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The Science of Spirits

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OUR COVER Selena Ahmed at the New York Botanical Garden Photography by Stephen DeVries

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Gary’s Greeting

Every year in the airline industry brings more than its fair share of triumphs and challenges. You might even say that airline years are a lot like dog years. Southwest may only be 46 years old, but we’ve packed several lifetimes of experience into our history—there’s literally that much going on at any given time. That kind of experience has taught me to appreciate each year for its uniqueness. This year, in particular, I will recall with a special fondness. It is, perhaps, one of the finest and most impressive I’ve experienced to date. We’ve had several initiatives underway for the last few years that have

come to fruition in 2017, and they set us up well for the future. Here are the highlights: • In Ft. Lauderdale, we opened up a new international terminal, which is an absolutely beautiful facility and will serve as a strategic gateway for international expansion. • We successfully deployed a new reservation system, which was the single largest technology project in our Company’s history. The transition to the new system on May 9 was nearly flawless, which is a remarkable achievement.

• We retired the last of our Boeing 737300 Classics, and we set Company records for the most aircraft retired in one quarter, one month, and one day. • The retirement of the Classics paved the way to launch service with the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on Oct. 1. The MAX 8 aircraft ushers in a new era of efficiency, reliability, and performance that will take us to new heights—and our Customers to new destinations! • And, we announced our plans to launch service to Hawaii! See what I mean? Each of these accomplishments is enough to be an individual highlight of almost any other year, but we managed to mark them all off our checklist in 2017. Meanwhile, we were confronted with some of the biggest storms to hit the United States in decades: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We have responded to these natural disasters with fortitude, perseverance, and resiliency. I’m proud of our Company’s efforts to help our Employees, Customers, and communities recover in the wake of such extreme adversity. Through the challenges and triumphs over the year, I have witnessed the Heart of Southwest Airlines shine brighter than ever. For that, I’ll be forever grateful and proud of the magnificent People of Southwest Airlines.

Gary Kelly Chairman and CEO Southwest Airlines

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En la industria de las aerolíneas, cada año trae consigo una buena cantidad de triunfos y retos. Incluso podríamos decir que los años de las aerolíneas son como los años de los perros; son tantas las cosas sucediendo al mismo tiempo en todo momento, que Southwest podrá tener 46 años de edad, pero hemos acumulado incontables años de experiencia en nuestra historia. Tal cúmulo de experiencia me ha enseñado a valorar cada año en sí mismo, y este es uno que recordaré con especial cariño. Es, quizá, uno de los mejores y de los más impresionantes que he experimentado hasta la fecha. En los últimos años, hemos puesto en marcha varias iniciativas que han dado

frutos en 2017, las cuales nos han preparado bien para el futuro. A continuación, les comparto las más destacadas:

• Abrimos una nueva y hermosa terminal internacional en Fort Lauderdale, la cual servirá como puerta de entrada estratégica para la expansión internacional. • Implementamos con éxito un nuevo sistema de reservas, que fue el proyecto de tecnología más grande en la historia de nuestra Compañía. La transición al nuevo sistema, completada el 9 de mayo, fue casi perfecta, lo cual es un logro notable. • Retiramos el último de nuestros Boeing 737-300 Classic, y establecimos

un récord de la Compañía por haber retirado el mayor número de aeronaves en el lapso de un trimestre, un mes y un día. • El retiro de los Classics preparó el camino para que, el 1 de octubre, comenzáramos a operar con el nuevo Boeing 737 MAX 8, el cual marca el comienzo de una nueva era de eficiencia, confiabilidad y rendimiento que nos llevará a nuevas alturas, y a nuestros Clientes a nuevos destinos. • ¡Anunciamos nuestros planes para comenzar a volar a Hawái! ¿Ven a lo que me refiero? Cada uno de estos logros es suficiente en sí mismo como para ser el más destacado en casi cualquier otro año, pero logramos cumplirlos todos en 2017. Al mismo tiempo, nos enfrentamos a algunas de las tormentas más grandes que hayan golpeado a los Estados Unidos en décadas: los huracanes Harvey, Irma y María. Hemos respondido a estos desastres naturales con fortaleza, perseverancia y resiliencia. Estoy orgulloso de los esfuerzos de nuestra Compañía para ayudar a nuestros Empleados, Clientes y comunidades a recuperarse de una adversidad tan extrema. A través de los desafíos y triunfos de todo el año, he sido testigo de cómo el Corazón de Southwest Airlines brilla más que nunca. Por eso, estaré por siempre agradecido y orgulloso de la magnífica Gente de Southwest Airlines.

Gary Kelly Presidente de la Junta Directiva y Director Ejecutivo Southwest Airlines

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“I don’t think of being a Southwest Flight Attendant as a job—it’s more of a calling.” —IRENE BILLINGSLEA , FLIGHT ATTENDANT

As a seasoned airline professional and businesswoman, Irene Billingslea enjoys serving others in all facets of her life. Whether she’s assisting Passengers, helping fellow Flight Attendants, or educating women about the importance of home ownership through volunteer work, Irene is front and center doing her part for Southwest Airlines and her community. She likes to find the humor in life, and with her stage set at 30,000 feet with an airplane full of loyal fans, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Southwest is proud to recognize Irene for sharing her Fun-LUVing Attitude and Servant’s Heart on and off the aircraft. —Cindy Hermosillo, Communication & Outreach GIVING BACK “As a licensed real estate broker, I volunteer with Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project. My goal is to teach women about the importance of credit awareness and home ownership.”

HIT REFRESH “I enjoy being an Employee of such an awesome Company where every day brings something new.” PICTURE PERFECT “I’ve been taking photos for over 20 years. I especially enjoy capturing the special moments and statements made at fashion events.”

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The A-List

“Thanks to Southwest, my daughter and I have completed half of our travel list.” —TIMOTHY FLEWELEN, LECTURER, CARROLL UNIVERSITY Timothy Flewelen spends his days teaching chemistry at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. But his weekends are all about traveling with his 9-year-old daughter, Lily. Timothy and Lily have set the ambitious goal of visiting all 50 states together, and so far they’ve made it to 27. Timothy says they still have a lot of the Midwest to see, but thanks to Southwest Airlines, quick weekend trips are a breeze. This adventurous duo has achieved A-List Preferred status, making Lily one of our youngest expert aviators. We can’t wait to help them complete the list! —Victoria Powers, Customer Relations FAMILY FUN “We’d love to try some of Southwest’s international destinations. Punta Cana is at the top of our list.” BROADWAY BOUND “Lily is a huge Harry Potter fan so we can’t wait for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to make its way stateside. We saw Aladdin on our last trip to New York and she loved it.”

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Give a Southwest® gift card this holiday season. At Southwest Airlines, we know picking the perfect gift for a loved one can be hard. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. Instead of stressing over which sweater to buy your cousin or worrying about whether a set of pots and pans matches your parents’ kitchen, give your family members a gift you know they’ll love. With the Southwest gift card, your loved ones receive the gift of the perfect getaway, whether that means escaping the cold by visiting the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, hitting the powdery slopes in

the Rockies, or exploring New York City’s bustling streets. A Southwest gift card is a travel lover’s ticket to a thrilling destination, and it’s only clicks away. Choose from a price range of $10-$1,000, and let the adventure seeker in your life decide the rest. With more than 100 Southwest destinations to choose from and no fees, blackout periods, or expiration dates, the sky is the only limit. So skip that last-minute run to the mall, and give the gift of a destination this holiday season. A Southwest gift card is one-size-fits-all and easy to wrap, and it definitely won’t end up in the return pile. For more information on how to purchase a Southwest gift card, visit Southwest.com/giftcard. —Ali Connor, Marketing

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Southwest Airlines teams up with Mexican fashion label Carla FernĂĄndez to create a line of upcycled fashion accessories.

Southwest Airlines focuses on reducing environmental impact. Since 2013, Southwest Airlines has worked with organizations nationwide to build our capacity to repurpose and recycle items. By extending the life cycle of materials, we reduce waste sent to landfills and provide economic benefits in communities. Here are a few of our recent projects making an impact: LUV Seat As we work to ensure our cabins are the highest quality, we may remove and replace seat covers. Old seat covers are repurposed and given new life through programs that serve veterans, youth, people with disabilities, and minority groups. Billboards Around the country, billboard material from our ads has been repurposed into items like handbags, backpacks, and carry-on bags. Aircraft and Aircraft Components The life cycle of a retired Southwest aircraft can be extended by selling it to another carrier for continued use as a

Life Vests We partnered with a Florida Rotary Club to repurpose 5,000 life vests. This safety equipment was sent to fishermen in Uganda, keeping nearly 5,500 pounds of waste out of landfills. Lost Items While we do our best to reconnect owners with items left onboard or in terminals, some items go unclaimed. We partner with a national distributor to sell the lost items, and proceeds from the sales are donated to the Salvation Army. Traditional Recycling Southwest recycles waste materials like paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard. Used carpet is sent to a recycling company to be reprocessed in new carpet, yarn, or trim. Opportunities continue to arise to extend the lives of other items like heat-resistant gloves, blankets, old uniforms, and the plastic six-pack rings used to package aluminum cans. Our commitment to living responsibly and reducing our environmental impact is strengthened by our repurposing and recycling efforts. —Todd Spinks, Sustainability & Citizenship

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passenger aircraft. Aircraft not sold are sent to Arizona where 85 percent of the aircraft is recycled. Engines, avionics, and fuselages are also donated to nonprofit organizations to assist with educational, historical, or health-related opportunities.

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You Made Our Day WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY? Have you witnessed an over-the-top act of Southwest Airlines Employee kindness? Let us know at Southwest.com/ contact-us.

During our return trip from a vacation in Florida, our connecting flight out of Phoenix was delayed. I have three small kids, and it was way past their bedtime. They were starting to get a little grumpy. Luckily, we were in the Southwest terminal surrounded by fantastic employees like ramp agents Yvette Brown and Oliver Morrison. It just so happened that we were traveling during some kind of employee or customer appreciation event. There were balloons everywhere, which the

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My now-husband and I can’t help but send a shout-out to three members of your Southwest team: flight attendants Anita Roycraft, Cheryl Ellrich, and Joel Wright. We were flying from Pittsburgh to Denver to get married in Estes Park, Colorado, and when we checked in, we were in boarding positions C1 and C2. Upon scanning our passes at the gate, we asked if there was any way to sit together. Thankfully, we found two seats together three rows from the back. About 30

minutes into our flight, we heard over the intercom: “Would Laura Louzon and Ian Miller please raise your hands? Did you find seats together? Everyone, these two are flying to Colorado to get married this weekend! We will be handing out pens and napkins to everyone. Please write some marriage advice for the couple.” We received napkin after napkin of advice; we laughed, we cried. Halfway through the flight, they asked for Ian to report to the front of the plane. They “crowned” him with a crown of peanut packets and drink stirrers. I was called to the back of the plane and “crowned” with peanut packets, drink stirrers, and a toilet paper veil—complete with a toilet paper roll bouquet. As instructed, we rehearsed our ceremony. Other passengers hummed the “Wedding March,” and I walked down the aisle to Ian and kissed him, and everyone cheered. We cannot thank Anita, Cheryl, and Joel enough. Ian and I will forever cherish those napkins and the memories your crew gave us. —Laura Miller

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Dear Reader, In honor of this issue, my wife and I poured ourselves a drink and sat down to a rare cocktail hour. This was the ninth year we’d toasted the annual Spirit Guide. Which, as I raised my glass to my wife, made me wonder: Why does the same word that denotes an alcoholic beverage also get used to describe a mood, a team’s character, a ghost, a theft (“spirited away”), a journey (ditto), and the breath of God (“Holy Spirit”)? Being an unabashed geek, I went straight to that source of deep wisdom, the Oxford English Dictionary. There, I learned the word comes from the Latin

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spiritus, meaning “breath.” The same Latin gives us “inspiration”; the ancients believed you got it by inhaling the breath of the muses. Over the ages, “spirit” came to mean the soul or essence, the very air of a thing. Clever writers put the word to use for distilled substances; distillation, after all, gets down to the essence of things. The point, or essence, of all this is that the most spirited moment of a cocktail hour—in a bar or at home, with a friend or lover or book—comes right after you give a quiet “cheers” or “l’chaim” and raise the glass. That little ceremony, the anticipation, is the first breath of something. Which makes me wonder further: While alcohol is the water of life, can you inhale that spirit without the alcohol? Can you take a breath of your own, welcome the muses, say “Here’s to life,” and get the same effect? In other words, can you distill that moment and use it whenever you want? Give it a try. That’s the spirit!

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Dear Editor,

Thank you for Liana Aghajanian’s beautiful story about her dog, Henry [“A Dog of One’s Own,” October 2017]. It changed my relationship with Felix, our wheaten terrier, and maybe my life. I married into Felix’s family, and we got along, but I thought of him as the burden that needed to be walked and required food, treats, and haircuts. Then, I read about Liana’s desire for a dog and Henry’s unifying significance as she coped with a transition into our sometimes-difficult country. It gave me a newfound gratitude for Felix, and I realized he is a connective glue that helps me be a part of the family. As our nation, unfortunately, fights over immigrants, I am grateful to Liana for helping me gain a more expansive perspective. Mike Hemmer ST. LOUIS

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I read Liana Aghajanian’s article about growing up without a pet, and it had me in tears toward the end when she wrote about her parents loving Henry and her mom cooking him food. I am in graduate school to become a licensed professional counselor and will reference this article to advocate for therapy dog programs in my profession.

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for her the way she liked it, with just a splash of milk. I would place it at her bedside, and only then would she begin to stir. At 16, my first job was in a tearoom, discerning the palates of guests in hats and floral dresses, helping them choose from our selection of more than 50 teas and tisanes. I moved so quickly that I would barely touch the ground as I made tiny pots for a group of five people, trying to keep all the flavors straight in my head. After they were gone, I did the dishes while sipping dregs from a chipped teacup. It was no surprise, then, that I would make my way to Gaiwan Tea House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, along with 30 others, to meet Josephie Dean Jackson, a newcomer to Idaho by way of CONTINUED ON PAGE 65 ILLUSTRATION BY EMMA KELLY

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Australia and Texas (which made for a fabulous accent). She was teaching a wildly ambitious two-hour course on the history, preparation, and culture of tea. I was eager to meet Josephie because I’d heard that she was beginning to grow tea in Idaho, the first attempt in the state. She’d planted seedlings from Russia and Nepal, and they’d already survived nearly two winters since her arrival in 2015. In 2009 Josephie began to grow a test plot of tea plants in East Texas, becoming the first female tea farmer in the United States and the first tea farmer in all of Texas, ignoring those who told her it wasn’t possible to grow tea there, since no one ever had. “There always has to be a first,” Josephie told the crowd. “Just because no one had done it, didn’t mean it couldn’t be done.” A few minutes later she added an additional word of advice. “Don’t tell a woman she can’t do something.” In her early days, there were only a handful of American tea farms, but

Each batch changes, releasing moisture and transforming, ready to take on moisture in exchange for flavor again. more have begun to pop up around the country. She harvests Camellia sinensis leaves, using them to make a variety of teas, including black, green, white, and oolong; they retail between $600 and $800 a pound. Early in the presentation, Josephie showed pictures of her Texas tea and its bright green leaves, about 10 times larger than what I shook into my little pot every day. How could it be that I’d given so little

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Josephie told me that in Chinese culture, it’s polite to hide your teeth as you drink, and that you should finish the cup in three sips. She poured out the excess tea from the gaiwan into a stoneware pitcher from her purse and refilled it with water for a second steeping. “It’s even better the second time around,” she said. As we sipped, we talked about resilience. “The tea leaf has been abused,” she said. “Its water has been taken from it. When it comes back to life, it’s called the dance of agony.” She paused to take a sip. “But when you taste it, it’s all worth it.” Beauty out of hardship and suffering is a metaphor close to Josephie’s heart. As a divorcee, immigrant, and single mother, Josephie made a living in the male-dominated oil and gas field. When her daughter rose above bullying, she reminded Josephie of her own potential. Later, newly married and blending a family, she decided it was time to grow into that potential. She planted her first tea crop. Even when everything is going well, it takes four to seven years before you see a harvest from a tea plant. Josephie’s first plants suffered through drought and insect ravages. Still, they carry on. She removed a small bag of traditional Chinese black tea—she called it Texas Cha Cha—from her purse. As she steeped it, she reminded me that this was the tea James Norwood Pratt, a noted tea authority, once called the best U.S.-grown tea he’d ever consumed. We had been drinking good tea at Gaiwan, but something about this experience was different. I had never tasted tea in the presence of the person who grew and processed it. I didn’t know if it was really that much better, or if my brain had tricked my taste buds, but it was delicate and slightly floral. “It tastes a little like a Darjeeling, doesn’t it?” Josephie asked. It did.

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roll many under their palms. When more tea is withered, Josephie places it into a muslin cloth, stained with years of tea. She tightens it and rolls it on the counter until juice oozes from the cloth. When she opens it, there is a giant green ball. “This is called a dragon’s egg,” she says. The white tea is the first to look like something we might steep. It’s lightly green in color, and the moisture is gone. The green tea turns dark and fragrant, curling into leafy tendrils. Each batch changes before our eyes, releasing moisture and transforming, ready to take on moisture in exchange for flavor again. It’s almost 1 a.m. by the time we set every tea on the counter. It’s close, but still needs time to dry. The transformation is dramatic. We can’t stop picking up the tiny leaves and smelling them, commenting on what has changed

“Its water has been taken from it,” Josephie said. “When it comes back to life, it’s called the dance of agony.” throughout the night. Next week, Josephie promises, we will meet again and cup it. AFTER TEA AT GAIWAN, just before we parted, Josephie asked: “What do you think your tea metaphor will be?” Tonight I’ve been letting the question swirl around in my mind, as the tea turned from raw, vivid green into something beloved the world over. They say a woman is like a tea bag, revealed for who she is once she gets into hot water. But long before steeping, weather and human intervention help decide what the tea will taste like.

It’s difficult now for me to look at tea without seeing a metaphor for life. Each joyful day in the sun, each bitter sorrow, every experience I’ve had has contributed to the flavor I carry with me. Like the little teapot from the song, I’m waiting for someone to get close enough to tip me over and pour me out, just enough to share. I have a feeling the results will be delicious. Cara Strickland is a former food critic and lives in Spokane, Washington. Share your own stories of transformation with her at cara.strickland@gmail.com.

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Ever wonder what’s actually in bitters?

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A group of botanists brings a new ingredient to the world of bitters: transparency. / by Tove Danovich

If they’re lucky, botanists can be intrepid explorers, traveling the world to discover and document plant species. Ashley DuVal, Rachel Meyer, and Selena Ahmed met while researching at the New York Botanical Garden; their individual fields of study run the gamut from the domestication of trees, to how food crops have changed over time, to the medicinal side of botanicals. During their individual careers, they traveled across the world and found that, as different as places could be, there was one thing many cultures had in common: bitters—those infused, compact tinctures you often find bartenders

reaching for. The herbal elixirs started as a type of medicine (the value of which was often dubious), and their production goes back hundreds of years. Bitters makers jealously guarded their ingredients to keep their competition—and perhaps their customers—from finding out what they were. DuVal, Meyer, and Ahmed realized that the opposite should be true: Bitters could be an effective way to bring the experience and flavors of cultures around the world back home to New York. They started making them as an educational tool at the Botanical Garden, to show people which plants they’re using and why they matter. Soon, Shoots & Roots Bitters was born. Even in the spirited world of bitters, the flavors that Shoots & Roots draw from their tinctures stand out. Demon Flower is a mixture of 12 plants from Mexico and the Philippines; Chai Jolokia combines the native North Indian ghost pepper with masala chai; Black Bear’s Bitters uses osha root and juniper cone, two plants that bears eat to aid digestion. The trio’s forthcoming book, Botany at the Bar, is taking their bitter transparency a step further by providing instructions for people who want to make bitters at home. Most of these plants, however, aren’t easy to find at the grocery store. “One of our missions is to increase awareness for underutilized crops,” DuVal says. “We hope generating more market interest might increase the availability of these plants down the road.” In the meantime, the public can take after the Shoots & Roots founders and become bittershunting botanists, embarking on treasure hunts through their local 1 Botany fields and markets \ bot-a-ny \ a branch of for new plants to biology dealing extract and enjoy. with plant life

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Meyer, Ahmed, and DuVal at Out East bar in New York City

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The inside scoop on some top tipples Oak & Cane ↑ This Florida rum is made from local sugarcane and rested on orange peels. Dulce Vida Blue Weber agave is matured eight years before transforming into tequila. Finger Lakes Distilling The Seneca Drums gin from this New York distillery gets its unique flavor from its base: local grapes.

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Devils River To make its bourbon, the Texas distillery starts with spring water from— you guessed it—the Devils River. Deep Eddy After passing through a column still, this vodka is filtered six times over charcoal.

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92 in the shade 1½ ounces habanero cachaça* 1 ounce unsweetened coconut milk ¾ ounce pineapple juice ½ ounce lime juice ½ ounce simple syrup 1 dash Grape Sazerac bitters

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In an ice-filled shaker, combine all ingredients except bitters. Shake and strain into a coupe glass; garnish with a pineapple wedge and a dash of Grape Sazerac bitters.

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*Habanero cachaça: Muddle ¼ of a habanero pepper, including seeds, in 5 ounces cachaça in a metal shaker cup. Let sit for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on desired heat.

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blood on the moon 1 ounce bourbon 1 ounce mezcal 1 ounce pomegranate juice ½ ounce chile pepper liqueur ½ ounce lime juice ½ ounce simple syrup 1 dash Hanging Gardens of Babylon bitters In a shaker tin, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds; rim with ancho chile powder, salt, and sugar.

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Add all ingredients except tonic water to an icefilled shaker. Shake to combine, and then double strain into a highball glass with large ice cubes. Top with tonic water. *Smoked maple syrup: Add 2 cups maple syrup to a glass baking dish, and then place the dish on a barbecue grill. Add 1 centimeter of oak chips to a cast iron pan. Heat the oak chips on a stovetop for about 5 minutes, making sure the wood does not ignite. Move the pan with the wood chips to the grill and place near the maple syrup. Close the lid and let smoke for 20 minutes. Pour the syrup into a jar and store in a cool place.

These recipes, and dozens more, can be found in Botany at the Bar, out in March.

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What do you get when you mix a climate scientist, a nurse anesthetist, and a spectrophotometer? / by Matthew Halverson

the most valuable winemaking tool at 8 Bells isn’t an oak barrel, a stainless steel fermentation tank, or one of the shiny glass stoppers this boutique Seattle winery uses to close its bottles of Chardonnay and pinot gris. It’s the spectrophotometer (see diagram below), a piece of equipment the size of an Xbox that you’d be more likely to find in a research lab. Which makes sense when you consider that 8 Bells co-owner Tim Bates and assistant winemaker Travis Allen moonlight as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration climate scientist and nurse anesthetist, respectively. While the average winery ships samples of grapes and wine to a lab to measure sugars, nitrogen, or malic acid, these two do that all in-house with the little contraption that Bates would typically use in his day job to measure nutrient levels in sea water. And they have the notebooks full of measurements to prove it. “We’re control freaks,” Allen says with a grin. Precision plays a part too. Most wineries this size—8 Bells releases close to 1,800 cases each year—are at the mercy of a vineyard’s schedule when it comes time to harvest. But because Bates and Allen are

2 obsessively trackOenology \ oe-nol-o-gy \ ing the crop’s sugar the science and study of and acid levels, winemaking they know exactly when to pick to get just what they’re looking for. The irony, as Allen acknowledges, is that there’s no instrument that can measure a wine’s flavor; that just comes down to personal preference. But if the success of their limited-run Cabernet Franc is any indication, they may have perfected the formula: The 2015 vintage sold out months before its December 2017 release.

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Neeki Ashari (third from right) and her UC San Diego teammates

Why it’s important Sugar determines a wine’s alcohol content. Not enough, and the wine will be weak. Too much, and the wine will be too boozy. When they measure Multiple times before harvesting the grapes

Why it’s important Nitrogen keeps the engine of fermentation running by providing nutrients for yeast. But an excess feeds bacteria that taints the wine’s aroma.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIK JEPSEN/UC SAN DIEGO PUBLICATIONS

When they measure After the grapes are crushed, to ensure the yeast will have enough fuel to do its job.

Why it’s important Think of it as winemaking’s necessary evil: This tart compound is converted to lactic acid, which gives wine its buttery texture. When they measure Multiple times after fermentation. Start bottling prematurely, and leftover malic acid will continue to convert, creating a fizzy wine.

beer’s final frontier

By the end of next year, the moon could open up its first micro (like, really, really micro) brewery. / by Mike Darling Brewing a beer on the moon, it turns out, can teach us a lot more than just whether or not future space colonies will ever have a good IPA on tap. A group of college engineers from the University of California San Diego has convinced a separate team of scientists—Team Synergy Moon—to include a brewing canister onboard what could be the next spacecraft to explore the moon’s surface. (The team is vying for the Google Lunar XPrize: a $20 million bounty given to the first team whose spacecraft reaches the moon and explores 500 meters of its surface.) We talked to Neeki Ashari, a recent bioengineering graduate and one of the experiment’s leaders, about what she and the other engineers hope to learn from boldly brewing where no one has brewed before. Describe what you mean by “brewing” a beer on the moon. Our team has developed a fermentation canister about the size of a soda can. A top chamber will hold our wort and the second chamber will hold our yeast. Between those two chambers is a valve separation barrier. Once actuated, it will open up, allowing our wort to mix in with our yeast. Fermentation will then commence. The third chamber will hold our spectroscopy device, which will help us measure the fermentation rate. And what’s different, exactly, about observing this process in space? We want to see how reduced gravity will

alter the pressure and fermentation rate of yeast. Understanding these results may have consumptive and clinical applications that can be used in the future for space exploration. Give us a sense of what you hope to learn from all that. We really want to emphasize our understanding of the viability of yeast in a lunar gravity environment. This isn’t just about brewing beer; it’s about serving a scientific purpose. Yeast is one of the most prevalent microorganisms. We find it in bread, in beer, in pharmaceuticals like insulin. This experiment may also open up more doors for understanding microorganisms—not just yeast—in lunar gravity. What might some of those applications be? They might include developing yeast-driven foods to support colonization on Mars—bread, for example. As for clinical applications, synthetic insulin is made in both bacteria and yeast and can be used to help control your glucose levels from getting too high. This can be a future application for explorers who can’t generate insulin themselves. Now, the important question: What kind of beer is it gonna be? So far, we’re looking to brew a low-gravity porter, but we are only producing roughly 15 milliliters, which is very small. This is just an experiment—it will not be coming back to Earth, nor will it ever be consumed. Bummer.

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David Kyrejko has perfected every drinker’s ideal alchemy: turning beer into whiskey. Oh, and he can do it in only two weeks. / by Tony Rehagen

When David Kyrejko was an art student at New York’s Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, he actually favored the former, spending as much time auditing engineering classes as he did in the studio. He lists one of his hobbies as “high-efficiency heat exchanger design.” Even his interest in booze, while not purely scientific, is firmly rooted in a love of machines and how things work. “It’s a platform to experiment with,” he says. “Alcohol is proof of process.” In this case, the “proof” is the 80- to 110-proof alcohol content of Lone Wolf beer whiskeys—actual malt whiskey distilled from, and retaining the flavors of, stouts,

pale ales, and sours—which Kyrejko concocts in the one-man, Brooklyn-based Arcane Distilling. But why beer whiskey? First, c’mon! It’s beer and whiskey— two of God’s tastiest gifts, working together (finally!) to create the uber-intoxicant. Secondly, the 33-year-old engineer enjoys the challenge. Distilling beer into liquor is not exactly new. Germans have been turning brew into schnapps and brandy for decades, and here in the States, beer whiskeys and gins have inevitably bubbled up during the torrent of new craft brewers. What sets Kyrejko apart, of course, is the science. Unlike other distillers, who are beholden to the ancient techniques of boiling their mixture in huge vats and aging their whiskeys in barrels, Kyrejko has perfected a method of vacuum distillation. His specialized, hand-built machine takes a finished area beer, like 4 Engineering \ en-gi-neerRockaway Brewing ing \ the Company’s Blame It application of science and on the Maine doumathematics which the ble IPA or the Kings by properties of matter and County Brewers the sources Collective’s Full of energy in nature are Contact raspberry made useful sour, and drops the to people

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Kyrejko inside his pocket-sized distillery in NYC’s East Williamsburg neighborhood

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Kyrejko with his vacuum still, which allows whiskey to be made at room temperature

pressure of the liquid, lowering the boiling point to room temperature. That prevents the product from degrading, so all the hops and yeast character is retained. Then, he puts the batch through a secret aging process, which Kyrejko, like any great math-magician, is loath to divulge. “It’s not like I’m using some sort of flavoring agents or caramel coloring,” he says. “Just good old-fashioned science.” The result is a rich brown liquor that can be proofed and bottled in two weeks as opposed to the typical year or more. And, unlike many

of the other traditional beer whiskeys Kyrejko has tried, this one actually smells and tastes like the beer of origin. If there is an ulterior motive to Kyrejko’s mad science, it’s that, in addition to being delicious, cool-sounding, and quick, vacuum distillation is also good for the environment. Since he doesn’t need to heat a kettle to 200-plus degrees, the whiskey sucks up a minimal amount of energy. His custom still, made entirely from glass, is 20 feet tall, but occupies only 4-by-6 feet in the corner of the building he shares with a Brooklyn brewery. He also doesn’t need space to

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clear ice 101 Boost your party chops with this beginner course from cocktail journalist Camper English.

The science Two things make ice cloudy: trapped air and cracks in the ice. Regular ice cubes freeze from the outside in. As water molecules form crystals, they push air into the center of the cube. When the center freezes, the air is trapped as air bubbles. At the same time, the center expands, causing the cube to crack. Thus: cloudy ice. Directional freezing solves both issues.

store barrels for years at a time. That keeps overhead low in New York, where square footage is at a premium. “I’m able to exist in the footprint of a stack of kegs in the brewery,” says Kyrejko. “And it uses so little energy, I’m essentially using their waste.” Up until last month, Arcane put out just seven bottles a week, serving only a few clients throughout the city. But ever the tinkerer, Kyrejko built his first productionclass machine in early November, one that will increase his output

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70-fold and allow him to distribute the whiskey—and its science lesson—all over the country. “It’s hard to have a conversation about green energy,” he says. “But if you give someone a glass of whiskey and tell them this took half as much energy and half as much time, you can have that conversation without their eyes glazing over.” Tony Rehagen is a writer in St. Louis. His stories have appeared in Popular Mechanics, GQ, Men’s Health, and ESPN The Magazine. Share your favorite whiskey with him at rehagentony@gmail.com.

Directions • Fill both an insulated thermos and a round, silicone ice mold with water. • Hold your thumb over the hole in the ice mold and turn it upside down. Place it upside down over the thermos and remove your thumb. • Put the setup in the freezer and wait for it to freeze, which usually takes 15-20 hours. How it works Because the thermos is insulated but the mold isn’t, the water in the mold will freeze first. As it freezes, air and the pressure from the expanding ice will be pushed down into the thermos, leaving you with a clear sphere of ice. Advanced coursework Try freezing fruit or edible flowers in the center of your spheres of ice. —as told to Michael Cook 5 Glaciology \ gla-ci-ol-o-gy\ any of the branches of science dealing with snow or ice accumulation, or glaciation

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bock of ages The latest trend in brewing is thousands of years in the making. / by Doug Mack

many beers have quirky origin stories, but the ones Travis Rupp brews come with epics that stretch on for centuries. Rupp is a classics lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder and a brewer at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, where his job title is beer archaeologist—he makes new beers based on ancient recipes. Rupp’s process begins with deep research. He spends days in libraries, “reading a lot of journals, reading a lot of history books. But where I get a lot of my ideas is archaeological reports. I’ll look for analyses from excavations that point to certain plant life, or see if they were processing grains in a

certain way.” Then, he goes to the place where the beer was made and conducts on-site research, looking for evidence in museums, the natural environment, and the local cultures that exist today. Rupp’s first beer for Avery, released in September 2016, was called Nestor’s Cup, an Iliad reference and a nod to the beer’s roots in Mycenaean Greece. The ingredients included figs, acorn flour, and elderberries—not exactly familiar tastes for a modern 6 Archaeology drinker. \ ar-chae-olo-gy \ the “I had no idea scientific study what it was going to of material remains of past taste like. I wasn’t human life and sure what the wild activities

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the apple doesn’t fall far / by Adam Erace The black gold beneath the chartreuse hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania, isn’t oil but soil— well-drained dirt ideal for apples. Many make their way into Ploughman Farm Cider, the line of hard ciders from Ben Wenk, a chipper 34-yearold whose ancestors founded Three Springs Fruit Farm in 1901. He controls the whole process, from planting specific heirlooms to practicing sustainable pest management to inoculating pressed juices with local yeast, which “really put[s] that Adams County terroir in the bottle.” That desirable funk plays well against the backbone of crisp fruit, distilled from the following varieties you’ll find on Three Springs’ 250 acres.

yeast would do to the flavor profile,” Rupp says, before adding, with an exuberant chuckle, “But we decided to just go for it.” Nestor’s Cup turned out to be rich, slightly tart, and fruity— and instantly popular, selling out its first tank in 10 weeks. Since then, Rupp has made three more ancient beers: Khonsu Im-Heb, from Egypt around 1100 B.C.; Pachamama, from the Peruvian Andes, circa 1200 A.D.; and, in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, an ale called Ragnarsdrápa, inspired by ninth-century Vikings. Avery calls them the Ales of Antiquity, continued on p. 82

Jonagold Appearance: Large and round with a red blush over a yellow background Flavor: Balanced sweetness and acidity with a persistent aroma Backstory: As its name suggests, it’s a cross between a Jonathan and a Golden Delicious. Cider: Muhibbah, a cider with star anise and kaffir lime Arlet Appearance: Small and candy-apple red with leathery russet at the blossom end Flavor: Rich and bold with a syrupy, “almost confectionary” taste Backstory: Developed in 1958 at the Swiss Federal Research Station Cider: Pinot N’Arlet, a cider fermented on pinot noir skins

GoldRush Appearance: Lumpy, with a rich, golden yellow color Flavor: One of Wenk’s best-sellers for its bright acid that mellows in storage Backstory: GoldRush was developed in the ’90s for natural disease resistance. Cider: Lupulin Lummox, Ploughman’s tenacious Citra-hopped cider Esopus Spitzenburg Appearance: Big red blush over a bright green background Flavor: The sweetest apple Wenk grows. The sugar measurement on most of his apples is 14 to 16; this one hits 24. Backstory: A favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who grew the apples at Monticello Cider: Dornick, which Wenk compares to sauvignon blanc

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and with each launch, Rupp hosts a lecture, with a dinner and beer pairing. Sometimes the historic techniques and ingredients have disappeared, but often they’re still in use. That isn’t to say Rupp can use them for his purpose—the smallbatch methods may not translate well to the scale of Avery’s output, or his machinery may not be able to handle the ingredients. With Pachamama, Rupp ran into both problems. The beer is a type of chicha, a South American drink most commonly brewed with corn, and still made in Peru using traditional methods, which include chewing the corn. Human saliva contains an enzyme called alpha-amylase, which initiates the fermentation process by breaking down starches; mastication really is a critical step. So for Rupp’s first attempt at making Pachamama, that’s exactly what he and his colleagues did: chewed and chewed

Using so many unfamiliar ingredients means Rupp is constantly uncertain what, exactly, to expect of the final product. and chewed. “It just makes your jaw so unbelievably sore and tired,” Rupp recalls. The corn also got stuck in Avery’s brewing system. For the second attempt, Rupp found mass-produced

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alpha-amylase online—less authentic, perhaps, but more effective and efficient for his needs. Using so many unfamiliar ingredients and techniques means Rupp is constantly uncertain what, exactly, to expect of the final product. But the challenge and the mystery are part of the appeal. After the surprise popularity of Nestor’s Cup—patrons still request it, a year after its limited run—Rupp was emboldened and got more experimental with Khonsu Im-Heb, the Egyptian beer. It was wildly fermented (meaning the container was left open to absorb natural yeast in the air) and made using only ingredients found in ancient Egypt, including emmer wheat and kamut wheat. “For most of us at the brewery, that’s our favorite,” Rupp says. “It’s sour and light and refreshing.” Avery is planning eight new Ales of Antiquity in 2018, and it’s a globe-hopping, centuries-spanning lineup. There’s one that Rupp has been planning with Umbrian monks, a colonial American beer he’s creating in collaboration with the Smithsonian, and another made in partnership with the only craft brewery in Jordan. There’s also a “dinosaur beer,” made using the oldest known variety of hops— which happens to come from Colorado—and yeast propagated from amber, a process Rupp compares, excitedly, to Jurassic Park. Rupp says that the beers he’s made so far have made him realize that thinking of their own craftbrew epoch as the high point in beer making may be “a little bit pretentious.” “It turns out that ancient beer,” he says, “is pretty damn good—at least so far.”

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Head to Orange County, California and let the Golden State’s sunshine wash over you. Known around the world as “The OC,” this stunning Southern California locale beckons with 42 miles of pristine beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, family fun, outdoor recreation, abundant nature, and outstanding entertainment, arts, and culture. Conveniently located in central Orange County, John Wayne Airport makes air travel to The OC easy. By car, it’s a breeze to navigate from scenic coastal Highway 1 to inland theme parks, cultural attractions, and shopping. The OC offers endless possibilities for athletes and aesthetes alike. Learn to paddleboard alongside dolphins, hit the waves in Huntington Beach (A.K.A. Surf City USA™), or admire the plein air masterpieces on display in Laguna Beach’s fine art galleries. Get your heart pounding exploring miles of nature trails in Irvine, or being swept up in Costa Mesa’s stunning performing arts scene. Entertain the kids—or your inner child—at Buena Park’s famed Medieval Times or Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. Taste the good life and let the area’s culinary craftsman tempt your palate with their modern and globally inspired versions of California cuisine. From fish shacks to fine dining, The OC is a mustsee destination for foodies. For travelers seeking a touch of luxury, coastal Orange County offers an outstanding collection of oceanfront resorts. For relaxation, awardwinning spas offer skilled wellness professionals to help you find your bliss. At world-famous South Coast Plaza and other unique shopping venues, you can likewise find your bliss browsing designer boutiques or consulting a personal shopper to perfect your personal style. No matter what you’re looking for in a Southern California vacation, you’ll discover it in The OC. visittheOC.com october 2017 southwest 87

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Stay in Style Whether you’re in Irvine for business or pleasure, make the most of your trip to the OC. In fact, the newly renovated Irvine Marriott is perfectly appointed for work and play. If you need a place to focus while you’re traveling for work, upgrade to the M Club Lounge, where you can gather your thoughts and wind down in modern, elegant surroundings. Preparing for your morning? Step in for light breakfast fare and Starbucks drinks. Coming by after a long day? Relax with a hand-crafted cocktail, glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres and gourmet desserts. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Marriott elite members, the WiFi- connected space is available whenever you need it. If you’re looking for a little nightlife, step into a lobby bar unlike any other: YNK. This innovative cocktail experience changes frequently and carries you around the globe through your glass. Inspired by destinations all over the world and crafted by expert journeymen, these libations are an experience unto themselves. Cap off your evening by sleeping in the beautifully appointed top-floor penthouse. Perched on the 17 th floor, you’ll have expansive views of Orange County, turndown service, and exclusive access to the M Club lounge. Irvinehitsrefresh.com 88 southwest december 2017

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Fall in Love with Irvine Irvine may be known as a tech center, but it’s also a haven for nature lovers. This carefully planned community boasts more than 12,000 acres of preserved habitats. The Irvine Open Space Preserve’s protected natural landscapes include wetlands, oak woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub. Its parks, greenbelts, trails, and wildlands offer abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. You can walk, hike, bike, and more in this designated National Landmark area. From scenic Bommer and Shady canyons to the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine is an oasis for those who are rejuvenated by the outdoors. After you’ve worked up an appetite in the fresh air, partake in Irvine’s outstanding food scene. Nearly 40% of the area’s population is Asian, so the Pacific Rim options are out of this world. Head to Diamond Jamboree, a retail destination with a wide variety of international flavors, for Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and fusion dishes. Visit 85°C Bakery, a Taiwanese coffee shop chain native to Irvine, for sweets and legendary coffee concoctions.

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Forever Summer Whether you’re looking to pack a ton of activities into your vacation or just relax by the sea, Huntington Beach, California is ideal. More than 300 days of sunshine per year and 10 miles of sandy beaches mean you can surf, walk, beachcomb, kayak, bicycle, or relax on the sand year-round. Surf culture is huge here. Enjoy the bohemian vibe downtown, where you can find the latest beachwear and surfing accoutrements at local shops and big-name stores like Vans Off the Wall, Quicksilver, and Hurley. Then grab a board and hit the waves, or sink your toes in the sand and watch the action. There may be four-legged surfers out there, too—spring and fall bring the Surf City Surf Dog competition and Corgi Beach Day. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head into town for a delicious meal at Pacific City’s Lot 579 Food Hall, SeaLegs at the Beach, Duke’s, or dozens of local farm-to-table eateries. End your perfect California day with s’mores at one of the firstcome, first-serve bonfire pits on the beaches. surfcityusa.com

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Bustling Buena Park Buena Park may have humble beginnings, but you’d never know it today. Premier location, world-class entertainment, dining, and great rates on hotels make this small city stand out from the crowd. Bring the kids to Knott’s Berry Farm to meet Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. The whole family will have a blast—dozens of rides mean there is something for everyone. Adventure lovers will find thrills on multiple roller coasters, including GhostRider, the tallest and fastest wooden coaster on the West Coast. Rent a private cabana at Knott’s Soak City Water Park, purchase a Fast Lane pass to get priority boarding around the park, or get the royal treatment at Medieval Times. And definitely don’t miss Big Air Trampoline Park, the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, and the incredible dinosaur fossils at the Interpretive Center. visitbuenapark.com

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Explore Laguna Beach Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, you’ll find the perfect vacation destination in Laguna Beach. There’s more oceanfront lodging here than in any other city in the state. Mild weather, stunning views, abundant wildlife, and a healthy arts scene make it no surprise that Laguna Beach was among the top five in Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Small Cities in the U.S. in 2017. Explore seven miles of hidden coves with more than thirty beaches. Each one is a protected marine refuge, so you’ll marvel at the scores of creatures that call this area home. You’ll also find 20,000 acres of breathtaking wilderness ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Take advantage of the vibrant arts scene at The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna College of Art and Design, and the many art-focused festivals held here year-round. You can also find working artists’ studios, colorful public art, and charming bungalows from the 1800s-1900s while walking around town. visitlagunabeach.com

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Soar into The OC Serving more than 10 million passengers annually, award-winning John Wayne Airport offers service to more than 20 non-stop destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Conveniently located in the heart of Orange County, John Wayne Airport is just minutes from beaches, attractions, and world-class shopping. Fly into this local gem and find yourself close to the action. Commemorate your visit in a photo with “The Duke,� the iconic bronze statue on the Arrival (lower) level of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. OCair.com

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Southern California Style Celebrate 50 years of luxury at South Coast Plaza, a renowned international destination for shopping and dining. Since 1967, people have flocked to South Coast Plaza, located in Costa Mesa, to experience more than 250 specialty boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants, and exclusive events. Top brands and legendary fashion houses make up the collection of diverse retailers established here. Find some sparkle at Harry Winston, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Dress to impress with clothing and accessories from brands like Hermès, Gucci, Versace, and Roger Vivier, to Coach, Kate Spade, and Tory Burch. Expect nothing less than the best—South Coast Plaza offers both fine dining establishments and personalized concierge services. Enjoy valet parking and personal shoppers. You can also make reservations at any of the restaurants or experience at show at the adjacent Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In 2017, South Coast Plaza marks its 50th anniversary through exclusive collaborations with global luxury brands, arts partnerships, special events, exhibitions, fashion shows, and more. southcoastplaza.com

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Costa Mesa is a Southern California jewel known as the City of the Arts. Centrally located in the heart of The OC and minutes from John Wayne Airport, find yourself in the midst of the best shopping, musicals, and theater in Southern California. With 250 stores and the world's top designers, South Coast Plaza features runway-ready fashion and outstanding restaurants, just across the street from Segerstrom Center for the Arts. You’ll be impressed by the elaborate art installations of the area, like Connector by Richard Serra, a 65-foot-tall iron sculpture in the community arts plaza. Just across the street, you can stroll through Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario, one of the country's preeminent outdoor sculpture gardens. Looking to shop local? Stop by The OC Mix, where local designers have pop-up boutiques and curated shops. Then enjoy a meal prepared by James Beard Awardnominated chef Carlos Salgado at Taco María. Wrap up your SoCal vacation with cocktails and live music at Mesa. travelcostamesa.com december 2017 southwest 95

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South Walton is a patchwork community of 16 oceanside neighborhoods set along 26 miles of the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Add 200-plus restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, and a diverse range of “ecosploring” opportunities and it’s easy to see why South Walton is the perfect vacation spot.

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Try before you buy at NEAT Tasting Room and Bottle Shop in Alys Beach. The tasting room is the ideal place to discover new artisanal spirits, wines, and craft beers with help from the knowledgeable staff, while the bottle shop allows you to purchase your favorites.

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Located in Seaside, Bud & Alley’s boasts both a restaurant and rooftop bar that overlook the water, as well as a menu full of Southern-style Gulf Coast classics. Order the freshcaught whole fish of the day, which comes cooked with locally grown arugula, boiled potatoes, and a spritz of lemon.

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Forty percent of South Walton is preserved land. Grab a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and make your way through the bays, bayous, coves, and mangroves nestled against the backside of the peninsula. Pro tip: Keep your eyes to the skies and watch for birds migrating through the area. Below, spot fish, dolphins, and the occasional sea turtle.

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A fun way to preserve your vacation memories is by creating your own piece of art. ShardWorx at the Shard Shop in Santa Rosa Beach gives vacationers the chance to make a colorful glass collage inspired by the Gulf waters. Knowledgeable instructors lead one-hour workshops perfect for both kids and adults.

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There are rental homes aplenty in South Walton, but for a more traditional resort stay, opt for the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Start the day with beachside yoga, and then post up at one of the inviting outdoor pools. After a stunning sunset, enjoy a finedining experience at Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, which serves mouthwatering dishes like broiled Gulf oysters, three-tiered seafood towers, and seared scallops with apple gruyere gnocchi.

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Spanish tapas whet the appetite at Bulla Gastrobar in Tampa’s SoHo district. Shareable plates—think shishito peppers and braised short ribs—are a fun way to try different flavors. If you can’t choose between beer or a cocktail, opt for the sangria de cerveza, which combines Ommegang witte beer with St. Germain liqueur, lemon juice, and pear puree.

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The Alfond Inn at Rollins welcomes guests to the historic town of Winter Park, just outside of Orlando. Owned by Rollins College, the award-winning, 112-room boutique hotel benefits The Alfond Scholars program scholarship fund. Wind down in one of the stylish rooms, browse the hotel’s extensive art collection, or grab a bite to eat at Hamilton’s Kitchen.

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Twelve thousand years of Florida history come to life at the Tampa Bay History Center in the city’s Channel District. Throughout three floors of exhibits, visitors can discover Native American artifacts, accounts of Spanish and French explorers, and a nod to Tampa’s Cigar City nickname with one of the world’s most extensive cigar memorabilia collections. Opening in early 2018, an 8,500-square-foot expansion will allow for a life-size replica of a pirate ship and one of the largest collections of Florida cartography.

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French and Southern cuisine collide at The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to brunch—which is served all day—the lunch menu features the popular Mayport shrimp crepe with tomatillo, baby spinach, jicama slaw, and creme fraiche. For something sweet, try a craft candy cocktail. The Peanut Butter Cup is made with chocolate whiskey, almond milk, and peanut butter caramel.

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About 40 miles south of the city, the Castillo de San Marcos is a St. Augustine gem. The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S., it was built by the Spanish and embodies nearly 350 years of history. Explore the fort on your own or join a ranger-led program. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL 32082 | PONTEVEDRA.COM | (855) 222-8446

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Fly Like a Pro

Check out these reminders to enjoy a stress-free travel experience. FURRY FRIENDS

If you’re traveling with a pet, you can’t sit in a bulkhead (first row) or exit row seat.

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Please be respectful of Employees and Customers when capturing photos or videos onboard.

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Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión Small portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones weighing less than 2 pounds may be used in AIRPLANE mode at all times on domestic flights, unless a Crew Member indicates otherwise. A small PED may be held in hand, attached to a person, or placed in clothing or a seatback pocket. Devices and accessories may not block access to the aisle. Large PEDs such as laptops weighing 2 pounds or more must be stowed under the seat or in an overhead bin for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It is recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed under the seat. On international flights, all PEDs must be turned off during taxi, takeoff, and landing at airports outside the U.S. and its territories. Please use headphones for all audio and video. Siempre puedes usar dispositivos electrónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) tales como tabletas, lectores electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes que pesen menos de 2 libras en modo AVIÓN en

los vuelos domésticos, excepto si un Miembro de la Tripulación indica lo contrario. Puedes tener un PED pequeño en la mano, llevarlo encima, en la ropa o en un bolsillo en el respaldo del asiento. Los dispositivos y accesorios no pueden bloquear el acceso al pasillo. Los PEDs grandes como computadoras portátiles que pesen 2 libras o más deben de ser guardados debajo del asiento o en los compartimentos superiores mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden en un estuche debajo del asiento. En los vuelos internacionales, todos los PEDs deben permanecer apagados mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje en aeropuertos fuera de los EE. UU. y sus territorios. Por favor usa auriculares para cualquier sonido o video.

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Sometimes Permitted

Pueden usarse en ocasiones dentro del avión We understand you may want to document your travel on Southwest Airlines. Want to photograph and/or record Southwest Airlines Customers or Employees? Let them know first! The use of cameras and mobile devices is permitted onboard to capture personal events but can never interfere with the safety of a flight and should always respect others’ privacy. Entendemos que es posible que desees documentar tu viaje en Southwest Airlines. ¿Quieres fotografiar y / o grabar Clientes o Empleados de Southwest Airlines? ¡Hazles saber primero! El uso de cámaras y dispositivos móviles se permite a bordo para capturar eventos personales, pero nunca debe interferir con la seguridad de un vuelo y siempre debe respetar la privacidad de los demás.

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BEFORE YOU GET UP, REMEMBER ...

Although you can form lines at the back lavatory, you cannot form lines at the front lavatory or gather in the front galley.

We serve complimentary snacks,† but feel free to bring your own food onboard— you just can’t bring your own alcohol to consume onboard.

SMOKE-FREE E-cigarettes are not allowed to be used in the cabin.

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Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión

Never Permitted Nunca pueden

Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices are also permitted. Dispositivos de estimulación electrónica de los nervios y otros aparatos médicos

Devices capable of transmitting data, unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos los dispositivos con capacidad para transmitir datos, excepto que se especifique lo contrario.

Two-Way Radios (WalkieTalkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies)

PETS

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.

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 ataquen, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación.

implantados también son permitidos.

Electronic Watches Relojes electrónicos

Pacemakers Marcapasos

Noise-Canceling Headphones Auriculares que aislan el ruido

Hearing Aids Aparatos para sordos Electric Shavers Rastrillo eléctrico

DISABILITY ASSISTANCE

Southwest Airlines offers assistance to Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus Clientes con discapacidades que así lo soliciten. 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.

usarse dentro del avión

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

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers Televisión o radios de AM/FM Remote-Controlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices not allowed for use in the cabin. No se permite el uso de Cigarrillos Electrónicos y Dispositivos para fumar adentro de la cabina. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone 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 (coo por ejemplo “defensores de rodillas” o mantas portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a ninguna parte de la aeronave.

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Inflight Entertainment

Getting Connected

Our entertainment portal is filled with exciting inflight options— from free live TV to exclusive content—for you to enjoy.

Our portal has a new look. Whether you want to catch your favorite TV show or need a restaurant recommendation, we’ve got you covered.

®

HOW TO CONNECT: SOUTHWESTWIFI.COM*

Handheld Devices

Tap the Settings icon, and then choose the WiFi icon. Turn WiFi On with On/Off button.

Tap SouthwestWiFi in the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection. Open your internet browser.

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

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

Laptops

Click the WiFi icon.

Select SouthwestWiFi from the list of WiFi networks by clicking on it and confirm connection. Open your internet browser.

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

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

* WiFi available only on WiFi-equipped aircraft.

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 top-notch web browsing capabilities to all Customers using WiFi, we limit access to the following online activities due to high bandwidth consumption: telephony

applications (VoIP), device/ system/software updates, and certain video/audio streaming subscription services, applications, and websites.

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Beverages

THIS ONE’S ON US Business Select® Customers receive a free premium drink† on the day of travel.

Baileys and Coffee 

LOOK NO FURTHER for your next cold-weather drink.

A combination of Baileys Irish Cream and Community coffee, this tipple is the perfect pick-me-up once temperatures drop. And if you want the ideal proportions for after you land, Baileys recommends 2 ounces of the liqueur and 6 ounces of hot java. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES

• Coca-Cola® • Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar • 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 • Mott’s® Tomato Juice

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BEER $5

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• Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon • St Roc Sparkling Wine • Whistling Thorn Chenin BlancChardonnay

† You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not drink alcoholic beverages because of the risk of birth defects. Images of the alcoholic beverage product do not reflect how it is actually served. Customer will not receive a beverage with a cap. In accordance with FAA regulations, Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages onboard that are not served by Southwest Airlines.

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. Expires Dec 31, 2017

RECYCLING

We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers. RECEIPTS

Customers can retrieve drink receipts at Southwest.com/ beveragereceipts.

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• 2X points on Southwest purchases • 2X points on Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases • 1X point on all other purchases • Bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, rental cars, access to exclusive events, and more Visit Southwest.com/inflight to learn more. Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Offer subject to change. See Southwest.com/applytoday for pricing and rewards details. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Earn from 1,000 to 10,000 points per night for every hotel stay booked through Rocketmiles. Visit rocketmiles.com/southwest to book now.

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Go International

Insider’s San Jose Southwest serves 14 international destinations,

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including Costa Rica’s vibrant capital city.

SOUTHWEST VACATIONS® SWEEPSTAKES Visit Southwestvacations.com/winsjo to enter for your chance to win round trip air travel on Southwest for you and a guest to Juan Santamaría International Airport; four-night accommodations at Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort; and food and beverage credit ($50 per room, per night).

Boarding, Customs, and Immigration 1

This Space For Offical Use Only

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.

Customs Declaration

FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009

19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316

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.

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

trip prior to U.S. arrival

11 I am (We are) bringing

(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture: 12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:

Yes

No

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

Yes

No

(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:

Yes

No

(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.

Signature

1 Last 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 Date (month/day/year)

Welcome to Mexico

Name(s)

I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.

for passengers coming from abroad

Passengers may import items to their personal baggage without requiring the services of a customs agent by paying a global rate of 16%, provided that the total amount, excluding the duty free exemption, does not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency as long as an invoice, proof of payment or any other document that proves the commercial value of the items is provided.

INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS

9 Airline/Flight No. or Vessel Name 10 The primary purpose of this trip is business:

CBP Form 6059B (04/14)

sat.gob.mx

aduanas.gob.mx

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Customs Declaration

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

PAYMENT OF DUTIES

• 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)

8 Countries visited on this

2

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

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.”

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SAN JOSE CENTRAL MARKET At

the city’s largest market, you can browse vendors and sample fare like Costa Rica’s national dish: gallo pinto, rice with black or red beans.

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TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Known for its sea turtle

MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK Trek through the rainforest, relax on white-sand beaches, and explore coral reefs at this national park on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast.

nesting grounds, this national park three hours from San Jose is home to a wealth of wildlife, including capuchin monkeys and tree frogs.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia age 21 or older at time of entry. Limit one entry per person. All fields must be completed. Approximate retail value of prize: $2,075. For complete details and Official Rules, visit southwestvacations.com/winsjo. By submitting this entry, you agree to the Official Rules. By entering, information collected will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at southwestvacations.com/generalinformation/privacy-and-security-policy. Sponsor: The Mark Travel Corporation, doing business as Southwest Vacations, 8415 South Park Circle, Orlando, FL 32819. Enter by 11:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2017. Government-imposed per passenger travel taxes of up to $200 per person are not included and are payable by each of winner and guest prior to travel.

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.

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 check-in for your return flight. Passengers unable to present this form at time of departure will be fined by Mexican Immigration. * Go to cbp.gov to download, fill out, and print this form before your next international flight.

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Trinity University's Mellon Initiative fosters undergraduate scholarship and research in the arts and humanities. Combining interests in virtual reality, storytelling, and migrant narratives, Andrea Acevedo '18 and communication professor Aaron Delwiche created The Butterfly Project, a space that gives viewers an unconventional look into the U.S. immigration system.

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