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LISTEN: Millennial In her podcast’s third season, Megan Tan [“Takeaway,” page 46] chronicles the ups and downs of adulthood.

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In Every Issue Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary Our Star The A-List Spotlight Community Outreach 26 You Made Our Day 30 From the Editor 14 16 18 20 22 24

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32 Feedback 36 Contributors 70 Adventure In Sea Pines 92 Fun! 98 Advertiser Directory 99 The Southwest Guide 112 One Question

Play 39 Dig into D.C.’s palatepleasing pinxtos, and learn the story behind the monks who made your Chartreuse.

Work 45 Find out what our drink orders reveal, and why Megan Tan podcasts in her closet.

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Gary’s Greeting

I hope this greeting finds you healthy and happy with much to look forward to in the months ahead. And hopefully your resolutions are still intact! At Southwest Airlines, 2017 is shaping up to be an eventful year filled with major milestones and a lot to celebrate. This year we are implementing a new reservation system, which is the single largest project we’ve undertaken in our 46-year history. As you can imagine, a reservation system for an airline is like a nervous system, and it impacts every single Customer we serve—more than 100 million a year. We began selling

itineraries in the new system last year for trips that will be flown later this year. Our new system will give us more tools and capabilities, so we can offer our Customers more value and convenience. It’s been years in the making, and we’re excited to see it come to fruition. Another major milestone comes with the delivery of a brand new aircraft type: the Boeing 737-8, also referred to as the MAX. Southwest is the launch Customer of this new Boeing aircraft, which carries a new engine variant that will reduce our fuel burn and CO2 emissions by roughly 14 percent. The MAX promises

to increase our operational reliability, offers more comfort and amenities with a new interior for our Customers, and will help keep our costs low, so we can pass the savings along to you in the form of low fares and no hidden fees. I’m excited to welcome this new aircraft into our fleet this fall. As we grow our international footprint, we are building a brand new international terminal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which will open mid-year. The new five-gate terminal will serve as an international gateway for all points south and will be a critical component of our growing network. And speaking of our route map, we have a list of 50 potential destinations where we could plant the Southwest flag—more possibilities than we’ve ever had in our history. I would love to add a couple new destinations this year, but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out where. With all these exciting developments on the horizon, you can also rest assured that we have an intense focus on the basics that remain at the heart of who we are—operating a reliable airline with the best Hospitality in the world, all with low fares and no hidden fees!

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Saludos de Gary

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Espero que este saludo los encuentre sanos y felices, con mucho que esperar en los meses que vienen. ¡Y espero que sus propósitos todavía estén intactos! En Southwest Airlines, 2017 se perfila como un año agitado, lleno de grandes hitos y mucho que celebrar. Este año estamos implementando un nuevo sistema de reservas, que es el proyecto más grande que hemos emprendido en nuestros 46 años de historia. Como se pueden imaginar, para una aerolínea un sistema de reservas es como un sistema nervioso, e impacta a cada uno de los más de 100 millones de Clientes que servimos al año. El año

pasado comenzamos a ofrecer itinerarios en el nuevo sistema, para los viajes que se realizarán posteriormente este año. Nuestro nuevo sistema nos dará más herramientas y capacidades, para poder ofrecer a nuestros Clientes más valor y conveniencia. Hemos invertido años en la preparación de este proyecto, y estamos emocionados de verlo llegar a buen puerto. Otro hito importante viene con la entrega de un nuevo tipo de avión: el Boeing 737-8, también conocido como el MAX. Southwest es el cliente de lanzamiento de este nuevo avión de Boeing, que incorpora una nueva variante del motor que reducirá nuestra quema

de combustible y las emisiones de dióxido de carbono en aproximadamente 14%. El MAX promete aumentar nuestra confiabilidad operativa, ofrece más comodidad y servicios con un nuevo interior para nuestros Clientes, y ayudará a mantener nuestros costos bajos, para que podamos pasar los ahorros a ustedes en forma de tarifas bajas y sin cargos ocultos. Estoy emocionado de dar la bienvenida a este nuevo avión para incorporarse a nuestra flota este otoño. A medida que aumentamos nuestra presencia internacional, estamos construyendo una nueva terminal internacional en Fort Lauderdale, Florida, que se inaugurará a mediados del año. La nueva terminal de cinco puertas servirá como enlace internacional para todos los puntos del sur y será un componente crítico de nuestra creciente red. Y hablando de nuestro mapa de rutas, tenemos una lista de 50 destinos potenciales donde podríamos plantar la bandera de Southwest, es decir, más posibilidades de las que hemos tenido en nuestra historia. Me encantaría añadir un par de nuevos destinos este año, pero tendrán que estar atentos para averiguar dónde. Con todos estos emocionantes acontecimientos en el horizonte, pueden estar seguros de que mantenemos nuestro enfoque en los elementos básicos que permanecen en el corazón de lo que somos: operar una aerolínea confiable con la mejor Hospitalidad en el mundo, ¡y todo con tarifas bajas y sin cargos ocultos!

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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

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Our Star

“My job is a new challenge every day, and I look forward to that.” —JESSICA LACOURSIERE, CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR Compassion and Hospitality are at the heart of everything at Southwest, and Phoenix-based Jessica LaCoursiere consistently demonstrates these values as a Customer Service Supervisor. Each day, Jessica owns the behind-the-scenes challenge of directing different departments to work together cohesively. Jessica finds energy in showing Hospitality to Customers and Employees as she makes a constant effort to connect our Customers to what’s important in their lives. We are grateful to have Jessica, who is encouraged by change and transition, in our Family. —Alison Dee, Communication & Outreach LEND AN EAR “People need someone to listen to them, and they don’t always need your advice. Listen first, and if you’re asked for advice, then give it.” GOOD GENES “My father retired from Southwest after almost 30 years as a Ramp Supervisor. It’s been in my blood for a long time.”

PETAL POWER “I’m always doing a floral arrangement or wreath arrangement—it relaxes me.” TAKE CHARGE “As a supervisor, there’s a lot on your plate. Bridging the gap between departments can be a hard thing to do.”

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“Southwest gets it. They understand that Customer Service is important.”

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Southwest Airlines encourages youth to tackle complex challenges. Every day, roughly 3,900 flights are operated across the Southwest system, with more than 700 aircraft transporting hundreds of thousands of Customers to 100 destinations. It takes good People to execute such a complex operation. Our airline requires People who know the science and mathematics of avionics, who develop the technology that deploys our fleet, and who engineer and maintain our aircraft. More than ever, the skills developed in the fields of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are necessary today and for our future. It’s important to encourage and empower our youth—especially young women—to think about a career in STEM. That’s why we’re excited about the film Hidden Figures. The movie tells the story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—three brilliant African-American

women who worked at NASA and served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the space race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Studies have shown that most girls decide on the career path they are most interested in by fifth grade. If we don’t engage young minds at an early age, then it could be too late to inspire them to choose STEM-related careers. Southwest’s Campus Reach Program strives to engage students at an early age, spark an interest in aviation, and launch their careers—especially in STEM positions. As we expand opportunity for traditionally underrepresented talent at Southwest, we build toward our vision of being the world’s most loved, most flown, and most profitable airline. From elementary school presentations to high school and college internship programs, Campus Reach fosters relationships, building a robust talent pipeline for our future. Visit Southwest.com/campusreach for information on programs offered at Southwest, where it’s more than just a career, it’s a cause. —Greg Muccio, People

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Our Heart is to do what’s right by championing communities and respecting our resources through environmental initiatives. By living and working the Southwest Way, we connect People and communities in a way that’s as uniquely us as the color of our planes. As humanitarian Jean Vanier said, “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” With 43 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for the importance of our People and the communities we serve, as well as our commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2015 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com. —Laurie Barnett, Communication & Outreach

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During a layover in Chicago, we had time to get off the plane, but when we returned to the gate, we got word that there was a mechanical problem. Our gate, plane, and time of departure had changed—not by much, but enough for some passengers to grumble. Imagine our surprise when, a little over an hour later, we were up in the air and the flight attendants announced that our captain, Mike Koch, had purchased 140 cheeseburgers for the passengers. I travel on Southwest all the

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You have a real hero working for you at the San Antonio airport. Customer service agent Brenda Reinemund worked magic to change my return flight home so I could travel with my son who was being deployed. His deployment was moved up a day, and he was rerouted through BWI, our home airport, with a day layover. I decided I had to try to get home, so I headed for the airport to see if I could leave early. That’s when I met Brenda at the Southwest ticket counter. I explained that I wanted to get back to Baltimore so my son could visit our home before he had to head overseas, and she was able to find one last seat on his same flight! She offered such kind words, wishing him well and asking me to thank him for his service. I’ll never forget that “mother to mother” conversation. Brenda is a shining

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I recently had the pleasure of traveling on Southwest from Denver to Los Angeles with my deaf and intellectually disabled sister. We were meeting family there to celebrate my sister’s 60th birthday and had the good fortune of having Salvador Sigala Saldivar as our flight attendant. When he found out that my sister was deaf, he quickly learned a few signs in American Sign Language so he could communicate with her. He also fashioned a clever birthday crown out of pretzel packets, straws, and coffee stirrers, which she wore with glee for the rest of the flight. When we deplaned, he was happy to pause for several pictures and again wished her happy birthday in ASL. She practically skipped down the jetway. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping kick off the trip of a lifetime for my sister in such a fantastic way! —Carolyn Krawczyk

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Dear Reader, Someone once asked a poor Yankee widow how she managed to feed her 10 children. She replied, “I make what they don’t like and give them as much as they want.” She reminds me of my mother, rest her soul. While neither poor nor a widow, Mom took the same pride in being a terrible cook. Mom was no radical. She said grace before dinner and wore gloves well into the ’60s. Her one act of rebellion was cooking for her family of six. Mom’s hamburgers looked like they came out of a nuclear reactor. Her boiled vegetables forgot they had ever been alive. I once came home from third grade raving about the shepherd’s pie served in the cafeteria. None of the other kids liked the shepherd’s pie. When they saw me scarf my portion and beg my friends for their

untouched plates, kids made fun of me. I told Mom and she laughed as if I had vindicated her. I was living proof that she was different from the too-perfect mothers on Ozzie & Harriet and Father Knows Best. These days, food has become another thing for many parents to feel guilty about. Sure, nutrition is important, it’s nice to please your kid, and the noblest parents try hard to reconcile the two. But there’s something to be said for my mother’s attitude. A little imperfection in childhood can lead to a real appreciation for adulthood. I loved the food in college, and my mouth waters at the memory of every restaurant meal. While I inherited my mother’s lack of cooking zeal, my children got my wife’s culinary genes and grew up to be superb cooks. I almost feel sorry for my future grandchildren. They’ll be deprived of the low standards my mother bequeathed me. Thanks, Mom.

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While reading Alison Miller’s “Where the Wilder Things Are” [November 2016], I had to stop and pat my eyes before I could continue. It hit me hardest when I read the line about her mother and how she “wished she were alive and healthy and could fly to Vegas or L.A. or Tucson to join us.” At that moment, I was on my way to pick up my mom and take her, along with my sister, on a girl’s getaway to Las Vegas. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and I take for granted the time I have with her. I admire Alison’s courage to defy the norm and explore what people, including myself, only dream about as we get ready for work every day. Thank you for reminding me to take the time to look up and see “180 degrees of star-studded sky.” Laila Gil PLANO, TEXAS

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Heidi Stevens WRITER

Daily Bread / p. 56 A mother of three, Heidi understands the reality of kids’ diets. Her children love to visit Chicago's Logan Square Farmers Market. “We often piece together a meal of deviled tofu, organic basil, tomatoes, cheese, and freshly baked bread. Other weeks we just buy doughnuts.” @HEIDISTEVENS13

James Gilleard ILLUSTRATOR

Beyond Mars / p. 62 James brought the red planet to life on the page, but Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, is actually at the top of his space travel bucket list. “I’d go to find out if there is an ocean beneath the surface, and whether that ocean contains life. It would be incredibly exciting.” @JAMESGILLEARD

Laura Yan WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR

The Accidental Cook / p. 51

Gregg Segal PHOTOGRAPHER

Cover; Daily Bread / p. 56 Gregg approaches his work with the “sensibility of a sociologist,” exploring cultural identity through topics like Alzheimer’s and inner-city public pools. He turned to food for this latest project, photographing kids surrounded by a week’s worth of meals. When he's traveling on assignment, the self-proclaimed foodie likes to seek out adventurous bites. “Poppy, in Seattle, stands out for serving Indian-style thalis with Pacific Northwest ingredients.” @GREGGSEGAL

Before moving to Vancouver, Laura found culinary inspiration in New York’s plethora of restaurants. For Jamaican comfort food, she heads to Brooklyn’s Fisherman’s Cove for dishes like oxtail, rice, and peas. “It warms your heart and soul as much as it fills your stomach.” @LAMEEP

Rob Wilson ILLUSTRATOR

Embrace the Mess / p. 48 “I haven’t seen the top of my desk in a very long time. It looks unorganized, but there’s a system,” says the artist behind this month’s Solution page. At the peak of the pile are sketch books and pens by Muji, Rob’s go-to for minimalist office supplies. @ROBWILSONWORK

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artist’s loft—a nod to Tennessee Williams, who penned A Streetcar Named Desire while living here— and offers views of the Mississippi. Downstairs, the menu at the Caribbean Room is dotted with filet de boeuf and Mile High Pie, two dishes from a previous incarnation of the restaurant. Because, sometimes, you just want a classic.

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The third season of Millennial debuts Jan. 11.

OUT TAKES CREATIVE SPACE I live in Portland, Maine, where I’m not surrounded by people in the industry, and I still record episodes in my closet. I want to continue the same sincere, honest energy I had in the beginning.

Adulting: itˇs harder than it sounds, says this twentysomething podcast host. I started Millennial to talk about the coming of age that happens for everyone. There’s no textbook on how to navigate your twenties, and for someone who has been in school their whole life, it’s a huge shock to leave that infrastructure. Often the people you look up to reflect on struggling when they were young, but it’s from such a

distance that it doesn’t feel real. I wanted to document this part of my life, and the podcast has given me permission to jump into difficult conversations and ask people close to me hard questions. It’s taught me that even though being open and vulnerable is scary, it helps us all.

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ON RECORD People are used to me recording conversations, but there’s a lot that goes unrecorded. I studied photography and people said if a beautiful light was shining through and no one had their camera, that was like a picture that only God would see. There are those moments that I’m happy to let slip by.

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experience with a DJ. Every 15 minutes, we introduce a “wow moment,” which can be anything from an aerialist to a slam poet. During the last 15 minutes, we stop the music for a secret performance, anything from a singer-songwriter to a speaker. Tickets are $20 for early bird and $25 for general admission; that includes green juice, coffee, tea, and breakfast treats. Daybreaker has five core values: wellness, camaraderie, self-expression, mindfulness, and mischief. The whole idea is to start your day with a wink.

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henever i fly home for the holidays, my mom always prepares a table full of dishes: salty Nanking-style duck and chicken broth and stir-fry everything. Whenever I ask for the stir-fry recipe, she’ll say, “It’s easy,” and tell me to use a wok and high heat and oil and soy sauce and ginger and Lao Gan Ma chili oil and throw in some frog legs and peppers and voilà, it’s done. When I try to replicate this, I inevitably fail. My mom likes to boast that she never learned to cook until after she got married. There was always someone else to do it for her. Her hands are delicate and preserved, not cut and blistered from knives and oil and scrubbing stains off spoons. Cooking makes you happy, she says, especially when you’re doing it out of love, not like a servant, slaving away for someone else. Although I grew up eating elaborate home-cooked meals, I was never interested in learning how to cook myself. Part of this I blame on New York. I’ve lived in tiny apartments with tiny kitchens shared with up to five roommates, and I’ve always had an abundance of cheap food within walking distance: dollar slices, $2 pork-and-chive dumplings, $5 halal lamb over rice, and the best pad kee mao in Brooklyn, january 2017 southwest 51

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delivered for $12 with tip. I did try cooking some things. Most notably, ramen with an egg stirred in. (I graduated to ramen with spring onions and a poached egg and sometimes even some small-leafed greens, which makes me feel more accomplished than boiling water and throwing in baby bok choy should probably make anyone feel.) I also made fried rice, pasta, and occasionally soup. Once, I even baked a loaf of bread.

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on 84th Street, or cross Washington Square Park to get to Panca, a small Peruvian restaurant in the West Village. Eight years later, I still remember delighting over their quarter roast chicken. Going to restaurants I couldn’t afford made me view eating differently. Unlike the home-cooked meals I took for granted, this was a pleasure defined as much by the company and the environment as it was by the food itself. Adrian now works as a butcher at Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, a fancy, locally grown-everything grocery store where you get to sample kumquats before you buy them and products come with hand-drawn labels. When I visit, we usually go to marvelous restaurants and spend way too much money, but one time, he cooked. He’d been downcast about his job or a relationship or some other burden of life, and I’d recently returned from months of traveling, unsure about my own place in the world. I watched Adrian chop asparagus and grate the zest of a fresh Meyer lemon to make fettuccine, and grill a New York strip steak medium rare. We ate outside on the fire escape and drank wine in the afternoon sun. On that visit, I happened upon Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal on Adrian’s bookshelf. Tamar was an editor at Harper’s before working at several recognizable restaurants: Prune and Blue Hill in New York, Farm 255 in Georgia, Chez Panisse in California. “When we cook things, we transform them,” she writes. “And any small acts of transformation are among the most human things we do.” An Everlasting Meal is a love letter to cooking, not as a tedious chore or an impossible skill, but as something alive and beautiful. There were tips for what to do with the ends and stems of vegetables and how to fry tiny fish, and chapters titled “How to Paint Without Brushes” and “How to Light a Room.” The possibilities bewitched me.

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I moved to Vancouver in 2014, and for months I was miserable, missing New York and thinking that I’d made a terrible mistake. But there was one glimmer of brightness: For the first time, I had access to a good kitchen. There were grocery stores close by, with shiny tomatoes and Fuji apples grown right in British Columbia. I started by making breakfast. I studied a recipe and bought organic eggs with sun-bright yolks. I scrambled and cooked them just enough, soft and lovely, and sprinkled them with salt, freshly cracked pepper, and tiny sprigs of thyme. Then I scooped them atop thick buttered toast and ate them on a pretty plate in the dining room of a house that was finally starting to feel like my own. My ambitions grew. I bought a bag of fresh pepper leaves at the grocery store and had no idea what to do with them, so I invited a few new friends over to make chicken tinola, a ginger-based Filipino soup. I do not want to tell you how many trips to how many grocery stores I went on to find every ingredient (like the elusive green papaya, which I could have easily substituted), or how I finally got everything else but forgot the ginger. In the end, none of it mattered. My friends arrived, and we drank wine and ate chestnuts and took forever to cook a soup that should have been very simple. It was a wonderful night. A YEAR AFTER the tinola, I watched chef Tony Minichiello’s demonstration at the front of cooking class. I loved Chef Tony: his joy as he held up a peeled Walla Walla onion under the light; the exuberance with which he described grilling a cob of corn and rubbing it with butter, lime, and chili oil; how he refused to tell us how long or at what temperature to cook anything (“You cook it until it’s done.”); how you should toss a salad with your hands (“And if you find that icky, grow up!”); and how,

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watching him meditatively chop carrots without the dreary chop chop chop of a cook who doesn’t know better, I believed that I might learn to do the same. Chef Tony’s class was for “serious amateurs.” He was delighted that none of us took offense at the term “amateur”—in French, after all, it just means “lover of.” We each received an apron, and many of us had bought brand new knives. For me it was an eight-inch Victorinox Fibrox chef’s knife, a Wusthof paring knife, and a pastry scraper. I was thrilled when the lady at the store asked if it was for home use, and that I could answer, “I’m going to cooking school!” Watching Chef Tony felt like watching a cooking show in real life. He didn’t use measuring cups or timers. When faced with a decision like which part of the chicken bone to throw into the soup, he asked himself, What would Grandma do? We learned about mirepoix and bouquet garni, pretty French terms for the base note and seasonings of a broth. We practiced the roll cut on celery (successfully) and carrots (a little less successfully). We learned how big or small to cut things by asking, “What do I want in my mouth?” We made a chicken broth and added salt in five-finger pinches. We made a salad by throwing together walnuts, watermelon, leaves, and quinoa in little plastic tubs and topping that with a vinaigrette made out of lemon, olive oil, and a sprinkling of fennel seeds. (In my enthusiasm for chopping things up, I accidentally minced the leaves of our salad.) We made an Azteca soup. We tasted a tiny piece of jalapeño to decide how much of it to add. We took the drumsticks out of the stock, unpeeled the skin, and tossed strips of chicken into the pot. We topped the soup with crumbled red tortilla chips, avocado, and cheese. We did not use a single measuring spoon. I sent my mom a picture of every dish I made in class, and she was

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thrilled. Hope you come back home soon so we can try all dishes you made, she texted. The truth is, I’m still not exactly a great cook. Sometimes I attempt cooking class meals at home and end up with mildly (to wildly) disappointing dishes that I do not photograph. But I do send my mom pictures of the pumpkin cheesecake pie I bake for a friend’s birthday, or my replica of the salad she always makes, with a dressing

made from soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and, yes, Lao Gan Ma chili oil. Each time, she responds with delight. I don’t think she’ll mind my mistakes the next time I visit. After all, I’m learning how to cook with love, and that makes even a burnt steak—I hope—taste that much better. Laura Yan has written for Pacific Standard, GQ GQ, and Longreads. She lives in Vancouver.

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What are our kids eating? The key to good health is to help them discover the answers for themselves. da i ly b r e a d

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Clockwise from top left → Prince Miller, 14; Alex and Jessica Lewis, 10 and 8; Jesus Lino, 17; Bradley Choi, 10

Our children flitted this way and that, scrambling up the playground’s synthetic hills and careening past their wary parents, each of us struggling mightily to make a proper first impression. We were gathered for a preschool meet-and-greet, knowing these were the mothers and fathers with whom we would spend a school year’s worth of evening fundraisers and Chuck E. Cheese’s birthday parties. Names and pleasantries were exchanged. Careers and sports scores were discussed. Eye contact was more or less sustained, save the occasional scanning of the playground for an inventory of offspring. I felt relaxed, like maybe I was passing for a person who knew what she was doing, despite the fact that parenting remained a bewildering, if joyful, labyrinth. I was three years in at the time, but every day felt like walking into a brand-new job with a brand-new boss. Never mind all that, I thought. This is going swell. Then the snacks came out. “No fruit until you’ve had your healthy food,” the mom next to me instructed her son. “Fruit is filled with sugar.” Fruit is filled with what? “He would eat fruit all day if I let him,” she said. And you don’t? I thought. I was suddenly terrified to pull out the snack I had packed: Annie’s Bunny Grahams, which

seemed, up until a moment ago, healthy. Virtuous, even. (They’re organic!) We muddled through. My daughter ate the Bunny Grahams, I swallowed my shame, and neither of us was worse for the wear. But it was an early look at what I would soon discover: Feeding your family is a weighty endeavor, freighted with cultural expectations yet limited by reality. Gregg Segal, a photographer based in Los Angeles, wondered whether the ever-amplifying chatter about our nutritional shortcomings was actually changing the nature of our kids’ diets. He asked several kids to keep a food journal, documenting everything they ate over the course of a week, and then he recreated those meals in a portrait series he called “Daily Bread.” “I’m focusing on kids because eating habits, which form when we’re young, often pave the way to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer, and a myriad of other health problems,” Gregg says. The results are as diverse as the nation itself, reflecting families who are tasked with navigating the pull between nutrition and ease, children’s tastes and children’s needs—all against a backdrop of health advice that keeps shifting. (Is bread the staff of life, or the cause of our national obesity epidemic? Are eggs nature’s perfect food, or the reason we’re all taking cholesterol meds?) Lukas Mandrake and his husband make the vast majority of their family’s food from scratch (including their mayonnaise) and raise chickens to harvest eggs at their home near Pasadena, California. Their kids are Alex and Jessica (pictured right), and they allow very little sugar in their kitchen and consider fruit a dessert. Still, Lukas said his family’s aversion to the sweet stuff is not widely shared. “Whenever we go to a potluck with other families, it’s all danishes and fruits and starch with the fats completely removed,” he says. “We started bringing sausage bowls and bacon bowls and people are like, ‘That’s so unhealthy,’ while they’re sitting there eating donuts.” Countless considerations factor into what we

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feed our children each day: cost, time, nutrition, the article about the perils of simple carbs that super healthy mom just shared on Facebook. Yet despite our collective nutritional angst, our diets haven’t taken a great leap forward. In 2016, for the first time in recorded history, Americans spent more money at restaurants than grocery stores. Some of that can be attributed to economic trends—the declining cost of groceries and rising cost of eating out—but there’s no denying we get a lot of our food on the go. Restaurant meals, both full service and fast food, are linked to increased calories, fat, and sodium, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The difficulties of navigating a healthy lifestyle were highlighted last September, when the Journal of the American Medical Association published documents from the ’60s showing that the sugar industry paid Harvard scientists to publish research minimizing the link between sugar and heart health—instead turning saturated fat into the main culprit for heart disease. This revelation was on the heels of a New York Times report that found Coca-Cola provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who downplayed the link between sugary drinks and obesity. Maya Adam, a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, cautions against demonizing any single nutrient—even sugar. She’s created a free online course called “Child Nutrition and Cooking.” It’s a public health outreach effort that has touched more than 295,000 students around the world. “We wish for a magic wand that would just eliminate one thing and make us healthy,” Maya says. “But our bodies aren’t that simple; our nutrient needs and dietary needs aren’t that simple.” Most Americans need to consume less sugar, salt, and fat; incorporate more whole foods into our diets; and eat fewer calories overall. “It’s not a sexy solution,” she admits. Preparing more meals at home achieves each of those goals, though. “When the hand stirring the pot has a vested interest in the long-term health of the consumer, the quality of that food will always be better. “Since the ’50s, we have moved steadily toward more and more hyper-processed foods. Everybody feels they have less time to cook, and convenient foods have become so readily available.” Marketers, meanwhile, have taught us to believe their pre-packaged products are all that stand between us and satiated bliss. “We’re made

GET MORE COOKS IN THE KITCHEN Stanford professor and child nutrition expert Maya Adam offers quick tips on how to involve your kids in the family meal.

start ’em young “Beginning at age 3, give kids a plastic knife and let them cut soft produce, such as mushrooms. Around 10, you can give them an actual knife. Some parents are understandably worried, but the health risks of not teaching a kid to cook are far greater than giving them a sharp object.”

keep it cost-effective “Do the best you can with the resources that are available to you. Rice, sautéed onions, and a can of black beans is much healthier than fast food, and it’s cheaper.”

say yes to the mess “Ask yourself, ‘Do I have time to spend five minutes cleaning up the extra mess as an investment in my kids’ health?’ Sometimes the answer is no, and that’s OK, but say yes as often as you can. Also, teach them to clean up themselves!”

game the system “Make a ‘mystery box’ by setting out 2 eggs, a bit of flour, oil, and baking powder, a little butter and sugar, and a banana. Cover all the ingredients and give the kids a whisk, and then tell them to remove the cover and use the ingredients to make a cake however they want. They’ll tell you it’s the best cake they’ve ever tasted.”

turn to mush “Children love transformation, so give them an avocado masher. Even turning a banana into mush is very satisfying for kids.” Check out justcook forkids.com to take a free class from Maya.

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Nino Khaburzania, 7, and Cooper Norman, 10

to feel we’ll be happier if we just stop off for that pizza or burger on the way home,” Maya says. “Your kids will be happy, and life will be easier.” Her online courses at Stanford provide cooking videos and simple recipes to encourage families to think twice about stopping for that pizza. “We aren’t saying you can no longer eat your favorite foods. We’re saying, ‘What about adding value to your family’s day-to-day interaction by spending more time in the kitchen and involving the children whenever possible?’” Which is also a great way to get kids eating a variety of foods. Research shows children who are involved in shopping and cooking are healthier, more adventurous eaters than children who are disconnected from their food’s origins and prep. Kids, after all, are hardwired to experiment and explore, says developmental psychologist Richard Rende, co-author of Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World. Meals are no exception. “If you sit a 5-yearold down and say, ‘Here’s this dish. Try it,’ you’re just appealing to their sense of taste,” Richard says. “When children help create the meal, they’re getting the cognitive and multisensory connection. It makes them curious. They’re smelling it and seeing it and feeling it. Of course they’re going to want to taste it.” And yet, different families face different challenges. Jesus Lino (p. 59), makes many of his own meals. He cooks to take some pressure off his mom, and he sticks to simple dishes—rice, pasta, soup. He tries to be health-conscious, but he’s also budget-conscious. “Sometimes we just buy whatever food is cheapest at the time,” Jesus says. That’s rarely fresh produce, and his fruit mostly comes from school lunches. But he and his family—his mom and two older sisters, 22 and 24— avoid spending their money at restaurants. “If I eat out, I always feel guilty afterward,” he says, “At home I never feel that way.” Gina Del Grosso, a single mom of Leona (p. 56), makes every meal herself. “I try to be as natural as possible,” she says. Gina buys mostly organic foods and limits her daughter’s exposure to chemical food dyes. Preparing the food they eat gives her the opportunity to talk to her daughter about their choices. “I try to involve my daughter so, hopefully, I set her up for a healthy diet most of her life,” Gina says. “She tells people she’s a good CONTINUED ON PAGE 69

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before Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic, a Chinese admiral named Zheng He launched the greatest armada the world had ever seen: more than 300 ships with nearly 28,000 men. The largest of his vessels could have fit Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, inside of it—plus three more Santa Marias. China’s emperor had ordered the construction of these megaships, which boasted nine masts, 12 sails, and four decks. They were large enough to carry 2,500 tons of cargo. The fleet’s first expedition, in 1405, included astronomers and scholars in addition to sailors and soldiers, and on their return from the southwestern coast of India, they put down a pirate uprising in Sumatra. The Chinese had been extending their power out to sea for hundreds of years in order to bolster trade networks. By the time Zheng He set sail, Chinese naval technology—magnetic compasses, construction of double hulls, sail design, and rigging—was unrivaled throughout the world. They ruled the seas, eventually reaching shores as distant as the southeastern coast of Africa. But then, a generation later, the Chinese turned back. The fleet shrank, the voyages stopped, and pirates retook control of the ocean. In 1525, while the Spanish were exploring the Americas, the Chinese government had their last ships burned. The world’s most powerful technology for international prestige, exploration, and trade—gone. Destroyed not by an enemy, or by a natural disaster, but by themselves. Why? They did have good short-term reasons— cost, namely. Building and maintaining ships is expensive. (It didn’t help that the emperor had demanded ships that were excessively extravagant.) But what if, instead of burning those ships, they had continued exploring? What if they had developed more powerful ships with even better technology? What if they had sailed around Africa to Europe and beat Columbus to the Americas? Or what if they had crossed the Pacific? The Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés might have gone all the way to the west coast of America only to discover a fleet of enormous Chinese ships. Instead, they committed what some consider one of the biggest blunders in history.

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1969, the United States launched the world’s most powerful rocket. Capable of carrying almost 50 tons at speeds of nearly 25,000 mph, the rocket was called the Saturn V, and it lifted three men and a rover all the way to the moon. We built 15 of these magnificent rockets. In terms of speed and power, they dwarfed any vehicle built before, and nothing has rivaled them since. Much like the known world once gazed in awe at those Chinese ships, the whole world watched our astronauts step out onto the moon. But three years after the first lunar landing, we canceled the Apollo program and mothballed the Saturn V. The most powerful exploration vehicle ever constructed was cannibalized for parts. As a kid, I remember watching the grainy blackand-white TV images of the rocket launches and Neil Armstrong taking that giant leap for mankind, and I thought, I want to be a part of this. So I studied physics and engineering and did just that, landing a gig at one of the coolest places on Earth. Now, having worked as an engineer and mission planner for NASA for 28 years, the story of the Saturn V is devastating to me. What happened? Like the Chinese, we had good short-term reasons for shuttering Apollo. The program cost money. The government had other priorities. (We all had other priorities.) But more importantly, we had failed to place space exploration in the context of a larger purpose. Thus, when we reached our goal—one of the most ambitious endeavors in the history of humankind—we turned back. I’ve learned that a goal can actually act as an impediment to further progress if it represents the height of our ambition. And somewhere along the way, we forgot why we were inspired to reach the moon to begin with. What we must reckon with is this: The Apollo program did much more than put astronauts on the moon. It produced economic, technological, and diplomatic benefits we still enjoy today. But

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those benefits are not everlasting, and their expiration is imminent. NASA cannot sustain itself on its current budget. It’s essential that we marshal our resources toward reaching the next major outpost in the space frontier. Last October, President Barack Obama took a step toward doing just that. “We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time,” he wrote on CNN.com. But Mars is only the beginning. We must look beyond.

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live at the bottom of a well that stretches a million miles above us. It is steepest near the bottom—Earth’s gravity pulls strongest against the closest objects—and the farther you climb, the less

Earth pulls. Scientists and space engineers call it a gravity well. You could also call it our destiny, a continuation of the journey from humanity’s origins in Africa to our conquering of the skies. Our Gravity Well encompasses low Earth orbit, the moon, Mars, and a number of potentially valuable asteroids. It is the most rugged frontier humans have ever encountered—rough and hostile, yet filled with precious minerals, energy, water, and other means to sustaining life. We have sent probes that have traveled beyond our Well, but we’ve yet to send humans that far. The future of our species may depend on doing just that. If you look at some space maps, the blackness of space is intersected by curved lines that resemble a topographic map. Instead of a rising and falling landscape, though, space has centrifugal and centripetal forces—the pushing and pulling of masses. Lagrangian points are the “flat” places in space where the pulling and pushing forces are

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in balance. The Lagrangian point nearest to Earth is where we placed our first satellites. In the future, these points can serve as stable places for bases, resupply depots, and even human outposts. It took thousands of years for Europeans to develop the technology and the will to explore the New World. Another half a millennium went by before Americans reached the moon. Little more than a decade from now, humans could physically escape the Gravity Well, and if we begin to make a serious, sustained effort, we will reap vast rewards long before we reach the top. The Well is a barrier to our future; it’s also one of the greatest opportunities ever presented to us. What might we achieve? We can mine the water that lies beneath the poles of the moon; explore lava tubes on Mars that may be warm enough to sustain human life; mine asteroids for gold; and reap the unknown treasures on Earth that arise from the inventions required for these missions. And then we can go further: build stations in Venus’ dense atmosphere; break through the ice into the liquid ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa; and see if Saturn’s moon Titan, remarkably similar in size and structure to Earth, is suitable for settlement. By 2030, we can have a small colony of humans on our moon and mine ice and precious metals on asteroids. By 2040, we can maintain an outpost on Mars. By 2050, we can have probes on other habitable celestial bodies. It’s the space equivalent of the American West. We explore and we settle, and neither setbacks nor accomplishments will compel us to pull back. We’re already close to developing the technology to mine asteroids by bringing them into the moon’s orbit. On asterank.com, you can peruse an inventory of thousands of the nearest asteroids. One of them, Poseidon, contains platinum and iron-nickel worth an estimated $33 trillion and a profit

margin calculated at more than $3 trillion—one sixth of America’s current gross domestic product. The Gravity Well is where the next great economy will form. I believe it will eventually dwarf the one on Earth, and the nations who get there first will profit the most. They’ll benefit from the boost to their economy, technology, and international leadership. America has a head start in technology and investment, but we are far from reaching our potential, while other countries have signaled they’re ready to compete in this region. We must see the overall mission not as a Mars mission or an asteroid mission—but as a mission to conquer the Gravity Well.

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it worth it? To move beyond the Gravity Well and create those human outposts will take a combined effort by our own government, other nations, and private industry. Yes, it will be costly, though most economists will tell you that a fully funded space program is worth the price because of the return on investment. But that misses other important benefits. The technology required to send people and robots into space creates a vast amount of knowledge that can be used for other things. I call this expanse of knowledge— technology that can be extracted and used by private industry— the “knowledge ore.” In terms of wealth, it’s the equivalent of gold. Already, the benefits of space extend to each of us—the smartphone in your pocket relies on the space economy to function. In fact, much of our best technology was developed through the space race of the 1960s. Consider this: Economic growth depends on technological growth, and technological innovation depends on the kind of research that Apollo helped launch. Private-sector research and development budgets, while essential, have not picked up the slack. In fact, they’re shrinking.

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Margaret Hamilton, who was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, pioneered the field of software engineering in the 1960s. She was planning to abandon programming as a career until President Kennedy announced the launch of the Apollo program. She stuck with it so she could help land the first men on the moon.

The private sector now contributes just 18 percent of research funding. Of course, Apollo gave us much more than smartphones. It also drew our smartest minds into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. I’m one of them. Apollo had a profound impact on a whole generation— just look at the high-tech billionaires flocking into space, like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. These aren’t deluded space nerds. They were inspired by Apollo’s achievements, and they understand that space is about our best possible future. The problem is, ever since we destroyed the Saturn V and turned back from the moon, we haven’t committed to another truly audacious mission. As a result, fewer kids are being inspired to go into STEM. Only 13 percent of American 15-year-olds are interested in a science and engineering career. Of the students who pursue a college major in a STEM discipline, only about half decide to work in a STEM career. The United States ranks a dismal 36th among

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industrialized nations in math, and 25th in science. Conquering the Gravity Well will inspire new generations of STEM innovators as no other effort can. But in addition to jumpstarting a new economy and inspiring a renaissance in STEM, the space program also bolstered America's global power without firing a shot. When President John F. Kennedy sent astronauts to the moon in the first place, America was in the throes of the Cold War, faced with the existential threat of communism. He aimed to prove that our democratic system was superior. The moonshot demonstrated a degree of imagination and courage that was unmatched in world history, and it showed that the decentralized, sometimes chaotic American system could come together in a powerful way. Apollo was America’s best argument to prove its supremacy, and it worked at a fraction of the cost of any war.

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six decades, the American civil space program has served as the primary scout in outer space. NASA explored the nearest edge of space, then low Earth orbit, then higher orbits around the Earth, and eventually the moon—first with probes, then astronauts. Following Apollo, we sent robots to investigate Mars and probes to explore the furthest reaches of our solar system. Cooperating with other nations, we established an outpost—the International Space Station—which enables us to learn how humans can survive long periods in space. We parked the Hubble telescope in low orbit, and in 2018 we will launch a new space telescope, the James Webb, with technology so sophisticated it will be able to detect hints of the beginning of our universe. Yet it isn’t solely NASA that’s achieving this. Eighty percent of people involved in manufacturing the equipment for these missions

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work in the private sector. Government contracts have not only helped fund the traditional industry but also supported exciting new startups like SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Blue Origin. NASA explores the new space terrain, then private industry begins to settle it. This mirrors the settlement of new frontiers on Earth. First come the scouts, usually funded by governments, then businesses arrive and develop an

economy. In near space, private companies have already developed cheaper rockets and ever smaller, more efficient satellites. Humans have now lived in low Earth orbit for 16 years. A small but fast-growing economy is doing remote sensing, weather prediction, scientific investigations, and tourism. Low Earth orbit, in other words, is a small colony. Public efforts are expanding and beginning to explore and settle the

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ultimately, is about faith—faith that our curiosity, restlessness, and willingness to take some risks will lead to treasures we cannot imagine. We must recognize what space does for us as a people and as a nation—technologically, educationally, globally, economically, and spiritually. We need a dream. I’m an engineer, so when I dream I do more than just close my eyes and think happy thoughts. To me, a dream is a vision with a plan, one that strains capabilities to the point of seeming impractical. This means more than a moon base. More than a colony on Mars. More than capturing an asteroid. We can’t just commit to a decade-long effort and then turn back. We have to keep going, up through the Gravity Well. We’ll suffer setbacks, but we’ll also achieve astonishing goals. If we meet this challenge, we will be known as the generation who opened up the terrain of space, who settled the greatest frontier. Future generations will remember us for our courage and our boldness. The Gravity Well presents today’s greatest exploratory challenge, and the single best opportunity to move our society forward. If we agree to move up and beyond the Gravity Well, then the higher we go, the less it will pull us back. Gravity will gradually release its hold, and we will sever the bonds that hold us below the firmament. And then the Well becomes a ladder. Stephen Sandford, a 28-year veteran of NASA, is the author of The Gravity Well: America’s Next, Greatest Mission.

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Sea Pines SOUTH CAROLINA THE PERKS

Three reasons to book a room right now STELL AR SERVICE The Inn & Club’s personalized, 24-hour butler service guarantees a relaxing stay.

DELICIOUS DISHES From the Inn & Club, stroll over to Harbour Town Clubhouse for dinner at Links, An American Grill.

ROOM TO ROAM Spacious guest rooms are one reason why Sea Pines has gained a reputation as one of the country’s top resorts.

royal treatment The Inn & Club at Harbour Town overlooks the Harbour Town Golf Links. Grab a table at these spots Ocean Lounge Head to the second floor of the Sea Pines Beach Club for a sunset cocktail and stellar ocean views. Coast Head off the sand and straight to a table for lunch or dinner (or drinks in between). Live Oak Sit on the veranda overlooking Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes golf courses.

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At Sea Pines, accommodations range from two-bedroom golf-course villas to oceanfront homes. Looking for a romantic weekend getaway? Splurge with a stay at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town. This 60-room, AAA Four Diamond property rolls out the red carpet from the moment you arrive: You’re greeted by name by your butler and offered a flute of Champagne soon after entering the warm, inviting lobby. Guest rooms are spacious and exude coastal-casual elegance, from the Italian linens that top custom-made mattresses to the large soaking tubs in the well-appointed bathrooms. seapines.com 72 southwest january 2017

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ON T WO WHEELS The Sea Pines Resort has 15 miles of paved paths to explore.

A casual-luxe vibe is found throughout The Sea Pines Resort. In recent years, Sea Pines debuted several brand-new facilities and wrapped up complete renovations to existing venues. One of the crown jewels is the 25,000-square-foot Sea Pines Beach Club, a game changer when it comes to beach time in Sea Pines—think white-glove service with your toes in the sand. Family-friendly amenities abound, including large changing rooms, kids’ activities, and the grab-and-go Surfside Market. For guests at The Inn & Club, getting to the Beach Club has never been easier. Simply call your butler and a Mercedes will whisk you away. sea sights Dine on the patio at Coast for unbeatable ocean views.

HIT THE BEACH The recently opened Sea Pines Beach Club offers perks for the whole family.

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Seek out family fun Local Music Gregg Russell has been playing his family-friendly concerts under the Liberty Oak for 40 years. Sea Pines Forest Preserve Hike the trails and look for indigenous wildlife like alligators and egrets. Kayak the Marsh Rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards and glide through the Calibogue Sound.

Go Beyond the Beach

Most trips to Sea Pines begin in Harbour Town, the resort’s hub of activity and home to the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Climb the structure’s 114 steps and glimpse the impressive views. Ready to take your turn on the water? Set off on a dolphin cruise, fishing trip, or sunset sail. If your kids are along for the ride, let them burn off energy at the Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground before refueling with an ice-cream cone. MIX IT UP

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SIT A SPELL Rest easy in a rocking chair and watch the yachts sail in and out of Harbour Town.

HIT THE TR AIL Lawton Stables offers guided horseback rides through Sea Pines Forest Preserve. There’s also a petting zoo.

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Visit Golf’s Greatest Stage

Hilton Head Island is known as the “Golf Island,” and Sea Pines is where it all began. The island’s first course opened at the resort in 1962 as the Ocean Course, with Harbour Town Golf Links opening in 1969. Shortly after, Charles Fraser hosted the first Heritage Classic, and Arnold Palmer’s victory secured Sea Pines’ place in golf history. Today, the Ocean Course is now the Atlantic Dunes course, which just debuted after a complete reconstruction by Davis Love III. Another resort course, Heron Point by Pete Dye, was recently modified to be more player friendly. The result? Heron Point was ranked one of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.” green envy Plantation Golf Club serves the Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes courses.

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Top-of-theline facilities round out the experience

FIT FOR A PRO The recently completed Harbour Town Clubhouse boasts a 4,000-square-foot locker room; an expansive pro shop; and fine dining at Links, An American Grill.

GOLF GURUS The Golf Learning Center offers tailored instruction for each golfer, no matter your skill level.

Save the date

The RBC Heritage, presented by Boeing, is a PGA Tour event still held at the Harbour Town Golf Links. From April 10–16, professional golfers hit the links in the morning, get out on the water in the afternoon, and clink glasses in the resort’s bars and restaurants each evening.

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Drink a glass of water? Write a note? Dial a phone number? If so, you may have a condition known as essential tremor. Our team at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center has successfully treated hundreds of patients over the past five years — using Gamma Knife, a nonsurgical, FDA-approved approach to treat essential tremor tremor.

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“It just occurred to me one morning that I was at the stage in my career where we had been financially successful, but I wanted to do something to be an active participant in my community,” Rosie says. It’s a brand-new market for the couple, but they say curiosity and getting outside your comfort zone will help you excel in the competitive franchising world.

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Nearly 2,400 horses and their handlers will compete when the 62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show takes center stage Feb. 16-26 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. From humble beginnings in 1955 when 50 Arabian horses were shown on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the event is now the largest of its kind, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to its competitions, seminars, family-focused events, and galas. Proceeds of the show benefit Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences, Horses Help, and March of Dimes.

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Say hello to your new lifestyle and goodbye to your snow shovel. With an average January temperature of 67 degrees and sunny, life at any of our four Del Webb communities in Arizona makes it easy for you to enjoy all your favorite activities year-round. So instead of battling the elements, stow away the snow gear and get to know what life at Del Webb in Arizona is really like. Come tour model homes. Meet prospective neighbors. And start writing the next great chapter in your life. Come experience the warmth of our Del Webb communities in Arizona.

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vice began on Nov. 14, 1971, making it the third city in Southwest’s system. IN THIS ISSUE / 100 On and Off the Plane / 102 Products and Services / 104 Rapid Rewards® / 106 Go International / 108 Inflight Entertainment /

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Our Flight Attendants are here to help make your flight comfortable.

If you need to use the lavatory, don’t form lines in flight or get up when the seat belt sign is on.

Cheers to Business Select® Customers! Your first drink is on us.*

Don’t forget to double-check the seat pocket and the floor for your belongings.

If you have an aisle seat, stand up. Otherwise, just hang out until your row exits.

Our all-new seats bring you added space. Getting there just got more comfortable.

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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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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If you bring a carryon, stow it wheels-out so we can get wheels-up.

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Before you board, charge your devices in the gate area.

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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.

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.

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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.

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PETS

All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to

Two-Way Radios (WalkieTalkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies) Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices Cigarrillos electrónicos y dispositivos para fumar 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.

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

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Book your digs with our new hotel platform and earn up to 10,000 Rapid Rewards points per night. Southwest hotels.com

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* Pet Fare is subject to change. ** Offer limited to return filings made by April 18, 2017. One bonus per Rapid Rewards Shopping program member. Additional terms apply. See rapidrewardsshopping.southwest.com/turbotax for details. *** Terms and conditions apply.

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Rapid Rewards

Ready, Set, Resolution

Resolve to earn a Rapid Rewards® reward flight in 2017. And with Southwest®, the average lowest priced round trip available is just 10,182 points.* Here’s how you can get there fast.

1 Join Rapid 2 Sign up Rewards for for the Rapid

3 Book a flight 5 Repeat steps with your Rapid 2-4. You’ll be on

free today at Southwest. com/enroll. In the air? Sign up through our inflight portal.

Rewards Credit a reward flight Card for two times to your favorite more points! destination in no time. Happy New Year, indeed! Reserve a rental car and hotel with your Rapid Rewards Credit Card.

Rewards Credit Card and earn bonus points by making purchases on your card.

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* Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way. Number of points required to redeem for Southwest Airlines reward flights may vary based on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare class, point redemption rate, and other factors. As reported in the Worldwide Report of Reward Availability for 2016, issued June 2016 at ideaworkscom pany.com/guide-and-book-store. Reward prices were queried based on the lowest round trip available for each of the airlines 251- to 2,500-mile city pairs. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms.

Earn points fast with these exclusive credit card benefits:

Hotels

Paint the town red, then turn in at your favorite hotel and earn up to 10,000 Rapid Rewards® points per night. † Visit Southwesthotels.com to book now.

• 2X points on Southwest® and Rapid Rewards® partner purchases • 1X point on all other purchases • Bonus points on 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 Airlines 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/ inflight 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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The Rapid Rewards® Credit Card

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Rapid Rewards Tier Levels  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 (where available), 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** with you for an entire calendar year. Southwest.com/CPstatus ** 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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Speed up the earning with your next car rental. Earn 600 points per qualifying rental.† Visit Southwest.com/car-rentals to book now.

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Make your points go further.

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

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Rapid Rewards Members can earn 1,000 points per order of $29.99 or more. Visit 1800flowers.com/rapidrewards.

Earn Rapid Rewards points for shopping at hundreds of your favorite online retailers. Visit rrshopping.southwest. com to learn more.

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

Close to a reward flight but need a few more points? You can buy points for yourself, give them as a gift, or transfer points from your Rapid Rewards account to another Member—all from one location. Visit Southwest. com/pointscenter to get started.

points depending on applicable promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2016 Southwest Airlines Co.

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Go International  ¡HASTA PRONTO! Save up to $200* on air + hotel packages to Cancun with code JAN17GUIDE. Southwestvacations.com

including Cancun. From nearby Mayan ruins to scenic beaches, excitement is around every corner.

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DOS OJOS CENOTE Cancun and the Yucatan peninsula are home to a wealth of cenotes, natural swimming holes caused by the collapse of limestone bedrock. One of the most wellknown in the region and just north of Tulum, Dos Ojos is a picturesque place for snorkeling or diving.

Boarding, Customs, and Immigration CONNECTING TO AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

• Go directly to the Southwest departure gate. • Checked bags will be transferred automatically. • You should not have to leave the secure part of the airport.

CONNECTING FROM AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

• Depending on point of departure, Customers may have to clear U.S. Immigration before collecting checked baggage from the baggage carousel.

• You will then proceed through customs to clear checked and carryon baggage. • Customers traveling from some countries go through the customs process before returning to the United States. • If you have checked baggage, proceed to the Southwest recheck desk or ticket counter to check your bags for the final portion of your trip. • Customers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight may carry liquids in carryon

baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamperevident bags. • Proceed to your departure gate. If you do not have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, you must obtain one at the ticket counter or at kiosks near the Southwest recheck desk before proceeding to your gate.

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

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HERBERT MEYRL/WESTEND61/OFFSET (DOS OJOS), CAMPPHOTO/ISTOCK (TULUM), COURTESY OF ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA

Insider’s Cancun Southwest serves 15 international destinations,

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TULUM NATIONAL PARK

Mayan ruins are sprinkled throughout the region, including the famous walled city in Tulum, which dates back to the 13th century.

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ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA

Stay in luxury at this 1,600acre resort, which touts 130 suites. Stroll along the whitesand beach, practice your swing on the Greg Norman– designed golf course, or relax at the spa—secluded on a private island.

XEL-HA Explore cenotes, discover native plants in the nursery, snorkel in crystal-clear water, and conquer your fear of heights on a zip line at this aquatic theme park and ecotourism development.

* Valid only on air/hotel packages to Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico, for bookings made Jan. 1–31, 2017, for travel Jan. 2–June 2, 2017. Save $100 on packages of $1,500-$3,999, or $200 off packages of $4,000 or more.

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and your final destination country. Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. Please read both sides of the declaration. Sign at the “X.”

MEXICAN CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same

address) on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–6. • Once completed, sign and date the form. MEXICAN IMMIGRATION FORM

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (including children) who are not citizens of Mexico, on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–14 on the top portion of the form and

sections 1–10 on the bottom portion of the form. • Once completed, sign and date the top portion of the form. • Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in

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

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Inflight Entertainment

Getting Connected

To connect to our entertainment portal using your iOS device, Android™ device, or Mac or PC laptop, follow the instructions below.

IOS

Tap the Settings icon.

Tap the WiFi icon.

Tap the On/Off button and turn WiFi On.

Tap SouthwestWiFi in the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.

Tap the Safari icon.

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

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

ANDROID

Tap the Settings icon.

Tap the WiFi icon.

Tap the On/Off button and turn WiFi On.

Tap SouthwestWiFi in the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.

Tap the Internet icon.

Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in Southwest wifi.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 preferred Web browser.

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

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

 FREE LIVE TV! Don’t miss a minute of your favorite shows. Our entertainment portal offers a variety of live channels—including HGTV and USA Network—for you to choose from.* MORE INFORMATION:

• Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from

destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Movies and select TV content require download of the free AirTime Player app.

• Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth

applications and websites, including YouTube, Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content. * Limited time. Where available.

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Beverages

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

12th of Never Ale  ? Ask for this CRAVING CRAFT BEER

“tropically hoppy” offering from Lagunitas Brewing Company. If you love the citrusy flavors, be sure to check out Lagunitas’ four taprooms around the country. Launched in Petaluma, California, in 1993, the brewery now serves its suds at spots in Chicago; Charleston, South Carolina; and Azusa, California. Seattle residents, stay tuned: A Lagunitas location is set to open in Ballard early this year. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES

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

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • Community® coffee* • Community® decaf instant coffee* • Community® tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water

* Regular and hazelnut creamer available

LIQUOR $5

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

BEER $5

• Bud Light® • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale • Fat Tire®

• Baileys® Irish Cream • Finlandia® Vodka • Sauza® Gold Tequila WINE $5

• Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

Valid Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® drink coupons, as shown here, are printed with expiration dates and the Member’s (or issuing group’s) name. Business Select® drink coupons are valid for same-day use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor. RECYCLING

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

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Route Map

Your Destination Awaits

Planning your next getaway? Choose from 101 destinations— including our international cities. It’s a snap at Southwest.com. PACIFIC TIME MOUNTAIN TIME

SEATTLE/TACOMA

CENTRAL TIME

SPOKANE

PORTLAND

BOISE

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL

GRAND RAPIDS MILWAUKEE

RENO/TAHOE

DES MOINES

SALT LAKE CITY

SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE

CHICAGO (MIDWAY)

OMAHA INDIANAPOLIS DAYTON

DENVER KANSAS CITY

ST. LOUIS

LOUISVILLE

LAS VEGAS WICHITA

YOU’RE ON BURBANK LOS ANGELES (LAX) YOUR WAY LONG BEACH You can get to a number of other cities via Southwest destinations. Travel to Santa Fe via Albuquerque, Palm Springs via Ontario, Galveston via Houston, and more. Service between some cities/airports is not offered.

ONTARIO

ALBUQUERQUE

ORANGE COUNTY

NASHVILLE TULSA

AMARILLO

SAN DIEGO

OKLAHOMA CITY PHOENIX

LITTLE ROCK

LUBBOCK

TUCSON

MEMPHIS

BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)

EL PASO

MIDLAND/ODESSA

AUSTIN

PENSACOLA

PANAMA CIT

HOUSTON (HOBBY) SAN ANTONIO

NEW ORLEANS

CORPUS CHRISTI

FT. MYERS/N

HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS

BELIZE CITY

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This capital city is home to a wealth of biking and hiking trails, including the Boise River Greenbelt.

EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER FLINT DETROIT

ALBANY

BUFFALO/ NIAGARA FALLS

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

CLEVELAND AKRON/ CANTON

BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD

PITTSBURGH

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

COLUMBUS DAYTON

RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH

RALEIGH/DURHAM CHARLOTTE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG

PANAMA CITY BEACH

JACKSONVILLE

CHARLESTON

ORLANDO TAMPA FT. MYERS/NAPLES

WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE (MIAMI AREA) NASSAU

HAVANA

With inventive takes on Southern fare waiting at spots like Husk and FIG, this charming city is a haven for foodies.

VARADERO SANTA CLARA

SAN JUAN PUNTA CANA

MONTEGO BAY

BELIZE CITY

ARUBA

LIBERIA

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CHARLESTON

ATLANTA

THE NEW GAME IN TOWN

BOISE

SAN JOSÉ

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One Question

Common,

who has had an influence on your life?

Catch Common in John Wick 2, in theaters Feb. 10.

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Maya Angelou. She said you don’t want modesty; you want humility. What I got from that is you can be humble and respectful to other human beings, but be confident in your craft and the power that you possess in your art and the work that you do. I attribute the success in my career to staying humble and always knowing that I can get better and grow—not feeling like I’ve made it.

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Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Ranking, 2017

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THESE DOCTORS ARE AMONG

THE TOP

DOCTORS IN AMERICA Each doctor has been peer-nominated and selected by the nation’s leading providers of information on top doctors.

All MDs and DOs are Board Certified

PHOENIX COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY Joyce Bassett, DDS 14275 N. 87th Street Scottsdale, AZ 480-367-8889 DrBassett.com USA Top Dentists Directory

DALLAS FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Benjamin Bassichis, MD 14755 Preston Road Dallas, TX 972-774-1777 AdvancedFacialPlastic.com D Magazine – Top Doctors Issue

INFERTILITY AND IN VITRO FERTILIZATION Alfred J. Rodriguez, MD 6130 West Parker Road Plano, TX 972-981-7800 TexasIVF.com D Magazine – Top Doctors Issue

NEUROLOGICAL & SPINE SURGERY Rob D. Dickerman, DO 6130 West Parker Road Plano, TX 972-238-0512 NeuroTexas.com D Magazine – Top Doctors Issue

LOS ANGELES PLASTIC SURGERY Mark A. Anton, MD Face, Breast & Body Surgery 361 Hospital Road Newport Beach, CA 949-722-1967 AntonAesthetics.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

Dr. Joyce Bassett Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

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SAN DIEGO HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Richard Chaffoo, MD 9850 Genesee Avenue La Jolla, CA 866-830-7550 LaJollaSkin.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors


THESE DOCTORS ARE AMONG

THE BEST

EYE SURGEONS IN AMERICA Each doctor has been peer-nominated and/or selected by the nation’s leading providers of information on top doctors.

LOS ANGELES Jeffrey C. Hong, MD 800 S. Fairmount Avenue Pasadena, CA 626-844-7001 HuntingtonEye.com Super Doctors – Southern California

PHOENIX Craig R. Cassidy, DO 160 W. University Drive Mesa, AZ 480-610-1252 ArizonaLasik.com Phoenix Magazine – Top Doctors Issue

These top eye surgeons specialize in KAMRA for close vision, LASIK, laser cataract surgery and lens implantation.

KANSAS CITY Daniel S. Durrie, MD 5520 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 913-491-3330 DurrieVision.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

All Doctors are Board Certified

ST. LOUIS Jason P. Brinton, MD 555 N. New Ballas Road St. Louis, MO 314-375-2020 BrintonVision.com Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory

ATLANTA Milan R. Patel, MD 6300 Hospital Parkway Johns Creek, GA 678-381-2020 MilanEyeCenter.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

NAPLES, FL Farrell C. Tyson, MD Other locations: Ft. Myers, Bonita & Cape Coral, FL 239-542-2020 TysonEye.com Dr. Jeffrey C. Hong Pasadena, CA

Gulfshore Business – 40 Under 40

RALEIGH-DURHAM

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Dean Dornic, MD 3701 NW Cary Pkwy., Cary, NC 919-467-9955 VisionAuthorities.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors


THESE DOCTORS ARE AMONG

THE BEST

PLASTIC SURGEONS IN AMERICA Each doctor has been peer-nominated and selected by the nation’s leading providers of information on top doctors. All doctors are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

TUCSON / PHOENIX Gwen Maxwell, MD 2490 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 520-751-1225 MaxwellSurgery.com Arizona Foothills Magazine – Tucson’s Best Plastic Surgeon

BIRMINGHAM, AL James C. Grotting, MD 1 Inverness Center Parkway Birmingham, AL 205-930-1600 GrottingPlasticSurgery.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

SAN DIEGO Steven R. Cohen, MD 4510 Executive Drive San Diego, CA 858-453-7224 FacesPlus.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

LOS ANGELES Grant Stevens, MD 4644 Lincoln Boulevard Marina del Rey, CA 877-438-2049 DrGrantStevens.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

DALLAS Steven J. White, MD 8230 Walnut Hill Dallas, TX 866-USA-MY-MD (872-6963) USACosmeticSurgery.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

CHICAGO Steven Bloch, MD 1160 Park Ave. West Highland Park, IL 847-432-0840 BodyByBloch.com Castle Connolly – Top Doctors

Dr. Gwen Maxwell Tucson, AZ

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SAN FRANCISCO Stephen J. Ronan, MD 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Blackhawk, CA 925-736-5757 BlackhawkPlasticSurgery.com Super Doctors – San Francisco


RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

Los Angeles / Santa Monica, CA LOCANDA DEL LAGO 231 Arizona Avenue - 310.451.3525 "Don't miss the Ossobuco alla Milanese"–Gourmet, "There's no better place to people-watch than at the outdoor patio"–Frommers. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2015. www.lagosantamonica.com When Lago opened in April 1991, the upscale Italian restaurant quickly established a reputation as having perhaps the only menu in Los Angeles to focus on the cuisine of Bellagio on Lake Como in Northern Italy. Today, celebrating its 24th anniversary, Lago maintains that unique identity and attracts an eclectic crowd of foodies, celebrities, locals and travelers. With its warm, inviting interior, expansive windows and a sidewalk patio overlooking Santa Monica's colorful Third Street Promenade, the restaurant is consistently lauded for imaginative Italian cuisine spotlighting seasonal flavors and the freshest local ingredients. Co-owner West Hooker, who was born in Milan and has lived and worked in Bellagio, presides over the popular restaurant with General Manager Megan Heritage, who has been with Lago since 1996.

Anaheim / Los Angeles

Ft. Lauderdale/Boca Raton, FL

ANAHEIM WHITEHOUSE

CASA D’ANGELO

887 South Anaheim Blvd - 714.772.1381 www.anaheimwhitehouse.com Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2001-2014. DiRona Since 1988. Zagat Rated Excellent, 2015. Northern Italian. “Absolutely outstanding...excellent North Italian fare, superb service, always an experience”–Zagat

Boca Raton: 171 E. Palmetto Park Rd.-561.338.1703 Ft. Lauderdale: Sunrise Square Plaza,

Chicago / Downtown Italian Village Restaurants Visit Italy right in Chicago THE VILLAGE - 312.332.7005 71 W. Monroe Street Chicago's Oldest Family Italian Restaurant–Al Capone was a regular. Guests dine in cozy nooks designed like a small Italian town. Celebrating our 88th anniversary this year. www.italianvillage-chicago.com LA CANTINA - 312.332.7005 A premier Italian Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant VIVERE - 312.332.4040 A contemporary restaurant featuring "new" Italian cuisine from all regions of Italy. 2015 Wine Spectator Top Ten Italian Restaurants, 2015 DiRona Award, 2015 Wine Enthusiasts Ultimate Distinction Award.

Disneyworld/Universal/Orlando, FL CHRISTINI'S 7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard - 407.345.8770 CHRISTINI’S IS ONE OF THE MOST AWARDED ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES. www.christinis.com

1201 N. FederalHwy. - 954.564.1234 Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence, 2015. Zagat America's Top Restaurants, 2015. Rated as not only one of the best Italian restaurants in Florida, Casa D'Angelo has also been recognized in the industry as one of America's finest Italian restaurants. www.casa-d-angelo.com

Las Vegas, NV FERRARO’S RESTAURANT-WINE BAR 4480 Paradise Rd. (Across from Hard Rock Hotel) 702.364.5300 Italian family-owned and operated for over 25 years. 1200 wine labels. Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence, 2015. Open Table Winner Diner’s Choice, 2015. DiRoNA 5 Diamond Award award 11 consecutive years, 2004-2015. Piano Bar, Private Rooms, State-ofthe-art sound system. www.ferraroslasvegas.com

Tampa, FL - DONATELLO 232 North Dale Mabry - 813.875.6660 An Old World bliss in the heart of Tampa serving authentic Italian Cuisine since 1984. Every night Guido and Gino Tiozzo welcome you at the door and every lady will leave Donatello with a rose on her hand as a thanks for being there. You’ll see for yourself that hospitality has ancient roots at Donatello. Full Bar, Piano Lounge, Private Rooms. Wine Spectator Award 15 consecutive years, 2000-2015. Editor’s Note: The Finest in Tampa Bay. www.donatellotampa.com

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We are willing to amortize tooling over production runs, and offer no charge for tooling on high production runs. Nominal terms for parts is net 60.

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113 Railroad St. email: ntm@centurytel.net phone: (608) 462-5066 Elroy, WI 53929 fax: (608) 462-8950 WWW.NTMUSA.COM


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