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85 In Every Issue Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary You Made Our Day Our Star Rapid Rewards Freedom Story 28 From the Editor 30 Feedback 34 Contributors 16 18 20 24 26

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Agenda Fun! Products and Services Spotlight Flight Service Community Outreach International Travel Beverages Inflight Entertainment Rapid Rewards Terminal Maps Route Map One Question Digital Extras

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Features Winter Travel Guide The Way of the Basque Life Aquatic Your Adventure In Portland, Maine 113 Promotional Series: Spirit of Reno-Tahoe 57 67 68 85

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November 2015 EDITORIAL editorial director Jay Heinrichs creative director Kevin de Miranda senior editor JK Nickell art director David W. Radabaugh managing editor Bradford Pearson associate editor Austin W. G. Morton assistant art directors Desiree Espada Kim Thwaits assistant editor Gabbi Chee Cotherman special projects editor Ben Marshall project designer Meagan Roach art intern Blithe Parsons editorial interns Rebecca Keay Linda Smith contributors Nick Cabrera, Daniel Downey, Ashley Harrell, Alison Miller, Corey Thibodeaux web development, pace interactive Jason Dalton, Carolyn Eckstein, Chad Hayton EDITORIAL INQUIRIES Write to Southwest: The Magazine 2811 McKinney Ave., Suite 360, Dallas, TX 75204, or email letters@southwestmag.com. SOUTHWEST INQUIRIES For comments or questions directed at Southwest Airlines that don’t pertain to the magazine, write to Southwest Airlines Customer Relations P.O. Box 36647, Dallas, TX 75235-1647, or visit the “Contact Us” page at Southwest.com.

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GARY’S GREETING

Family, Hospitality, and Giving Thanks proud that Southwest has never had a single involuntary furlough in our 44-year history, and it’s remarkable to think that seven out of 10 Employees consider their work at Southwest not just a job but a calling. Furthermore, I know that if our Employees are happy, engaged, and inspired, they will take great care of our Customers. Our Employees are famous for offering their own special brand of world-class Customer Service, which we refer to as “Hospitality.” That simply means treating fellow Employees like Family and our Customers like guests in our home. It may be as small as a

Pilot showing a child the flight deck or as big as a Flight Attendant helping a Customer during a medical emergency. Every interaction we have with Customers is an opportunity to connect with them in a way that makes their day, their trip, and, hopefully, their lives a little better. This ties in directly to our Purpose: to connect People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. These important moments build relationships. Sure, we’re an airline, but it’s the human connections that we make in your journey that mean the most to us. The relationship between Employees and Customers is also highlighted by my favorite Southwest Airlines tradition. I don’t sign our Employees’ pay stubs; instead, they are signed “Our Southwest Customers.” This symbolic gesture is a perfect reminder that without you, there is no us. So on behalf of the entire Southwest Family, I’d like to thank you—the ones who sign our paychecks and make it all possible—for offering us an opportunity to welcome you into our home. It’s an honor to serve you, and we wish you many blessings and much joy this holiday season.

Gary Kelly Chairman, President, and CEO Southwest Airlines

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN KELLER

With the holiday season upon us, I can’t think of a better time to talk about Family, Hospitality, and giving thanks. Each and every day, I consider myself blessed to have been part of the Southwest Family for nearly 30 years—it’s been my home away from home. We celebrate, we support each other in good times and bad, and we grow and learn together. And, yes, sometimes we even have disagreements, but at the end of the day, we always come together as a Family. For me, there is no responsibility that’s a higher priority than taking care of our Employees. I’m immensely

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Familia, Hospitalidad y Agradecimiento nunca haya tenido un solo despido involuntario en sus 44 años, y es fabuloso pensar que siete de cada 10 Empleados ven su trabajo en Southwest como una vocación y no como un simple empleo. Además, sé que si nuestros Empleados están felices, comprometidos e inspirados, atenderán lo mejor posible a nuestros Clientes. Nuestros Empleados son famosos por su Servicio al Cliente, una fórmula muy particular de excepcional calidad, que llamamos “Hospitalidad”. Esto significa simplemente considerar a nuestros Empleados como Familia y a nuestros Clientes como invitados

en nuestra casa. Y puede tratarse de un gesto tan pequeño como un Piloto mostrando la cabina de mando a un niño o tan grande como un Auxiliar de Vuelo ayudando a un Cliente en una emergencia médica. Cada vez que nos relacionamos con nuestros Clientes es una oportunidad que tenemos para hacer que su día, su viaje y con suerte, su vida, sean mejores. Esto está directamente relacionado con nuestro Propósito: llevar a las Personas a esos momentos importantes de su vida, en vuelos agradables, confiables y de bajo costo. Esos momentos importantes nos ayudan a establecer relaciones. Desde luego, somos una aerolínea, pero para nosotros lo más importante son los vínculos que entablamos con las personas durante el viaje. Mi tradición favorita de Southwest Airlines destaca la relación que existe entre Empleados y Clientes. Yo no firmo los cheques de pago de nuestros Empleados, sino que llevan la firma “Nuestros Clientes de Southwest”. Este gesto simbólico es el perfecto recordatorio de que sin ustedes, no hay nosotros. Por eso, en nombre de toda la Familia Southwest, quisiera agradecerles a ustedes —quienes firman nuestros cheques y hacen que todo sea posible— por darnos la oportunidad de recibirlos en nuestra casa. Es un honor servirles, y les deseamos muchas bendiciones y alegría en estas fiestas.

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Se aproximan las fiestas y no se me ocurre un mejor momento para hablar sobre Familia, Hospitalidad y Agradecimiento. Cada día me siento bendecido por ser parte de la Familia Southwest durante casi 30 años; este ha sido mi hogar cuando estoy fuera de casa. Celebramos, nos apoyamos unos a otros en los momentos buenos y en los malos, crecemos y aprendemos juntos. Y, sí, algunas veces tenemos discrepancias, pero al final del día, siempre nos unimos como una Familia. Para mí, no hay responsabilidad más importante que priorizar el cuidado de nuestros Empleados. Estoy inmensamente orgulloso de que Southwest

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My family and I were traveling from Buffalo, New York, to catch a cruise out of Houston. Due to a snowstorm, our flight was canceled. This is when I met customer service agent Darlene Taylor. She found an alternative, but after speaking with the cruise line we realized that we would miss the boat. We found another option, but it was boarding soon, and all our bags were on the other flight. Darlene put on her coat, went out the back door into the snow, and proceeded to look for our bags. She found them, got them off the plane, and dragged them over to the other plane. I’m in total shock that a customer service agent would do that, especially in that type of weather. I actually had to hold back the tears as I was thanking her. This is the most amazing service I have ever received. —Nicole Scaccia

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My son was flying by himself. To make things easier, we stuffed some items in his carry-on bag. I sat watching the plane, waiting for it to take off. As it started to back up from the gate, I realized: I’d left my car keys in his carry-on bag. I ran over to the desk and said to the ladies, “Please stop the plane, I need my keys!” Without hesitation, they did everything they could to stop the plane. I thought for sure they would have said it’s too late. I would really love to give a special thank-you to customer service agents Jacquelyn Midence and Tania Bayron, operations agent Albert Perez, and ramp agent Pablo Garcia, who went to the plane, waited for my keys, and brought them back. These employees went above and beyond for me with such concern as if it were their own keys. I will never forget it. —Chrissy Wisniewski TOUCHING TRIBUTE

My father’s funeral Mass was May 15, and my friend Rose and I had reservations to fly home afterward on May 19. My dad was respectfully served with full military honors, and we were given the U.S. flag during the ceremony. Rose carried it in its folded form onto the flight and by chance walked down the jetway with the captain, Brendan Berry. He pointed to the flag and mentioned ILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL DOWNEY

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After being diverted from Kansas City to Dallas due to weather, we finally arrived and awaited our final stop in Houston. Our flight didn’t leave the airport until after 1:15 a.m. and arrived around 2 a.m. One of our flight attendants, Amy Lane, was on both flights and noticed we were traveling with two young children who were very tired. We struck up a conversation while waiting for our flight to take off, and she offered to take us to our hotel. It was the nicest, most thoughtful act we have ever received flying, and it solidified our love for flying Southwest. Southwest Airlines is lucky to have someone like Amy working for them. Thanks, Amy, from the Hanson family. You’re the best! —Eric Hanson SWEET SEND-OFF

As my son Nolan, who was traveling as an unaccompanied minor, was being escorted by flight attendant Susan Lytle to the airplane, she asked him, “Who were you saying goodbye to?” My son replied, “That’s my best buddy Jaxson. I was visiting him because he has brain cancer.” She got Jaxson and his mother, brought them to the cockpit, and treated the boys like royalty, making their goodbyes priceless. Susan, you are an angel! You have a true love for your patrons, and it shows. —Sharon Veeder

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Linda Clemons In her role as founder and CEO of Sisterpreneur, Inc., an international organization dedicated to empowering women in the business world, Linda Clemons draws on 30 years of experience as a body-language and sales expert, writer, media personality, and personal coach. Given her diverse talents, it’s easy to see why she’s among the most respected public speakers and networking professionals in the industry today. Bringing her message to women entrepreneurs requires frequent travel from her home base in Indianapolis. Linda relies on Southwest Airlines to help her deliver that message all over the United States and beyond, averaging 20-plus days of flying each month. “With Southwest, you just feel like you’re at home,” Linda says. “They have the gift and ability of making people feel comfortable,” she adds, especially the “lean but mighty” Team of Southwest Employees in Indianapolis who know her by name. Linda really appreciates the extra perks on Southwest not found elsewhere, like the no change fee policy, which provides the flexibility that her schedule requires. As a Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program Companion Pass holder, Linda also enjoys the freedom to bring along her brother David for free whenever she travels. Even if clients offer to fly her on another carrier when Southwest doesn’t offer nonstop service to their location, Linda politely opts for a connecting itinerary on Southwest because the airline with Heart “treats everyone like first class.” One of the keys to Linda’s success has been understanding that differentiating yourself in a competitive business environment often boils down to how you treat other people—a philosophy she shares with Southwest. “The art is in caring enough to see beyond the surface,” she says. We love having you as a loyal Customer and friend, Linda. Thank you for giving Southwest the continued opportunity to connect you and your loved ones to what’s important in your lives. —Dan Hinson

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ELEMENTAL

Earth, wind, fire, and water can help you pick your perfect vacation.

I love winter best. It lets me do things with water that are unwise the rest of the year: ski down mountains, skate on top of lakes, explore wilderness on thin boards. This preference makes me a water person. But I also enjoy travel and feeling the wind in my face; these experiences are all about air. On the other hand, you won’t find much fire or earth in me. Students of history may recognize that I named the four basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Up until the 19th century, doctors believed that these four elements, or “humors,” were balanced in a healthy person. Too much fire caused fevers and irritability. The cure? Leeches and bleeding. More unpleasant treatments got prescribed for other unbalanced humors. While medical science has mercifully moved beyond humoristic theory, I believe the four elements can help us choose vacations. Air people love to fly, preferring trips with a varied itinerary. People with fire in their bellies want a challenge, such as a snowshoe marathon or ice climbing or learning to surf with a stand-up paddleboard. My wife, Dorothy, is mostly earth. She loves to garden and can’t resist a dark, deep cave. She sets down roots wherever she goes and makes herself comfortable. Not that she’s all earth. A great swimmer, she has water in her veins. Most of us tend to have a mix, in fact. Email letters@southwestmag.com to tell me yours and what vacations your humors inspire. (Or to just let me know I’m crazy.) Then again, try balancing your humors in your free time. Personally, I try to soak up fire on a hot beach every winter. Fiery people might try hitting the slopes. Earth people: How about a cruise? And, everybody: This winter, regardless of your humors, let’s take to the air.

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Your Anderson Monarchs piece was truly wonderful. It brought tears to my eyes—mostly joyful, but some of the other kind when you referenced Birmingham, Charleston, and the murder of Medgar Evers. These kids and their coach are an inspiration, and your piece was inspirational.

Flying home after attending a forum my company coordinates, I was happily surprised to find the magazine’s featured topic for September was also teamwork. I only wish I had noticed it before the forum so I could have shared it with the group in person. I couldn’t wait to read the articles, take “The Teammate Quiz,” and share them with my colleagues. Coincidently, on my connecting flight I had the privilege of sitting beside a gentleman who informed me he was a former Marine and who shared—as he flipped to the article on page 68 [“A Few Good Men”]— that he served alongside two of the Marines that were pictured in the photo! What are the odds?

Bob Merlis LOS ANGELES

/OK, now JK is even closer. THE ROAD AHEAD

[“Freedom Riders”] brought tears to my eyes—of sadness, anger, nostalgia, gratitude. I’m 66 and was in elementary and high school in those years. I played third base and was one of four white kids on the team of a dozen or so on a dirt lot by the cotton fields of southern Arizona. We’ve come a ways, but we’ve got a ways to go yet. Your article gives us all strength for the journey.

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Leslie Donovan

started my business a little over a year ago, most doctors weren’t familiar with the term “telemedicine.” Seeing patients online is now believed to be the wave of the future. My team of rivals consists of my competition. Since the industry is so new, it feels like we’re all on the same team pushing for this wave to move forward. Where I’m based, there are only two such companies. We know each other, have each other’s numbers stored in our phones, and often are side by side or across the hall at trade shows. I hope to beat out my “teammates” in the stock market one day, but I hope we all succeed in revolutionizing health care.

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I was intrigued by your question regarding the team of rivals [“From the Editor,” September 2015]. When I

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contributors

Meet the people behind this issue. Alison Miller WRITER

Winter Travel Guide / p. 57 Alison, a former editor at this magazine, foraged near and far to unearth a smorgasbord of new experiences to add to your bucket list. This winter, she plans on hunkering down at Summit Coffee, in Davidson, North Carolina. “In the a.m. hours I go there to work and drink cortados. In the evenings I come back with my family for live music and local beer on the back patio.” @RUNOFTHEMILLERS

Ashley Harrell

Daniel Downey

Nick Cabrera

WRITER

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Life Aquatic / p. 68

You Made Our Day / p. 20

Drink / p. 40

Ashley profiled an inspired submarine pilot working in Costa Rica. Her favorite spot to visit in the region: “The Osa Peninsula is totally untamed and remote, with ridiculous biodiversity. You can easily spot tapirs, sloths, macaws, poison dart frogs, and all four species of Costa Rican monkeys.”

Daniel frequently contributes art for this column, work that features contemporary compositional elements but is rooted in nostalgia. “I’m really inspired by an array of vintage advertising ephemera and printed magazine material from the 1930s to the 1960s.”

Nick shot this month’s innovative cocktail, which features a balsamic vinegar reduction. His preferred joint for grabbing a drink: “My favorite watering hole would have to be Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company. They have awesome beer and great pizza. What more could anyone ask for?”

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Salmon P. Chase (far left), the secretary of the treasury who introduced U.S. paper currency in 1862, was the first to have his likeness grace the greenback. In keeping with its rich history, our nation’s most circulated note was the first to portray a woman; Martha Washington appears on $1 silver certificates from 1886 and 1891. The other notables: Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln’s secretary of war. You needn’t worry about anyone replacing George, however. U.S. law prohibits revising the dollar. In other words, the buck’s design stops here.

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Alon Shaya had a problem. The menu at his New Orleans–based Italian restaurant, Domenica, was skewing more and more toward his native Israeli, elbowing out other dishes. Earlier this year, the James Beard winner leaned into his culinary predicament, opening Shaya in New Orleans. The menu is dotted with not only staples like tabbouleh and hummus but inspired takes on Balkan, North African, and Eastern European dishes as well. Lutenitsa, a Bulgarian puree of roasted peppers and eggplant, provides a luscious complement to the wood-fired pita bread, while matzo ball soup is elegantly elevated with slow-cooked duck. Finish with a labneh cheesecake capped with burnt-honey ice cream. Problem solved.

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The Portlandia star calls for less talk and more action. Both creatively speaking and in life, I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between movement and action. For example, when something happens that we feel is unjust, we share it on social media—that, to me, is movement. It’s a transference of one thing to another. Action is different. That takes things a step further. There’s an urgency. There’s an intention. The difference is slight but really fundamental. It’s important to think about that difference in your life, and to think about whether you’re motivating yourself and others toward meaningful action. That’s my best advice.

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JENNIE: I’d also been divorced about two years. Being a single mom and working full-time, it wasn’t a huge priority of mine to go out and do the legwork it took to meet someone; it felt like having another job, and I didn’t have time for that.

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6 in 10 people say not meeting people as often

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Best part about dating thru IJL?

grEg: Besides choosing all my matches I would say the scheduling of my dates. They call you and ask what your schedule is like, so you don’t have to worry about it. If I said I was available Wednesday or Thursday this week and Sunday next week they would find a way to fit dating into my schedule. What sort of activities did you enjoy while you were dating?

JENNIE: We love to be outside. I also love going to places I’ve never been before. He loves to drive and take me places – whether that’s going to the beach or going to the mountains or some random lake that’s hidden away. How has your life changed since you met?

grEg: It is totally different than it was. I would say that there was a point in time when I felt a little bit lost. Everything has completely turned around. Every day I wake up, and I enjoy the day. I enjoy being around her, the kids, and our home. Life is just better. It’s Just Lunch has been matching busy singles since 1991. Find out what an It’s Just Lunch matchmaker can do for you by calling 1.800.858.6526 or visiting ItsJustLunch.com.

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It depeNds how busy I am wIth work a few NIghts a week a lot

Do you prefer to text or call someone you’re interested in?

vs. call: 60%

text: 40%

How often do you utilize skype in a relationship?

only if we’re apart from each other for a significant amount of time.

32%

64%

never.

4% If we can’t spend a night with each other, you’ll find us on skype!

Source: IJL Singles Survey

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lowing through untouched powder in Idaho. Snowkiting across frozen New Hampshire lakes. Backpacking in the country’s second largest canyon. It’s time to make a few edits to your standard bucket list—35 of them actually. Grab a pen and clear your calendar. Winter is coming, and we can’t wait.

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1/ If you’re versed in cross-country skiing and your dog was born to run, sign up for a skijoring lesson at devil’s thumb ranch resort & spa (from $40 $40), just outside Winter Park, Colorado. Your dog steers while you provide the momentum. Another version of the sport is powered by horse: Expert skiers scale jumps and dodge gates during an annual competition in Leadville, Colorado.

2 / SURF WHERE THE SPORT WENT STATESIDE Surfing’s arrival in Santa Cruz, California, dates back to 1885, when three Hawaiian princes vacationing here were so impressed with the waves that they commissioned a local lumber mill to craft redwood boards for them on the spot. More than a century later, the churning swells and gnarly breaks created by the curve of Monterey Bay and its long sandbars still have a magnetic pull on riders. Need a leg up?

Book a lesson with native Californian and lifelong surfer Ed Guzman, who’s been riding these waves since moving to the area in 1986. Just beyond the club ed surf school on Cowell’s Beach sits the stylish dream inn— a great excuse to recall your wipeouts in hyperbolical detail at the Jack O’Neill Lounge. / Two-hour semiprivate lesson, $120 SAVOR THE NEX T GREAT FOOD CIT Y In Sacramento and the surrounding Central Valley, farmto-table is the long-standing modus operandi, not just a catchphrase. Make your home base the centrally located red lion woodlake sacramento, and then loosen your belt for

this daylong tour: 3/ breakfast Local bacon and egg sandwich on a house-made English muffin smeared with avocado spread from old soul co. Get a cup of direct-trade Costa Rican coffee too, and give a knowing nod to 4 Sactown’s coffeegentsia on your way out. 4/ lunch Chicken-fried mushroom po’boy at mother. You won’t find any meat at this comfort food emporium, and you won’t miss it either. 5/ dinner Five-course prix fixe menu at the kitchen. Reservations book up months in advance for this once-nightly interactive dinner party. Think open kitchen, entertaining chefs, beautiful fare, and 50 new foodie friends. 6/ nightcap Star bartender Ryan Seng’s homemade nocino at grange, inside the sleek citizen hotel. Seng harvests the walnuts himself for this spiced Italian liqueur. Drink

it on its own or upgrade your Manhattan. 7/ TAKE THE LONG WAY In the wintertime, the snowstrewn farm country of northern Washington’s methow valley makes a fine canvas for crosscountry trails. In fact, it’s home to North America’s largest interconnected system of them: 120 miles of groomed paths with plenty of restaurants, general stores, and lodges along the way. / Day pass, $24 8/ SKI IN SOLITUDE Anti-scene skiers, here is your respite. payette powder guides whisks adventurous types to the snow-draped peaks of Idaho’s West Central Mountains, where thousands of acres of untouched powder awaits. No people, no ski lifts, just pure, unadulterated snow

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and an expert guide at your side to keep you from getting lost. Gear isn’t included so be sure to plan accordingly. / Guided day trips from $360 for two; guided two-night trips from $675 per person

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2. __ percent of Americans were more satisfied at work when they took regular vacations.

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9/ MARVEL OVER FALLS The sheer basalt walls along the columbia river gorge feature one of the highest concentrations of waterfalls in North America, and in most cases only a short hike through old-growth forest is required. Afterward, rest your bones at Portland’s hotel rose, a handsome hideaway with city views on the west bank of the Willamette River. / From $139

This bucolic stretch of California countryside bears a welldeserved reputation for food and wine. Who knew bathing was such a big deal too? 10/ vinotherapy bath at kenwood inn & spa Choose pinot noir, chardonnay, or sparkling. You’ll get a glass to drink, natch, but you’ll also be introduced to the other healing powers of the grape. The salts, oils, and scrubs used here are derived from seeds, skins, and vines. / $65 for hotel guests 11/ cedar enzyme bath at osmosis day spa sanctuary This Japanese bathing ritual involves no water. Instead, you’ll lay in a tub as an attendant covers you in a fragrant bed of enzyme-laced ground cedar wood and rice bran, heated to 150 degrees via natural fermentation. The payoff? Improved circulation, relief for sore muscles, and an infectious warm glow. / $99 12/ ritual bath at the fairmont sonoma mission Sure, there’s an outdoor loggia with teak loungers and five pools, but the aquatic experience of your dreams begins inside the colossal bathhouse. Start with an exfoliating shower and an herbal steam, and then dip into the expansive Roman soaking pool fed by a natural hot spring. / Day pass, $89 for non–hotel guests; free when booking a same-day treatment valued at $169 or more (on weekdays)

ANSWERS: 1) C, 2) A, 3) D, 4) B

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Aaron Post of valkyrie and Noah Bush of hodges bend are the cocktail kings of this evermore hip Oklahoma city. Visit them first, but make time to sidle up to the other hot spots catapulting T-Town into libation legitimacy: The Vault, the Tavern, Biga, Juniper, and Andolini’s. 15/ GALLERYHOP ON L AKE MICHIGAN The lakefront communities of Saugatuck and Douglas have been a haven for

artists since The School of the Art Institute of Chicago set up a summer painting school here 100 years ago. These days, you can browse contemporary African art (amazwi), 16 sculpture from felled trees (marcia perry’s ark gallery), and American ceramgallery ics and crafts (good goods). Afterward, cozy up to a winepaired meal at the opulent belvedere inn. Chef-owner Shaun Glynn runs this elegant homage to Old World Europe, where dinner is served alongside a log fire in the original 1913 fireplace.

16/ TOAST TO AN UNSUNG WINE REGION You’ll find rarefied varietals like traminette and chambourcin in droves on the rich farmland of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Twenty-six wineries have turned this pastoral landscape on the banks of Lake Erie into a flourishing wine destination. If you’re not into snowshoeing,

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14/ TAKE A COCK TAIL TOUR OF TULSA

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13/ Just outside Amarillo sits a stunning natural setting that rivals both Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon national parks. Stretching 120 miles with an average depth of 800 feet, palo duro canyon is the second largest in the country. Mountain bike, hike, or ride on horseback to glimpse the grand expanse and its sandstone hoodoos. The wildlife viewing is exceptional during the winter.

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stay at the stately lodge at geneva-on-the-lake and sign up for the wine shuttle. Don’t leave town without a bottle of ice wine, a heady digestif made from grapes left on the vine until they’re frozen. / From $99 17/ RIDE THE POL AR EXPRESS

BIOLITE NANOGRID A dimmable lantern with a 72-hour battery life that moonlights as a power source, a flashlight, and a light string? Brilliant! (Add extra lamps for $30.) / $100; bio litestove.com

MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR SHIFTER 2 With room for a pair of backpackers, this budget-friendly tent sets up in five minutes or less. / $200; mountainhard wear.com

ABEO AEROSYSTEM HYLAN Channeled air chambers and a mesh and nubuck upper keep you comfy and dry no matter what the terrain. / $160; thewalking company.com

Every November and December, northeastern Ohio’s cuyahoga valley scenic railroad transforms into the magical locomotive depicted in Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book. The train 17 winds through the wintry landscape of cuyahoga valley national park before reaching its final destination: the North Pole. Hot chocolate

will of course be served, and pajamas are encouraged. / From $45; free for children under 2 18/ MAKE LIKE A LOCAL Santa Fe’s pink adobe walls and Sangre de Cristo Mountains are perpetually enchanting, as are the bevy of galleries on Canyon Road. Therefore the secret is not to veer off the beaten path but rather to visit in winter, when locals relish having the place to themselves. Spend nights at the buffalo thunder resort & casino. Rooms are accented with carved headboards and Pueblo-style art, and the indoor pool and spa are open year-round. / From $99 november 2015 southwest 61

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19/ SLEEP WHERE INSPIR ATION STRIKES Folk artist Howard Finster’s paradise garden—a showcase of nearly 47,000 works of art, each decorated, painted, and inscribed on repurposed objects and slabs of cement— is now open to overnighters via Airbnb. Spend your day pondering the dizzying collection, and then bunk up in the one-bedroom cottage, located in Summerville, Georgia, that’s every bit as colorful as its surroundings. / $130 20/ TAKE A GOLF ODYSSEY Luxuriate in affordable championship golf on Alabama’s robert trent jones golf trail, where winter highs hover between 53 and 62 degrees and greens fees aren’t much higher. The trail spans 26 courses. Here, our picks for a Birminghambased jaunt: Start at oxmoor valley’s Ridge course, where undulating fairways are flanked by thick forest. The next day, drive northeast to silver lakes and create your own combination from four newly

21 / GO FLY A SNOWKITE Imagine sailing across miles of frozen lakes on a pair of skis as the wind propels you. Sound fun? Then you’ll want to plan a trip to New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley. Chris Krug, the owner of hardwater kiting in North Conway, New Hampshire, offers instruction for all levels at more than 40 surrounding sites, whether your objective is learning to maneuver the kite or catching some air. / From $100

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rehabbed nine-hole courses in the Appalachian foothills. End up back in Birmingham at ross bridge, the fourth longest course in the world, where you can pack it in to the sound of a bagpiper saluting the sunset at renaissance ross bridge golf resort & spa.

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22/ Just down the beach from where Wilbur and Orville took their first manned flight in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the kitty hawk kites flight school offers the closest thing to reliving that historic day: a ride on a replica Wright Glider. After an hour of instruction, you’ll strap in belly-down and push off. A ground crew keeps you tethered as you float for 50 to 100 yards per takeoff. / $349 november 2015 southwest 63

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23/ PART Y LIKE IT’S THE GILDED AGE Tucked in the Allegheny Mountains, 80 miles south of Buffalo in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the rustic-luxe lodge at glendorn keeps the legacy of Adirondack Great Camps alive. Try your hand at skeet shooting, ice fishing, curling, or snowshoeing, and then retire with a whiskey around the soaring sandstone hearth. Bringing the entire brood? No problem. Though 12 cabins now surround it, the main house was originally built in the 1930s for a single multigenerational family. / From $450

25/ EXPLORE UNTAMED ARUBA Aruba’s white-sand beaches are dreamy, and you should devote a fair share of your time to them. But there’s an equally spectacular natural resource here that many visitors overlook. Spanning nearly 20 percent of the island—including 5.5 miles of eastern coastline— arikok national park is home to sand dunes, volcanic lava formations, and cactus groves. Two must-sees? guadirikiri cave, a nearly 500-foot-long limestone expanse illuminated by splashes of sunlight, and conchi, a swimming hole

formed by waves lapping over a natural rock pool. Explore on your own or book a Jeep tour with former park ranger Eddy Croes, founder of aruba nature sensitive tours. He’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you to these and other natural sites. / Park admission, $11; tours from $85 26/ STUDY MODERNISM IN MEXICO CIT Y The clean-lined architectural style prevails in Mexico’s capital city. See its beginnings and ponder its future with a local architect via e-architect tours.

Each journey is tailor-made. Two spots you won’t want to miss: the former house and studio of influential architect luis barragán, built in 1948, and the striking museo soumaya, the city’s newest ensemble of futuristic steel and glass. / Prices upon request; contact isabelle@e-architect.co.uk

SEEK SOLITUDE IN PUNTA CANA This beachfront stretch on the Dominican Republic’s eastern coast is known for its 40-strong collection of all-inclusives. If that doesn’t sound like the place for respite, dig deeper. A handful of resorts on this prime Caribbean turf pride

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24 / START YOUR OWN SECOND LINE You’re getting married! Or maybe it’s your birthday or anniversary. Or perhaps you’re just the kind of person whose presence demands fanfare. You’ll fit right in in New Orleans, home of the second line, a parade that earned its name because a jazz band leads and a “second” wave of handkerchief-waving merrymakers follows. Anyone can stage one— all you need is a permit from the city and a jazz band (find one on GigSalad). You don’t even have to bring friends; just plan your parade route through the French Quarter, and revelers will be hot on your trail in no time. / Permit, $50

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themselves on privacy and remoteness: 27/ sanctuary cap cana Soak up the view from this cliffside, Spanish-style resort or from the nearby Jack Nicklaus golf course. For maximum R&R, book a Castle Junior Suite in the adults-only area. / From $263 28/ zoetry agua If you long for lapping waves, rustling palms, and the sound of your fingers flipping the pages of that book you’ve been meaning to read, hole up in a private, canethatched suite at this wellnessfocused retreat. / From $410 29/ sivory punta cana Each of the 55 suites sports a private balcony or terrace and a personal plunge pool or hot tub. Romance rules here: Arrange for a private dinner on the beach or the romantic turndown—upon returning to your room you’ll be greeted by a bubble bath festooned with candles and floating petals. / From $246 30/ SPY A RESPLENDENT QUET Z AL IN COSTA RICA Not into bird-watching? We dare you to encounter one of

these guys and come away with a mind unchanged. (The adjective “resplendent” is even part of its official name.) Sacred to the ancient Aztec and Mayan peoples, the quetzal’s jade plumes extend up to 3 feet long and shimmer like a hologram when in flight. Spot one in poas volcano national park (30 miles northwest of San José), and then meditate on your good fortune at the nearby pura vida spa & yoga retreat, where you can enjoy twice-daily hatha yoga (every day but Wednesday) with a tropical view. / Park admission, $10; yoga, $15 per class for hotel guests

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32/ LOS CABOS

LAY OF THE LAND:

LAY OF THE LAND: This

Wreathed by lush jungle and the Sierra Madre Mountains, its elongated beach fronts one of the largest bays in the world. ACTIVITIES: Peel off-road in an ATV or zip-line in the jungle. For a mellower journey, explore the agave fields and distilleries surrounding the pueblo of Tequila, a World Heritage site. CULTURE: Observe the traditional “yarn paintings” of the indigenous Huichol people in the surfing village of Sayulita, 25 miles north. PRO TIP: The Four Seasons’ Pacifico Golf Course features the world’s only natural island green.

pair of cities is situated at the tip of the Baja peninsula, a strip of subtropical desert between the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez. ACTIVITIES: Legendary sportfishing is a top draw in late fall. For a glimpse of migrating gray whales, travel in winter or early spring. CULTURE: Cabo San Lucas is home to a bustling marina, rowdy nightlife, and prime shopping. Or trek the 20 miles to San José del Cabo, where cobbled streets lead to galleries, farm-to-table fare, and a historic mission. PRO TIP: Swimmers, scope out Medano Beach, Playa Palmilla, and Playa del Amor. november 2015 southwest 65

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Heading home with the cast of Love the Coopers

INCE YOU’VE MADE IT this far into our travel guide, we’re guessing that, like us, you’re one of those wayfarer types—the adventure always lies elsewhere. There’s a canyon to descend, a redwood to ogle, a new country to explore. Yet as cotton-ball snow flurries and tinsel begin to crop up in storefront windows, we’re awakened to the notion that sometimes the grandest journey is also the most familiar: the road home. In Love the Coopers, out this month, four generations of family members traverse the country for their annual Christmas celebration, and the beautiful calamity that ensues is an adventure we can all relate to. Here, we take a look at how the cast’s personal journeys are connected in real life.

/ /Alan Arkin

/ /Jake Lacy

/Marisa Tomei

/ /June Squibb

/Olivia Wilde

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Hollywood: It’s just one big, happy ... well you know where we’re going. Here’s how the Coopers have crossed paths in the past.

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MOVIES /

AMERICAN DAD

ARGO

GIRLS

ALPHA DOG

HOUSE

BIG WEDDING

SESAME STREET

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS

THE OFFICE

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Finding family 5,000 miles away from home

/ BY BRADFORD PEARSON

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JON C. HODGSON (BASQUE) AND COURTESY OF CBS FILMS

/ /John Goodman

/Diane Keaton

/Ed Helms

/ /Amanda Seyfried

E COULDN’T HAVE BEEN more than 11 years old, hopping around the streets of Boise, Idaho, well past what I imagine was his usual bedtime. With dark brown hair and a sweaty gray T-shirt, he clutched a pile of song lyrics as middle-aged men swayed high above him, accordions fanning and flutes piping. As the crowd swelled and the moon rose, the boy grew happier and happier, reveling in a way that only children awake past their bedtimes can. Whatever exhaustion was within him was overpowered by the pure joy of I’m getting away with something tonight. The music climbed, and the boy burst into song. The lyrics went something like this: I have absolutely no idea what they were, honestly. Something about love, maybe? Regret? Probably both? The song was in Basque, one of the world’s best-known isolated languages. For centuries, the Basque people lived in relative solitude in northern Spain and southwestern France. Their culture thrived, nearly unfettered, until revolution and war chipped that away in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now, 200 years later, one of the world’s largest Basque celebrations is hosted in, of all places, Boise. Jaialdi is not particularly odd—it’s a mixture of county fair with a touch of Greek Orthodox carnival—but its draw is. Just as the Basque diaspora spread across the CONTINUED ON PAGE 78 november 2015 southwest 67

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For Diana Garcia Benito, probing the ocean floor for undiscovered sea creatures was a lifelong dream. Her single-minded quest to get there became her greatest adventure.

BY ASHLEY HARRELL

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Each of the pinkie-size creatures has a tangle of flowing tentacles and a pair of googly eyeballs. The squid are fleeing from a lurking predator, likely a hammerhead shark, and seeing their ghostly forms vanish is like watching an IMAX movie from inside a gliding bubble. (Except, of course, this is the real thing.) After the last squid disappears into the abyss, the pilot, 28-year old Diana Garcia Benito, drops the sub toward a seamount, or underwater mountain, aiming to reach a depth of 1,000 feet. “Copy, copy,” she says into her headset. “We’re going down.”

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She’s probing the underwater sanctuary surrounding Cocos Island, a far-flung national park and UNESCO World Heritage site that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Off its verdant shores, hammerheads gather by the hundreds—more reside here than anywhere else in the world. The sharks’ food source is constantly replenished as cold, nutrient-rich waters collide with a volcanic mountain range beneath the sea. As the vessel approaches a nearby rock, Diana illuminates various guests with the sub’s light. The long and floppy aberration

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ome 300 miles off Costa Rica’s Pacific shore and nearly 700 feet below the ocean’s surface, the deep-sea submersible enters a mysterious cloud, a thin layer of gelatinous mist. “Look!” the pilot commands. “Look up! We’re in a big bunch!” ¶ The foggy mass transforms into thousands of filmy bodies lunging in all directions above the capsule’s acrylic dome.

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renowned for being half-eel, halffish? This, Diana explains, is the jellynose. Over there are the pink anthias, their bony heads buried in the sand, presumably thinking nobody can see them (not the cleverest of ocean dwellers). A luminous blue creature that resembles a pulsating plastic bag drifts by and turns out to be a group of conjoined animals: a siphonophorae. “Each of the individuals has its own job,” Diana says. “One is for mating, one is for motion, one is for eating. They are all different parts of a body.” The creatures down here seem eerie and otherworldly to most people, but to Diana, they don’t just belong—they’re begging to be understood. SIXTEEN YEARS BEFORE she became an undersea pilot, Diana was a 10-year-old girl digging mud pits in the mountains an hour south of Caracas, Venezuela. Her parents, Alvaro Garcia and Pili Benito, raised their three daughters in a secluded tropical forest with no electricity. Alvaro, an anthropologist, had constructed their home, “La Finca” (the farm), from mud, concrete, wood, and tile. Pili, a chef from Spain, prepared most of the family’s meals with fruits and vegetables from the family garden. They also kept birds, cats, dogs, and honeybees. Growing up, Diana spent many days with her father maintaining La Finca, learning to repair doors, toilets, cars—anything that broke. After her siblings went away to school, she had no trouble entertaining herself. When she wasn’t leading solo expeditions in the jungle or playing MacGyver, she sought out new reading material, devouring books throughout the day: Aquaman comics, anything by Jules Verne, and a towering stack of National Geographic magazines—her “yellow library.” At night, by the light of a kerosene lamp, Alvaro would read to

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her from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Diana’s first exposure to the exiled submarine captain Nemo and his seafaring adventures. While her father read, Diana could hear the pitter-patter of gecko feet as they scampered across the roof, chasing some bug or spider. It was a sound she would never forget. On special occasions she visited her grandmother’s house in Caracas to watch movies. The Little Mermaid was her favorite, though she couldn’t understand how Ariel could possibly want to live on land—all Diana wanted was to be a mermaid living in the sea. That was why she dug the mud pits. In her landlocked corner of Venezuela, swimming in sludge was the closest she could get. Her fortunes changed when she turned 12 and accompanied Alvaro up the Orinoco River to stay with the indigenous Warao tribe as part of his fieldwork. They traveled for five days in dugout canoes on the outskirts of the Amazon. Diana cooed at playful pink dolphins and learned the pack-feeding habits of voracious piranhas lurking beneath the surface. During her time with the tribe, a fishing people who lived on stilted homes above a delta, she often went swimming. “In the water, I fell immediately in love,” she says. “Completely free, calm, amazed, disconnected from everything. I wanted to live underwater forever.”

Hundreds of miles away, tensions were building in Caracas. After a failed coup attempt on the regime of Hugo Chávez, the streets were clogged with strikes and protests in which 19 people were killed. When Chávez returned to power two days later, he expropriated unoccupied residences and announced he was giving them to the poor. One of those residences was a second home Diana’s father had painstakingly constructed in the jungle over the course of nearly a decade. The instability caused Alvaro to fear for his family’s safety. They fled to Spain without savings or work permits.

AS THE WATER LEVEL rises against the four inches of acrylic encasing the sub, Cocos Island fades from view. An orb of sunlight gleams and then dims at the surface, and the water turns from turquoise to azure to midnight blue. Diana reports the temperature, depth, cabin pressure, carbon dioxide level, and humidity. “All good,” she says, releasing more air from the buoyancy control device to take the sub farther down. This vessel—the “DeepSee” sub—is a $3 million, 17-ton submersible with a clamshell design offering 360-degree overhead views. Built to carry a pilot and two passengers to the final frontier of earthbound exploration, it’s also equipped with a high-definition camera and a sample-grabbing arm for scientific research. At around 300 feet, Diana points out a finned silhouette working its way across the viewing window. Here, hammerheads behave more aggressively than in shallower waters. “They are actually here to hunt,” she says. On cue, the sleek body of the shark thrashes and picks up speed in pursuit of a squid, darting in one direction and then another. By the time MYSTIC RIVER Diana, 12 years old, on the Orinoco River with members of the Warao tribe. the depth monitor reads

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850 feet, the water is completely dark except for the glow of the sub’s light. Diana navigates down the steep slope of an extinct volcano made of basalt rock, dubbed “The Wall.” Moray eels peer out with mouths agape and dip back behind rocks like haunted-house employees. In the distance, manta rays the size of kitchen tables and more hammerhead sharks on the hunt glide by. These waters are protected from fishing for 12 nautical miles surrounding the island, allowing plankton and other sea critters to thrive, and this in turn compels mammoth pelagic creatures like whale sharks and humpbacks to journey thousands of miles to the feast. Hammerheads are also drawn to the cleaning stations, deep-water areas where small fish cling to the sharks to nibble at their dead skin and parasites. As a result, Cocos National Park contains the largest biomass of predators of any Pacific tropical marine ecosystem. While the huge schools of gleaming sharks and swirling jack fish have made the island one of the world’s top diving attractions, the mystique is not limited to its undersea environs. When heavy rains come, dozens of waterfalls surge and the island appears to cry. This source of fresh water— the only one for hundreds of miles—made Cocos Island a refuge for whalers and gold-toting pirates in the 1600s. According to legend, treasure is hidden within the dramatic cliffs and yawning caves, though numerous expeditions have failed to unearth anything. The more attainable prize at Cocos is viewing undersea life, though at times that too can prove elusive. An ocean current is sweeping through, slowly pulling the sub away from The Wall and toward the abyss. Diana works the thrusters and studies her navigation systems, trying to maintain the sub’s position. If the

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sub is dragged too far, the rest of the dive will have to be aborted. DIANA ARRIVED ALONE in Spain in January of 1996, the country’s coldest winter in a decade. Her parents sent her to live with an uncle until they made arrangements for their own move, eventually settling in an apartment near downtown Burgos. It was small and quiet, and strangely devoid of ants, Diana remembers. She had always been a gifted student—she won several national academic prizes in Venezuela—but the education system in Spain was much more challenging. She enrolled in extra classes and stayed after school, earning a scholarship to the University of Cadiz, renowned for its marine science program. It was the only way she could afford to attend. She double-majored in marine science and environmental sciences, volunteered with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, and won a yearlong scholarship to study marine

a living as a waitress, dog walker, and house cleaner. She eventually moved in with her sister in England. In what seemed like a lucky break, she landed a scuba diving internship in the Dominican Republic, but upon arrival she discovered that the dive shop allowed tourists to take shells and touch the sea life—practices that caused environmental damage. “There was nothing there to see anymore,” she says. “Not even one shark.” Still determined to pursue her dream, she quit and flew to Costa Rica, where a friend from Spain was living. She arrived with $100 in savings. She found a temporary job teaching science and eventually heard about a job opening for a submersible pilot with Undersea Hunter, a company that runs dive trips to Cocos Island. It was her shot at becoming a real-life Captain Nemo. When she applied, the curt response was the most disappointing setback yet. “Thanks for your interest,” the company wrote. “But we don’t work with women.” Two decades earlier, Cindy Van Dover faced similar obstacles in trying to become one of the world’s first female submersible pilots. An accomplished oceanographer and biologist, she persisted for years before the all-male Alvin team would give her a chance. (The Alvin sub, operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was famously used to explore the Titanic wreckage in 1986.) Van Dover made countless dives, helped maintain the equipment, and literally wrote the manual on how to repair the sub. In 1989 she finally got the chance to earn her pilot’s license. Today, submersible pilots are still overwhelmingly male, but women are beginning to break through. The Chinese government is training two female pilots, as is the sub manufacturing company Triton Submarines LLC, in Vero Beach, Florida.

Her family settled in an apartment near downtown Burgos. It was small and quiet, and strangely devoid of ants, Diana remembers. biology in Portugal. During these years, nostalgic and yearning for adventure, Diana perfected a drawing of the gecko that scampered across the rooftop of her childhood home during story time. She had it tattooed on the back of her neck. After graduating, she rarely heard back when she sent dozens of applications to research institutes and laboratories. When she did, she was told she didn’t have enough experience. She picked up an unpaid gig as a stenographer and pieced together

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At Undersea Hunter, women had previously held jobs as dive masters, but they never lasted. The trips required being at sea for 10 days at a time, so the company felt that hiring another woman was risky. A month after getting the rejection letter, Diana scored an invite to the departing pilot’s going-away party thanks to a friend of a friend. There, she struck up a conversation with Shmulik Blum, the sub program’s director. They chatted about life at sea, and Diana told Blum how much she wanted the job. Blum was impressed with her resolve and promised to speak with his boss, Avi Klapfer. Klapfer had doubts. How did she expect to do this job with no engineering background? Would she be able to live at sea for weeks on end? Diana explained how her dad had taught her to fix cars on La Finca, and how she had lived with the Warao tribe for nearly a month when she was 12. “The Warao tribe?” Klapfer asked. He knew of the tribe and had canoed up that same river. He was stunned that Diana had spent time in such a remote place as a child. He gave her a training manual. Diana studied on the bus, during breaks at the school, and in bed late at night, memorizing the entire thing. She reread Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, marveling at how her life could soon resemble it. To build strength, she exercised maniacally. Worried friends asked Diana what she would do if she didn’t get the job. “I’ll figure that out afterwards,” she told them. She performed well at the weeklong tryout, and when the phone call from Blum came, she nearly fell out of a hammock. She was hired. “This is the job of my life,” she said. WITH THE SUB hovering at 500 feet, some sunlight still penetrates. Diana turns out the lights, and creatures start to emerge. Slowly, fish drift in from the darkness and pass over the top of the sub. Their numbers steadily grow—first dozens, then hundreds, then a thousand,

shining like dark, wriggling stars in an emerald-green firmament. “You see,” Diana says. “There is so much life here.” Diana flips the lights back on. “I know a rock where we can find a little moray eel,” she says. This particular eel is an unknown species, still unnamed. “Let’s see if she’s around.” The eel peeks out from a crevice and begins to hunt by the sub’s light, revealing the tiny cream-colored spots on its thin ribbon of a body. “This is the only specimen we have seen here,” Diana says. “The specialists in the U.S. are crazy about getting a sample, but I said, ‘I’m sorry. I love science, but I cannot do this.’ She’s the only one.” In fact, many of the creatures Diana encounters at this depth are still unknown. She could someday be the one to remedy that: She’s currently working on a classification of all the deep-water fish near the island, and she recently contributed to her first scientific paper, on the discovery of a new species of frogfish off Mexico’s Socorro Island. She’s begun working toward a Ph.D. At the end of the dive, as Diana guides the sub back to the surface, a shower of small, writhing crabs rains over it. They look like miniature helicopters, spinning downward like some kind of adorable plague. These crabs turn out to be a harbinger. Two days later, millions of large, pelagic crabs drift to Cocos Island and surround the Undersea Hunter ship. It’s a red species nobody recognizes—members of the crew who have been coming to the island for 25 years have never seen anything like it. Along with the dive masters, Diana rushes for her mask and fins and leaps headfirst into the water. She swims toward the enigmatic crustaceans, laughing and screaming through her snorkel, gliding through the water like a mermaid. Ashley Harrell writes for Lonely Planet, National Geographic Traveler Traveler, and Travel + Leisure. Send her a note at ashley.p.harrell@gmail.com.

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flags, and the air clogs with sizzling chorizo fat and centuriesold song. American cousins meet Spanish cousins, bewildered by their parents’ insistence. Tucked down long, dark hallways sit pelota courts overflowing with spectators. Fathers point out the intricacies of the paddle game to their children and share the stories of great Basque-American players from Miami or Rhode Island. The Hampton Inn down the street

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the group’s—hmm, let’s say— say—precarious political situation. “Here, there are no politics. We are just Basque.” Here there are no politics. The opposite is true in Spain, where being Basque is politics. It’s the politics of being a minority in one’s own homeland. It’s the politics of the Basque independence movement, and of the violence that came with it. It’s the politics of state-mandated language suppression. And while there are no politics here, there is a lot of wine. Jon and I started the week right, with kalimotxo, a blend of cheap red wine and Coca-Cola. I, in turn, purchased him a shot of Jack Daniels, solidifying my role as cultural ambassador. At the insistence of the Jaialdi website, I ditched Jon and headed to what was referred to simply as “Sports Night.” The contestants entered via a Chicago Bulls-esque lights show, sauntering out of the tunnel to growling applause, representing the towns of Zizurkil or Gernika or, yes, Boise. The announcers chirped in English and Basque, and soon there were men lifting wagons and spinning them in circles until they were too dizzy or too tired to continue. There were men carrying milk cans the size of propane tanks. There were men chopping and sawing, and, at one point, there was a man who lifted 500 pounds onto his right shoulder and then shot his left fist into the sky. I don’t know how to say “I can’t believe that just happened” in Basque, but in English, at least, it came out as a string of non-publishable exclamations. The politics of the Basque country were literally thousands of miles away. For this moment, everyone was standing together cheering for a man with the weight of a small horse on his shoulder. I SPENT THE NEXT four days wandering the streets, dipping into another pelota match, or

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eavesdropping while a mother explained her family’s path to Boise to her children. In the morning, when the streets were quiet with the hush of hangovers, I would sit with my coffee and try to articulate why thousands would fly from all over the world to be there. Each morning, I would fail. My notes are rambling and disjointed. The meaning of chasing America with XX,000 Basques, reads one particularly lofty idea. Another tries to

relate the Basque culture to Panda Express. I was at a loss. On the last day of the festival, I hopped a school bus out to the outskirts of town. I met up with Jon, who immediately told me that the fairgrounds were too hot and dusty for his parents and he was leaving. “But go see the dancing,” he said, his deep brown eyes staring into mine. “The dancing.” After a medicinal stop at the kalimotxo tent, I made my way to

the exhibition hall and plopped down on the concrete floor, expecting little. Soon, the place filled with flashes of red and black, twirling legs with clinking bells, and the most precise snapping I’d ever witnessed. I was enraptured. While I sat on the floor, a man stood over me, staring straight ahead. Heavyset, wearing a Boise State football shirt, he made his way down to the ground, where he sat directly on my hand. Just as I was about to yell, I looked at his face. He didn’t blink, staring straight ahead at the dancers. I pulled my hand out from under him and let him keep watching. He didn’t look Basque, just another gawker like me, parachuting in for a week. I stared at him for an uncomfortable amount of time, imagining what it meant to be just another Boisean seeing this. As the routine concluded, he clapped with the force of a man moved and changed by what he saw. He crossed his legs, settling in for the next act. Maybe that’s what I’d been chasing. I was looking for those aha moments, the that’s why they fly thousands of miles revelations. Lost in the thicket of sausage and pelota and diabetes-inducing wine drinks was the overall wonder of it all. The wonder of a culture so at ease with itself, so open to exploration, yet so fiercely defensive of its traditions. The wonder of this roaming reunion, the one that’s more than happy to add a few branches onto the family tree for gawking strangers. On that last night, as Jon and I wandered the streets of Boise, I spotted the young boy from earlier in the week. He still grinned widely, continued to elbow his way to the front of the crowd, and belted out the choruses of his ancestors. He no longer needed the lyrics. Bradford Pearson is the managing editor of this magazine. Write him at bradford.pearson@paceco.com.

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The idea that kindness attracts kindness is one that’s been tossed around by one famous quotable character or another for centuries – be it from world-shaping Greek philosophers to authors of modern-day, moral-driven stories. Considering how one person’s simple act of kindness can mobilize a global movement and ignite awareness, it’s surprising that “be nice” rarely makes the to-do list of best ways to conduct business. Despite its scarcity in general corporate dynamics, LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Founder + CEO Debi Lane knew a culture founded in benevolence, empowerment and collaboration would be critical in bringing her chic-andcheeky wax-only salon concept to the franchise arena. “It’s counter-intuitive to expect a business to be successful without giving a lot of genuine thought and effort into creating a culture built not only from what you do but the kind of people you choose to bring that business to life,” Lane said. “It’s not just the skill and experience that make our people exceptional at what they do, but how they engage with other people. That’s the LunchBOX vibe.” The LunchBOX vibe is such a priority, in fact, that the company has a culture director who works shoulder to

shoulder with franchisees to emphasize the importance of self-awareness, intention, energy and accountability as key leadership strategies and a waxologist development director to do the same for its waxologists nationwide. Just as Lane anticipated, this business mindset draws an exceptional caliber of people to the LunchBOX family. New Jersey franchisees Ed and Patrick Sheridan, a fatherson duo who also enjoy success as franchisees of an iconic burger brand, are like other LunchBOX franchisees who were drawn to the distinct, positive vibe that weaves through every salon. “Walk into any LunchBOX salon, and the competence, confidence and kindness is palpable. The waxologists, the salon design and even the products tell this great story that you just want to be a part of,” Patrick said. “We’re in this culture club now, and it’s one of the most rewarding business decisions we’ve ever made.”

LunchBOX seeks qualified franchisees to own salons in affluent communities in 30 states, including Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. For more information: lunchboxfranchise.com 866-333-9163

*This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy. Offers are only made in states where we have complied with applicable law and an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy a franchise shall be made solely by a Franchise Disclosure Document. All financial information is as shown in Section 19 of the FDD to be disclosed to potential franchisees during the awarding process.

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Portland FOODIES maine course Locally sourced ingredients are the center of attention at Hugo’s.

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GR ACE Blessed with new life, this Gothic Revival church now serves upscale fare and cleverly named cocktails like the Holier Than Thou.

Dine Like a Locavore

Oysters from the Gulf of Maine, sea rocket from forager Evan Strusinski, and pasture-raised lamb from North Star Sheep Farm just 16 miles away. With access to this caliber of ingredients, restaurants like Hugo’s are providing farm-to-table fiends with ample dinner options. The best of the best? Fore Street, where chef-partner Sam Hayward has been recognized for his sustainability efforts (and charcuterie boards); Vinland, where not a single bite originates more than a few dozen miles from your fork; and, of course, Hugo’s, where the tasting menu is divided into Foraged & Farmed, From the Sea, and Forest & Field. Top joints for freshly caught crustaceans

SALVAGE BBQ Once a railroad post office, this rustic shack has put its stamp on the area’s barbecue scene with Southern-style smoked meats.

Five Fifty-Five Here’s what you’re ordering: the lobster mac, featuring chunks of butter-poached lobster and black truffle shavings. The Lobster Shack at Two Lights Crack some claws at a red picnic table perched above the craggy shores of Cape Elizabeth. DiMillo’s on the Water This converted car ferry docked in Portland Harbor has been reeling in seafood lovers since 1982.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ZACK BOWEN/KNACK FACTORY (HUGO’S RESTAURANT, GRACE RESTAURANT), MATTHEW ROBINS (SALVAGE BBQ)

SONNY’S Sit up front for kitchen views at this Latin-inspired lounge, housed in an old savings bank. The empanadas with chili sour cream should pique your interest.

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You know that lull between Christmas and New Year’s, the one that usually means less-thanfull offices, extended naps, and overextended bellies? Well, in the Bahamas, that time is cause for celebration. That’s when Junkanoo, a centuries-old street carnival, hits the ground. The first parade— think music, dance routines, and elaborately feathered costumes— kicks off at midnight on December 26 and fills the streets with West African– rooted traditions for eight hours. If you can’t make the first parade, come back a week later for the New Year’s Day edition. Because who doesn’t want to ring in 2016 wearing a 15-foot-high costume? bahamas.co.uk november 2015 southwest 93

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NOVEMBER 27–DECEMBER 23 SEATTLE

Rock the Boat

It’s lovely weather for a boat ride together with Argosy Cruises. An Emerald City tradition since 1949, the Christmas Ship Festival fills the Puget with cheerful sounds for close to four weeks following Thanksgiving. The Spirit of Seattle (dubbed the Christmas Ship) will be decked out in twinkling lights and sail to a different waterfront

community each night. A rotating lineup of onboard choirs leads 20-minute caroling sets, which are projected via sound system to the thousands who typically gather on shore. (Be sure to cozy up to one of the nightly beach bonfires.) If you want to get closer to the action, reserve your spot on the Christmas Ship itself or tag along in the parade of other light-studded boats that trails it. argosycruises.com

DECEMBER 1–31 NEW ORLEANS

Honor Veterans

Opening in December, the Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries exhibit at the National World War II Museum retraces the historic path that led from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay by way of New Guinea, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Burma, and the islands of the Pacific. Examining cultural differences, logistical challenges, and the overwhelming range of conditions that confronted American troops across Asia, the exhibit explores the evolving strategy for fighting Japanese forces in Asia and the Pacific. The artifacts (including a shark-faced P-40 Warhawk), oral histories, short films, and recreated environments on display showcase the legacy of those Americans who forged a road to Tokyo through ingenuity and sheer grit. national ww2museum.org DECEMBER 2 CHICAGO

The feathery, furry, and scaly residents of the Windy City’s Lincoln Park Zoo hail from all across the globe: camels from Asia, spoonbills from Africa, turtles from South America. If you visit during BrewLights, presented by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., you’ll also find international visitors as well as domestic representatives among the breweries on the lineup for the second annual beer fest and fundraiser. The event will feature samples from a dozen breweries

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(from Austria, Belgium, and Canada, as well as San Francisco and the Chicago area), and food will be available for purchase. In addition to the brews, soak up a holiday flick or enjoy the festive 2 million lights displayed throughout the zoo. All proceeds go to support the Lincoln Park Zoo. lpzoo.org DECEMBER 4–6 GALVESTON, TEXAS

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South Texas may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Victorian England, but maybe it should be. (Well, after England, of course.) Galveston’s annual Dickens on the Strand festival features parades, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a cast of other characters straight from the literary legend’s time. The follicly fanatical are invited to enter the Whimsical Whisker Revue, a facial hair contest. Hoping to rub elbows with a literary VIP? Join Jane Dickens Monk, the great-greatgranddaughter of Charles Dickens, for an English-style breakfast sure to draw the jealousy of Oliver Twist. dickensonthestrand.org DECEMBER 24 MESILLA, NEW MEXICO

Light Up Your Night Good tidings: Southern New Mexico will be making spirits bright this December with traditional handmade luminarias. Thousands of these paper-bag lanterns will line the rooftops, walls, and walkways of the charming village of Mesilla, contributing a warm and glowing ambience for its annual Luminarias and Christmas Carols on the Plaza. The celebration will include biscochito cookies and hot chocolate for all, plus choir-led carols from the plaza’s restored gazebo. Can’t get enough candlelight? Stick around for the midnight Mass at the Basilica of San Albino. lascrucescvb.org

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Step 1 Fold and unfold along the vertical guide. Turn over.

Step 2 Fold and unfold along the horizontal guide.

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FOLD AND UNFOLD This sets a crease you’ll use later.

VALLEY-FOLD Make a crevice.

MOUNTAIN-FOLD Form a peak.

REVERSE-FOLD Fold so the indicated part is inverted. SQUASH-FOLD Flatten dollar bill until “squashed.”

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Step 7 Valley-fold the top layer along the dashed guides. Repeat on back.

Step 8 Pull the top layer away from the bottom layer.

Squashfold

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With all that’s going on in and around town, don’t forget to fit the Nevada Museum of Art into your itinerary. If there’s anything about the region over the past couple centuries that you’ve wanted to know, you’ll find it in the paintings, photographs, and artifacts of the elaborate TAHOE: A Visual History exhibit, on display through January 10. This may be the definitive collection of art from Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada region, so see it while you still can. The next big exhibit, The Horse, explores humanity’s relationship to equines and their profound influence on our history. The Horse opens March 5 and runs until July 3.

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The best skiing near Reno is receiving a major upgrade. Just 25 minutes outside of town, Mt. Rose Ski Resort expanded its Enchanted Forest Family Zone this summer to include four new beginner trails and the new Wizard chairlift. Experts looking for a thrill can navigate the heart-pounding Chutes, some of the longest vertical drops in the country. Since the resort has a base elevation of 8,260 feet—the tallest in the region—you won’t have to worry about a lack of snow. Mt. Rose is famous for getting a top-to-bottom coat whenever a winter storm rolls through. If that’s not enough, the resort added

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nine new snow machines around the mountain for the highest quality conditions. With room and lift packages starting at $89 per night, you have your lodging and a week of entertainment covered. And since you’re in Nevada, it’s also standard practice to hit up a few of the renowned casinos. There are a dozen from which to choose—the hard part is figuring out what to play,

let alone win. Silver Legacy Resort Casino offers 85 table games and 1,400 slot machines, all begging you to try your luck.

casino spas in the world. From its unique treatments to co-ed relaxation lounges, the spa was designed with health and wellness in mind. Find true serenity with a hot stone massage or surround yourself in bliss with an antioxidant wrap. Detoxify, exfoliate, and revitalize your skin with an array of exotic body treatments inspired by several different cultures. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you.

RELAX

Whether you spend your day at the slopes or the slots, you’re going to want to unwind in extravagance. Treat yourself at Spa Atlantis, consistently ranked among the top

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Tahoe

What a wonder of Mother Nature to be sitting on the beach of a vibrant lake with luscious forests and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Few places blend land, water, and air in this kind of harmony. Lake Tahoe offers a unique alpine experience, with highly acclaimed ski resorts giving riders a magnificent view of the lake, no matter which side you find yourself on.

Few activities capture those peaceful afternoons on the lake better than fishing. It’s just you, the pole, the fish (if you’re lucky), and the time to find your inner Zen. Once you’ve found it and have a fish on the line, what are you going to do with it? Take it to Blue Angel Café, where they’ll cook your fish any way you like, serving it with a side salad and pasta. Not everyone has the patience for fishing, but those hours of waiting can pay off once you have the catch of the day on your plate. At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, your only limitation is the size of your stomach. Take your pick from several hard-to-beat dining options: the cozy Fire Break Kitchen & Bar, the raw seafood– oriented Oyster Bar, or the modern steakhouse Park Prime (try the pistachio-crusted scallops). Any of these options are ideal for a longlasting dinner or an après-ski meal. And if you’re craving something tried and true, Base Camp Pizza’s gourmet pies and pasta will satisfy the whole family. The thought of

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY (SNOWBOARDERS), JUSTINE JENKINS (BASE CAMP PIZZA), BLUE ANGEL CAFÉ, HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAKE TAHOE

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Q&A WITH MIKE ROUNDS

SAVOR: I love two places: Brasserie Saint James for their fried chicken and Campo for the pizza and the wood-fired cauliflower. SIP: Ceol Irish Pub has great whiskey and beers on tap. I’m a big fan of whiskey, Redbreast in particular. SEE: The University of Nevada, Reno has a phenomenal stadium to watch football. Reno gets really nice weather in the fall, so that’s something I recommend. And for live music, you can’t beat the Knitting Factory. DO: I love outdoor activities. It’s one of the reasons I love this area so much. I like to waterski on Lake Tahoe (when the conditions are right) and mountain bike through the Galena Forest area. I really prefer biking during the week because there’s nobody on the trails. You can get away from it all, and I enjoy the solitude, which helps peace of mind.

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Base Camp’s eponymous specialty pizza (pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted peppers, onions, and portabella mushrooms) waiting for you after a day on the slopes is sure to make your mouth water.

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If anyone knows how to let loose, it’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. The casino resort is the ultimate adult playground, offering a diverse selection of bars and its own live music venue, Vinyl. Catch a game on North Bar’s 80-inch LCD screens while sipping on your choice from four popular beers on draft, a selection of bottled beer, or the menu of specialty cocktails. Meanwhile, the nonstop Center Bar, accented with electric blue lighting and a metallic sheen, is perhaps the coolest bar in town. Guests can drink in style: Choose from 12 beers on tap, or ask about the bar’s affordable wine program. Need something quick? Hard Rock’s aptly named Fuel serves grab-and-go coffee, juices,

and energy drinks. You’ll need all the fuel you can get to tackle the exciting activities that await at the lake. The Beacon Bar and Grill in South Lake Tahoe almost makes you feel like you’re in the tropics with its fruity cocktails and live music set on a beach patio on weekends. Try the bar’s signature Rum Runner while gazing out on the cerulean waters. You’ll have plenty of time to see the lake from a distance on the mountain, so take the time to enjoy it up close. Open year-round, the Beacon is a great place to mingle with locals and pick their brains for more area recommendations.

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With mountains, forests, and a giant lake all at your disposal, Lake Tahoe beckons visitors to become one with nature. A simple hike will do the job. Visit the lake’s highest peak on a 9.5-mile hike to Mount Tallac (9,735 feet) for the incredible imagery. For an easier

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DIAMOND PEAK SKI RESORT AND BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Making his name through high-profile cases in intellectual property litigation, Mike Rounds is a tremendous advocate for Reno in and out of court. He was a co-founding partner of the respected Watson Rounds law firm for more than 15 years before it was acquired by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in September. Mike shares a few of his favorite spots around town and why he loves Reno.

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yet still satisfying hike, trek oneand-a-half miles up Pyramid Creek loop trail to Horsetail Falls, one of the lake’s dazzling waterfalls. To see some of the best images of the lake, take the Flume Trail in Glenbrook, one of the biggest risk/ reward activities around. Sure, you can see many great views hiking through the mountain trails, but you’ll only get to the best spots by bike. This challenging ride spans 14 miles one way, hovering between 7,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation. Inexperienced riders will find the steep and rocky trail challenging, but the vistas that come from conquering Flume Trail are worth it. Shuttles run from Spooner Lake State Park and Tahoe Meadows for convenient parking. For a nice reprieve from the action, head to Lake Emerald Bay State Park’s lovely campgrounds in South Lake Tahoe. The park, which became a National Natural Landmark in 1969, is known for its awe-inspiring panoramas and glacier-carved granite. Enjoy the campgrounds during warm weather months or simply get lost in the landscape any time of year.

a season pass at another resort, Diamond Peak’s “Bring Your Other Pass” deal lets you ski for $35. Planning on skiing for multiple days? The Flex Pass offers great rates on two- to seven-day direct-to-lift passes. And, of course, be sure to admire the majestic scenery once Diamond Peak opens in December.

RELAX

Cozy ski-town comforts

are easy to come by here. Nestled right at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel grants easy access to all of the area’s highlights and takes the stress out of trip planning. As South Lake Tahoe’s only all-suite lodging option, it acts perfectly as a home base. The resort takes pride in its unparalleled guest relationships thanks to its “My Tahoe” program. To help guests make the most out

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“Do” is just about all people in Lake Tahoe know. The set-up couldn’t be any better: a 22-by-12-mile lake surrounded by forests and mountains. Skiing is a way of life here and conditions on the north side are simply exquisite. Diamond Peak Ski Resort at Incline Village contains miles of perfectly groomed and uncrowded slopes, terrain parks, and tree skiing with a vertical drop of 1,840 feet. Crystal Ridge, an intermediate-level trail, is widely regarded by top skiers, snowboarders, and journalists as one of the world’s best ski runs. But where Diamond Peak truly shines is value. The resort has affordable packages so you can ride longer and have money left to spend on food and other attractions. If you have CM

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of their stay, employees share their favorite local activities and give out cards printed with recommendations based on the guests’ personal interests. Guests also receive a free pass to Round Hill Pines Beach as part of their stay. Visitors won’t even need a car as the South Tahoe Express shuttle service runs from the airport to various resorts around South Lake Tahoe. With activities, transportation, and lodging all covered, all that’s left for you to do is indulge. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe provides the comfort and cool factor that comes with its reputation. Designed around the iconic Hard Rock brand and inspired by the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe, the resort exudes a lavish travel experience with impeccable style, rustic comfort, and a rock-and-roll edge. The property’s 539 rooms and suites feature modern amenities, picturesque views of the lake and its alpine peaks, and signature music memorabilia.

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

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Steps from Tahoe Skiing/Boarding! Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is smack dab in the middle of all that is Lake Tahoe. Tahoe’s only all-suite resort with free breakfast in the morning and make-your-own ski/board packages.

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Electronic Cigarettes and

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Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Smoking Devices Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys TV Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Devices capable of transmitting data, Smoking Devices unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos Messaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices los dispositivos con capacidad para TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone Smart Phones Pacemakers Two-Way Radios Two-Way Radios Electronic Television or Remotetransmitir datos, excepto que se (Walkie-Talkies) Cigarettes and AM/FM Radio Controlled Toys Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Pacemakers Two-Way Radios especifique lo contrario. or Scanners Smoking Devices Receivers Juguetes de Radios emisoCigarrillos Televisión o Receivers control remoto or AM/FM Radio NFL Redzone Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled ToysTelevision TV res/receptores electrónicos y radios de AM/ TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys (walkie-talkies) dispositivos para FM Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone fumar Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and

Messaging

Hearing Aids

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Smoking Devices

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

NFL Redzone

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

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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LEGACY OF LOVE

Six-year-old Sarah White and her family accept a flag at her father’s funeral; Sarah (center) graduated college in 2011.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Triumphing Over Tragedy

The Folds of Honor Foundation supports military families. On June 6, 2006, Air Force Reserve Maj. Dan Rooney was flying home from Iraq when he witnessed an Army corporal escorting the body of his fallen twin brother, a fellow corporal. Inspired by this example of sacrifice and familial commitment, Rooney created the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2007, which has provided more than 10,000 scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers. Southwest Airlines proudly partners with Folds of Honor by donating travel to the foundation every year. Behind each scholarship recipient is a devoted American who answered the call of duty. Here is one such story: Sarah White was just 6 years old when, on April 18, 1995, a routine Air Force training exercise turned disastrous and claimed the life of her father, Capt. Dennis White. Southwest Pilot and Air Force Capt. Brian Udell was the surviving pilot that fateful day. “There is not a day in the last 20 years that I have not thought about Dennis and his family,” he says. “I have always

hoped and prayed that his wife, Gretchen, and his two children, Sarah and Brian, would be OK. Thanks in part to Folds of Honor, they are.” Sarah learned about Folds of Honor after enrolling at Auburn University. Needing a way to pay tuition in her sophomore year, she discovered the organization after searching online for educational financial assistance for military families. In 2011, Sarah became the first Folds scholarship recipient to graduate from college. She joined the foundation as an official ambassador, marching forth to ensure no family like hers is left behind, and she is now an avid spokesperson who shares with audiences across the country how the support of Folds of Honor has allowed her to carry on her father’s legacy. Sarah no longer sees Folds of Honor as just a mission—it has become a family. And since she serves as a liaison to Southwest Airlines, it’s our honor to call her part of our family too. —Haley Mulvey

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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

10 The primary purpose of this trip is business: 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

Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information.

1 Last name(s)

PAYMENT OF DUTIES

Name(s) Nationality

Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country: • 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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aduanas.gob.mx

U.S. Customs Declaration Form*

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”

Mexican Customs Declaration Form

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–6. • Once completed, sign and date the form.

• • • •

Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Tanqueray® Gin

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Bacardi® Rum Baileys® Irish Cream Finlandia® Vodka Sauza® Gold Tequila

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

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

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.

Beer $5

Wine $5

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

• Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon

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 Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix Mr & Mrs T® Margarita Mix

• Tomato Juice • Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • LIFT® Coffee* • Decaf Coffee* • Tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water * Regular and hazelnut 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

Getting Connected: iOS To connect to our entertainment portal using your iOS device*, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.

Connect to Southwest WiFi

1. Tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap the WiFi icon.

3. Tap the On/Off button and 4. Tap SouthwestWiFi in turn WiFi On. the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.

Launch the entertainment portal

The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options.

5. Tap the Safari icon.

6. Our entertainment portal 7. Select your entertainment should load automatically. If option and enjoy. not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.

More Information: • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Movies and select TV content require download of the free AirTime Player app. • 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.

*Instructions shown on an iPhone® 6. Your iOS device may vary slightly.

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Getting Connected: Android

™

To connect to our entertainment portal using your Android device**, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.

Connect to Southwest WiFi

1. Tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap the WiFi icon.

3. Tap the On/Off button and 4. Tap SouthwestWiFi in turn WiFi On. the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.

Launch the entertainment portal

The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options.

5. Tap the Internet icon.

6. Our entertainment portal 7. Select your entertainment should load automatically. If option and enjoy. not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.

**Instructions shown on Samsung Galaxy SÂŽ 6. Your Android device may vary slightly.

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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PORTAL

Getting Connected: Laptops To connect to our entertainment portal using your Mac or PC laptop*, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.

Connect to Southwest WiFi MAC

PC

1. Click the WiFi icon.

MAC

PC

2. Select SouthwestWiFi from the list of WiFi networks by clicking on it and confirm connection.

Launch the entertainment portal

The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options. MAC

PC

3. Open your preferred Web browser. MAC & PC

MAC & PC

4. Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.

More Information: • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft

only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • 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. 5. Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

*The appearance of content on your laptop may vary slightly.

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Blackout dates? No. Black diamonds? Totally. During peak travel seasons, some airlines put restrictions on reward flights. It’s almost like they’re out to get you. At Southwest,® we just want to get you there, 365 days a year. Reward flights without restrictions. That’s Transfarency.

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Sign up for Rapid Rewards® today at Southwest.com/enroll.

All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2015 Southwest Airlines Co.

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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 use your points to 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

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Companion Pass

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• Priority boarding • Fly By® priority check-in and security lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus

A-List Preferred tier benefits All the benefits of A-List, plus: • 100% point-earning bonus • Free Inflight WiFi (available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft)

Companion Pass status Earn Companion Pass and you can choose one person to fly free*** with you for an entire year!

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 Car Rental 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.

***Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way.

Enroll now

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

*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. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Offer subject to change. See Southwest.com/apply today for pricing and rewards details. ©2015 Southwest Airlines Co.

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Earn faster with our Partners. From dining to driving, making purchases with our Partners gives you even more ways to earn points doing things you normally do. How easy is that?

Hotels Paint the town red, then turn in at your favorite hotel. Book on Southwest.com® with Rapid Rewards® Partners and receive up to 750 points per qualifying stay.^ Visit Southwest.com/hotels to book now.

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

Rental Cars

Shop & Dine

Speed up the earning with your next car rental. Earn 600 points per qualifying rental.^

From haute couture to haute cuisine, you can earn Rapid Rewards Points with every dollar you spend. 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.

Visit Southwest.com/car-rentals to book now.

Earn Rapid Rewards Points for shopping with many of your favorite online retailers! Visit rrshopping.southwest.com to learn more.

Rapid Rewards Shopping®

To view a full list of Partners, visit Southwest.com/partners. To learn how to earn more points with our current promotions, visit Southwest.com/promotions.

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. Earn 2,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points when you join the 4 Seasons wine club – plus 3 complimentary bottles. Learn more at laithwaiteswine.com/southwest.

Make your points go further. Close to a reward flight but need a few more points? You can buy points for yourself, give them as a gift, or transfer points from your Rapid Rewards account to another Member—all from one location.

Visit Southwest.com/pointscenter to get started.

^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)

Houston (HOU)

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

Concourse C

Central Concourse and West Concourse

Airside 2

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourse A

Concourse C

Central Concourse and West Concourse

Airside 2

From Nassau and Oranjestad: Concourse C

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

TICKET COUNTERS

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

RECHECK LOCATION

From other destinations: Concourse F

Concourse F

From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 Concourse A

Concourse C

West Concourse

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Main Terminal, lower level

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

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

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) Lower Level

Main Terminal

Upper Level

West Concourse Lower Level

Lower Level

Upper Level

Main Terminal Central Concourse

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Main Terminal

Level 5

Level 5 Level 6

Level 6

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

CORPUS CHRISTI

FT.

HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS

CANCÚN PUERTO VALLARTA

You’re on Your Way

MEXICO CITY BELIZE CITY

You can get to a number of other cities via Southwest destinations. Travel to Santa Fe via Albuquerque, Palm Springs via Ontario, Galveston via Houston, and more. While we fly nationwide, service between some cities/ airports is not offered. Be sure to check our flight schedule.

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EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER GRAND RAPIDS

FLINT DETROIT

ILWAUKEE

ALBANY

BUFFALO/ NIAGARA FALLS

LONG ISLAND/ISLIP NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA) NEW YORK (NEWARK)

CLEVELAND

AGO WAY)

AKRON/ CANTON

PHILADELPHIA

PITTSBURGH

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON (BWI) WASHINGTON, D.C. (DULLES) WASHINGTON, D.C. (REAGAN NATIONAL)

COLUMBUS

DIANAPOLIS

BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD

DAYTON

RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH

LOUISVILLE

RALEIGH/DURHAM

NASHVILLE

CHARLOTTE

HIS

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG

ATLANTA

RMINGHAM

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In this month’s winter travel guide: Gaze at American grandeur, savor the next great food city, soar like a Wright brother, and explore unta...