realized, sitting in the cramped, one-bedroom rental condo, 2,300 miles from the Grand Canyon, that travel doesn’t always have to remind you how small you are. When you strip away the usual distractions and spend hours upon hours with the people you love most, you also learn how enormous you are. At least in your own little village. And that’s breathtaking in its own right. Heidi Stevens is a columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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The adult’s job is to instill that sense of wonder and then get out of its way.” We live in Chicago, a beautiful city with a gleaming lakefront, world-class museums, stunning skyscrapers, storied sports teams, and the majestic Millennium Park. We ride our bikes around Buckingham Fountain. The city is filled with wonder and is, to my kids, the center of the universe. And that’s OK, to a point. I’m all for civic pride, and I want them to develop a certain loyalty to their hometown—the place that educates and feeds them, the backdrop to their childhood memories, the ground upon which they took their first steps. But I also want them to carry the knowledge that they’re part of something greater. I want to show them places that remind them that the world is vast, gorgeous, and old. That the day-to-day complications we struggle with at home, from spelling tests to squabbles among friends, are universal but also, truly, small potatoes. I remember seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time when I was 26 years old. I was newly married, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks had taken place just three weeks prior. My life was unrecognizable to me in every single way. I was terrified for my country and unsure if I’d married the right man. Something about the sheer size of that canyon centered me in a way that forever cemented my belief in travel. I knew, staring at those craggy outcroppings and undulating lines of auburn and bronze, that I would be fine. That we all would. That we were but the latest group of folks to spend a few decades on the Earth, and that trying to predict or control our time here would be as futile as trying to wallpaper that canyon. Some things are just bigger than you. Four years later, when I became a mom, I knew I wanted to give my daughter that same sense of place. The knowledge that she is, without a doubt, the center of my world. But she’s not the center of the world. Her dad and I took her to Muir Woods and Disney World. To Minnesota’s North Woods and the Wisconsin Dells. We wanted her to sample it all and decide, over her lifetime, where she felt most alive. When her brother was born, we ventured far and wide as a foursome. I’m remarried now, and we’re currently kneedeep in research for a post-Christmas family trip to Tulum, Mexico. We’ve been entertaining Tulum fantasies ever since some friends traveled there one November and graciously texted us daily photos from their beachside villa while we piled on the layers in Chicago. The itinerary will be loose—play in the sand, play in the water, play in the sand, stare at the water—but that’s sort of the point. 60 southwest july 2015

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[ 2 ] Travel Through Time fly to: Cancún, Mexico

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more relics to discover [3] Take a self-guided tour of San Juan’s castillo san felipe del morro, a six-level fort built in 1539 to protect the island from invasions. Free [4] A top Montego Bay attraction, the rose hall great house is one of the West Indies’ great architectural gems. Hear ghastly tales of the 18th-century plantation’s infamous owner during a candlelit tour. From $10

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[ 5 ] Find Nemo fly to: Nassau, Bahamas here’s why: Deep-sea dives In Jules Verne’s classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo plunges his Nautilus submarine deep into the ocean, escaping the realities of land. If that sounds like the perfect vacation—who doesn’t want to escape from reality every once in a while?—the Bahamas boasts some of the world’s most celebrated scuba diving. Kids as young as 10 can earn their Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) open-water certification

from experts at Sandals Royal Bahamian or Bahama Divers. Once they’re comfortable, head for the James Bond wrecks made famous in Never Say Never Again and You Only Live Twice, or the Hollywood Bowl, named for the dozens of film scenes that have captured its inimitable coral gardens. Like Captain Nemo, you may never want to resurface.

more ocean quests [6] Off the coast of Cancún, more than 500 sculptures dot the seabed at the museo subacuático de arte, accessible to both divers and snorkelers. Free [7] Prefer to stay dry? Try the atlantis submarine in Aruba to ogle shipwrecks, reefs, and exotic wildlife at depths of 130 feet. From $79

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wake the beach bums Challenge your kids to tackle a new sport.

[ 8 ] Ride Like the Wind fly to: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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here’s why: Watery thrills “Paradise” is a word people tend to throw around when they describe Punta Cana, a resort town on the far eastern edge of the Dominican Republic. The beaches are ripped straight from a movie set: sugary white sands, impossible shades of blue. Get your fill of lazing about, then strap on a board, grip a kite, and go screaming across the placid waters. Kitesurfing, a combination of paragliding and surfing, has surged in popularity since its invention less than

two decades ago, and was nearly included in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Top riders have exceeded 50 mph and often leap more than 30 feet after hitting a wave, but milder crowds also enjoy the sport. Book beginner’s lessons with Kiteclub Punta Cana ($529), located in the PuntaCana Resort & Club, where waist-high waters make for ideal learning conditions. Kids as young as 12 are encouraged to get their feet wet.

more daring feats [9] Channel your inner Indiana Jones and probe Belize’s actun tunichil muknal with Cayo Adventure Tours. Hike and swim through the cave to glimpse ancient Mayan pottery shards and skeletal remains. From $95 [10] Trek deep into the jungle and rappel down 140-foot falls near Costa Rica’s famous arenal volcano with Desafio Adventure Co. From $99

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more wildlife excursions [11] Never witnessed avian choreography? Flock to Nassau’s ardastra gardens, zoo, and conservation centre for the thrice-daily flamingo marches. From $9

[12] Costa Rica’s tortuguero national park, a nesting site of the green turtle, is one of the world’s best places to watch the endangered sea creatures hatch.

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[ 13 ] Wade Into the Wild fly to: Aruba here’s why: Up-close encounters

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For unparalleled undersea exploration with minimal effort, set your sights on the idyllic Dutch island of Aruba. Secluded white-sand stretches like Malmok Beach, Boca Catalina, and Mangel Halto offer easy access to coral reefs and their colorful residents: triggerfish, yellow tangs, damselfish, and parrotfish among them. Simply wade into the shallow azure waters and behold the kaleidoscope of creatures below. Even tiny travelers are sure to enjoy the show.

To venture further out to sea, hop aboard one of the daily Jolly Pirates cruises. The 85-foot teak schooners, each equipped with a rope swing, make stops at several beaches and the famed shipwreck Antilla, a 400-foot German freighter that dates back to World War II. Start your day with the morning tour ($60 per person), which departs from MooMba Beach Bar & Restaurant at 9 a.m. and lasts four hours. And because you and your crew are sure to work up an appetite, a barbecue lunch— and an open bar—is included. Cheers!

shore thing No boat is needed to access Aruba’s colorful reefs.

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take a hike Carve out your own El Yunque itinerary, but don’t miss this finale.

fly to: San Juan, Puerto Rico here’s why: Tropical trails Itching to go off the grid? El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System, is less than 25 miles from the bustling Puerto Rican capital of San Juan. With the Luquillo Mountains as a backdrop, El Yunque’s 28,000 verdant acres provide picturesque vistas, waterfalls, and 18 wellmaintained hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. (Still, little ones will likely need to sit this one out.) If it’s views you’re after, follow the Mount Britton trail, a 45-minute hike along a paved path that leads to a 1930s-era stone tower. On a clear day, ascend the structure’s circular stairway for a stunning panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, as well as the north and east coasts of the island. Once you’ve caught your breath, seek out La Coca Falls, an 85-foot cascade ideal for photo ops and leisurely swims.

more inland adventures [15] Drag yourself from the beach for a quick hike up Aruba’s ayo and casibari rock formations (top right). Steps have been carved into the monolithic boulders, granting easy access to the 360-degree island views. Free [16] Cancún’s selvatica adventure tours (middle right)

combine land and water thrills: Plop into jungle cenotes from an over-head zip-line course. From $44 [17] Visiting Punta Cana? Take a zip-line tour through a tropical rain forest that concludes at hoyo azul (bottom right), a shimmering blue lagoon. From $65

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slow tide Set your clock to Belizean time—by putting away your watch.

fly to: Belize City, Belize here’s why: Tranquil hideaways Once on the ground in Ambergris Caye (less than an hour by ferry or plane from Belize City), you’ll be tempted to hail one of the few cabs operating on the island, but steel your resolve to go local and rent a golf cart instead. Pile the kiddos on the back and let them revel in the breeze. The vehicle is a statement: Speed is a vice here, timeliness a character flaw. There are plenty of must-dos on your list—hopping in a kayak and tracing the coastline,

swimming with swarms of docile beasts at Shark-Ray Alley, haggling for handmade hats and pottery with a street vendor—but first, steer your cart directly to your luxurious, thatch-roofed digs at the beachside Victoria House (from $199 a night), just a few miles from the airport. Plant yourself in a hammock on the private porch. Eventually you’ll wander over to the on-site Palmilla Restaurant and ask for the chef’s special, but for now observe the strange phenomenon of your kids abandoning their iPads and decamping straight into the topaz waters.

more slowpaced stays [19] Hop a ferry to the enchanting Puerto Rican isle of culebra and ask locals for suggestions—a few stunning beaches remain guarded secrets. [20] The river view treehouses at Ian Anderson’s caves branch lodge rise 75 feet into the jungle canopy, affording Tarzanesque panoramic peeks at the wilds of Belize. From $193

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[ 21 ] Spice Things Up fly to: Montego Bay, Jamaica

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here’s why: Culinary curiosities The exact origin of Jamaica’s proudest culinary invention may forever go unsolved, but legend has it that escaped slaves, called Maroons, perfected the flavor sometime in the 18th century while fighting British troops from their refuge in the Blue Mountains. “Jerk”—either chicken or pork—is slow-smoked over pimento wood and therefore keeps longer than flame-cooked meat (providing a reliable food supply for people evading capture). Today, follow your

nose to any one of the jerk stands found on most every Jamaican street corner (the above is near Jake’s Treasure Beach Hotel, two hours south of Montego Bay). Everybody has a unique family recipe that’s been passed down for generations, but two ingredients are inarguably constant: allspice and habanero peppers. The flavor itself, like a firecracker on the tongue, is the stuff of enduring memories. Yet what your kids will forever recall: the time mom and dad took them to eat at a roadside shack and they learned that national pride takes on all types of flavors.

more eats [22] caribeans coffee & chocolate, near the surfing mecca of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, offers a weeklong “Chocolate Dream Vacation” in which you craft your own batch starting from the bean. From $1,995 [23] community tours sian ka’an preserves the ancient Mayan method of chewinggum cultivation. Munch on a fresh treat after watching its extraction from a chicozapote tree. From $89 july 2015 southwest 69

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The King A daughter, whose bond with her father is forged with rod and reel, embarks on a journey of love, loss, and salmon in the wilds of Alaska. BY K IM CROSS I L LU ST R AT ION B Y S ON I A ROY/C OL AGE N E

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Y FATHER AND I leaned into the current, waiting for the salmon. We were up to our hips in the Kasilof River, a milkyblue ribbon of glacial melt that snakes through southern Alaska. It was nearly midnight, and the stars winked faintly through a pewter sky. Beneath the brim of his fishing hat, my father, a month shy of 73, smiled into the sweeping twilight. We had traveled more than 3,000 miles to catch an Alaskan king salmon. Formally called the Chinook, it is a bucket-list fish, the largest of all salmon and notoriously elusive. Landing one is an angler’s version of sinking a hole in one. Our whole family—my husband, parents, uncle, and three boy-cousins—had traveled from Alabama and Florida to pursue this singular goal. It was the last big family fishing trip before life would change forever. My husband and I had just seen our baby’s heartbeat, a flickering light on an ultrasound screen, a glimmer of our future. I wasn’t showing yet, so it still felt theoretical that this tiny tadpole swimming inside me would grow into a man. I imagined my father teaching this future person how to fish. On this Friday night, the river bend was buzzing with locals and a smattering of tourists. Two Texas boys in their 20s wobbled over the rocky shore in skinny jeans and cowboy boots. “We been fishing for three days,” one said, “and not a single bite!” Within minutes, a brawny local hooked a fish and handed him the rod. “Boy, you said you wanted to catch a king,” he said. “Here you go.” The skinny Texan tottered down the bank, fighting to keep his rod tip up as it bent with the weight of a keeper. The locals hollered from the sidelines: “Keep some pressure on him!” “Don’t let up!” The Texan wrangled the monster onto shore, where he bent, panting, over the thrashing fish, not knowing what to do. Someone sauntered over with a river rock and bashed it in the head. The fish went still. I felt a twinge of envy. Then I felt my rod tip nod. As we entered the ancient paso doble of angler and fish, I recalled the words of my favorite july 2015 southwest 71


guide, who taught me how to land a whopper on a pencil-thin rod. Let him run when he needs to run, then gently bring him back. Not too much pressure, or you’ll snap the line. Be patient and tough. You’ll tire him out. Slowly, deliberately, I let him run and brought him back, the whine of the spinning reel sinking lower each time. When I saw the arc of his back break the water, my king took away what little breath I had left. He was big. He was strong. And then he was gone. Dad smirked and deadpanned his favorite line: “There’s a reason they call it fishing, not catching.” I WAS NOT a natural-born angler. Just an only child who tried too hard to be the son her father never had. He was a man who worked long hours and closed each day by wetting a line on the dock behind our North Florida home. As the bay turned silver in the dying light, he would reel in a trout, a black drum, or a redfish. He would clean it with an ancient blade and toss the scraps to the gathering fish. Mom would cook it, and after dinner we’d scrape our plates off the dock. My father never taught me how to swing a bat or throw a ball. But he taught me how to throw a cast net, bait a live shrimp, and remove a swallowed hook without turning the fish inside out. And he coached me through landing my first real lunker: a 40-inch jack crevalle. It was the spring I turned 13. We were staying at my uncle’s house on the inland waterway near Destin, Florida, where a billboard welcomes tourists to “The world’s greatest fishing village.” 72 southwest july 2015

My uncle first sounded the battle cry: “Jacks!” A distant relative of the tuna, the fork-tailed jack is a fighter, aggressive and powerful, built like a bullet of muscle. Reeling one in is like breaking a mustang, or so I had heard over tables piled high with boiled shrimp. Dad and I sprinted, barefoot, to the dock, where we spotted a fountain of baitfish leaping, the sign of predators attacking from below. Dad unmoored the Boston Whaler and put me at the helm, rigging the rods with steady hands while I motored toward the bait spray. I killed the engine 100 yards away and coasted toward the ripples. Dad sailed his lure hundreds of feet, the silver cigar minnow arcing through the air in an elegant parabola. Flustered, I botched my own first cast, releasing the line with my thumb a little late, and my lure splashed awkwardly close to the boat. Embarrassed, I reeled in for another try. And then the line came alive in my hands. We fought for an hour, the jack and me, forked tail versus teenage biceps. Dad talked me through from the sidelines. “Let him run,” he said. “Keep tension on the line.” I did as I was told, and the jack ran again and again, exhausting the both of us. He dragged the boat 300 feet before he lost his fight. When he surfaced in a flash of silver, I gasped. I had never seen anything so big, or so lovely. Dad gaffed him in a single swipe and heaved him into the boat. That fish weighed roughly a third of me. My heart still races, remembering. OUR FIRST DAY of fishing in Alaska was not what we expected. We stood shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of fishermen lining Ship Creek in the heart of Anchorage. The stream is only 10 or 15 feet wide, yet it holds king salmon that weigh up to 40 pounds. Their shiny backs protrude from the shallows as they slide their bellies over the rocks, through a hallway of anglers casting close enough to

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deep pockets The author’s father, his fishing vest stuffed with his grandson’s gear.


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catch each other (and they do). They call it “combat fishing.” The poor fish seem to have no chance, until you consider that spawning salmon do not eat. They have, in this final stage of life, a single-minded mission: Get home, procreate, and die. Like all salmon, kings spend their lives in a round-trip journey between river and sea. After hatching and feeding on insects, the yearold fish make their way to the ocean, riding the current downstream for hundreds or even thousands of miles. They spend the next few years in salt water as eating machines, packing on fat for the journey home.

wake-up call and an eight-hour trip on the Boston Whaler to fish the Gulf of Mexico. He would stay up late the night before, rigging tackle. He never overslept. I wonder if he slept at all. When I came home from college, he’d shake me gently awake with a weathered hand already cold from the bait well. I would stagger downstairs, rubbing my eyes, and fumble over the coffee. By now Dad would have been up for an hour, readying the boat. My only job was to drag the cooler of snacks—beef jerky, powdered donuts, and potato chips—to the boat, where I’d promptly make myself a pallet of towels and fall back asleep on the bow. Those fishing trips were a way to connect with my dad, who struggled with small talk but delivered eloquent fatherly lectures on the end of the dock. The Boston Whaler was our sacred place. For boyfriends, it was a test. In college I brought a boyfriend home, a nice guy, but not much of a fisherman. My father took him out and treated him kindly, but had to bait his hook. The guy stuck around for six years, but he wasn’t a keeper. One year after college, I came home from California with an Eagle Scout who caught trout on dry flies in mountain streams and cooked them on a one-match fire. This one knew a blood knot from an improved clinch and actually owned a rod. The day before Thanksgiving, we motored into the predawn. I was allowed, by now, to drive the boat, but no matter how many times I had navigated the shallow pass through the bay, Dad made me use the GPS. The swells were fairly big that day, and as we trolled the Gulf for king mackerel, the boat rolled, pitched, and yawed. The Eagle Scout had good sea legs, but he had worn running shoes, which gave little purchase on the sea-slick deck.

My dad struggled with small talk but delivered eloquent fatherly lectures on the end of the dock. The Boston Whaler was our sacred place. And then, at some genetically preprogrammed point in time, each one yields to the ancient call of the stream where it was born. Salmon imprint the smells of all the places they have traveled and remember the Earth’s magnetic fields where they entered the sea. The homecoming fish transform from silver “brights,” darkening into deep olive and red. They stop eating, fueled by their body fat for the unrelenting fight upstream. Their homing devices bring them remarkably close to the spot where they hatched, sometimes within yards. There, they find a mate, leave a fertilized clutch, and yield to immutable death. Their bodies are absorbed by the stream, adding nutrients to the water, feeding generations of insects that will one day nourish their young. THE ONLY THING my father loved more than fishing was taking others fishing. No guest was spared a 5 a.m.


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“Fish on!” I yelled. Dad brought the boat to an idle. Mom danced around the console, trying to stay out of the way. The Eagle Scout, not one to be outdone, soon had a fish on too. Mine came in first, a good-size king, about 20 pounds. Dad gaffed it and hauled him in, still flapping. As he knelt over my fish, removing the hook, a rogue swell pitched the boat. The Eagle Scout lost his balance. His foot flew up behind him. And kicked my father squarely in the face. My father looked up, more in shock than pain, with a look I had never seen. His glasses were askew. One eye was bruised. Blood gushed from a cut beneath it. My mother and I rushed to his side and fussed. The Eagle Scout kept fishing. He knew that if he lost that fish, his first trip on the boat might also be his last. He landed the mackerel and then apologized. My father accepted with a smirk. He stashed this away as material for a wedding toast. On the fishing trips that followed, the Eagle Scout knew he had been forgiven when Dad let him drive the boat. One day he made the trip to Florida alone, to ask for my father’s blessing. On the boat, he chickened out. That night, on the dock, he mustered the courage. “Fish on!” my father said. He made the Eagle Scout wait until the fish was in his hands. Five years later, on that dock, we handed my parents a picture of an ultrasound. ON OUR THIRD DAY in Alaska, we stood on the edge of a manmade fishing hole called, inventively, The Fishing Hole. Stocked for tourists and boatless anglers, it was a gravel pit circled with lawn chairs. It required a new rig: two piggybacked hooks with hunks of herring dangling from a red-and-white bobber. I scowled at that sad plastic bobber. “Just think of it as a strike indicator,” the Eagle Scout said. He was right. It was no better or worse than the sprig of yarn that served the same purpose on

fly-fishing trips. But the aesthete in me took umbrage. “Why don’t we just throw out a trotline?” I snarled. I INTRODUCED my father to flyfishing on a private stream in Georgia. I had learned how to lay a midge on top of a pool, dimpling the surface. I loved the dance of sunlight on water, the music of the stream, the sigh of the line monogramming the air with elegant cursive loops. If you are going to fish and not-catch, I thought, this is the way to do it. But we caught. Big fish. Fishtale fish, the kind you recount to eye-rolling grandkids. I wanted my father to catch one and fall in love with fly-fishing, too. Gear helps, so I gave him a fishing hat with a handsome, sweeping brim. He loved that hat. But he did not love fly-fishing. With failing eyesight, he struggled to thread the microscopic eyes of dry-fly hooks that vanished in his saltwater hands. His sea legs were useless on slick river rocks, and once I saw him hand the guide his tangled line, too fine to unravel by feel. He would never do that on his boat. I should have realized, then, that my father belongs to the sea. Instead, I took him on a float trip. I rented a charming riverside fish camp and hired a guide with a boat. It was a perfect spring day, with golden light and trees shooting out their first buds. The river was freckled with rising fish, and our guide knew their favorite shoals. We caught a few rainbows and threw them back. My father smiled a lot and thanked me. Later, Mom and I ran out for a bit. We returned to a sink filled with trout. Dad smiled and held up a spinning reel. “I’m a member of the catch-and-fillet club,” he said. DAY FOUR in Alaska, and still no salmon. Desperate to avoid getting skunked, we chartered a deep-sea boat. The vessel could not hold all of us, so the men motored out to sea. Some say a woman on a boat brings


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bad luck. Mom and I didn’t want to chance it. They came back with sunburned smiles in a boat riding low in the water, fish wells brimming with 50-pound halibut. “It’s like pulling a car hood up off the bottom,” my father said. But it wasn’t king salmon. On day five, the Anchor River opened at midnight. We arrived at 11:30 p.m. to find the best spots on the river occupied. At precisely midnight, the rods began ticking like metronomes. Cloud cover blocked the northern lights, but even in the dark I could feel the salmon darting all around me. The water thrashed as they leaped upstream, fighting the current, finding their way. I snagged the bottom again and again, snapping my line and tying on lure after lure, until my jaw grew sore from biting off line. I caught bushes behind me, logs in the river, and trees on the opposite bank, where countless lures dangled like ornaments. Just before we left, a king salmon swam right into me, colliding with my wading boot with such downstream force that it nearly knocked my feet out from under me. Dad laughed at me—fishing, not catching. We flew home without a king. TWO MONTHS after the trip, on our four-year anniversary, my husband and I learned our baby’s sex. My father would have a grandson. That same evening, we learned the news about Dad: small-cell carcinoma. Stage 4. Inoperable. Prognosis: one to two years. A month later, in September, he took one final fishing trip to Alaska with his buddies. This time, he got a king salmon. He did not catch it in a stream. He caught it in the sea. Two days after Christmas, he was there when his grandson found his way into the world, and he held the boy—7 pounds, 7 ounces—a keeper. On Dad’s good days, we stuffed his fishing vest pockets with diapers and toys. On the bad days, he fought an upstream battle with a single-minded goal: live to see his

grandson’s first birthday. He died 17 days too soon. But those 348 days their lives overlapped were a journey I would not change. He got to stare at his sleeping grandson’s face, feel tiny fingers paw his nose. I like to believe there is healing in that. We held his service on the dock, a wake in a no-wake zone. The pastor wore a fishing shirt. The Eagle Scout rigged the boat for a trip but left it in the slip. We set Dad’s rod on the end of the dock so friends could wet a line and say goodbye. Six months later, on what would have been his 75th birthday, we drove his boat into the Gulf. Crying quietly, eyes stinging with sunscreen and salt, we gave him back to the sea. I watched my father’s ashes disappear into the endless blue. Then we rigged a solitary rod and trolled the lonely waters without him. MY SON was 5 years old when I dug out the last Alaskan fillets. They were freezer-burned beyond edible, but I had never been able to bring myself to throw them away. I decided it was time. I held them in my hands, then let them slip from my fingers into the trash, exhaling as I turned away, pretending it did not matter. Within seconds, I came apart. I dug through the garbage, heaped our sad catch on the counter, and sobbed over it, tasting the salt of tears before they froze on the icy fillets. I gathered the fish in my arms and gently placed them back in the freezer. When it came time to sell the Florida house, I took my son and the freezer-burned fish to the dock where my father had raised me. I unwrapped each piece, and with Dad’s old knife I cut each one into chunks small enough for my son to hold in his hand. And there, beneath seagulls wheeling above, we fed the gathering fish. Kim Cross is the author of What Stands in a Storm, about the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. Find her at KimHCross.com.


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hip to be square Historic Old Market comes to life at night.

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Nebraska’s largest city is home to many things: college baseball’s World Series, a domeenclosed desert, and (allegedly) the Reuben sandwich. But dig a little deeper into this Midwestern metropolis and you’ll find a vibrant arts scene and plenty to keep the kids occupied. Before you plan your trip, tell us more about you.

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Omaha OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS Keystone Trail Hit the concrete path in Democracy Park and follow it south as it meanders alongside Papillion Creek. The Taco Ride Your reward for pedaling a 10-mile stretch of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail on Thursday nights through the fall: tacos from Tobey Jack’s Mineola Steakhouse. River City Star Hop on this 1940s riverboat, Omaha’s only sightseeing cruiser on the Missouri River.

water under the bridge The plaza area features jet fountains, a play area, and a small stage.

PARKS AND RECREATION

More ways to get out and explore

HEARTL AND OF AMERICA PARK Eye this urban oasis’ centerpiece—a majestic fountain that sprays water some 300 feet in the air—from a gondola on the 15-acre lake.

L AURIT ZEN GARDENS Saunter amid tropical foliage, blooming azaleas, and a 10foot waterfall in the heart of Omaha at the glass-enclosed Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, which opened last fall.

MAHONEY STATE PARK It’s worth the halfhour jaunt to this park’s Family Aquatic Center, which boasts a wave pool and a pair of winding, 200-foot waterslides.

Cross the Big Muddy

Straddle the marked line in the middle of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the Missouri River, and you’ll be standing in two states at once. Opened in 2008, the 3,000foot, S-shaped footbridge links Omaha to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is the nation’s longest man-made pedestrian structure that connects two states. Walk or bike across “The Bob” at night, when lights illuminate its deck, cables, and pylons, or check out the 3-acre plaza on the Nebraskan side, which plays host to a free concert series called Bridge Beats through September 18.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NEBRASKA LAND MAGAZINE/NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION (MAHONEY STATE PARK) AND THE OMAHA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Run, bike, and boat your way around town

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Two days—and they’re all yours. It’s time to get away, indulge, reconnect and get to know each and every one of these 48 hours on a personal level. Then, when you hit the alarm on Monday you’ll say, “Thanks weekend, I needed that.” Plan your Omaha weekend getaway.

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Omaha ARTS ENTHUSIASTS

Showstopping venues worth a visit

glass ceiling Take a crack at making your own treasure at Crystal Forge.

Stroll Through Studios

On the ground floor of a former Serta mattress factory in the hip NoDo district, molten globs of glass are spun, blown, fused, torched, and manipulated into colorful, opaque collectibles. Crystal Forge, a public glassworks studio that humbly began in artist Ed Fennell’s garage, now occupies a corner inside the 92,000-square-foot Hot Shops Art Center. Wander the tri-level warehouse and discover other high-temp furnaces pumping out ironwork and ceramics, plus more than 50 studios where you can watch artists of all disciplines— from watercolorists to sculptors—demonstrate their craft.

SOAK UP THE SCENE

Four mustsees for aesthetes JOSLYN ART MUSEUM View the works of 37 living local masters in Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln, on display through October 11.

HOTEL DECO X V Located adjacent to Old Market, this luxe spot is one of the finest examples of the Art Deco architecture you’ll find sprinkled throughout the city.

FERTILE GROUND MUR AL Depicting the town’s past, present, and future, this intricate, 32,500-square-foot wall is the largest public art project in Omaha’s history.

BEMIS CENTER Artists-in-residence at this contemporary exhibit hall discuss their creative processes and influences on the first Thursday of every month.

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The Slowdown This all-ages rock club in North Downtown can be converted from a large music hall into an intimate stage. Backline Comedy Club Fess up to something you’ve gotten away with and improv actors will use it as fodder for hilarious scenes in Interrogated, the feature show every Friday night. Aksarben Village Descend on this vibrant district on August 15 for the Maha Music Festival, featuring headliners Modest Mouse and Atmosphere.

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Omaha FAMILY TRAVELERS the life aquatic Gentoos, kings, and rockhoppers inhabit the frigid Antarctic Penguin display.

FAMILY TIME

Summer activities for the whole gang

OMAHA STORM CHASERS Swing by Werner Park for a chance to watch the defending back-to-back Triple-A national champs, affiliates of the Kansas City Royals.

Eye Exotic Animals

Where’s the best place to glimpse deep-sea creatures from polar, temperate, and Amazon regions? In landlocked Nebraska, inside the Scott Aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Elsewhere in the 130-acre zoo’s campus: the largest cat complex in North America, the biggest indoor rainforest habitat in the world, and the planet’s largest indoor desert. Beneath the Desert Dome, the Kingdoms of the Night exhibit has reversed the day-night cycles so you can see nocturnal animals—like short-tailed fruit bats, emerald tree boas, and Parma wallabies—while they’re awake. Spots near Old Market young ones will enjoy

THE ROSE THEATER This 1927 movie palace, home to the Omaha Theater Company, offers a full slate of kid-friendly shows and acting classes all summer.

Omaha Children’s Museum Through September 6, kiddos can pick a destination and build a vessel to take them there in the LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit. Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream This vintage shop scoops more than 450 rotating flavors made in-house using rock salt and ice. Durham Museum Housed in the city’s Union Station, this exhibit hall has a permanent gallery devoted to train travel.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE OMAHA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU AND BRAD WILLIAMS/OMAHA STORM CHASERS

END OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Lay down a blanket in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, where the area’s top musical talent hits the stage Thursday evenings, August 20 to September 3.

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Omaha FOODIES HIGH STEAKS

In a town known for its beef, these three make the cut THE DROVER Order one of the whiskey-marinated steaks, which are soaked for 15 minutes, grilled over an open flame, and basted with the same boozy mixture.

Cap off your night with a handcrafted libation

CL ASSIC OMAHA STEAKHOUSE BUS TOUR Still can’t decide which chophouse is for you? Sample some of the city’s best beef on this well-done, three-hour tour.

a full plate Wash down Crescent Moon’s Blackstone Reuben with a draft beer from Omaha’s Infusion Brewing Co.

Sample the Best Reubens

As local legend has it, the combination of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing was first slapped between two pieces of rye bread by grocer Reuben Kulakofsky for a gathering of his poker buddies at the Blackstone Hotel in the early 1920s. Today, two joints are upping the ante on Kulakofsky’s creation. Steps away from the former hotel, Crescent Moon toasts its sandwich to melted perfection on a conveyor-belt oven. And at Dundee Dell, a renowned pub known for its sizable collection of single malt Scotch whisky, try the turkey Reuben for a change of pace (and calorie count).

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Wilson & Washburn Of the nine signature cocktails, we suggest the Queen of the Underworld, made with Tito’s vodka, ginger liqueur, pomegranate, fresh lime juice, and mint. The Lounge at Magnolia Hotel Guests at this posh downtown boutique can unwind with complimentary cocktails each night. The Berry & Rye The Trinidad Smoke, made with Zaya 12-year-old rum, tobacco syrup, and house-made cinnamon and clove bitters, is served smoking with aromatic pipe tobacco.

PICCOLO PETE’S Warren Buffett calls this South Omaha staple his favorite restaurant in town. We think it has something to do with its succulent prime rib.

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MUST-SEE SHOWS Jeff Dunham Planet Hollywood Jersey Boys Paris Las Vegas Penn & Teller Rio Rock of Ages Venetian Las Vegas Rod Stewart Caesars Palace Chicago and Earth, Wind, & Fire (July 17) Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood

While some come to try their luck or take in a Broadway hit, others descend on Sin City to sample some of the country’s top kitchens or hike the Red Rock Canyon, just 17 miles west of the Strip. Whatever your game plan may be, Vegas is always a win-win. SAVOR

It’s no secret that Las Vegas has raised the stakes on the foodie front in recent years. From Mario Batali and Wolfgang Puck to Nobu Matsuhisa and José Andrés, dining along the Strip is a veritable who’s who of culinary superstars. Proof that there are plenty of delicious eats off the Strip, Honey Salt, from restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her husband, chef Kim Canteenwalla, is a favorite for its farm-to-table dishes, such as strawberry shortcake French toast and smoked grilled cheese served with pea soup.

Serpent, featuring mezcal, honey, lemon, and sunflower seeds. After a night of partying, consider resting your head at the nearby Plaza Hotel, which recently underwent a $35 million renovation. Back on the Strip, the Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower debuts Radius this summer, a beautiful infinity-edge, rooftop pool by day and wet lounge come night. Perched on the 25th floor, the space affords panoramas of the valley’s mountains and evening views of the Strip’s glittering neon lights.

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For nearly 20 years, Watson Rounds has been quietly building a reputation as Nevada’s premier law firm, specializing in intellectual property, business litigation, and counseling. Partner Art Zorio shares some of his local tips. How has Watson Rounds helped the local community? We support local food banks, social service organizations, NPR, and business/entrepreneurial organizations. The firm also allows staff to take time off to volunteer for community organizations and causes that are important to them. What’s your favorite thing to do in Reno during the summer? I love hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail, which loops around the lake in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range. Where’s your favorite place to grab a bite to eat? You can’t beat Brasserie Saint James on Center Street. The Albright sandwich is my go-to.

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With some 50 golf courses, 18 ski resorts, and miles and miles of trails for biking and hiking, the obvious thing to do is get outside. The activities list is an embarrassment of riches: Think whitewater rafting, jet-skiing, rock climbing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and more. Both the Spooner Lake Trail and Eagle Falls Trail are popular beginner hikes.

RELAX From the Village at Squaw Valley to dozens of campgrounds, lodging choices abound, and you’re never too far from the water. Relatively new to the scene is the 170-room Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, which opened in 2010 and features a 17,000-square-foot spa and a restaurant helmed by James Beard Award–winning chef Traci Des Jardins. Come summer, expect plenty of family-friendly activities, including nightly s’mores-making at the fire pit.

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collection. Of particular note: the Carol Franc Buck Collection, which showcases hundreds of contemporary landscape photographs, and the upcoming Tahoe: A Visual History exhibit (running August to January), spotlighting this beloved region through the eyes of painters, photographers, architects, and even weavers. This is a musical city, too. Consider attending a concert by the hugely talented and nationally acclaimed Reno Chamber Orchestra or Reno Philharmonic. This fall, the city hosts Blue Jeans Jam, celebrating Jacob Davis, the Reno tailor who invented what we know as blue jeans today. (The trick? The rivets.) Expect concerts, movie screenings, and plenty of retail pop-up stores.

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IMPROVE THE WAY YOU MOVE It’s no secret that increasing your physical activity can benefit your overall well-being. But leading a more active lifestyle can also result in more injuries, so the role of physical therapists becomes vital. CONTINUED ON PAGE 106

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Physical therapists are trained to examine and diagnose movement impairments and can help individuals restore, maintain, and promote health and wellness. Receiving treatment from a physical therapist can: • Increase and maintain muscle strength, balance, and flexibility • Restore normal movement for standing, walking, and running • Improve coordination • Decrease pain • Reduce joint swelling and inflammation • Restore prior levels of physical function and mobility If you don’t have a physical therapist, visit the California Physical Therapy Association’s website, movecalifornia.org, to search a national database and find one near you. See your physical therapist today and improve the way you move. ON THE MEND Innovative physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques are paired with advanced orthopedic medicine at Miami’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. A.J. Farshchian, the center’s medical director, promotes nonsurgical solutions like targeted stem-cell therapy, with the ultimate goal of allowing the body to heal itself and regenerate new tissue after joint injuries and degeneration of the knee, back, and shoulder. “Stem cells are critically involved in this process,” Farshchian says. “These cells allow the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. During the healing process, the body rushes many cells and cell-types to the injected area in order to accelerate the healing process. These cells perform many functions, including the release of

The American Chiropractic Association says more than 80 percent of the population will be afflicted with back discomfort at some point in their lives. growth factors into the diseased or arthritic and injured sites, which promotes healing.” BACK IN ACTION For many Americans, back pain often stands in the way of leading an active lifestyle. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association says more than 80 percent of the population will be afflicted with back discomfort at some point in their lives. Avoiding back surgery with pain medications, injections, and physical therapy can often simply prolong the inevitable. At 65, David Gentry’s lifestyle was being curtailed by severe pain from spinal stenosis that he couldn’t

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seem to shake with nonsurgical methods. Ultimately, Gentry opted for a more permanent solution: surgery with Dr. Thomas Mazahery using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System. Precise and accurate, the minimally invasive procedure uses robotics to deliver the next generation of surgical technology. For Gentry, Renaissance was a godsend. He was back in the gym—pain-free—just two weeks after the procedure and was able to walk 18 holes of golf again within a year. To watch Gentry’s story and other successful experiences with Renaissance Spine Surgery, visit youtube.com/mazorrobotics. TARGETED THERAPIES Personalized or precision medicine is an emerging area of oncology that analyzes an individual’s genetics to help make decisions regarding prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease. The genetic profile of a patient’s cancer cells can provide clinicians with vital information to help them determine the appropriate medication or therapy as well proper dosage or regimens. Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America, has made molecular profiling a key component of its care continuum in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Sarah Cannon works with best-in-class labs in the U.S. and the U.K. to analyze the sequences of a large number of genes for mutations that could cause specific cancers. The diseases can in turn be combated with targeted drugs/therapeutic agents across a wide variety of cancer subtypes. The ability to rapidly and broadly analyze the molecular features of an individual’s cancer can either circumvent or augment traditional types of treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation and

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Since 1987, Atlanta has provided a real-life playground for fantasy and science-fiction fanatics at America’s largest pop culture conference, Dragon Con. (Think San Diego’s Comic-Con, but even bigger.) Join more than 50,000 other attendees and celebrities from the worlds of animation, comic books, acting, and filmmaking. The four-day event features panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops, with over 30 specialized programming tracks ranging from anime to space science. Among the dozens of featured guests this year, keep your eyes peeled for Edward James Olmos ((Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner), Felicia Day (The Runner Guild, Dr. Horrible’s SingAlong Blog), and James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros.). dragoncon.org july 2015 southwest 121

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Lobster lovers, unite! Fans of the crawly crustacean make their way to the Pine Tree State’s coastline each year for Maine Lobster Festival, a celebration of the superior shellfish. Over five days, festivalgoers devour 20,000 pounds of the stuff, and are entertained by a sea goddess coronation, a parade, top-notch live music, a footrace over waterborne lobster crates, fine art, talented craftsfolk, U.S. Coast Guard station tours, professional and amateur cooking contests, and plenty of kid-friendly activities. Attendees can head over to the event’s lobster cooker, built in 2008 with engraved bricks purchased by supporters of the festival. After catching a glimpse, wet your whistle at the second annual Steins and Vines event, a tasting dedicated to the beers and wines of Maine. And if you’re a culinary force to be reckoned with, here’s your chance to prove it. Enter one of the competitions, and you could take home more than $500 in prize money for whipping up the best seafood dish— using Maine ingredients of course. mainelobsterfestival.com AUGUST 7–9 SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

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Sultry vocal riffs, head-bopping drumbeats, and brassy interludes are set to fill Silicon Valley at the 26th annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, one of the Bay Area’s most popular musical events. Each year the three-day gig draws tens of thousands of fans to downtown and amplifies emerging contemporary jazz artists alongside legends in blues, R&B, funk, zydeco, and Latin music. This year’s jam-packed lineup includes acclaimed New Orleans percussionist Zigaboo Modeliste, who hits the Big Easy Stage on Saturday evening, and saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who breaks it down with his modern big band, The Next Step, on Sunday at the Plaza

de César Chávez park’s main stage. Between sets, festivalgoers will enjoy food, wine, microbrews, musicthemed film screenings, a family fun zone for kids, a free club crawl for adults, and a distinct Latin flavor throughout. Swing by this year’s Salsa Stage for the tropical sounds of Central and South American ensembles. summerfest.sanjosejazz.org AUGUST 9 PORTLAND, OREGON

Bike over Bridges One of Bicycling magazine’s top five bike-friendly cities celebrates 20 years of the Providence Bridge Pedal next month. Join Portland’s two-wheeled throng as it traverses 11 bridges over the Willamette River, including Rose City’s newest structure, Tilikum Crossing. It’ll be the public’s first chance to cross the 1,720-foot Tilikum, which officially opens in September as the first Willamette-spanning bridge built since 1973. Choose from five biking distances, ranging from the 3-mile Kids Pedal to the 37-mile Fremont Express. Organizers have also mapped out a 6-mile walking route for those more inclined to take in the scenery by foot. In case you can’t get enough of this Pacific Northwest gem, the party doesn’t stop at the finish line. Shift gears and head to the Bite of Oregon, a food and music festival in Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, free to Bridge Pedal participants. bridgepedal.com AUGUST 13–16 SCHWENKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

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1. Lobo, the Spanish word for wolf, is The University of New Mexico’s mascot; 2. An artistic representation, born of architecture and the arts, of New Mexico’s premier research university and home of the UNM Lobos; 3. A multi-faceted visual perspective of UNM, created by Lobos for the enjoyment of visitors from around the world.

The UNM LoboScape shares the Lobo experience with each Sunport traveler LoboScape is a visual installation that welcomes travelers as they exit the revolving doors leading from the arrival gates into the Albuquerque International Sunport. Projected onto a custom fabricated display, it uses the latest technology in visual arts to tell the story of The University of New Mexico and its people. LoboScape is part of UNM’s vision to be a destination within a journey of discovery. It conveys an important message to every traveler that Albuquerque is a university- based community, and that “We Are New Mexico.” UNM Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Cinnamon Blair said, “LoboScape represents and promotes UNM and the programs that created it, and leaves a lasting impression not only of what people see, but what they experience in terms of understanding what is capable of our students and faculty at UNM.” The Fabrications Lab in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory (ARTS Lab), an interdisciplinary center, collaborated on this project to create an authentic and singular representation of the University. “We wanted to create something that people would pay attention to,” said Matt Gines,

Director of the Fab Lab. The Fab Lab designed the faceted and triangulated surfaces. Two graduate students on the project created seven different types of molds, which, when put together, formed the shape of the design. The molds were then covered in plastic and vacuum formed to create the installation. “This project has pushed the boundaries of our skill levels. It’s also given me the opportunity to see actual design become a reality,” said Nick Nuccio. The structure features 16 facets on which video is projected, reflecting scenes of the Lobo experience. The ARTS Lab created the video. “I want to inspire people as they walk through the gate, to visually stimulate them and think about the opportunities that reside at UNM,” said Tim Castillo, Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the ARTS Lab. Ultimately, LoboScape is a touch-point for communicating with a diverse public and provides a prominent bridge from UNM to the community. LoboScape isn’t static; it is dynamic and innovative, just like UNM. “On behalf of UNM, we are proud to be a part of your destination,” said President Robert G. Frank. “Whether you are a first time visitor to the Land of Enchantment or returning home.”

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NFL Redzone Remote-Controlled Toys

Laptop Computers

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. DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to 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 objeto perdido. 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.

Remote-Controlled Toys

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Wide Urban Spaces

Southwest Airlines brings placemaking to Baltimore.

GAME ON

Supersize chess is one of many activities at the plaza.

If you’ve ever been to the Inner Harbor in Downtown Baltimore, you’ve likely walked down Pratt Street. With shops, stores, restaurants, and apartments along the water’s edge, this thoroughfare functions as Baltimore’s Main Street. But it was designed before the downtown area was a major tourist destination and doesn’t always feel accessible to pedestrian traffic. The area is now the city’s fastest growing neighborhood. Part of my job as vice president of communications for the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is to tackle the challenge of making a five-lane roadway with extremely wide sidewalks feel safe and welcoming to hundreds of thousands of Baltimore residents and visitors. In 2014, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore was selected as a grant recipient for the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program. Through this program, our organization has worked hand in hand with the Project for Public Spaces to bring “placemaking,” a movement dedicated to reimagining and revitalizing public spaces, to downtown Baltimore. From holding public planning sessions and selecting new outdoor furniture to partnering on innovative public art engagements with institutions like the Baltimore Museum of Art, our local residents have been involved with the vision for a plaza at Pratt and Light streets from the beginning. We officially opened the plaza this past April, and what was once a busy street is now a vibrant gathering place. Visitors can now stop and take in performances by local groups, enjoy a food-truck meal, or simply relax in the plaza’s garden area. In so many ways, the space has helped bring our community together. I’m grateful for the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, which has been instrumental in the transformation of both the plaza and the entire downtown community. Not only has it afforded our organization new possibilities, it has also changed my city for the better. —Mike Evitts

WHAT IS PLACEMAKING?

This emerging movement seeks to reimagine and revitalize underutilized public spaces, serving as a catalyst for building sustainable, healthy, inclusive, and economically viable neighborhoods. Now in its third year, the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Program seeks to bring placemaking to important public spaces across the airline’s route map. Working alongside the nonprofit Project for Public Spaces, the program has impacted 13 projects in cities across the country. To learn more, visit pps.org/ heart-of-the-community.

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

BEVERAGES

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

Middle Month

Day

Year

3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination

(b) City

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

No

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

Yes

No

Yes

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.

Date (month/day/year)

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

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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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• Bacardi® Rum • Baileys® Irish Cream • Finlandia® Vodka

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:

Signature

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.

Liquor $5

3

Customs Declaration

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.

(c) State

5 Passport issued by (country)

2

This Space For Offical Use Only

Customs Declaration

Cheers!

Date of birth

Day

Month

Year

Beer $5

Wine $5

• Bud Light® • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy • Fat Tire®

• Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon

Passport number

2

VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad

3

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.

Ground Transport No.

Air Flight No.

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

Yes

$

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.

Complimentary Beverages • • • • • • • • • • • •

Coca-Cola® Coke Zero™ Diet Coke® Sprite® Sprite Zero™ Dr Pepper® Diet Dr Pepper® Seagram’s® Ginger Ale Seagram’s® Tonic Water Seagram’s® Seltzer Water Tomato Juice Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • LIFT® Coffee* • Decaf Coffee* • Tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water * Creamer available

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.

Recycling

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

Sky-high Entertainment

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!

Beats Music

Movies$

Flight Tracker

Southwest.com

Free Live TV

WiFi$

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 email by connecting to our WiFi.*

Messaging$

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAND NEW IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

$

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Rapid Rewards. The name says it all. ®

What makes Rapid Rewards so great? With unlimited reward seats and no blackout dates, you can fly any day of the year, and if a seat’s available, it’s yours! Plus, your points won’t expire*. When you reach tier status, you’ll enjoy the same great benefits of Rapid Rewards, along with a whole lot more!

A-List tier benefits

A-List Gary Kelly 378076624 Valid thru:

12/15

A-List Preferred

• Priority boarding • Fly By® Priority Checkin and Security Lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus Southwest.com/ ALstatus

Gary Kelly 378076624 Valid thru:

12/15

A-List Preferred tier benefits

Companion Pass

All the benefits of A-List, plus: • 100% point-earning bonus • Free Inflight WiFi (when available) Southwest.com/ ALPstatus

Gary Kelly 378076624 Valid thru:

12/15

Companion Pass status

Earn Companion Pass and you can choose one person to fly free***with you for an entire calendar year! Southwest.com/ CPstatus ***Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way.

Make your points go further.

You can earn rewards faster with the Rapid Rewards Points Center. Buy points for yourself, give them as a gift, or transfer points from your Rapid Rewards account to another—all from one location. Visit Southwest.com/pointscenter to get started.

Earn even faster with the Rapid Rewards Credit Card. PREMIER CARD EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS: • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines purchases made directly with the airline. • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Rental Car Partner purchases. • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. • Earn 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember Anniversary. • Redeem points for International flights, cruises, hotel stays, rental cars, gift cards, and access to exclusive events. Visit Southwest.com/applytoday to learn more. *Benefits apply to points transactions. Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months. **For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit Southwest. com/flyby. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2015 Southwest Airlines Co.

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Enroll now!

It’s free and easy to join Rapid Rewards! Sign up now at Southwest.com/enroll.

Earn more points when you visit our Partners. Hotels Receive up to 750 points per qualifying stay.**** Visit Southwest.com/hotels to earn now.

Radisson Blu Radisson® Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM Park Inn by Radisson Park Plaza®

Ascend Hotel Collection Comfort Inn Comfort Suites Quality Sleep Inn Clarion Cambria Suites MainStay Suites Suburban Econo Lodge Rodeway Inn

Park Hyatt® Andaz® Grand Hyatt® Hyatt Regency® Hyatt Place™ HYATT House™ Hyatt Zilara Hyatt Ziva Hyatt Centric™

Earn from 1,000 to 5,000 points per night for every hotel stay booked through Rocketmiles. Visit rocketmiles.com/southwest to earn now.

Rental Cars Receive 600 points per qualifying rental. Visit Southwest.com/car-rentals to earn now.

JW Marriott® EDITION® Autograph Collection® Hotels Renaissance® Hotels Marriott® Hotels Courtyard by Marriott® Gaylord Hotels® Marriott Executive Apartments® SpringHill Suites by Marriott® Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott® Residence Inn by Marriott® TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Marriott Vacation Club® Moxy Hotels® AC Hotels by Marriott® Protea Hotels®

Bellagio® ARIA™ Vdara™ MGM Grand® The Signature at MGM Grand® Mandalay Bay® Delano Las Vegas The Mirage® Monte Carlo™ New York-New York® Luxor® Excalibur®

Aloft® Element® Four Points by Sheraton® Le Meridien® Luxury Collection® Sheraton® St. Regis® W Hotels® Westin®

Home & Lifestyle Earn points when you sign up for qualified electric service plans in participating states. Visit Southwest.com/energy. Energy Plus services CT, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, and PA. Reliant and Everything Energy TX.

Shop & Dine

Specialty

Earn 3 points per $1 spent. Join Rapid Rewards Dining for free today at rapidrewardsdining.com. Rapid Rewards Members can earn 1,000 points per order of $29.99 or more. Visit 1800flowers.com/rapidrewards.

Earn points for sharing your opinions with e-Rewards. Visit e-rewards.com/southwest to join now. Earn points for reading and responding to marketing messages. Visit e-miles.com/swapartner to get started. Earn points by taking online surveys with Valued Opinions. Learn more at www.valuedopinions.com.

Earn Rapid Rewards Points for shopping with many of your favorite online retailers! Visit rrshopping.southwest.com to learn more. Earn up to 22 points per $1 spent on tickets to your favorite sports, concert, and theater events. Visit scorebig.com/southwest to get started.

Ground Transportation Receive up to 300 points for qualified travel to and from participating airports.

****Potential to earn additional points depending on applicable promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2015 Southwest Airlines Co.

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TERMINAL MAPS

International Connections

For departure times and gate numbers, check airport monitors or ask a Gate Agent. Atlanta (ATL)

Baltimore (BWI)

Chicago (MDW)

Denver (DEN)

Milwaukee (MKE)

Orlando (MCO)

Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal

Main Terminal, between Concourses A and C

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Terminal A

DOMESTIC DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourses A and B

Concourses A and C

Concourse C

Airside 2

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourse A

Concourses A and C

Concourse C

Airside 2

From Nassau and Oranjestad: Concourse C

From Cancún, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana: Concourse E

Concourse A

Concourse A

International Arrivals Building

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

For arrivals from Cancún: Main Terminal

TICKET COUNTERS

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

RECHECK LOCATION

From other destinations: Concourse F

Concourse F

From other destinations: Concourse A, B, or C For arrivals from Cancún, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana: Concourse E

From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 From other destinations: Airside 2

For arrivals from Montego Bay: Airsides 1 and 4

Connecting to an International Flight • Go directly to the Southwest departure gate.

• Checked bags will be transferred automatically.

• You should not have to leave the secure part of the airport.

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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Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) International Terminal Lower Level

Domestic North Terminal

MARTA Station

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Lower Level

Level 2

Terminal A Level 3

Main Terminal

Terminal B

International Arrivals International Arrivals

Midway International Airport (MDW) Lower Level

Main Terminal

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) Main Terminal

Lower Level

Lower Level

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Main Terminal

Level 5

Level 5 Level 6

Level 6

Lower Level

Legend Southwest Gates and Counters Security Baggage Claim Ticket Counter Concourse designation

Level 5

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ROUTE MAP

Where We Fly PACIFIC TIME

MOUNTAIN TIME

SEATTLE/TACOMA

CENTRAL TIME

SPOKANE

EA

PORTLAND

BOISE

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL

GRAND RAPIDS

FL

MILWAUKEE RENO/TAHOE

DES MOINES

SALT LAKE CITY

SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE

CHICAGO (MIDWAY)

A C

OMAHA INDIANAPOLIS DAYT

DENVER KANSAS CITY

ST. LOUIS

LOUISVILLE

LAS VEGAS WICHITA BURBANK LOS ANGELES (LAX)

ONTARIO

ALBUQUERQUE

ORANGE COUNTY

NASHVILLE TULSA

AMARILLO

SAN DIEGO

OKLAHOMA CITY PHOENIX

LITTLE ROCK

LUBBOCK

TUCSON

MEMPHIS

BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)

EL PASO

MIDLAND/ODESSA

AUSTIN HOUSTON (HOBBY) SAN ANTONIO

PENSACOLA

PA

NEW ORLEANS

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