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Cuando se concibió la idea que dio origen a Southwest Airlines –en una servilleta de coctel en el bar de un hotel, hace más de 50 años– solamente 15 por ciento de la población estadounidense había volado en un avión comercial. Hoy en día, ese número ha aumentado a más de 85 por ciento. La razón es sencilla: las tarifas bajas democratizaron los cielos, y Southwest Airlines ha tenido mucho que ver en ello. El plan de negocios original de Southwest era un triángulo dibujado en una servilleta de coctel, cuyas líneas conectaban entre sí a Dallas, San Antonio y Houston. Si bien es cierto que varias aerolíneas ya operaban dichas rutas, lo hacían a precios altos, por lo que solamente le élite podía viajar. Aunque cueste creerlo, nuestros Cofundadores
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As a child, Henry Kosalim created an imaginary airline, including his own fleet and routes. This passion for aviation paved the way for Henry’s career as a Safety & Security Lead Analyst at Southwest Airlines. As an analyst, Henry examines Safety audits and works to resolve risks before they turn into Safety issues. Whether he’s helping fellow Employees or staying late to complete his own tasks, Henry works behind the scenes to provide a smooth takeoff. After more than five years with Southwest, Henry takes pride in being a part of the best airline, especially in terms of Safety. Henry, your hard work and dedication is recognizable to all—there’s no doubt you’re a star! —Sydney Webster, Communication & Outreach SPEAK UP “The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to communicate well and to be kind to others.” OLD HABITS “I used to watch airplanes every weekend with my father. We would drive to the airport, and watch airplanes take off and land. Sometimes, I still sit and watch for hours.”
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As an original Adopt-A-Pilot, Frank Jackson has been a part of the program for 20 years.
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Southwest Airlines celebrates 20 years of the Adopt-A-Pilot program. Each spring, Southwest Pilots spend four weeks in fifth-grade classrooms on an educational and mentorship journey. The core subjects—geography, math, science, and history—are taught in a fun way. But just as important are our FLIGHT values: fearlessness, leadership, imagination, gratitude, honesty, and tenacity. The Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot program began in 1997 with 51 cities. This year, we have more than 600 AdoptA-Pilots teaching more than 35,000 students nationwide. Since the program’s inception, we have reached more than 550,000 students. Southwest has always had a passion for loving People, and we believe that education is key to fulfilling your dreams. As we celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary, we look to Frank Jackson, an original Adopt-A-Pilot. “I remember being asked, ‘What do you think about truly giving back, not only to the airline
but to the community?’” Frank says of his job interview with Southwest in 1992. “I responded, ‘I’m all for it!’ It was a small snowball that just kept going and going. That was the catalyst. When you were hired back in those yesteryears, that was just part of the DNA. You’re not only flying—you’re really giving from your heart. It wasn’t about what you’re going to receive in your pocket or the accolades from the Company, but what you’re doing when nobody’s watching.” Frank retired from Southwest last August but still volunteers as an AdoptA-Pilot. He teaches in inner-city Los Angeles where he feels he can make the most impact. He attributes his spark to President Emeritus Colleen Barrett because he is, in his own words, “old school.” Now that he’s retired, Frank is committed to spending more time at the school to support the kids and their teachers. “I have a chance to help these kids to step up just a little bit. Just study a little bit harder,” Frank says. Frank has been “adopting” students all these years, but he truly gets much more back! —Janet Felty, Senior Coordinator, Community Programs
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You Made Our Day WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY? Have you witnessed an over-the-top act of Southwest Airlines Employee kindness? Let us know at Southwest.com/ contact-us.
I’ve been a fan of Southwest Airlines for many years, but I just found another reason to love this airline: customer service agent Janez Eli. When we found out our flight from New Orleans to Orlando was three hours late, a collective groan rippled through the gate area. What could have been a hostile scene of tired travelers turned into a gate party because of Janez. She started calling over people who were passing by the gate, and then she asked us what we wanted them
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to do. It didn’t take us long to catch on, so when she asked, we yelled out, “Sing!” Some people ran away like scared rabbits. Others stayed and gave us military hymns, a Christian rap, a funny folk song, soulful blues and jazz by a professional French Quarter soloist, and other moments to remember. A local high school dance team even performed a couple routines they planned to present at a national competition. By the time our flight arrived, the gate consisted of cheerful acquaintances. We shared snacks the airline provided, laughed at the antics of our performers, and, as they say in N’awlins, passed a good time. Keep up the good work, Southwest. As the owner of Writing YourLife.org, I assure you that this will be included in my written life story. —Patricia Charpentier
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While waiting to check in at our gate for a recent flight, my 1-yearold vomited all over himself and his stroller. Customer service agent Myra Bayquen didn’t hesitate and quickly helped me clean and sanitize my son and stroller. She asked if we had any clothes to change him into, but of course I had checked all of them (rookie mistake!). While I was undressing my son, she ran to a kiosk and bought clothes for him. I am so touched by her kindness and
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At the age of 6, I achieved paradise. My family booked a cottage for a couple weeks on New Hampshire’s largest lake, Winnipesaukee. I took all of my allowance money and profits from selling recipe cards door to door and rented an old rowboat called Jim. Many mornings I loaded Jim with a fishing rod, worms, books, and enough candy to sustain life for a day. I rowed from island to island, picking blueberries and goofing off. Other days I hung around on shore, diving for mussels with my sister and brothers, gathering the courage to jump off the high dive, and learning slang from the Boston city kids. This went on every summer after that. Mom and Dad weren’t that present. Parents in general seemed like the ones in the “Peanuts” cartoon specials, making insignificant wah-wah-wah sounds in the background. They let us take our own risks. An unscraped knee meant a rotten summer. Families were bigger on average, and while I felt loved, I was under the happy impression that I was slightly disposable. Am I being nostalgic? Maybe. But the thing is, paradise is possible today. All we have to do is bring summer back. Confiscate the phones, unplug the TV, escape cable and broadband. Go someplace where kids can hang out together with as little supervision as possible (and where you can, too, without the kids). A piece of summer should be unstructured, unplanned, with risks of bruises and bug bites and arguments and even occasional bouts of glorious boredom. It’s very possible that your kids will hate it, and that they’ll hate me for suggesting it. Just tell them that this is the secret real purpose of summer: to make the rest of the year seem like its own paradise.
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Thank you for Bradford Pearson’s wonderful article, “A Botanical Investigation” [March 2017]. I went to watching-grass-grow.com and quickly discovered exactly what he was talking about. It was at once calming and thought-provoking as I thought about snapshots in time in my own life. I loved how Bradford was able to relate it back to his young daughter. I thought of my son, Jameson, who turned 2 this past Saturday, and of his first real experience with snow just a few weeks ago. I will be there with you every now and again, watching the grass grow, along with my life. Andrea Nyman
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Glenn Fischer PORTLAND, OREGON
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I appreciated Bradford Pearson’s article on Mr. Grass’ live video streaming. Our family watched Meek’s Cutoff some years ago, and I still get teased for it. Clearly the director was ahead of her time. The movie has a lot of the same
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On our recent trip to Cancun, I was delighted to find the February issue was all about Mexico! “The Secret Beaches of Cancun” caught my eye. It suggested Soliman Bay and a restaurant called Chamico’s. My husband and I followed the directions down a little dirt road to paradise and a fresh seafood lunch. Great recommendations!
Valerie Maldonado LAS VEGAS
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Determined to solve the mystery of the missing laundry, Samsung polled 2,000 U.K. residents to find out just how many of their socks have vanished without a trace. After examining the respondents’ washing habits and determining what contributed to their MIA footwear, the company teamed with psychologist Simon Moore and statistician Geoff Ellis to create a formula to calculate the likelihood that you’ll find yourself sans socks once a load is done. Here’s what you should know: the “sock loss index” = (L + C) – (P x A). In other words, that’s (laundry size + washing complexity) – (positivity toward doing laundry x degree of attention). We did some quick calculations, and that still doesn’t give you an excuse to wear mismatched socks.
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OUT TAKES BORN AGAIN If I could live my life over again and choose another profession, I’d love to play bass like Bootsy Collins in Parliament-Funkadelic.
Different paths can lead to finding your career purpose, says the chef and TV host. I never had a set career plan. Until I was in my forties I just drifted from job to job, trying to get a little smarter. But as a dishwasher and a cook, I did learn certain lessons that stuck with me forever: the importance of showing up on time and not letting your colleagues down. When I became a father at 50, I was determined to be good at that job, and to live my life in a way that my daughter has no
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ne of the many strange things about being a parent is how much my kids love to hear stories of my childhood. I suspect they find great comfort in the notion that I was once a small and powerless creature, just like them. This would explain their eerie fascination with The Story of the Rock.
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The Story of the Rock goes like this: When I was 7 years old, I went to sleepaway camp for the first time. Next to our cabin was a huge rock, and one afternoon I decided to climb it. I managed to get halfway up, and then got stuck. I didn’t have the strength to climb any farther, but there was no way to get back down. I spent many minutes yelling for help. I soon realized I was going to peel off the rock. Down below was jagged stone, onto which I would fall and be maimed or possibly killed. And so, after many panic-stricken minutes, I fell. Miraculously, I landed in such a way that I merely suffered a bruised tailbone—what my children refer to, hysterically, as my “butt bone.” That is the Story of the Rock, which I have told them 371 times. It is one of the many yarns my wife and kids have had to endure about my magical years at Camp Tawonga, where I spent three weeks every summer for eight straight summers. Then a funny thing happened. Last year, a woman from good old Camp Tawonga sent me an email asking whether I might want to teach during a weekend session. I could even bring my family. I soon found myself driving a rental car full of hyperglycemic children into California’s Stanislaus National Forest, outside Yosemite, winding down the narrow road I had last descended 35 years earlier. All the familiar sights were still there—the tiny lake, the archery range with its tattered may 2017 Southwest 55
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staring at a softly rounded boulder approximately 8 feet in height. “Is that it?” my 7-year-old, Jude, asked. “Maybe it’s harder to climb from the other side,” his older sister, Josie, said, gently. They dashed around the rock and appeared on the summit four seconds later. “They probably moved the real rock,” I heard Josie tell her brother, “because too many kids were getting hurt.”
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IT’S SURREAL TO revisit an iconic childhood locale, to see the emotionally gigantic landscape of youth reduced to the scale of adulthood. Here was the dining hall where I had, so long ago, slammed my plastic cup with 200 other campers to demand a higher grade of bug juice. Here was the lavishly chlorinated pool where I’d learned to swim in the deep end. And here was the fire pit where I’d made 10,000 s’mores. They still made s’mores. They still said the same blessing at meals. And they still sang the same songs at campfire each night: “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “Friends, Friends, Friends,” the official Tawonga anthem. Even the smells were the same. The industrial pine scent of the communal bathrooms, the coconutty waft of suntan lotion, and the smell of campfire that clung to our sweaters. My wife was quick to observe that I wasn’t the only alumnus wandering around in a haze of nostalgia. There was a whole band of us, dragging our kids hither and yon and grinning our goofy grins. I took Jude to see the gaga court, which was still in the field next to the pool. Gaga, for those of you unfamiliar, is an Israeli variation of dodgeball in which kids pile into a dusty corral and attempt to smash a ball into each other’s shins. We played a few rounds, just the two of us, until I got a little overzealous and wound up with bloody knuckles, a condition formally known as gaga knuckles. I took Josie to the river below camp, a journey that had felt epic as a camper but which was actually about 500 yards, and we plunged into the water. Then I offered her a secret tour of the circuitous route we used to take, late at night, to sneak from the boys’ side of camp to the girls’. She immediately understood the appeal of such a mission—i.e., it was against the rules—though she was a bit
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers more than 1,500 kinds of blooms, from purplefringed orchids to black-eyed susans.
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22 / Swim
up the tunes. with wild ponies. Louisville’s Forecastle Festival celebrates 15 years with a star-studded lineup and a Bourbon Lodge serving mint juleps.
Cowboys round up 200-plus horses and guide them to Chincoteague Island, Virginia.
15 / Build a
23 / Sniff
Teams face off at the Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival, just south of San Diego.
The fragrant flowers turn Sequim, Washington, into an Impressionist painting.
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20 / Try
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Glimpse a red-footed booby in Belize. See South American birds that have flown north for the winter at Half Moon Caye Natural Monument.
25 / Meet
Santa in July.
It’s always Christmas in Santa Claus, Indiana. This Midwest Pole boasts themed zip lines, a Santa Claus Museum, and a candy castle that serves more than 30 kinds of hot cocoa.
26 Dive into a natural wonder.
Just 35 miles from Austin, Jacob’s Well Natural Area is a turquoise-hued artesian spring flowing from a 140-foot-deep aquifer.
27 / Make
like a Viking.
At Nordic Fest in Decorah, Iowa, events include a canoe race and rock-throwing competition.
28 / Sip
vino in Baja.
Fiestas de la Vendimia, a food and wine festival in Baja California, boasts more than 60 wineries. Baja Test Kitchen leads guided tours.
29 / Two-
step across Texas.
Boot-scoot to the state’s famed Gruene Hall, outside of San Antonio.
30 / Play
Flip City Disc Golf Park transforms a 35acre farm in Shelby, Michigan, into a flying saucer obstacle course.
31 / Roller
skate in a Romanesque church. Go for a spin at San Francisco’s Church of 8 Wheels. Spared from the wrecking ball by roller skating enthusiasts, the rink hosts kid-friendly lessons and adult disco nights.
Those crystalline waters are a brisk 68 degrees.
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No mountaineering experience required!
Summit Washington’s icy Mount Rainier for stunning 14,410-foot views and the chance to say you’ve hiked the most-glaciated peak in the contiguous United States. RMI Expeditions teaches trekking techniques prior to the four-day climb.
2 / Do hot
yoga under the Vegas lights. Get away from the Strip and unwind at The Neon Museum with an outdoor yoga session surrounded by salvaged signage.
3 / Feast on
watermelon. Two hours from Atlanta, the Cordele State Farmers Market is a hotbed for
the classic red seedless type, as well as crimson sweet, sangria, and yellow flesh varieties.
4 / Scour
the world’s longest yard sale.
Stretching 690 miles from Gadsden, Alabama, to Hudson, Michigan, the 127 Corridor Sale snakes through six states, spans four days, and promises plenty of quirky finds.
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Chill on a glacier.
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Elvis Presley's Memphis Shivering Timbers
7 / Hike by
the light of a full moon.
Head to Arizona’s Red Rock State Park for the monthly 2-mile trek, led by a knowledgeable naturalist.
8 / Dig
into frozen custard.
Try Mr. Wizard’s Frozen Custard for a St. Louis–style concrete or the creamy strawberry shortcake.
9 / Pick wild
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5 / Roll on the river.
Rent a kayak or canoe and join Cincinnati locals for the Ohio River Paddlefest’s 9-mile course.
Thanks to the Pine Tree State’s long winters and acidic soil, the farm fruit at Alexander’s Wild Maine Blueberries is extra sweet.
10 / Witness
6 / Glamp
a tug-of-war across the Mississippi.
Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, Nevada, brings you closer to nature without sacrificing a good night’s sleep. From $85
Since 1987, residents of LeClaire, Iowa, and Port Byron, Illinois, have battled it out over a 2,700-foot rope. The winner receives a statue of a bald eagle and a year’s worth of bragging rights.
in Gold Rush country.
11 / Take part in the
Tomato Art Fest.
No matter how you say tomato, you’ll love this eccentric Nashville event featuring concerts, a bloody mary competition, and tomato-inspired artwork.
12 / Dress down in
The Big Easy.
A week after White Linen Night—an upscale art walk in New Orleans— Dirty Linen Night encourages guests to wander through the French Quarter, stopping at shops serving dirty martinis and dirty rice, all while wearing their dirty linens.
13 / Savor sweet corn.
Chow down on three different types of Nebraskan maize at Omaha’s Sweet Corn Festival.
15 / Pay
tribute to the King.
Forty years ago, Elvis left the building forever. Toast America’s pompadoured prince in Memphis with a weeklong tribute at his Graceland estate.
16 / Thrill
on a wooden rollercoaster. Opt for a throwback, the Shivering Timbers coaster, at Michigan’s Adventure, outside Grand Rapids.
14 / Explore what lies beneath. � Carlsbad Caverns This New Mexico gem contains more than 100 smaller caves and is a summer home for Brazilian free-tailed bats. At dusk, watch as they exit the caverns at speeds up to 25 miles an hour, bound for dinner in the Chihuahuan Desert.
� Strataca Some 650 feet below ground in Hutchinson, Kansas, there’s a 275-million-yearold dried salt sea. See special exhibits and take a 15-minute train ride into the preserved 1940s mine tunnel.
� Natural Bridge Caverns When it’s pushing 100 degrees, cool off in the largest commercial caverns in Texas. Just outside of San Antonio, take in stalagmites, flowstones, and soda straw stalactites by lantern light.
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24 / Eat ice.
More than 70 teams play to win at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
18 / Try all the foods at
the Iowa State Fair.
Last year, culinary creations included apple fritter bites and ice cream nachos.
19 / See synchronized
Florida’s Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team pulls off 12-person pyramids.
20 / Go fly a kite.
The annual Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach features a kite ballet and illuminated night flights.
21 / Gaze up at
the Great American Eclipse.
25 / Drink a sweet peach.
Visit either of Manhattan Beach Post’s California locations for Soho Punch, made with cranberry juice, cinnamon, and grilled peaches.
26 / Meet at the Falls. Spokane, Washington’s annual pow-wow brings together Native American tribes from across the country to showcase traditional music, dance, and culture.
27 / Visit
the Grand Canyon’s other side.
For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse stretches across the U.S. In St. Joseph, Missouri, experience two minutes and 38.6 seconds of darkness, use a solar-scope, and enjoy a celestial-themed concert.
Forgo the crowded south rim in favor of a peaceful stay at the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge, open May through October. From $134
22 / Take a lap on a
28 / Lose
Circle the Indianapolis 500 course via the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
23 / Island hop.
Albury’s Ferry Service, headquartered in the Abacos’ Marsh Harbour, offers ferry rides to dreamy Bahamian destinations daily.
your loose change.
The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas features hundreds of old games and pinball machines, some dating back to the 1940s.
Little League World Series
29 / See
31 / Conquer
Vulcan Park & Museum shares the story behind the 56foot Roman god’s arrival in Birmingham.
Brave 80 miles of the adrenaline-inducing Salmon River. Three hours from Boise, Idaho, Wapiti River Guides run half- to six-day trips.
the world’s largest castiron statue.
the River of No Return.
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17 / Meet the next
Since 1945, John’s Water Ice in Philadelphia has been churning out the same four flavors—lemon, cherry, chocolate, and pineapple.
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Take the table to the farm.
Collaborating with renowned chefs and local growers across the U.S., Outstanding in the Field hosts pop-up alfresco experiences to teach diners about agriculture, sustainability, and seasonal produce. This year, they visit Chatham Bars Farm on Cape Cod for the first time. Set on a sandbar, itâ€™s sure to be an unforgettable meal. may 2017 Southwest 71
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama, is famous for its house rhythm section, “the Swampers,” which helped produce hits by Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, and the Rolling Stones.
2 / Stomp grapes in Napa Valley. During California’s harvest season, Grgich Hills Estates invites visitors to hop into old oak barrels and squish grapes between their toes.
3 / Immerse yourself in American history. Exactly 234 years after the war ended, the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia invites visitors to board a replica privateer ship and see rare artifacts such as military discharge papers signed by then-general George Washington.
4 / Grill out like a pitmaster.
Rob Magee, of Kansas City’s Q39, shares tips for the perfect Labor Day barbecue. ⭐ Pick the best meat: never-frozen chicken; ribs and pork shoulder with plentiful marbling; and certified Black Angus for brisket. ⭐ Don’t over-season: You want a good bark on the outside without it being overpowering. ⭐ Match wood accordingly: hickory and a touch of mesquite for brisket; apple with hickory for pork shoulder or ribs; and peach or plum tree for chicken.
5 / See big-time art in a small town.
In Bentonville, Arkansas, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art boasts an impressive collection ranging from colonial-era portraits to avant-garde mixed media.
6 / Snag a rooftop view of the sunset.
Few spots can boast marina views like The Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island. Try the namesake cocktail, made with vodka, lemongrass, and pear puree.
7 / Captain a boat.
During a two-hour introductory lesson at Annapolis Sailing School in Maryland, you’ll learn tacking, jibing, and steering aboard a classic Rainbow 24.
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1 / Meet the
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08 Rent your own private island. ◆ Eagle Island Set on a Georgia salt marsh, this cabin sleeps 12 and has a 1,500-square-foot screened porch. Other amenities include a fireside hot tub and crab traps. From $475 ◆ Laurel Island Up to 36 people can stay on this Lake Pocotopaug island in Connecticut. Five retro cottages include a kitchenette and private dock. From $125 ◆ Coral Caye Owned by director Francis Ford Coppola, this 2-acre island in Belize accommodates 12 guests. Possible add-ons include a butler, alfresco massages, and guided fishing trips. From $1,435
Alberto, the island’s caretaker, can fix a nice spread for that picnic table.
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Whale shark near Los Cabos
Rest assured, the big guy feasts only on plankton.
The world’s biggest fish (up to 40 feet) is also the gentlest of giants. There’s no better way to appreciate their beauty—not to mention scale—than floating alongside them. The world-class service offered by The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, frees you up to enjoy an intimate experience.
10 / Picnic
12 / Sail
at a former dairy farm.
down waves of sand.
Goats, chickens, and the occasional horse still roam Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz, California.
An hour from El Paso, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument offers thrillseekers the chance to sled down mountains of sand.
11 / Sip
sweet tea. Take a trolley tour through the Charleston Tea Plantation to taste this South Carolina favorite.
13 / Cool
off at an ice house. Before freezers were standard, Texans socialized over cold brews at ice houses. West Alabama Ice House in Houston and The Friendly Spot in San Antonio keep the culture alive.
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Swim with whale sharks.
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17 / Hang loose. 14 / See the
skyline in a new way.
On a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, learn about the Windy City’s well-known masterpieces.
15 / Polish
off a paleta.
Puerto Vallarta’s best fresh fruit ice pops can be found at La Michoacana. Try the guava or cucumber with chile.
16 / Dig
for clams in Rhode Island.
With a permit, hunt quahogs in Narragansett. Too much work? Aunt Carrie’s, open only in the summer, serves their famous clam cakes and a clear “South County”–style chowder.
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The world’s largest amateur surfing group wraps up its 50th year with the Eastern Surfing Association Championship in Nags Head, North Carolina.
18 / Bike
across the Mississippi. Nearly a mile in length, Memphis’ Big River Crossing is the longest bike and pedestrian bridge over the river. At night, it’s illuminated with more than 100,000 lights.
19 / Pop in
for a soda on Route 66. Choose from 700 different fizzes at Pops 66 in Oklahoma City.
20 / Meet a
real-life Indiana Jones.
Archaeologists at Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark unearth
THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. everything from mammoth bones to Puebloan ceramics.
21 / Soar
over the Adirondacks. Some 150,000 hot air balloon enthusiasts converge on Glens Falls, New York, during the Adirondack Balloon Festival, a free four-day event.
22 / Make
the last minutes count.
With a 26-foot diameter, the Philadelphia City Hall clock is one of the largest in the world. Ascend 500 feet in a glass elevator to the observation deck, where you’ll find remarkable views of the city. Tours end at 4:15 p.m. Luckily, the end of summer on the east coast is 4:02.
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Pensacola Fly away to Pensacola to explore Florida’s west coast. BY L AU R A BU R K E HART
The beaches of the Florida Panhandle are known for their sugary-white sand and azure waters, and you’ll find miles of both in Pensacola. But you’ll also find a hip downtown, a vibrant culture and attractions, a wealth of festivals and concerts, and an unbeatable culinary scene. Stroll along the Santa Rosa Sound on the Pensacola Beach boardwalk, where you can shop, enjoy dinner, catch the trolley, and hop on a dolphin cruise. Grab your lounge chairs and sand pails for a day of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach’s northern shores. Or visit the world-renowned parks throughout Perdido Key, where you can observe wildlife as well as surf, paddleboard, fish, swim, search for seashells, and snorkel. Besides the signature white-sand beaches, Pensacola offers a wealth of activities, whether you prefer exploring history in the forts and museums or searching for treasures in the shops and galleries. The National Naval Aviation Museum features military history and aircraft, and is home to the famous
Blue Angels. Go back in time at Historic Pensacola Village, climb to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse and admire the views, and listen to stories at the Voices of Pensacola multicultural center. Learn about historic Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas, and Fort McRee, dating to the 19th century. Don’t miss Palafox Street—head downtown to browse quaint shops and sample fresh foods at the weekly Saturday Palafox Market. A thriving arts scene is also happening here—you’ll find the classics, regional masters, and contemporary artists’ work in numerous local galleries. Dine on fresh Gulf seafood and sample local craft beer at the eclectic dining establishments on Palafox and throughout the Seville Historic District. Tempt your tastebuds with fancy fare or nosh on casual bites at funky food trucks. You’ll never run out of things to do in Pensacola—plan your next upscale getaway or fun family vacation in this vibrant, historic town. visitpensacola.com may 2017 southwest 77
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TASTE THE COAST Located in the historic district, the Pensacola Bay Brewery mixes a little Florida history in every pint. Enjoy the camaraderie of friends inside or enjoy the bay breezes on the brick patio. Can’t make it to the taproom? Ask for PBB pints at any local establishment. pbbrew.com
SIGNATURE SPARKLE Find or create your perfect keepsake at Susan Campbell Jewelry. Rejuvenate family heirlooms or purchase new ones at this unique jewelry boutique. susancampbelljewelry.com
Shopping, dining, entertainment—find it all in downtown Pensacola.
ARTS ALIVE The Pensacola Museum of Art explores the richness and diversity of visual culture through exhibitions of modern and contemporary art through tours, classes, and special events that educate and inspire. pensacolamuseum.org
BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE Historic Pensacola, nestled within the footprints of the original Spanish and British forts, shares the stories of Pensacola’s rich heritage through museum exhibits, tours, and engaging period-dressed living history interpreters. historicpensacola.org
PENSACOLA, PLATED Serving up coastal cuisine with Mediterranean flair, Skopelos has been a Pensacola favorite since 1959. Try the fresh Gulf seafood, USDA-certified Angus steaks, extensive wine list, and creative cocktails. skopelosatnewworld.com
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Pensacola FLORIDA Support Aviation History
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. supports the development of the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Foundation has raised tens of millions of dollars for construction of the museum, the recovery and restoration of aircraft, and development of museum exhibits. NAMF also operates several museum-based educational programs designed to inspire children to pursue excellence in STEM.
Soar Through History
Explore the past and future of naval aviation. See more than 150 historic aircraft, including recordsetters that explored the South Pole, battle-tested veterans that survived combat, and aircraft that carried former U.S. presidents. Other exhibits contain a priceless collection of artwork and memorabilia documenting the people and events of naval aviation history. Take a free guided tour of this 350,000-square-foot facility that hosts nearly 1 million visitors annually. On certain days throughout the spring, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels can be seen practicing, a thrilling treat for all ages. navalaviationmuseum.org
National Flight Academy Come aboard the virtual aircraft carrier, AMBITION AMBITION, an immersive, aviationbased adventure that is revolutionizing STEM for students in grades 7â€“12. Students eat on the mess deck, sleep in staterooms, plan missions, and fly in networked flight simulators. The Academy combines the thrill of flight, aviation missions, teamwork, and communication to create an inspirational and engaging experience of a lifetime. nationalflightacademy.com may 2017 southwest 79
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Searching for the perfect place to spend a beach getaway? Paradise Beach Homes offers more than 150 properties, from large homes to condos. Villas for beach weddings, pools, and elevators are all available, and some properties are pet-friendly. paradisebeachhomes.com
Fun in the sun
Come see what makes Pensacola a Panhandle treasure.
Home Run Fun
Want to see one of the best views in sports? The Blue Wahoos Stadium offers a day of baseball, affordable family fun, great food, and fireworks over the Pensacola Bay. bluewahoos.com
Pensacola is an endurance athleteâ€™s paradise. Moderate winter, spring, and fall temperatures and weather conditions give athletes plenty of opportunities to bike, run, or swim in their favorite event. Numerous events fill the calendar every weekend, highlighted by the Pensacola Cycling Classic (Sept. 16â€“17); The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon on beautiful Pensacola Beach (Oc. 7); the areaâ€™s only marathon, the Pensacola Marathon (Nov. 12); and the Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K (February 2018), which begins in historic downtown Pensacola and finishes on Pensacola Beach. For more information on these and other events, visit pensacolasports.org. 80 southwest may 2017
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Imagine your dream beach vacation. If you’re envisioning ocean vistas, beachcombing on miles of unspoiled coastline, delicious food, and seaside adventure, Portofino Island Resort has it all. Gorgeous accommodations with top amenities—check out the full service spa and fitness center—plus activities like paddleboard yoga and dolphin and fireworks cruises make this the perfect Florida beach vacation spot. Kick back on the resort’s 63-foot catamaran and watch the famous Blue Angels practice aerial acrobatics above the waves, pop over to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk for shopping and dining, and splash around with the kids at nearby Adventure Cove. portofinoisland.com
Uncrowded. Unspoiled. Unbelievable.
Dip your toes in the emerald waters of Pensacola Beach or lie back on the sugary-white beaches and enjoy the perfect weather. It’s easy to see why so many people return to this place year after year. Discover the incredible wildlife on the Footprints in the Sand Eco Trail. Look for ghost crabs, coquina clams, and even sea turtles as you learn about local flora and fauna. Just remember to leave no trace besides your footprints to help protect this natural preserve. Ready for adventure? Fly high on a parasailing expedition, jump on a Jet Ski, or learn to surf or paddleboard. visitpensacolabeach.com may 2017 southwest 81
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The Key to Relaxation Perdido Key is close to attractions, but miles away from the real world.
On your next trip to Pensacola, stay close to the action while truly getting away from it all. Offering clean, well-maintained, fully equipped rental properties, Perdido Realty Vacations earns rave reviews from visitors and awards for excellent service. Whether you need a condo with a view for a romantic retreat or a large house in close proximity to the beach for a family vacation, Perdido Realtyâ€™s knowledgeable reservationists can help you find the perfect space for your getaway. Perdido Keyâ€™s gorgeous weather, renowned golf courses, and of course, exquisite beaches, make it a top vacation destination in the Southeast. Enjoy The Resort Villas at Lost Key, nestled between Lost Key Golf Course and the Gulf of Mexico. These unique four-bedroom town homes are perfect for golf getaways, holiday gatherings, or family vacations. Or stay at the Beach Colony Resort, where you can relax on your balcony with sweeping views of the Gulf. perdidokey.com 82 southwest may 2017
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Sweet Southern Moments Discover the inspiring beauty of Northwest Florida.
Create beautiful memories along the Emerald Coast. Youâ€™re sure to find the ideal accommodations and amenities with Southern Rentals & Real Estate, one of the largest providers of vacation homes and condos in Northwest Florida. Locally owned and operated since 1995, Southern Rentals & Real Estate has the inventory to help craft your perfect vacation getaway, whether you plan to rent for a week or buy for a lifetime. Bring the whole family or a large group, or sneak away for a romantic weekend. Enjoy great deals on golf, fishing charters, paddleboarding, dolphin cruises, and more with Southern Perks. southernresorts.com
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Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat. Enjoy Gulf views with the comforts of home. On your next Northwest Florida vacation, find your perfect getaway with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Offering accommodations for every vacationer, ResortQuest offers the largest selection of condominiums and vacation homes from Panama City to Perdido Key, with an abundance available on the beaches of Pensacola, Florida! Whether planning a trip for the family, a weekend with the girls, or a pampered getaway for two, ResortQuest is where you want to be. Sit back, relax, and sink your toes into the sugarwhite sand. rqbalconyviews.com
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The rugged landscape, rich history, and vibrant arts scene make it easy to see why New Mexico is nicknamed the Land of Enchantment. By Page Grossman
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505 Southwestern Huevos Rancheros INGREDIENTS
Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place a tortilla in the skillet and cook until light golden but not crisp, about 30 seconds. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer to an individual plate. Cook the remaining tortillas, adding a bit more oil to the pan if necessary.
Heat the beans and a pinch of salt in a a small saucepan or microwavable bowl. Heat the two chile sauces in individual small saucepans or microwaveable bowls.
Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Working in batches, crack the eggs into the skillet. Cook until the bottoms are set and the edges golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until set, about 1 more minute.
Spoon the beans evenly over the four tortillas, then place an egg on each one. Spoon the warm chile sauces over and around the eggs.
Sprinkle with the avocado, onion, tomato, and green bell pepper. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
4 6-inch corn tortillas, plus more for serving 1 16-ounce can of pinto or black beans 4 large eggs 1 cup 505 Southwestern brand Hatch Valley Green Chile sauce 1 cup 505 Southwestern brand Hatch Valley Red Chile sauce 1 avocado, diced 1 small tomato, diced 1 small onion, diced 1/2 green bell pepper, diced Hot sauce Salt and pepper
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ALBUQUERQUE Stay in an adobe abode, stroll through Old Town, and see the glowing red mountains from above.
There’s no better way to take in the desert landscape and red sandstone mountains than from a hot air balloon at sunrise. Rainbow Ryders offers daily private balloon rides that include a celebratory champagne toast. If you’re visiting in October, don’t miss the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Sidetrack Brewing Company serves up its ever-rotating set of flavors in a pub-like atmosphere, complete with live music on Friday nights. If you’re a hop lover, go for the Chinook IPA, or, for something a little darker, try the new Coal Bank stout, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Not a beer drinker? Ask for the wine list, which includes blends from nearby wineries.
Found in the trendy Edo neighborhood, The Grove Cafe & Market does breakfast, brunch, and lunch using locally sourced ingredients. Notable menu items include the organic egg white frittata and housemade soups. After your meal, peruse The Grove’s market of candies, gourmet chocolates, and boutique kitchen products.
Old Town is the site of the original 1706 settlement that later became Albuquerque. History permeates the brick pathways that connect brightly colored shops, museums, and restaurants. Make time to stop and enjoy the street performers’ acts before journeying on to your next destination.
From Left: Sidetrack Brewing Company, Old Town, The Grove Cafe & Market, and Los Poblanos.
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Designed by John Gaw Meem, Los Poblanos is an architectural wonder. In addition to 20 luxurious guest rooms, the 25-acre retreat is home to a working garden that supplies heirloom produce and organic lavender to the on-site restaurant. Depending on when you visit, you can also taste the lavender in honey made by the hotel’s bees.
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Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo MAY 6 - OCTOBER 29, 2017 Follow Frida from a self-possessed teen to a passionate wife and lover, an independent artist, fashion icon, and object of cult-like reverence through over 50 portraits by photographers including Manuel and Lola Alvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, Carl Van Vechten, and Nicolas Muray. ON LOAN FROM THROCKMORTON FINE ART, NEW YORK
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With chilly desert evenings to calm the mind and green chile dishes to warm the soul, the laid-back capital city has a restorative nature.
In August, the Santa Fe Indian Market puts on the largest juried Native arts show in the world. Spanning 14 blocks and featuring 1,000-plus Native artists, the show represents more than 200 federally recognized tribes. Works range from basketry to quillwork. Other highlights include the Native Cinema Showcase, curated contemporary art exhibition, and haute couture fashion show.
As the only museum devoted entirely to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Hispanic Southwest,
the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art has something to teach both art aficionados and amateurs alike. This May through October, the museum exhibits “Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo.” More than 50 images trace Kahlo’s journey as an artist. On your way out, stop by the gallery, which sells works by local artists.
Inside the historic Hotel St. Francis, Secreto Lounge uses organic produce and herbs to create gardento-glass cocktails. Try the cachaça-
A portrait from the Frida Kahlo exhibition (above), and a ring designed by Fairchild & Co. (right).
based Spicy Reprise, made with cucumber, lime, jalapeno, and elderflower liqueur. The relaxed lounge glows with warm candlelight while the patio offers a place for peoplewatching.
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august: when all trails converge in santa fe.
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Valerie Jean Fairchild is a trained goldsmith and designer with a remarkable aesthetic. She founded Fairchild & Co. in 1976, and today her jewelry gallery is a Santa Fe destination focusing on beauty and excitement. Valerie still hand-draws her designs before creating her distinctive pieces, which are evoked from people, nature, ancient cultures, mythology, astronomy, travel, and science. Whether something in the gallery catches your eye or you have a custom design in mind, Fairchild & Co.’s team of skilled goldsmiths bring together precious metals and gemstones to create a personal statement.
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Open April through October, The Kitchen at Plants of the Southwest nursery is a hidden gem, run by one woman serving up vegetarian lunches. Each day brings something new: You might chow down on red lentil and roasted vegetable soup with lemon, mint, and sunflower seeds, or find braised eggplant gratin baked with ricotta and fontina cheeses. If you’re lucky, apple galette with salted caramel ice cream will be served for dessert. To guarantee a spot at the 20-seat table, make reservations in advance.
La Posada de Santa Fe, a sanctuary set on 6 acres of land just off the Plaza, boasts rooms with vaulted ceilings, Southwestern artwork, and a cozy fireplace. Also known as “The Art Hotel of Santa Fe,” La Posada has long displayed local artists’ work, and a visit will likely inspire a purchase. Go ahead and take home a little piece of Santa Fe.
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Lounge in a poolside cabana at Graton Resort & Casino.
On the edge of the Presidio park in the city’s Marina District, the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is a picturesque 1915 Greco-Roman rotunda. Grassy knolls around the man-made lagoon are perfect for an afternoon spent watching swans skirt across the glassy water.
Try your luck at Graton Resort & Casino, an hour away from downtown San Francisco. The resort charters buses that provide roundtrip transportation, making it an easy day trip, but we have a feeling you’ll want to stay awhile. A brand new $175 million, 200-room hotel joins the existing casino, complete with 3,000 slot machines, more than 100 table games, and a live poker room. The new Spa & Salon is also first rate. Indulge in treatments like the wildflower clay body wrap, vitamin C–infused facials, or “tech support” massage, which focuses on
tired hands, wrists, and forearms. Hungry? The resort’s four dining options include an Asian fusion restaurant that serves ginger lobster and black bean basil clams.
Just 30 minutes east of the city, Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel brings new meaning to “hotel fitness center.” Along with 175 rooms, the resort-style hotel boasts an 85,000-square-foot fitness facility. State-of-the-art equipment, as well as indoor basketball, volleyball, and squash courts, are available to all guests. The on-site Citrus Fresh Grill & Market offers healthy, locally sourced menu options created by elite trainers, while the full-service R Spa is the perfect post-workout treat. If you’re in the L.A. area, be sure to check out the sister location, Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel.
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The San Diego County Fair is the largest in the state.
Immerse yourself in the offerings of this vibrant beach city, including the can’t-miss Balboa Park, featuring art galleries, 17 museums, and the San Diego Zoo.
Customize your pool float at Legoland.
Legoland Water Park has it all, with more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions. Zip down six waterslides, float the not-so-lazy river on a raft built from giant Lego pieces, slide through the mouth of a crocodile at Cragger’s Swamp, and wade into the Lion Temple Wave Pool in the newly reopened Chima Water Park. When you need a break from all the fun in the sun, check out the indoor Sea Life Aquarium.
Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais puts a West Coast twist on traditional American dishes at Juniper and Ivy. Located in San Diego’s Little Italy, this renovated warehouse touts exposed beams, abstract art, and rustic serving platters. Snack on deviled eggs topped with white meringue, yolk mousse, black truffle, and chives before moving on to the beef tartare and sweet potatoes doused in mole negro and Oaxaca cheese.
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Summer isn’t quite the same without a trip to the fair, and the San Diego County Fair takes the funnel cake as the largest in California—more than 1.6 million people travel to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the 26-day event. Beginning June 2 and running through July 4, join the crowd at the Heineken Grandstand Stage for a lineup that features Toby Keith, Patti Labelle, and Darius Rucker. Another exciting fair event is the San Diego International Beer Festival, happening June 16–18. Tickets include a souvenir glass and samples of more than 100 brews.
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THE INSIDE SIP WITH STEVE RIBOLI Riboli Family Wines’ vice president reflects on 100 years of bottling vino at the family’s historical Los Angeles location, San Antonio Winery. Q: How are you celebrating the winery’s 100th anniversary? A: We opened a new winery facility in Paso Robles in September; that was the kickoff. We have some “end of Prohibition” type parties where we’ll be introducing our Lux series—two new sparkling wines under the Stella Rosa brand. Our limited edition Centennial Blend is a monster of a wine with flavors of dark cherry and blackberry, and notes of spice and vanilla. Q: What sets Stella Rosa apart? A: The wines are easy to drink because of the lower alcohol content. They’re refreshing and also great as mixers. Millennials, in particular, have SPIRIT MAGAZINE
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Stroll past shops and restaurants at the Downtown Burbank Car Classic.
The allure of Hollywood and its contemporary take on art and fine dining make La La Land a true showstopper.
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Roughly 10 minutes from Hollywood, Burbank takes movie lovers behind the scenes. Enjoy a stay at one of Burbank’s 10 Universal Studios Hollywood preferred hotels— including the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown— and receive early admission to the theme park. Pro tip: Book your hotel accommodations through visitburbank.com and receive a $50 gift card to spend during your visit to Los Angeles.
Since opening in 1997, The Getty Center has offered visitors one of the best hilltop views of the City of Angels, but that’s not the only reason to go. Entry to the museum is free, and the collection contains more than 65,000 works. Highlights include Vincent van Gogh’s “Irises” and Claude Monet’s “The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light.”
Escape to Catalina Island, an hour from Long Beach, via the Catalina Express ferry. The island doesn’t allow cars, but there’s plenty to explore within walking distance (or on a golf cart). The crystal-clear waters are perfect for glass-bottom kayaking or a submarine diving excursion, while the Island Spa offers treatments with sweeping views, a soaking pool vista deck, and a steam room. Before returning to the mainland, take a walking tour of the historic art deco Avalon Theatre.
Catalina Island is an hour ferry ride from Long Beach.
In West Hollywood, Jon & Vinny’s is known for its Italian fare and modern diner vibe. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can’t go wrong with a hand-tossed pizza. Order the tasty Ham & Yeezy pie, topped with vodka sauce, smoked mozzarella, and pickled Fresno chiles. may 2017 southwest 99
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Take in mountain views from suite balconies at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
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Tour Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay, a Scandinavian castle completed in 1929. The home is surrounded by towering trees and adorned
with woodcarvings and antique furnishings. Following the tour, walk the mile-long Vikingsholm Hiking Trail.
Climb 2,000 feet in Squaw Valley’s aerial tram for 360-degree views. Once at the top, lace up your roller skates or ice skates (depending on the season), and take a few laps around the Olympic Ice Pavilion rink. High Camp—the location of the 1960 Winter Olympics—also offers dining, shopping, and a mountaintop swimming pool.
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Explore the Vikingsholm castle, built in 1929.
With the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail and challenging ski runs surrounding the large freshwater lake, Lake Tahoe is a nature lover’s paradise year-round.
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Dine with characters at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel.
ORANGE COUNTY Also known as “The O.C.,” this upscale area is home to Disneyland, pristine golf courses, and more than 40 miles of coastline.
If your family is seeking magical accommodations, look no further than Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. A $6 million renovation in 2015 transformed the 13-acre property into a fairy-tale respite from everyday life. Redesigned family suites include castle bunk beds and forest backdrops, while the halls of the hotel tell the tale of raven-haired Princess Corinne. There’s plenty of fun to be had on property—think arcade games, billiards, and an outdoor heated pool—but guests can also take the Dream Machine Shuttle to Disneyland, a half-mile down the road. Purchase your tickets at the front desk to forgo park lines.
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Dinner parties at The Hobbit have a few things in common with J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional characters: They’re peaceful, harken back to a different time, and focus on food. Sip champagne and nosh on hors d’oeuvres—including mixed heirloom tomato tartare and black pepper pork loin—in the wine cellar before heading upstairs for a sevencourse, prix-fi xe meal. Owners Mike and Debra Philippi assist in each table’s wine selection. Reservations are required at the converted European-style mansion, and seatings take place promptly at 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
Burbank is a city with many exciting things to do. Whether exploring the legendary movie studios, shops, restaurants and hotels or the countless outdoor adventures and landmarks, you’ll discover just how captivating this city can be.
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Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión
Never Permitted Nunca pueden
Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices are also permitted. Dispositivos de estimulación electrónica de los nervios y otros aparatos médicos
Devices capable of transmitting data, unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos los dispositivos con capacidad para transmitir datos, excepto que se especifique lo contrario.
Two-Way Radios (WalkieTalkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies)
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.
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
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.
Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal. LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT?
Visit the Customer Service page on Southwest. com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en Southwest.com para reportar un objeto perdido.
usarse dentro del avión
All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices Cigarrillos electrónicos y dispositivos para fumar
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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Our entertainment portal is filled with exciting inflight options— from live TV to exclusive content—for you to enjoy.
Looking for the best spots to visit once you land? Our portal hosts city guides for each of our 100plus destinations, filled with our favorite places to eat, drink, sleep, and play. HOW TO CONNECT: SOUTHWESTWIFI.COM*
Tap the Settings icon, and then choose the WiFi icon. Turn WiFi On with On/Off button.
Tap SouthwestWiFi in the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection. Open your internet browser.
Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in Southwestwifi.com.
Select your entertainment option and enjoy.
Click the WiFi icon.
Select SouthwestWiFi from the list of WiFi networks by clicking on it and confirm connection. Open your internet browser.
Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in Southwestwifi.com.
Select your entertainment option and enjoy.
* WiFi available only on WiFi-equipped aircraft.
• Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous
U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Movies and select TV content require download of the free AirTime Player app. • Pricing information can be found on the Inflight
Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide top-notch web browsing capabilities to all Customers using WiFi, we limit access to the following online activities due to high bandwidth consumption: telephony
applications (VoIP), device/ system/software updates, and certain video/audio streaming subscription services, applications, and web sites.
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THIS ONE’S ON US Business Select® Customers receive a free premium drink on the day of travel.
Vodka and CranApple ON THE HUNT FOR the perfect spring cocktail? This fruity
combination makes your search a cinch. Crisp and refreshing, Finlandia’s vodka is made from six-row barley and glacial spring water. And since the delicious Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail is only available while you’re in the air, we won’t blame you for asking for a second drink. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES
• • • • • • • • • • • • •
Coca-Cola® Coke Zero™ Diet Coke® Sprite® Sprite Zero™ Dr Pepper® Diet Dr Pepper® Seagram’s® Ginger Ale Seagram’s® Tonic Water Seagram’s® Seltzer Water Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix Mr & Mrs T® Margarita Mix Tomato Juice
• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • Community® coffee* • Community® decaf instant coffee* • Community® tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water
* Regular and hazelnut creamer available
• • • • •
Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Tanqueray® Gin Bacardi® Rum
• Bud Light® • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® • Fat Tire®
• Baileys® Irish Cream • Finlandia® Vodka • Sauza® Gold Tequila WINE $5
• Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon • St Roc Sparkling Wine • Whistling Thorn Chenin BlancChardonnay
You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not drink alcoholic beverages because of the risk of birth defects. Images of the alcoholic beverage product do not reflect how it is actually served. Customer will not receive a beverage with a cap. In accordance with FAA regulations, Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages onboard that are not served by Southwest Airlines.
Valid Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® drink coupons, as shown here, are printed with expiration dates and the Member’s (or issuing group’s) name. Business Select® drink coupons are valid for same-day use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor. Expires Dec 31, 2017
We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers.
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Go International ISLAND LIFE A 15-minute boat ride will take you to Rose Island and Sandy Toes, a tranquil private beach that also has a bar.
including Nassau. The Bahamas’ capital offers inviting beaches, colonial architecture, and more.
ROSE ISLAND REEF There are plenty of picturesque places to snorkel in the Bahamas, but this coral reef is one of the best. Rose Island, just a few miles east of Nassau and Paradise Island, gives you the chance to glimpse colorful fish and explore two shipwrecks, including the Alcora.
Boarding, Customs, and Immigration 1
This Space For Offical Use Only
2. Free of duty imports: passengers entering the country by sea or by air may import goods of duty, additional to their personal baggage, as long as they prove their value with an invoice or receipt and such amount does not exceed 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency or 75 US dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, shredded tobacco or automobile fuel cannot be imported as part of the duty free exemption.
FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009
19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316
During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.
Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name
First (Given) 2 Birth date
3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination
6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence
trip prior to U.S. arrival
11 I am (We are) bringing
(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture: 12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No No
(such as touching or handling)
13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments
over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:
(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)
14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise:
(articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)
15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise
I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $
Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare.
1 Last name(s) Nationality
Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country: • Omission to declare whether coming in or out of the Mexico´s customs amounts of cash, in domestic or foreign checks, payment orders or any other documents receivable in an aggregate amount exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency, which action will be punishable with a fine of 20 to 40% of the exceeding amount and the corresponding criminal penalties will be applied. • Introduction into or extraction of goods from Mexico, using deceitful methods to hide items, when their imports or exports is prohibited, restricted or because foreign trade duties must be paid, will be punishable with fines ranging, to 70 or 100%, of the commercial value of merchandise. • Omission of the total or partial payment of foreign trade duties. When failure consist of only a duty omission and the goods do not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent In domestic or foreign currency, the penalty will consist of up to 116% of the commercial value of the items. Once the duties have been paid, the Customs Authority will make the items available to the passenger. • If the corresponding documentation required by the Customs Law prove that the merchandise was properly submitted for proper customs procedures in order to enter the country, is not exhibited, a precautionary seizure of the non declared goods as well as the corresponding vehicle, in case the passengers entered the country by land, will proceed. • For non declared items which do not comply with regulations and restrictions other than duties, abandonment can be declared once the corresponding fine is paid.
Issue on 2013. Please look up for changes in this information when you are visiting us again at customs desk or at www.aduanas.gob.mx Date (month/day/year)
Welcome to Mexico
I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.
for passengers coming from abroad
Passengers may import items to their personal baggage without requiring the services of a customs agent by paying a global rate of 16%, provided that the total amount, excluding the duty free exemption, does not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency as long as an invoice, proof of payment or any other document that proves the commercial value of the items is provided.
INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS
9 Airline/Flight No. or Vessel Name 10 The primary purpose of this trip is business:
CBP Form 6059B (04/14)
Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information.
PAYMENT OF DUTIES
• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.
5 Passport issued by (country)
8 Countries visited on this
Date of birth
VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad
Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)
4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.
Ground Transport No.
Air Flight No.
5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?
No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars
If you answer Yes, you must also fill out the “Declaración de internación o extracción de cantidades en efectivo y/o documento por cobrar” (Customs Declaration for the import/export of cash, receivables or equivalent documents), which you can request from the customs personnel in charge at the entry ports to Mexico or download it from the Customs Internet Site: www.aduanas.gob.mx
U.S. CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM*
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and
state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NASSAU PARADISE ISLAND PROMOTION BOARD AND GRAYCLIFF HOTEL & RESTAURANT
Insider’s Nassau Southwest serves 14 international destinations,
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GRAYCLIFF HOTEL You’ll find
20 ornate guest rooms, a chocolatier, and a five-star restaurant at this colonial mansion located in downtown Nassau.
NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF THE BAHAMAS This
versatile collection is housed in the Villa Doyle, an 1860sera mansion. Through early September, visitors can see “Love, Loss and Life,” a retrospective of artist Thierry Lamare’s work.
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.
PARLIAMENT SQUARE While exploring the capital, don’t miss the brightly colored government buildings, including the Supreme Court of the Bahamas and the Senate Building.
• Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in Mexico. It must be surrendered
at time of check-in for your return flight. Passengers unable to present this form at time of departure will be fined by Mexican Immigration. * Go to cbp.gov to download, fill out, and print this form before your next international flight.
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LONG ISLAND/ISLIP NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA) NEW YORK (NEWARK)
CLEVELAND AKRON/ CANTON
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