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CONTENTS February 2020

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29 Drop your bags in L.A., try a pizza-like Turkish dish, and sip a sunset-inspired cocktail in Denver.

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Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary The A-List Spotlight Community Outreach 24 Our People

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February 2020 EDITORIAL creative director Kevin de Miranda executive editor Mark Shimabukuro art director Desiree Espada editors Catherine Downes Melissa Flandreau Alex Macon associate editor Mary Layne Strieber designers Mariela Garcia Christine Smith Maria Williams editorial intern Lawrence Smelser contributors Nick Cabrera, Tommie Ethington, Jim Gold, Page Grossman, Lucinda Hahn, Levi Hastings, Andrew Joyce, Kevin J. Miyazaki, James Sullivan web development, pace interactive Jason Dalton, Craig Davis, Carolyn Eckstein EDITORIAL INQUIRIES Write to Southwest: The Magazine 4131 N. Central Expy., Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204, or email letters@southwestmag.com. Our writer’s guidelines and editorial calendar can be found at 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. ® ceo & owner Bonnie McElveen-Hunter chairman emeritus Eugene Johnston secretary-treasurer Patricia M. McConnell president Jason Whiting chief operating officer & chief financial officer Leigh Ann Klee vice president, production James A. DeCata senior production manager Greg Onder director of marketing Candice Thomas media analyst Samantha Absher

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Gary’s Greeting

A Culture of Champions Everywhere I go, people always want to know how Southwest® has such a strong Culture and how we preserve and strengthen it as we grow. For context, when I joined the Company in 1986, we had a little more than 5,000 Employees and 60 aircraft. Today, we have more than 60,000 Employees and 750 airplanes. It’s fascinating to me how our Culture has remained unique and special after all these years. There are so many facets that make our Culture world-class. In order to have

a strong culture, you have to be a championship team. I tell young people all the time to join a winning team. If you don’t, chances are you won’t be happy. Sports fans know it doesn’t take a psychology degree to dissect the difference in culture between the first and last place teams—and I’m not talking about the level of talent or coaching. Championship teams are built on love, trust, respect, and shared goals. Another common characteristic of really strong cultures is that they often

resemble families. Southwest is not merely a Team; we are a Family. And Families spend time together. This month, I am on the road hosting what we call Southwest Rallies, which are opportunities to spend time together, have fun, tell stories, and rally the troops. It’s our version of a State of the Union address, except with a lot more laughing. Without fail, every year, I find myself more inspired after our Rally season— simply due to the spirit and the energy of our People. We truly love our jobs, our Company, and spending time together. I ask three things of our People: work hard, have fun, and treat each other with respect. I guess the secret to a strong culture isn’t all that complex—and it’s not even a secret. But you know it when you find it, and if you’re like me, it can lead to a fulfilling career with People and a place you love.

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Una Cultura de Campeones Dondequiera que voy, la gente siempre quiere saber cómo Southwest® ha desarrollado una Cultura tan fuerte y cómo la preservamos y fortalecemos, al mismo tiempo que crecemos. Cuando me uní a la compañía en 1986, teníamos un poco más de 5,000 empleados y 60 aviones. Hoy, tenemos más de 60,000 empleados y 750 aviones. Es fascinante para mí cómo nuestra Cultura ha permanecido única y especial después de todos estos años. Hay muchos aspectos que hacen que nuestra Cultura sea de categoría

mundial. Para tener una cultura fuerte, tienes que ser un equipo campeón. Siempre le sugiero a los jóvenes que se unan a un equipo ganador. Si no lo haces, lo más probable es que no seas feliz. Los fanáticos del deporte saben que no se necesita un título en psicología para analizar la diferencia entre el equipo que está en primer lugar y el que queda en último—y no hablo del nivel de talento y de entrenamiento. Los equipos campeones se desarrollan con base en amor, confianza, respeto y objetivos compartidos.

Otra característica común de las culturas fuertes es que a menudo se parecen a las familias. Southwest no es sólo un Equipo; somos una Familia. Y las Familias pasan tiempo juntas. Este mes, estaré organizando lo que llamamos Southwest Rallies, que representan une oportunidad para pasar tiempo juntos, disfrutarnos, contar historias y reunir a las tropas. Es nuestra versión de un discurso del Estado de la Unión, excepto que con mucha más risa. Cada año, sin excepción, me siento más inspirado después de nuestra temporada de rallies, debido al espíritu y a la energía de nuestra Gente. Nos encanta nuestro trabajo, nuestra Compañía y pasar tiempo juntos. Solo le pido tres cosas a nuestra Gente: trabajar duro, divertirse y tratarse con respecto. Supongo que el secreto de una cultura fuerte no es tan complejo – y ni siquiera es un secreto. Pero lo sabrás cuando lo hayas encontrado y si eres como yo, puede llevarte a una carrera gratificante con Gente y en un lugar que amas.

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Reunions by playing an opening set on the main World Headquarters Stage. This program supports and celebrates emerging artists by featuring them on Southwest.fm, Southwest’s site for all things music. It also encourages site visitors to learn more about these artists and to vote for one to perform at the Luck Reunion. We’ve also spent time with a number of Luck’s artists during the Southwest Porch Sessions. These sessions provide viewers with a chance to tune in to performances and learn more about these talented artists. Head to Southwest.fm/Artist-Community to watch these videos. Want to attend this one-of-a-kind event? Visit Southwest.fm/LuckReunion to learn more and enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a pair of festival badges, plus round-trip travel and hotel for you and a guest. —Tena Griffith, Brand Partnerships and Entertainment

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simulators and listened to legendary stories from the Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen who attend the program annually. For their many years of support, Southwest is extremely grateful to the living and deceased Tuskegee Airmen and their families (Lt. Calvin J. Spann, Capt. Claude R. Platte, Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, Flight Officer Dr. Robert T. McDaniel, Lt. Col. Robert Ashby, Lt. Col. George Hardy, and Col. Charles McGee). These World War II heroes have inspired the CTLA graduates to attend the Naval Academy and other college aviation programs, earn fighter pilot licenses and commercial pilot ratings, and serve as role models for their peers. To top off the program in Dallas, Southwest Ambassadors awarded a trophy and certificate of completion to each student. Southwest also celebrated Documented Original Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee’s 100th birthday and presented a $100,000 check—funds raised from the 2019 Southwest Airlines LUV Classic golf tournament—to the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. National Youth Activities. For more information about CTLA, including application details, visit tuskegeeairmen.org. —Karen Price-Ward, Community Outreach

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/ SEATTLE Toppings at Café Turko range from garlic yogurt sauce and seasoned lamb to classic pizza garnishes, like bell peppers and black olives.

/ WASHINGTON, D.C. The chicken pide at Tempo is a pleasant blend of green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and garlic. It’s topped with melted kasseri cheese.

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This boat-shaped Turkish flatbread smothered in melted cheese resembles something a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would have delivered to their Manhattan sewer abode. But it’s not pizza. Butter glistens in place of marinara sauce. There are no pepperonis in sight. Instead, thin slices of tender beef mingle with dollops of rich kajmak and splashes of peppery ajvar. This is pide. And in St. Louis, chef Loryn Nalic and her husband, Edo, have been slinging the wood-fired delicacy out of their food truck, Balkan Treat Box, since December 2016. “When I first started researching the dish after coming back to the States following a trip through the Balkans, I couldn’t find it anywhere,” Nalic says. “But now, it's catching on, which is great.” And as of last year, people line up around the block to snag a seat at their Webster Groves brick-and-mortar. february 2020 southwest 33

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There are plenty of ways to waste time when you’re on the clock—playing solitaire, gossiping at the water cooler, posting pictures of our dogs on social media. But the dawn of Amazon and two-day shipping has given rise to a new workplace time killer. According to a 2019 survey from the Harris Poll, more than two-thirds of people fessed up to online shopping while at work. Be careful when you partake in this unproductive pastime—if that many people are spending their paychecks during work hours, there’s a good chance your boss knows about it. The good news? Statistically, they’re probably doing the same thing.

BY THE BUY When looking at just millennials, the number of workplace shoppers rose to 81 percent.

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Daily Harvest’s boxes let customers choose the number of items (nine to 26) and how often to receive them (weekly or monthly).

This frozen food company makes meals (and snacks) easy, healthy, and delicious. Here’s how founder Rachel Drori describes the food delivery startup: I started Daily Harvest out of personal need. I had a busy schedule at my job, and instead of lunch, I would grab a bar or trail mix and move on to my next meeting. After a few months, I thought, What am I doing to myself? I wanted to make it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables, and I started researching frozen food. Daily Harvest started with smoothies but expanded to soups, harvest bowls, overnight oats, chia parfaits, lattes, and bites. You open the cup and see the unrefined ingredients, and then it’s one-step prep. You add water or your choice of milk, or if it’s a harvest bowl, you can add a protein. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine,” but we’ve gotten bad at that. We’re all incredibly busy, and we stop taking care of ourselves. We’re trying to let food be thy medicine by helping people eat more fruits and vegetables in a convenient format.

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Before leading the WNBA, Engelbert was CEO of Deloitte.

OUT TAKES HIP PARENTING My coolness factor with my kids has gone up considerably since the day I was announced as commissioner. RISE TO THE TOP I never aspired to fill a box called “CEO” or to hold the title of commissioner, but I did always aspire to lead. FUTURE THINKING My job is to build leaders below me so that, when I’m done with the work, the next generation is ready to step up.

Cathy Engelbert

I have this theory that you must be your best in your ordinary moments so that you can be great in extraordinary moments. Having played and captained lacrosse and basketball teams, I do think that practice, practice, practice makes perfect. It was a big deal to me to come into this role. It gave me not only the responsibility of running the WNBA—the only women’s professional sports league to last more than 23 years—but also the potential to transform the entire ecosystem around women’s sports, women’s empowerment, and women in society. Less than 1 percent of all corporate sponsorship dollars go to women’s sports, and less than 4 percent of all media coverage goes to women’s sports. Sports can really move the needle on how women are recognized.

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The commissioner of the WNBA knows that sports can change the world.

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WORK Trip EAT → The ever-rotating dumplings at BaoBao Dumpling House range from pork and scallion to bulgogi beef. Don’t skip the Sunday dim sum brunch.

PLAY ↖ Attractions at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine include a superhero exhibit and plays based on children’s books like Stuart Little.

JAM ↘ Catch an intimate show at Port City Music Hall, and be sure to check out the calendar at sister venue State Theatre, just down the street.

DRINK ← Are you game? Along with stellar cocktails and local beers, Arcadia National Bar touts an array of pinball machines and other arcade favorites.

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SLEEP ← At The Press Hotel, vintage-style writing desks and headline wallpaper honor the building’s former occupant: the Portland Press Herald.

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Daisley’s new book, out Feb. 25, takes its name from his business-focused podcast: Eat Sleep Work Repeat.

taking a break seems to improve people’s productivity in the afternoon. People who take lunch breaks with co-workers have observed that some of their best ideas have come from those casual chats. We’ve made the mistake of thinking that lunch breaks are unproductive, and we’ve eliminated that human connection.”

Take It Easy

Working less will make you happier and more productive, says author Bruce Daisley.

Should we enjoy work? “We know that when people enjoy their jobs, they do a better job. A lot of us have developed this expectation that somehow we can eliminate unproductive activity. The consequence is that we’ve gradually eliminated a lot of the human parts of people’s jobs and made work less and less enjoyable.” What’s one way to make a workday pleasant? “Taking a lunch break is incredibly effective. It improves our sleep and our happiness levels. In fact,

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So, we should work less? “People with long working weeks tend to have less imaginative ideas. They tend to be very predictable in their thinking patterns. All of us are looking for inventive ways to solve problems. A long working week is the quickest way to eliminate that inventiveness.” Why is it important to take days off? “We tell ourselves that working more leads to more productivity, but the evidence seems to say the opposite. Americans typically take two weeks’ vacation and a big holiday. Look at productivity around the world. The French and the Swedes take more vacation days, and their productivity is almost the same. Elite performance is a combination of work plus rest. We get the balance wrong.”

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When Stephanie Herfel first got sick, her pet husky, Sierra, knew something was wrong. Credit the strength of the canine nose, which is now at the center of some of today’s most exciting medical research.

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Stephanie Herfel wants you to know she doesn’t see alien spaceships. She doesn’t believe in the healing power of crystals. She doesn’t even check her horoscope in the newspaper. (Well, hardly ever.) Herfel is just a normal American woman who loves country music concerts and enjoys a cocktail every now and again. She’s a former Marine and a Midwesterner, and she’ll proudly tell you she’s “53 years young.” And that her dog sniffed out her ovarian cancer. She gets that you’re skeptical. She knows it’s a universally accepted truth that people can be downright daffy when it comes to their dogs and what they can do. On the other hand, you might be among a growing number of people, including scientists, academics, and doctors, who believe that canine snouts can detect cancers far earlier than physicians are able to now—and, as a result, hold the key to saving hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of lives. Millions? But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Yes, this is a story about numbers, but the first number is simply one: one divorced mom, one dog and her nose, one stroke of great, good fortune.

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It begins in 2010, when Herfel’s son adopts a puppy soon after enlisting in the Air Force. But months later, when he is ordered to deploy to England, he has to drop the high-spirited husky, Sierra, off with his mom in San Diego. Herfel lays down one condition: The dog stays with her. “You have unlimited visitation, but she needs a stable home. It’s not fair to her to keep passing her back and forth.” That was the beginning of Sierra and Stephanie.

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The following year, Herfel and her new sidekick move to Madison, Wisconsin. “I was a single woman dating in California, only to find materialistic people,” she says. “I was ready for a change.” While trying to make friends and date and establish a life in her new city, Herfel notices that she is gaining weight. A lot of weight. She has healthy eating habits, and has always hovered around 145 pounds. Yet the numbers on her scale are marching in one direction. At 160, she thinks, What the hell? and tries to exercise more. She’s shocked when she hits 180. And a few months later, the flickering red digits settle in at a new high of 210. “I cried—a lot,” she says. A doctor she sees about the weight gain orders blood tests, which come back normal. She takes to wearing stretchy yoga pants all day because she can’t button her jeans. There are also so many urinary tract infections that the doctor barely bothers with appointments: She just calls his office, and he prescribes antibiotics over the phone. “He chalked it up to having sex,” she says. “But I wasn’t having sex, so I knew that wasn’t it.” In September 2013, Herfel sits down at her desk, still wearing her trusty yoga pants, and feels a pain radiating from her belly button to her pelvic bone. Later that day, it gets worse, until she’s nearly doubled over. Now she is worried. She goes to the emergency room. Eight hours and a CT scan later, she learns she has an ovarian cyst. Nothing to fret about, she’s told. A doctor prescribes her something for the pain and says that she should feel better in a few days.

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In 2019, roughly 22,530 women learned they have ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Many of these cases were in stage 3 or 4, when the survival rate can be especially low. The symptoms, if there are any at all, are the routine complaints women contend with during periods, menopause, or just on a bad day: abdominal bloating or pain, weight gain, urinary issues, fatigue. Early detection can dramatically improve a patient’s prospects, but there is no early-screening test for ovarian cancer, a disease Herfel likens to a snake: “Because snakes are quiet, yet they can be deadly. Very deadly.”

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After the ER visit, the painkillers do their job. And a few weeks later, when Sierra starts sniffing at her stomach, Herfel thinks nothing of it. “I figured maybe I had crumbs on my pants,” she says. The next day, Sierra presses her nose against Herfel’s belly again. After the third time, distracted from her work, Herfel grows exasperated. She gently scolds the dog and pushes her away. “I thought she was just being naughty.” A short time later, Herfel looks up from the computer and doesn’t see Sierra, who normally lies in the middle of the room. She checks the dog bed in the living room, near the table in the kitchen, the bedroom. Then she gets nervous and starts searching in places where Sierra never ventures. Way back in her bedroom closet, she finds Sierra curled up in a ball. She kneels down to see if the dog is sick or injured, and that’s when she notices Sierra’s face. “She had such a look of worry. Her eyebrows were scrunched up so tight. And the fur around her eyes was completely soaked. They say dogs don’t cry, but ….” Herfel experiences then what she can only describe as a “leap of faith.” A lightbulb moment. “I knew in my gut Sierra was trying to tell me something. With the CT result and the cyst, I thought, I need to follow up.”

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You and your dog both have olfactory receptor cells inside your nostrils that hoover up smells. The difference is you have about 6 million; your dog has some 300 million. And your dog’s olfactory bulb, the part of the brain dedicated

to processing all the information the nose supplies, is many times larger than yours. All this equips your dog to distinguish and remember a staggering variety of scents. Whereas you can smell a spritz of perfume when you walk into your bedroom, your dog would have no problem smelling it in an enclosed sports stadium—and recognizing the perfume’s individual ingredients, too. What’s more, your dog has, hidden above the roof of their mouth, what’s called a vomeronasal organ. Thanks to evolution, yours has withered to nearly nothing. Your dog’s, however, senses the chemicals from hormones that all animals, including humans, give off. This allows your dog to identify aggressors and potential mates, and even to tell if someone is pregnant. Or sick.

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On Nov. 18, about two months after her emergency room visit, an oncologist at the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center makes a 15-inch incision in Herfel’s abdomen, starting a nine-hour surgery. The cancer, he discovers, has spread from her ovaries to her spleen and other parts of the abdomen. She has stage 3 ovarian cancer. All the affected areas are removed in what’s called, terribly, a “debulking surgery,” and Herfel is left to prepare for five months of chemotherapy and radiation. “I didn’t think I was going to survive,” she says. “I started thinking about what Sierra had done and wondering if I could find a verse to honor her that could be read at my funeral.”

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Herfel’s story about Sierra isn’t as unusual as you might think. Google “my dog sniffed my cancer,” and brace yourself for the flood of results. The first recorded instance of a cancer-sniffing dog was published in 1989 by The Lancet, a respected British medical journal. In a letter to the editor, two London-based dermatologists described a patient and her pet, a gentle Doberman pinscher–border collie mix with the delightful name of Baby Boo. The dermatologists wrote that Baby Boo had grown fixated on an area on the back of her owner’s thigh. The dog would sniff and snort at it, even when the woman was wearing slacks. One warm day, when she wore shorts,

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Dr. Cynthia Otto goes nose-tonose with a trainee at the Working Dog Center.

Baby Boo jumped up and bit at the back of her leg, nipping again and again, prompting the woman to twist around and find a fairly large, dark bump. It turned out to be a malignant melanoma, which the doctors excised. Because the tumor was still small enough for it to be easily treated, the dermatologists reported that the dog had saved her owner’s life. In conclusion, they suggested in The Lancet that “the adjunctive use of animals with highly developed sensory modalities in cancer diagnosis is worth considering ...” Excited by the possibilities, researchers in the following decades published study after study showing trained dogs detecting various types of cancer using urine, blood, or breath samples. The success rates were astonishing, as the dogs often identified the samples with 90 percent accuracy or better.

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No one at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia doubts that dogs can detect cancer. They see it every day. Now I’m here to see it, too. I’m dropped off near the low-slung buildings of a gritty industrial park, a stone’s throw from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

Passing under an awning emblazoned with the silhouette of a German shepherd, I find a facility that could rival any Olympic training center. In the large main room, a floor of interlocking blue tiles creates a low-impact surface. Here, puppies play and older dogs learn search-andrescue skills through various exercises, such as locating a person hidden inside a plastic barrel. Equipment is scattered about. A raised plank resembling a balance beam here, two brightly colored exercise balls there. Barking echoes from nearby rooms, along with the sharp sound of “clickers,” handheld devices used by trainers to reinforce praiseworthy behaviors. The center was founded by Dr. Cynthia Otto, a veterinarian and professor at Penn who was inspired by the heroic search-and-rescue dogs she treated at ground zero following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Since opening in 2012, the Working Dog Center has honed hundreds of well-trained snouts that will help sniff out bombs, narcotics, disaster victims, and more. Five of the dogs at the center are known as the “cancer dogs.” One, a friendly Dutch shepherd named Lucy, noses my hand until I squat and pet her. “She’s a fan favorite around here,” says Dr. Jennifer Essler, Lucy’s trainer february 2020 Southwest 49

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“frozen” in front of the vial, as trained. Will she change her mind? In the office, Essler waits five seconds and then squeezes her clicker.

again, I watch Lucy choose from among the samples. Then two German shepherds, Osa and Bobbie, do similar tests.

Dogs train by using a “scent wheel” that holds different samples.

When the click reaches Lucy’s ears, she races back to the office. “Good job, Lucy!” Essler says, tossing her a handful of treats. Again and

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today. “But she’s a little mischievous.” Even cancer-detecting dogs, it seems, like to get into the trash. “Ready to work, Lucy?” Essler says brightly. “Go work!” Lucy trots through the door into a larger room, where there is a stainless-steel flywheel that looks like a giant eight-spoke bicycle wheel. A research assistant has placed glass vials at the end of three of the spokes. One vial contains a speck of blood plasma from an ovarian cancer patient. That’s the one Lucy needs to find. The other two vials contain either healthy plasma or plasma from a patient with a benign ovarian tumor. As we watch her on a computer monitor in the office, Lucy trots to one vial and sniffs, and then steps to the vial on a neighboring spoke. We know that’s the one containing the blood plasma of the cancer patient, but will Lucy? She pauses, her nose centimeters from the vial’s open top. We watch and wait. She’s not moving. She stands

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the vial. I sniff the vial myself and smell nothing. So, what are the dogs smelling? Odors are created by volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Peanut butter’s odor has a certain pattern of VOCs; Chanel No. 5 has its own. Cancer cells are thought to produce an array of VOCs that create scents different from those of healthy cells. “It comes down to the study of proteins,” says Dr. Howard Bailey, the director of the Carbone Cancer Center and one of Herfel’s oncologists. “Cancer occurs and advances based on some of the abnormal proteins it produces, and differing smells are often a result of different proteins. So, it’s not surprising that dogs, which are much more sensitive to smell than we are, could detect a change [in their owner’s smell].” These VOCs—and the many others our bodies produce—are emitted through our blood, urine, and breath. But why the distress in dogs such as Sierra and Baby Boo? “If your spouse came home one day with purple hair, you’d notice that,” Otto says. “Dogs sort of ‘see’ with their noses, and as cancer changes the typical odor within our bodies, the dog is reacting to that change in its owner.” Some private groups are training cancer-detection dogs with an eye toward putting pooches in every hospital and doctor’s office. As the joke among scientists goes, “Will there someday be a Lab in every lab?” Probably not. Dogs, as impressive as they are in a controlled environment like Otto’s quiet testing room, have limited attention spans. They get hungry, fatigued, and distracted. What’s more, the cost and time to train a dog is enormous. “The number of dogs it would take to screen every single woman in this country once a year is insane,” Otto says. “That’s not our vision.” Instead, she and three other scientists at Penn have built a diagnostic device that mimics the dogs’ cancer-detecting abilities.

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Eventually, Otto and her cohorts hope it will be used to scan blood samples as a routine screening for ovarian cancer. To create what’s known as an electronic nose, or e-nose, the Penn team first had to identify ovarian cancer’s “odor signature”— the exact chemical makeup of the scent the dogs detect in the blood plasma samples. To do so, George Preti, an organic chemist, isolated and identified the VOCs he suspected the samples shared. Then, he sent the VOCs to Otto’s dogs to test whether or not they responded. Guided by the results, Penn physicist Charlie Johnson built the e-nose device. Sitting on a bench in his lab at Penn, he admits that, for now, it looks “a bit like a home science project.” Nevertheless, the carbon nanotubes and single-strand DNA that make up the e-nose’s sensors do precisely what the dogs do: read the VOCs emanating from cancer patients’ plasma samples. The team won’t reveal its results ahead of a paper it expects to publish later this year, but the enthusiasm is palpable. “We’ve had success with [the sensor] detecting early and late stage cancer, so that makes us very excited that with more refining, this can actually succeed,” Johnson says. Electronic noses are showing promise in labs beyond Penn. Researchers at MIT worked with trained dogs to build one that may detect urological cancer. In South Korea, the Netherlands, and Israel, e-noses are being fine-tuned to diagnose lung, prostate, and other cancers through patients’ breath and urine. None has reached the market, though; until they do, Lucy and her tail-wagging assistants are happy to help with cutting-edge cancer research.

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cancer is in remission. Jim has a kind heart and a gentle smile and works for a Madison-based chocolate company. Herfel thinks she’s hit the jackpot: “He drives semis full of liquid chocolate—a woman’s dream!” A few months after their first date at Monk’s Bar and Grill downtown, Herfel takes Sierra north for the Fourth of July weekend. At a friend’s lakeside cabin, they play by the water. And then Sierra disappears. Herfel finds her in the cabin’s loft, curled in the back of a closet. The dog looks terrified. Herfel coaxes her downstairs and tries to comfort her. But after a short time, Sierra returns to the closet. Herfel’s friend tries to reassure her that it’s a fluke, that it doesn’t necessarily mean the cancer has come back. “But I knew in my heart and gut what Sierra was doing, that she was communicating with me,” Herfel says. A CT scan soon after shows an area of suspicion. A liver biopsy confirms it: Her ovarian cancer has returned. With that news, she tells Jim that she knows cancer is a pretty hefty piece of baggage. She’ll set him free. No ill feelings. He looks at her and says, “I’m not going anywhere. We’ll cherish every day we have left.” On Aug. 26, 2017, Herfel walks down the aisle toward Jim, who’s standing at the altar with Sierra by his side. You don’t get cured of ovarian cancer; if you’re lucky, you live with it. Over the next two years, Herfel is treated for two more recurrences—both caught early, thanks in part to Sierra hiding each time, under the bed or behind the toilet, in advance of the positive CT scans. Sierra’s nose knows. “When my cancer’s active, she won’t kiss me. She’ll be tolerant of me, but she’ll constantly try to be away from me. And I grab her little face, and I say, ‘I’m listening.’” Lucinda Hahn is the proud owner of a border collie rescue dog, Pilot. Write letters@southwestmag.com.

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wo years ago, our middle son, Will, was preparing to head off to his first semester at Ohio State. All of the family conversations that summer seemed to revolve around this big change that was coming, for all of us. At first, Sam—Will’s older brother by a year and a half—said little. Not that he’s usually chatty: Sam, who is on the autism spectrum, talks mainly when we’re out of peanut butter or mac and cheese, or when there’s a movie or TV series that he wants to critique. Suddenly, however, Sam began to tell his mom—my wife, Monica—and me about his own plans, at least for the near future. He wanted to book a trip. By the time we first heard about it, he already had the whole thing mapped out in his head. It seemed pretty clear. If Will was headed off on an adventure, then Sam should have one, too. From our home north of Boston, we’d travel to Logan Airport and fly to Denver. We’d rent an SUV and drive over the february 2020 Southwest 55

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Rocky Mountains to Moab, Utah. The centerpiece of the trip would be Arches National Park; Sam had become entranced by images of the park’s incredible sandstone formations. He’d also discovered the potash evaporation ponds. These man-made formations are found at a remote location west of Moab, where a mining company uses blue dye to help evaporate briny ponds of water and potassium chloride, or potash, which is eventually crystallized and used to make fer-

social obstacle courses of school, and he stopped going at 15. Since completing his high school equivalency test, he has worked part-time jobs, often fantasizing about where he might live when he finds a suitable career. Japan is typically high on the list. Sam, who has always been visually and musically gifted, loves anime and noodle bowls. The last time he’d planned a trip, his first thought was to go to Tokyo. Alone. He was 17 at the time. Didn’t have a driver’s license.

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tilizer. The process creates a fantastically vivid aerial view, like a pop art painting. And he wanted to visit Salt Lake City and Boise, Idaho, the latter of which would be our departure point for the return flight home. True to form for Sam, the trip would be meticulously planned, to avoid as many chance encounters as conceivably possible. Like others on the spectrum, Sam, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome around age 8, can become bewildered by unknowns of any kind. He’d always dreaded the

Hadn’t left his room in our house much since he’d become a teenager. We gently but quickly dissuaded him from that idea—the distance! the language barrier!—and agreed to let him fly by himself to his second choice, Seattle, instead. Sam called us more often during those few days than he ever had before. With some coaching over the phone, he located the micro-hotel where he’d booked a room. He figured out the bus system, visited the Space Needle, did a bit of hiking. As far as we could tell, he spent his last few days in

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Seattle holing up in his room, making his way to a nearby pizza joint and back for meals. All the mental taxation he had put himself through to prove he could make the trip had obviously caught up with him. Still, the simple act of going was a triumph. Now, a couple of years later, he was determined to go west again. Monica had just gone to Columbus, Ohio, with Will to see the campus. She was also packing for an upcoming trip to Paris with the women in her family, so she suggested I go with Sam. We’d recently taken a family trip back to San Francisco, where the kids were born, and he was especially animated there. He seemed to embrace the idea of road-tripping with his father. I cleared my desk and we flew out of Logan on a Saturday in September. After a pizza and a quick trip to the Denver Art Museum, we went to bed early and left before dawn. As we passed through the Rockies,

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Now, a couple of years later, he was determined to go west again. we took a detour up Mount Evans to watch the sun come up. On the five-hour drive to Moab, we listened to the filmmaker David Lynch narrate his memoir, Room to Dream, which had just come out. Sam and I had spent a lot of time discussing which audiobook we’d use to bide the extensive driving time ahead of us; I’d successfully convinced him that the eccentric Lynch, who grew up in Boise, would be a mutually agreeable travel companion. As we neared Arches around midday, we took another brief diversion a few miles north of the highway onto an unpaved road. There, in the canyon, we found the ghost town Sam was looking

for. A century ago, Sego was a tiny coal-mining community, but a poor water supply eventually led to the demise of the industry and the departure of the town’s remaining residents. We spent an hour or so wandering around the crumbling foundations of places where a few intrepid people once lived.

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wife and I saw the Broadway play based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, about a teenage boy in England who struggles with the expectations of society. The show’s staging brilliantly conceptualized the intense chaos careening around inside the 15-year-old Christopher’s head, with an endless feed of mathematic equations and fragments of language streaming frantically across the black box of the theater. Pounding electronic music and hot white lights helped depict the boy’s inner turmoil, which, like Sam’s, is forever masked by a stony facial expression. In Utah, I began to see that Sam was giving me a gift. Sam, the kid who never answers when we ask which composer’s music he’s playing on his keyboard. Sam, the kid who often signs greeting cards with a single dot. Though he rarely ever smiles or laughs, his sense of humor—or, more accurately, his sense of the absurd—is acute. He gets David Lynch. When I told him recently that he needed to have a flu shot, he deadpanned, “What if I get autism?” Adolescence was hard for him, but as he enters adulthood, he’s learning to be proud of the traits that make him unique. I think, for Sam, the barren terrain of Utah represented the nearest thing to a moonscape he could find on Earth. What would it be like to inhabit a distant satellite alone? I’m not sure I can imagine it, but I sure do believe Sam can. We spent a couple of days driving through Arches, hiking out to get a close look at Landscape Arch, the long, thin, bridge-like formation in the area known as Devils Garden. It took a bit of off-roading in our rented SUV, up several boulder-strewn switchbacks, to reach the potash evaporation pond, about 20 miles southwest of Arches. At one point, we left the

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car behind until it was a tiny speck in the distance, hoofing across a wide expanse of high desert and clambering up a huge slab of rock to get a view of the pond. There was no activity, no sign of life, behind the mining facility’s prohibitive fencing. Sam’s eyes were wide as he scanned the vast human emptiness of our surroundings. He lingered, taking plenty of photos. Some days that week he talked a lot. About Lynch’s movies, about

the fact that a bison is not a buffalo. There were other days when we drove for long stretches in silence. Our family learned long ago that if Sam is feeling overwhelmed, it’s best to just let him power down. Each night brought a new experience. I’d booked Airbnbs along the route, including a “glamping” tent with two full-size beds on the outskirts of Moab and, later in the week, a rustic cabin on a horse

farm near Ketchum, Idaho. Sam is a creature of habit, but he is well aware that the time has come for him to challenge himself. His parents will not always be by his side when the world requires him to navigate it. As we pressed on, each day brought a new set of questions: Where will we eat? Where will we pee? Will we be expected to meet our Airbnb host? At one point, we sat down for a late dinner on the patio of a hip little restaurant his mother would have loved. I brought along two pens and a notepad. While we waited for our orders to arrive, I asked Sam to try to write down as many of our stops as he could recall. I did it, too. When we were finished, he was thrilled to see that he’d remembered more than I had. Evidently, he’s a better reporter than his father. By the time we reached Boise, where we were charmed by the tidy Craftsman-style bungalows, Sam was exhausted from our excursion. After touring the Old Idaho Penitentiary and stopping for some gourmet ice cream, I left Sam to rest in our cottage rental while I explored some more. At a supply store, I bought him a gift, a small figurine of a bison. Unsurprisingly, he hardly acknowledged it, and soon we returned home. I used to change my cellphone screen saver often, but since our trip to Arches, I’ve kept the same image from our travels out West on my home screen. It’s a pristine clay outcropping under a cloudless azure sky. Sam still lives at home, but he’s working to change that; he just completed a computer coding boot camp and is now applying for jobs in the industry. And each time I go into his room, my eyes are drawn to the little souvenir that has pride of place on his desk: a plastic bison. James Sullivan is an author and journalist based in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Email him at jamesgsullivan@gmail.com.

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LUNCHBOXWAX: A BADASS BRAND IN SEARCH OF BOLD LEADERS

How does a brand devoted solely to body waxing keep producing fresh headlines and storefronts? The secret is in the culture. LunchboxWax doesn’t do inauthenticity. When CEO Debi Lane founded the body waxing brand in 2010, she knew there were others in the wax-only industry, and one big brand dominating the space at the time, but that didn’t make her shy away. In fact, she leaned in. She knew that there was room and a need for a brand that was built with one main focus – its people. “We knew we had a superior waxing method to our competition, but what we wanted to do was humanize the guest experience and empower our workforce – that is what was missing out there.” And that was the birth of the LunchboxWax culture. “Make no mistake,” Lane says, “we are passionate about our culture, but we are equally focused on the business side. Hair keeps growing and we keep ripping it out – it’s a good business model!”

“When we meet with potential franchisees, we’re clear that they need to truly buy-in,” says Lane. “From one community serving another, to honoring all bodies, to our culture of beauty, collaboration, and purpose, what we hear back is pure excitement. They understand that we are building something very special – a movement! With what other brand can you embrace tenets like that?” That uncompromising spirit has paid off. Listed as one of the country’s fastest-growing franchises, with write-ups in Entrepreneur and the New York Post, and a turn-key model with modest start-up costs, LunchboxWax is poised to tap the $14B waxing and salon market. But the proof resides at the ground level. “Our franchise partners strive to be a positive force in their communities, personally and

professionally,” says Lane. “And our commitments are paying off, from our guests to waxologists to franchise owners, I’ll gladly stack our reviews against any other brand.” Potential partners are lining up. Before they decide to join the LunchboxWax family, Lane encourages them to visit a salon. She cites: “We want them to feel what we are talking about – what makes us stand apart from our competition. Once they experience our waxing technique and vibe, they’re hooked – just like our guests!” “We instantly thought it’d be a fit for our community,” says Bridge D’Urso, a franchise partner in Oregon. “Then I went into one of the salons to see for myself, and there was no doubt this would be my next adventure.”

“Our mission has remained the same since our inception: be bold, be real, and success will follow.” - Debi Lane, Founder and CEO

Fellow franchise owner Neal Habas agrees: “Walk into any salon, and the competence and kindness is palpable. The energy resonates and tells a great story. It’s natural to want to be a part of it.” With a number of prime territories open, endless opportunity awaits. But as Lane says, “Only the bold need apply.” Learn more about LunchboxWax franchising by calling 833-426-1198 or visit lunchboxfranchise. com/sw.

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Their clients include veterans of corporate America, lifelong homemakers, and others who want to be their own boss. Many clients are interested in starting a family business, something they can pass on to the next generation. Each client is paired with a franchise that fits their strengths and interests. And a free survey called the Business Builder Assessment helps clients see how their skills, experience, and passion fit with different opportunities. The Franchise Insiders will then typically provide a list of 10 franchises. Clients then narrow it down further, working with the Johnsons until they find that perfect match. The Johnsons only guide clients toward franchises that have already proven successful. In the case of new concepts, they make sure the businesses come from reputable franchise development companies, Johnson says. Using the Johnsons’ Foundational Franchise Method, clients may start with a fairly low-investment, recessionresistant franchise. As a franchise owner builds wealth, they can add more franchises to their portfolio. Part of the beauty of franchising is that you work with a system, Johnson says. “People who own multiple franchises didn’t go in and reinvent the wheel,” he says. “They were good team players.”

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or even months vetting one another. “We invite them to talk to other SealMaster franchisees, and they visit our home office to meet our leadership team,” he says. Ideally, prospects will have a solid background in sales or marketing. “The most successful franchises have important things in common,” Hedlesky says. “They have strong business acumen, they are very competitive, and they reinvest so they have the ability to dominate their territories.” These are among the reasons SealMaster is the world’s largest producer of pavement sealer, according to Hedlesky. “We have the best and largest product line and the most wellknown brand in our industry, and we take pride in providing the best service possible.”

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LunchboxWax franchise, you’re embracing a culture, not just a business venture. “The intention of LunchboxWax from the start was to make everyone feel welcome. That was built into the company culture from day one,” says Debi Lane, founder and CEO. “The culture is what makes us family. It attracts franchise partners who want to be a part of something bigger.” LunchboxWax gives entrepreneurs a strong bottom-line business that empowers its workforce, Lane says. “Our job as the franchisor is to communicate, collaborate, and give franchise partners the tools to be confident as

business owners,” Lane says. LunchboxWax salons offer 15- and 30-minute services centered on soft-wax techniques that remove hair from a guest’s face, body, legs, or feet. Although the service is speedy, each guest gets a comfortable, luxurious spa experience. LunchboxWax’s well-defined branding grabs customers’ attention and helps the company stand out. Franchisees receive indepth guidance and support, training in LunchboxWax’s unique speed-waxing technique, and assistance with everything from site selection to build-out. The company looks for good leaders rather than good managers, says Carrie Morgan, LunchboxWax’s vice president of culture and training. Energetic and pas-

LunchboxWax places a premium on a strong company culture.

sionate franchisees will show an interest in developing and growing as individuals while also looking for a good business opportunity. Lane stresses that effective leaders never stop learning. “We must remain teachable, no matter our successes, positions, or titles,” she says. “I do this by surrounding myself with people who know more than I do. This helps me to keep leveling up.” She also emphasizes a collaborative environment. “This not only empowers the people around us, it encourages ideas,” she says. “This is how we all keep learning.” LunchboxWax franchise partners take the brand’s benefits and translate them into something meaningful for the guests and communities they serve, Lane says.

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JOE GOLIO KNEW he wanted to invest in a new business. But the former restaurant operations manager didn’t want to get into retail, where he knew he would have to compete with online shopping outlets. Pool Scouts’ professional approach to pool cleaning and maintenance service was the refreshing opportunity he was looking for. Pool Scouts’ engaging branding, business model, and low startup costs all made a splash. “And the internet is not going to clean your pool,” Golio says. Golio launched Pool Scouts of Lehigh Acres, Florida, with his wife, Laura, and one of their three sons, Mason, in March 2019, just weeks after signing franchise papers.

He and his son attended a two-week training at Pool Scouts’ Virginia Beach, Virginia, headquarters. The first week focused on financials and back-office duties. In the second week, they received hands-on training, servicing pools with head technicians. Today, they service 100 customers a week. And they provide service year-round. Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner says that driven, passionate people from various backgrounds should look into a pool service franchise. “Our franchise owners are veterans, property managers, landscapers, a radio personality, and both business and pool professionals,” Wagner says. The business is based on

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opportunity defined the university of New Mexico’s unparalleled educational opportunities open doors to more than just a world-class education. UNM has a mission to serve, and by teaching and advancing the brightest minds, UNM’s students, faculty, and alumni— proud members of the Lobo pack—create opportunities for jobs, discovery, social growth, and more. This isn’t just a university—UNM is a critical driver of economic and social prosperity for the state and region. As the state’s flagship university, sharing knowledge and discovering “the next” alongside other leaders of educational and technological exploration is a part of its institutional DNA. In fact, UNM has three national laboratories within 100 miles of its 600-acre main campus in Albuquerque. This proximity allows University departments, programs, and centers to collaborate on research with some of the most cuttingedge institutions in the world. These partnerships and the experience they provide create countless opportunities for UNM’s students and researchers. Students not only acquire knowledge, but also have the freedom to create it. Likewise, many Lobos

choose to shape the future at the Innovation Academy, a place where students harness ingenuity into entrepreneurship. Through a partnership with the Rainforest Student Pitch Competition for business ideas, this program has generated 29 student startups. UNM’s technology transfer and economic development arm, STC.UNM, has spun off 130-plus startup companies, creating millions of dollars in labor income for local workers. Other opportunities at UNM are for future leaders. Take, for example, a video chat between New Mexico school

UNM is one of 131 R1 “very high research” institutions in the U.S. and the only one in the state.

children and NASA astronaut Christina Koch—live from the International Space Station. UNM biology professor David Hanson wanted to encourage students of all ages to explore STEM-based education. By connecting NASA with UNM, he gave 500 young minds an out-of-this-world chance to talk to an astronaut. Lobos create a collaborative environment unlike any other. In this place where cultures and perspectives merge, some of academia’s top minds are making the impossible possible. At UNM, opportunity isn’t simply found—it’s created.

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when most people think of education at the university level, they think of learners specializing in specific areas of study, covering basics in education and learning skills like research. Located in High Point, North Carolina, High Point University thinks of education as so much more and prides itself on being “the Premier Life Skills University.” One of the things needed to become a high-ranking university is investment. Already, HPU has invested $2 billion in academic programs and has added six academic schools, two student centers, 10 residential communities, a 4,500seat basketball arena, and a conference center and hotel. HPU has also put $250 million into STEM-focused faculty, technology, and facilities. As impressive as that is, there’s another $1 billion investment planned for the next decade. To take HPU to the next level, the university will be investing $700 million in scholarships focused on firstgeneration students, diversity, academic excellence, and veterans. The other $300 million will be used to construct a new library, academic facilities, admissions center, and a Division I ice hockey complex. As the Premier Life Skills University, HPU not only offers but also requires the President’s Seminar on Life Skills for all freshman students. This course helps students develop skills in communication, networking, coachability,

fiscal literacy, and community service. These life skills aren’t just important to HPU; employers also rank them as being critical in the workplace. HPU not only prepares students academically; it also prepares them to be successful in life. Academic coursework is complemented by life skills training and experiential learning programs such as internships, research, global education, and service learning. With 97 percent of gradu-

High Point University balances academic coursework with life skills crucial for future success.

ates employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation, HPU’s success is clear. For the last eight years, HPU has been ranked the No. 1 Best Regional College in the South by U.S. News & World Report. And considering HPU’s continuing investment in well-rounded students who are academically focused and taught necessary life skills, there’s no reason to think that will change.

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Steve Wozniak Apple Co-founder and HPU’s Innovator In Residence

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The Co-Founders of Apple and Netflix Mentor our Students ACCESS TO INNOVATORS High Point University’s In Residence Program provides students and faculty with extensive access to global leaders, who serve as consultants, teachers and motivators. To learn more about the university U.S. News and World Report ranks #1 Best Regional College in the South for the eighth consecutive year and #1 Most Innovative College in the South for the fifth consecutive year, visit www.highpoint.edu.

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creating great educators although so much focus is placed on higher education and universities, what’s happening at the ground level in K–12 education is just as

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Fly Like a Pro

SNACK TIME

Check out these reminders to enjoy a stress-free travel experience. SMOKE-FREE E-cigarettes are not allowed to be used in the cabin.

Secure a position in the A1-A15 boarding group with Upgraded Boarding. Ask a Customer Service Agent at the gate or ticket counter.*

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. 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. Por favor usa auriculares para cualquier sonido o video. Smartphones (in AIRPLANE mode) Teléfonos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) Tablets or E-readers (in AIRPLANE mode) Tabletas o lectores electrónicos (en modo AVIÓN) Laptop Computers Computadoras portátiles Audio Players Aparatos de audio DVD/CD Players Reproductores de DVD/CD

Digital Cameras Cámaras digitales GPS Receivers GPS Hand-Held Electronic Games Juegos electrónicos portátiles Satellite Radio Radio por satélite Video Camcorders Videocámaras Bluetooth Devices Dispositivos Bluetooth

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

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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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Although you can form lines at the back lavatory, you cannot form lines at the front lavatory or gather in the front galley. Please remain seated when the seatbelt sign is turned on.

With EarlyBird Check-In® (ranging from $15–$25 one-way per person), we check you in 36 hours before your flight so you receive a better boarding position—and earlier access to overhead bin space.

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Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión

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 (Walkie-Talkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies) 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

Also Good to Know También es bueno saber DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to Customers with disabilities upon request. Please notify a Flight Attendant if you use a needle/ syringe while onboard so we may provide you with access to a disposal container. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus Clientes con discapacidades que así lo soliciten. Por favor, notifícale a un Auxiliar de Vuelo si necesitas usar una jeringa durante el vuelo para que podamos proporcionarte acceso al contenedor de desperdicios. 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. 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) smaller personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal más pequeño.

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 a discreción de nuestros Empleados.

LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on South west.com® to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en Southwest.com para reportar un objeto perdido.

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PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat (not in an unoccupied seat) for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben estar adentro de sus portamascotas y debajo del asiento (no en un asiento vacío) mientras dure el vuelo. Southwest.com/pets 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 at our Employees’ discretion. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo.

SEATBELT EXTENSIONS Only seatbelt extensions provided by Southwest Airlines are approved for use onboard the aircraft. Only one seatbelt extension per person is allowed. Solo están aprobadas las extensiones para el cinturón de seguridad provistas por Southwest Airlines para su uso abordo de la aeronave. Se permite una sola extensión para el cinturón de seguridad por persona.

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Inflight Entertainment

Getting Connected

100% free inflight entertainment has arrived. Make time fly with free movies,1* messaging,2* and music.3*

To view movies and select ondemand TV content, download the Southwest® app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store before your flight. 1

HOW TO CONNECT: SOUTHWESTWIFI.COM

Handheld Devices

Tap the Settings icon, and then put phone on Airplane Mode. Choose the WiFi icon. Turn WiFi On with On/Off button.

Select SouthwestWiFi from your WiFi network list. A new page will appear with a link to Southwestwifi. com or an option to copy the URL. Click the link or copy it into your browser.

If the Inflight Entertainment Portal doesn’t load automatically, type Southwestwifi.com into the address bar.

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

Laptops

Click the WiFi icon.

Select SouthwestWiFi from your WiFi network list. A new page will appear with a link to Southwestwifi. com or an option to copy the URL. Click the link or copy it into your browser.

If the Inflight Entertainment Portal doesn’t load automatically, type Southwestwifi.com into the address bar.

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

2 Messaging service only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp (must be downloaded before the flight). 3Free live TV and iHeartRadio on WiFi-enabled international flights may not be available for the full duration of the flight. *Free inflight entertainment available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer. Where available.

• 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 Southwest app. • Pricing information for purchasing WiFi can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a topnotch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain

high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO®, and telephony applications (VoIP). We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.

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Beverages

THIS ONE’S ON US

Business Select Customers receive a free premium drink† on the day of travel.

Crusetandand CranApple splash in some juice for a fun and fruity POP THE BUBBLY

drink to enjoy onboard your Southwest flight. The fizzy crispness of Cruset Sparkling Wine and the tart sweetness of Minute Maid Cranberry Apple Cocktail combine for a more wintry mimosa that’s sure to hit the spot. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES

• Coca-Cola® • Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar • Diet Coke® • Canada Dry® Lemon Lime Sparkling Water • 7UP® • 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

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • Minute Maid® Pineapple Orange Juice** • Community® coffee* • Community® decaf instant coffee* • Community® tea • Hot Chocolate • Deja Blue® Purified Still Water

* Regular creamer available ** Beverage available only on flights to/from Hawaii

All alcoholic beverages purchased onboard must be consumed onboard the aircraft.

BEER $6-$7

• Miller Lite® ($6) • Dos Equis® Special Lager ($6) • Founders® All Day IPA ($7) • Lagunitas® 12th of Never Ale ($7) • Blue Moon® Belgian White Ale ($7) • Kona Longboard Island Lager ($7)*

WINE $6

• Carmenet Cabernet

Sauvignon • Cruset Sparkling Wine • Mossel Bay Chenin Chardonnay

LIQUOR $7

• • • • • • • •

Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey ® Tanqueray® Gin Bacardi® Rum Baileys® Irish Cream Deep Eddy Vodka Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka • Cazadores Tequila Blanco • Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum* * Beverage available only on flights to/from Hawaii

†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 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 sameday use only. Valid Rapid Rewards® and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor. RECYCLING

We’re happy to recycle the following items for you: empty plastic bottles, empty aluminum cans, and newspapers/magazines. RECEIPTS

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

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Rapid Rewards

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Whether you’re doing your taxes, dining out with friends, or searching for the perfect floral arrangement, it’s easy to earn Rapid Rewards® points.

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50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months of opening your account • 7,500 anniversary points • 4 Upgraded Boardings* per year • $75 Southwest® annual travel credit • 20% back on inflight purchases

Hotels

Paint the town red; then turn in at your favorite hotel and earn up to 10,000 Rapid Rewards points per night.† Book now at Southwesthotels.com in partnership with Booking.com.

*When available

Visit our Inflight Entertainment Portal at Southwestwifi.com to learn more about the exclusive 50,000 point offer. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. 50,000 point offer is exclusive to the Southwest Inflight Entertainment Portal and airport kiosks (where available) and is subject to change. See Southwestwifi.com and click the Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card link for offer details. To learn more about the Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card visit Southwest.com. All Southwest Rapid Rewards® Program Rules and Regulations apply; please visit Southwest.com/rrterms.

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Rapid Rewards Tiers and Companion Pass A-LIST Along with priority boarding, A-List Members receive a 25 percent point-earning bonus, Fly By® priority check-in and security lane access,* a dedicated phone line to answer any questions, and more. Southwest.com/ALstatus A-LIST PREFERRED Want even more perks? As an A-List Preferred Member, you not only get all the perks of being an A-Lister, you also get free inflight WiFi (where available) and a 100 percent point-earning bonus. Southwest.com/ALPstatus COMPANION PASS Every time you purchase a flight or redeem points for a flight, Companion Pass lets you choose one person to fly free of carrier charges** with you for an entire calendar year. Southwest.com/ companion *For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit Southwest.com/flyby. **Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way. Visit Southwest.com/ rrterms for a complete list of Companion Pass rules.

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Go International

SPLISH SPLASH

Insider’s Cancun Southwest® serves 13 international destinations, including Cancun.

SOUTHWEST VACATIONS® SWEEPSTAKES Visit Southwestvacations.com/WinCUN and enter for your chance to win round trip air travel for two on Southwest to Cancun International Airport, four-night double accommodations at Royalton Riviera Cancun, and airport/hotel transfers in Cancun.* 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

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

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.

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

CBP Form 6059B (04/14)

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:

sat.gob.mx

aduanas.gob.mx

3

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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The Royalton Riviera offers multiple pools and a splash park for the kids.

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AKUMAL BEACH

Located on the Riviera Maya, this beach is full of colorful sea creatures you can observe while snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters.

EL REY RUINS Named after “the King” stone sculpture found on the site, these ruins are located right in the middle of the city’s famous Hotel Zone.

BELOVED PLAYA MUJERES

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This boutique adults-only hotel on Cancun’s popular beach is a highly rated getaway for couples looking for a luxury experience. With live music, a full-service spa, and seaside golf, there’s never a shortage of things to do.

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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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Route Map

Your Destination Awaits

Planning your next getaway? It’s a snap at Southwest.com®. PACIFIC TIME

YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY You can get to a number of other cities via Southwest® destinations. Travel to Santa Fe via Albuquerque, Palm Springs via Ontario/ LA, Galveston via Houston (Hobby), and more. Service between some cities/airports is not offered. * Subject to requisite governmental authorization.

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MEMPHIS

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HONOLULU (OAHU) AUSTIN

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PENSACOLA

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IT’S JUST LU IT’S JUST LUNCH

PHOENIX

Take in the natural beauty of the American Southwest at the Desert Botanical Garden.

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WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE (MIAMI AREA)

Try Seville Quarter, a sprawling venue home to fun spots like a dueling piano bar and a billiards parlor.

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ARUBA

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One Question

Juliette Lewis,

what’s your advice for someone trying to break into acting?

Catch Lewis in season two of Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones, streaming on Facebook Watch.

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The biggest thing in the arts is that you really have to love it, because it can be challenging to create a livelihood in this industry. I didn’t really go to acting classes. I started working at a very young age, and I learned a lot on the job. But before that, I spent a lot of time in my imagination—I think that’s productive. I loved imagining people’s lives, what their rooms looked like, what challenges they were facing. I guess it’s helped me develop a deep empathy for people who are different than me. I think that it’s healthy and productive to people-watch and daydream. Nothing is wasted time.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Capuchin Monkey

Morpho Butterfly

Keel-billed Toucan

Three-toed Sloth

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

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Volcanoes, Rainforests, Beaches

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ou are invited to Costa Rica on a fully guided tour with Caravan. Includes all hotels, all meals, and all activities. Pura Vida! Day 1 San José, Costa Rica Welcome to the “rich coast,” friendly land of democracy and natural beauty. Caravan provides airport transfers. Day 2 Sarchi, Coffee Plantation Visit the artisan village of Sarchi. Shop for colorful handicrafts and see traditional oxcart painting, considered the national symbol of Costa Rica. Then, tour a coffee plantation. Visit a butterfly garden. Day 3 Wildlife Rescue, Fortuna Visit a wildlife rescue center where injured animals are rehabilitated for release back into the wild. Continue to Fortuna in the San Carlos Valley for a two night stay.

+ tax, fees. USD

Day 7 Cruise, Manuel Antonio Cruise on the Tarcoles River. Enjoy bird watching and crocodile spotting. Continue to your hotel at the Manuel Antonio Park entrance.

Dear Vacation Traveler, Welcome to a great vacation at an affordable price. These quality tours feature complete sightseeing, professional tour directors, and great itineraries. Discover for Day 8 Manuel Antonio Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, yourself why smart shoppers and a natural habitat for the three-toed experienced travelers choose Caravan. Happy Travels! sloth and capuchin monkey. Hike through the rainforest and along beach coves. Look for toucans and About Caravan Tours Caravan began selling fully guided parrots. Farewell dinner tonight. tours in 1952. We have been under Day 9 San José the same family management and Tour ends after breakfast. Caravan ownership ever since. Keel-billed provides airport transfers. Thanks Toucans Are for vacationing with Caravan! Very Social Creatures

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Day 6 Turtle Park, Guanacaste Visit Leatherback Turtle National Park. These marine reptiles are the largest in the world, weighing over 1,500 pounds. Free time at the J. W. Marriott Resort and Spa.

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MATCH WITH THE RIGHT FRANCHISE

7min
pages 76, 78-81

LUNCHBOXWAX: A BADASS BRAND IN SEARCH OF BOLD LEADERS

2min
page 75

Seeing Sam's World

8min
pages 62-64, 66, 73-74

This Dog Could Save Your Life

14min
pages 52-61

Take It Easy

1min
page 50

Cathy Engelbert

1min
page 46

Daily Harvest

1min
page 44

69% of us admit to shopping at work.

1min
page 43

Check In: Hotel Figueroa

1min
page 32

88% of us have lost sleep due to bingewatching.

1min
page 31

BREAKING UP WITH ONLINE DATING

2min
page 29

Joyful Heart

1min
page 26

Mentoring Young Minds

1min
page 24

Rising Stars

1min
page 22

The A-List: Lisa Hendrikson

1min
page 20

Be in a Business You Love with the One You Love

2min
page 7

5 Ways to Love Your Dog

1min
page 6
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