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Top 5 Stops on Your Way to the Grand Canyon So you’re flying into Phoenix and heading to the Grand Canyon. How can you make the most of your road trip? We have a few ideas to make your trip, well, grand.

Walk Back in Time at Wupatki National Monument Nearly 800 years ago, this was the largest pueblo around. The people are long gone, but the remains of their settlement are remarkably preserved.

Take an Uplifting Ride Journey 11,500 feet to the top of Humphrey’s Peak at Arizona Snowbowl. Snowy in the winter, green the rest of the year, the views will take your breath away.

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Explore Sedona’s Backcountry A stop in Sedona is a must for any road tripper. Hit the plentiful hiking and biking trails, or see red rock country with a rollicking guided Jeep tour.

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This year, our annual winter travel guide tackles an age-old question: When the temperatures drop, are you headed to a destination known for sand or snow?

58 Once in a Babymoon

How vacationing in the Pacific Northwest while six months pregnant helped me to understand travel—and my body—in brand new contexts.

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Play 31 Pick out the best pierogis, find recipe inspiration in some of 2019’s top cookbooks, and drop your bags in Memphis, Tennessee.

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November 2019 EDITORIAL creative director Kevin de Miranda executive editor Mark Shimabukuro art director Desiree Espada editors Catherine Downes Melissa Flandreau Alex Macon designers Mariela Garcia Christine Smith Maria Williams editorial intern Lawrence Smelser art intern Javier Loredo contributors Susan B. Barnes, Kristin Blake, Nick Cabrera, Tommie Ethington, Kiley Faulkner, Jim Gold, Alex Green, Jaime Green, Andrew Joyce, Abbey Lossing web development, pace interactive Jason Dalton, Craig Davis, Carolyn Eckstein EDITORIAL INQUIRIES Write to Southwest: The Magazine 4131 N. Central Expy., Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204, or email letters@southwestmag.com. Our writer’s guidelines and editorial calendar can be found at southwestmag.com. SOUTHWEST INQUIRIES For comments or questions directed at Southwest Airlines that don’t pertain to the magazine, write to Southwest Airlines Customer Relations P.O. Box 36647, Dallas, TX 75235-1647, or visit the “Contact Us” page at Southwest.com.

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Gary’s Greeting

Thank You, Herb! It’s interesting to me how some of America’s most iconic companies take on so many of their founders’ characteristics. Apple and Disney are two examples that come to mind, and I’d certainly place Southwest® on that list. Every day, I see trademarks of Herb’s legacy around me—from the joy he had for life to the love he had for People to his unrelenting work ethic—and so many more. Herb passed away in January, but his legacy will live on forever. In this season of giving thanks, I’ve never been more grateful for our beloved Founder.

This has been arguably one of our Company’s most challenging years—certainly in my 33 years at Southwest—with Herb’s passing as well as that of former CEO Jim Parker, a string of unprecedented storms, a government shutdown, and the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline business is notoriously tough, and those of us who have been in this industry for a while like to say we have jet fuel in our veins (sometimes I think Herb might have had jet fuel mixed with Wild Turkey, but that’s beside the point!). We thrive on adrenaline and expect the

unexpected. Herb once quipped, “You can’t have a midlife crisis in the airline industry because every day is a crisis.” Herb knew from day one that he was not building a Company of planes, but rather a Company of People. He knew that if People are bound by love, are empowered to do the right thing, have the freedom to be themselves, follow the Golden Rule, work hard, have fun, and remain humble, then they would be prepared to not just survive, but prevail through any challenge. I’m a big believer that challenges don’t build character—they reveal it. I’m so proud of the resiliency and perseverance of the People of Southwest Airlines®— and never more so than this year. I know we will emerge stronger than ever, powered by both the profound lessons learned and legacy created by our legendary Founder and friend. Thank you, Herb!

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¡Gracias, Herb! Es interesante para mí que algunas de las compañías americanas más icónicas adopten tantas de las características de sus fundadores. Apple y Disney son dos ejemplos que vienen a mi mente, y también colocaría a Southwest® en esta lista. Cada día, veo el legado de Herb a mi alrededor: desde el gusto que sentía por la vida, su compromiso con las Personas con las que trabajaba, hasta su ética laboral inquebrantable, entre muchas cosas más. Herb falleció en enero, pero su legado vivirá por siempre. Nunca he estado más agradecido con nuestro querido Fundador.

Este ha sido, uno de los años más difíciles para nuestra Compañía, de los 33 que llevo trabajando en Southwest®, con el fallecimiento de Herb, así como el de Jim Parker- quien fue nuestro CEOademás de una serie de tormentas sin precedentes, el cierre del gobierno y la decisión de dejar en tierra el Boeing 737 MAX. El negocio de las aerolíneas es notablemente difícil. Aquellos de nosotros que hemos formado parte de esta industria durante un tiempo, solemos decir que tenemos combustible de avión en las venas (A veces pienso que Herb tenía

combustible de avión mezclado con Wild Turkey ¡Pero esa es otra historia!) Nos motiva la adrenalina y esperamos lo inesperado. Herb bromeaba diciendo: “No puedes tener una crisis de la mediana edad en la industria aeronáutica, porque cada día es una crisis”. Herb supo desde el primer día que no estaba creando una Compañía de aviones, sino una compañía de Personas. Sabía que, si las Personas están unidas por el amor, dispuestas a hacer lo correcto, con la libertad de ser ellos mismos, si siguen la Regla de Oro, trabajan duro y se divierten, al mismo tiempo que permanecer humildes, entonces estarán preparadas no solo para sobrevivir, sino para enfrentarse a cualquier reto. Creo que los retos no construyen el carácter, sino que lo revelan. Estoy muy orgulloso de la resiliencia y perseverancia de la Gente de Southwest Airlines® - y este año más que nunca. Yo sé que estaremos más fortalecidos que nunca, impulsados tanto por las lecciones que hemos aprendido profundamente, como por el legado creado por nuestro legendario Fundador y amigo.

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“Love what you do, and love who you do it with.” —WALTER ISENBERG, CEO, SAGE HOSPITALITY Walter Isenberg knows a thing or two about hospitality. The cofounder, president, and CEO of Denver-based Sage Hospitality, he got into the business washing dishes at a country club at 14. His love for the industry led him to start his own company 35 years ago, and today, Sage Hospitality manages 55 hotels and 14 restaurants in 20 states. As the firm has grown, its mission to enrich people’s lives one experience at a time hasn’t changed. But Walter’s passion for serving others doesn’t end there: He also co-created the nonprofit initiatives Dollars for Dreams, Sage’s hotel giving program, and Amp the Cause, which gives to local organizations that support children and families. It’s no surprise he loves to fly Southwest®, a Company dedicated to delivering outstanding Hospitality. Thanks, Walter, for being a kindred spirit. —Allison Boyce, Communications & Outreach LUV STORY “I was transferred to Houston shortly after I started dating Christie, my wife. I saw an ad in the paper for $19 nonstop Southwest flights from Houston to New Orleans, and I’ve been in LUV ever since—with both Southwest and Christie.”

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Southwest® and Leon Logothetis are on a mission to spread kindness. “Where have you been?” That one question can inspire a variety of answers: You can tell someone not only where you’ve visited, but also who you are, what your story is, and the kindnesses you’ve experienced in your travels. This question is also the central theme of a new content series, Where have you been?, created in partnership with Southwest Airlines® and Leon Logothetis. Known as “The Kindness Guy,” Leon has traveled the globe in search of great stories while relying on the kindness of others. A TV Series Channel on Southwest’s Inflight Entertainment Portal, the show The Kindness Diaries captured those trips, and you can watch seasons one and two in the air. In Where have you been?, Leon travels with Southwest to cities near and far, using his welcoming man-on-the-street style to meet people and learn about their travels. During every encounter, he greets each person with a simple question: “Where have you been?”

In San Jose, California, Leon encounters a traveler whose journey has led to a better understanding of humanity. Upon landing in Phoenix, a traveler who has spent time in Costa Rica shares his take on pura vida and living life to the fullest. In our nation’s capital, Leon learns from a traveler who brings his guitar on each adventure, and in Denver, a hiker shares how completing 104 miles of the Colorado Trail restored her faith in humanity. Leon’s journey closes in Dallas, and as he explores the city, he hears of a man who flew on a whim to Nassau, Bahamas, with a woman and married her on the trip—the two are still married today. These heartfelt conversations reach the core of Leon’s mission to inspire others to leave their comfort zones and to spread kindness in their travels and everyday lives. Tune in now to the Where have you been? TV Series Channel on the Inflight Entertainment Portal, and let these stories inspire you on your journey. And once you’ve heard where these travelers have been, you have one more question to answer: Where do you want to go? —Deena Gemoets, Brand Partnerships & Entertainment PR

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As the official airline of the Honor Flight Network, Southwest® supports veterans. Patriotism runs deep at Southwest Airlines®, and we’re proud to honor those who have given us the freedom to fly. Celebrating the brave military members who have served or are actively serving our country is important to us, especially around Veterans Day. Since 2009, Southwest has been the official airline of the Honor Flight Network. Through this partnership, we provide complimentary round trip travel that helps bring military heroes to Washington, D.C, to visit and reflect at their memorials. What began as a way to celebrate World War II veterans has since grown to reach veterans of other wars. Honor Flight has flown more than 230,000 heroes— at no cost—to see the memorials, including those for WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Intended as a heartfelt thank you to the veterans for

their service, these trips are also an opportunity for the veterans to be honored for their sacrifices and achievements. Southwest has provided travel for more than 9,000 veterans and their families, valued at more than $3.6 million. Additionally, since 2015, Honor Flight has been a Points for a Purpose partner, which gives our Customers the opportunity to donate their Rapid Rewards® points to Honor Flight to help support other trips. Recently, Southwest Captain John Freed and his father, Bob Freed, journeyed together from Houston to Washington, D.C., on an Honor Flight. Lt. Col. John “Dingo” Freed supported combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Staff Sergeant Bob “Spider” Freed served in Thailand, the Philippines, and Japan during the Vietnam War. “As a veteran, taking my father on an Honor Flight was a trip of a lifetime,” John said. “The memories and friendships made on this trip will last forever. I am extremely proud to be an Employee of a company that supports Honor Flight.” With respect, honor, and gratitude, we thank you, veterans, for everything you have done for our country! —Lori Skinner, Community Outreach

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I had to write about how much I loved Laura Arenschield’s story about her dad and the National Senior Games [“The Fountain of Youth Has a Net,” September 2019]. I’m in the air now, wiping away tears, totally blown away. I was so moved by the story and the way Laura wove in life lessons throughout. I’m a filmmaker, and I kept thinking, This needs to be a documentary. I come from a competitive family who also loves ping-pong. Attached is a picture from Mother’s Day 2018, when I beat my mom in ping-pong. I felt kind of bad because it was Mother’s Day, but that’s how we roll. I hope her dad’s finger is OK. Here’s to Florida 2021! Lisa Comrie Gibson SAN DIEGO

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WORK Number

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of us check work emails or take calls at least once a day on vacation.

Whether it’s fear of falling behind on the job or missing a crucial update, we’re turning our relaxing getaways into, well, just another day at the office. According to a survey of professionals conducted by LinkedIn, more than half of us have trouble leaving our 9-to-5 behind when we take time off. So, how do we put down our phones and close our laptops? LinkedIn suggests turning off your email notifications, creating a plan for co-workers to cover your responsibilities, and talking with your manager about a good time of year to take off. All that prep sounds like a lot of work to us—maybe we need a vacation from our vacations.

PTO PRIORIT Y Seventy-three percent of respondents reported that they would turn down a job offer if the vacation time offered didn’t meet their expectations.

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WORK Trip SEE ↙ Go global at the Museum of World Treasures, home to everything from ancient Roman coins to a piece of the Berlin Wall.

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Wichita

SLEEP ← Built in 1906 as a warehouse for hardware company Keen Kutter, the all-suite Hotel at Old Town blends modern amenities with history.

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MAKE ↑ Kids and adults alike can get crafty at City Arts, where glassblowing, silversmithing, and drawing are among the classes offered.

Stretching 20 blocks in the heart of Kansas’ largest city, Old Town combines toe-tapping tunes and good eats with a dose of culture.

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When I was a child, I would have these dreams about being a dancer, but I had never taken a dance class. My experience was limited to doing the moonwalk across my mom’s linoleum kitchen floor. When I was around the age of 25, pursuing dance felt impossible—most people in the professional dance world are winding their careers down at that age. When I started showing up to dance classes, I was probably a decade older than most of the other students. But it eventually led me to being a choreographer and producer for MTV, which led to me creating and producing commercials for brands like Nike and Reebok. None of that would have been possible if I hadn’t at least given myself permission to explore that dream. We have to be honest with ourselves that we have dreams we want to achieve and bring to life.

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WORK Startup

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This home lifestyle company balances comfort and quality with timeless design. designed to mix and match, and our laidback aesthetic is different from what people have seen before. Our products come to life when you touch them, so I knew retail stores would be part of our journey, too. Our goal is to continue to connect our online and offline experiences so you get a cohesive shopping experience no matter where you engage with Parachute. Home is much more than a place—it’s a feeling, and a way to express yourself. We’re excited to continue to expand our product assortment, open more stores, and do what we do best: create beautiful quality products that enhance your life.

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Here’s how founder and CEO Ariel Kaye describes the startup: Parachute was inspired by my love for home and interior design. I was helping a lot of friends and family decorate their homes and found myself looking for products and brands that didn’t exist. I wanted high-quality products from a brand that was transparent and didn’t use artificial dyes or toxic chemicals. Parachute started as an online bedding company in 2014, but my vision was always to build a home lifestyle brand. The bath was the next step, and we’ve moved into the living room with products like throws. Everything is

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actually going to listen to accounts that they love and feel connected to. To me, that’s really the goal of social media.”

What creates that kind of connection? “Share what you care about and present your story in an authentic way. People will be able to see that. If you’re a budget traveler and you’re staying in a luxury hotel, your followers are going to stray away from you and what you have to share. I always tell people that you need to know your ‘why.’ What’s your purpose for sharing? And does what you do echo that? If it doesn’t, then rethink what you’re sharing.”

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Why is social media essential? “It’s not only a way to get new information, it’s the first place we go to connect with people.” How important is the size of your following? “My focus is never to have the largest following, but to have as much engagement as possible in an authentic way. I would rather have 15 followers that care than 1,500 that were just following me because of a pretty photo. People are always going to follow pretty accounts, but they’re

What does authenticity look like on social media? “It’s in the way you present yourself. You can be relatable, or you can be admirable. People want to hear your story. We want to relate to the people that we follow. I tell the stories that happened to me. I talk about the trials and tribulations that go with running a blog and traveling nearly full-time. Communicate with your followers. Answer as many questions as possible and talk to them in a way that makes them feel like they’re there with you.” ILLUSTRATION BY ABBEY LOSSING

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From the Shore to the Summit

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When winter comes around, do you dream of sunny seascapes or mountain vistas? Surfboards or snowboards? Sandals or hiking boots? Whether you’re looking for a tropical retreat or a glacial getaway this season, our travel guide ensures you have plenty of options for your trip—including the option to have it all.

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Test the Waters GRACE BAY BEACH, TURKS AND CAICOS

Grace Bay Beach owes its pristine shoreline and calm waters to the Turks and Caicos barrier reef, which protects the area from harsh waves and pollution. You’ll find this undisturbed oasis on the northeast coast of Providenciales, an island known for water sports. Whether you parasail above the crystal-clear ocean, snorkel in nearby Bight Reef, or explore the region’s wetlands via stand-up paddleboard, aquatic activities are arguably the best way to experience Grace Bay. But feel free to take it easy: Grace Bay has plenty of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Stay: Wymara Resort and Villas

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BEACHES

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This coastal community is one of many beach towns sprinkled along the Florida Panhandle’s Scenic Highway 30A, but artfully arranged neighborhoods and stunning architecture make Rosemary Beach stand out. Browse boutiques and galleries in the town square, play lawn games in one of the area’s countless greenspaces, bike the network of pathways and boardwalks that connect the town’s candy-colored cottages, and sink your toes into the sugar-white sand that borders the Gulf Coast’s signature blue-green water. Stay: The Pearl

In 2006, this small village was designated one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Mágicos,” a program that honors some of the country’s most beautiful towns for their historical and cultural significance. The quaint landscape of Todos Santos is a welcome reprieve from the sleek resorts of neighboring Los Cabos. Cactus-lined desert roads give way to cobblestone streets in town, where you’ll find tiny art galleries and historic haciendas. Playa Cerritos is the go-to beach for swimming and surfing, while Punta Lobos is better for beachcombing and sunbathing. Stay: Hotel San Cristóbal

This town in western Jamaica boasts rainbow-hued shops and eateries near rugged cliffs, but its most famous attraction may be buzzy Seven Mile Beach. There, you’ll find crystal clear waters and white sand stretching for miles and miles—maybe not exactly seven, but who’s counting? Book a glass-bottom boat tour to see that beautiful water and pristine coastline from a different angle. Stay: Skylark Negril Beach Resort

Located 12 miles south of downtown Charleston, this laid-back beach town boasts some of the best surfing on the East Coast. Winter’s cooler temps and heavier winds bring bigger waves ideal for surfing—just don’t forget your wetsuit. (Pro tip: Equipment rentals and lessons are available at several waterfront places, including McKevlin’s Surf Shop.) Yearround fishing makes Folly Beach Pier an angler’s paradise. At Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar, you can enjoy live music and mai tais out on the patio. After a long day at the beach, head to one of the watering holes or seafood joints along Center Street, the town’s main drag. Stay: Beachside Boutique Inn

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Soar Through the Skies COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO

Silver Mountain Resort operates the longest gondola ride in North America and maintains 73 trails for skiing and snowboarding. And when winter arrives in North Idaho, so does the American bald eagle, as the majestic birds of prey migrate to feed on salmon in Wolf Lodge Bay. In December and January, book a ride through Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises to see this spectacle up close. Stay: Silver Mountain Resort

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SILVER MOUNTAIN RESORT (COEUR D'ALENE)

MOUNTAINS

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MOUNTAINS

Revel in the Rockies

Vacation Like an Olympian

Walk a Winter Wonderland

Climb to the Top of Texas

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK

RENO, NEVADA

Using Fort Collins as a base camp, plan your winter hiking trip to the Rockies. The season’s heavy snowfall shuts down the western portion of the park, but low-elevation trails on the eastern edge remain open. Just north of Moraine Park, Upper Beaver Meadows Trail is geared toward beginners, while Deer Mountain Trail is recommended for advanced alpinists. The hike to Gem Lake is more moderate, with unencumbered views of Estes Park and the Continental Divide. Stay: The Armstrong Hotel

Gold medal talent isn’t required to take advantage of the top-notch winter sport offerings at Lake Placid, the host of two Winter Olympics. With cold-weather activities galore and an Adirondack backdrop, attractions include snow bonfires, ice fishing, bobsledding, toboggan rides, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dogsledding, and, of course, ice skating on Lake Placid itself. Stay: Lake Placid Lodge

In the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Reno can serve as a lively launching pad to explore the region’s many trails as well as the slopes around North Lake Tahoe. Hit the Hunter Creek trail in Reno’s high desert, or go snowshoeing to enjoy the area’s plush powder. North of Lake Tahoe, Mount Rose Trail offers one of the most scenic snowshoe hikes. In the Tahoe Meadows area, sledding and snowtubing are available on either side of Mount Rose Highway. Stay: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS

About a two-hour drive east from El Paso, this stark but scenic desert area houses the world’s most extensive Permian fossil reef and Texas’ four tallest peaks. To reach Guadalupe Peak, the state’s highest point, trek through the conifer forests surrounding the Guadalupe Peak Trail until you hit the summit at 8,749 feet. Not a fan of heights? Explore the park’s Salt Basin Dunes. Camping is available—otherwise, your best hotel options are in El Paso. Stay: Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown

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DUAL DESTINATIONS

Take to the Treetops OROCOVIS, PUERTO RICO

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DISCOVER PUERTO RICO (OROCOVIS); PHOTOGRAPHY BY NPS PHOTO/JANICE WEI (HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK)

Known as the heart of Puerto Rico, this small municipality sits amid the island’s Cordillera Central mountain range. Orocovis is home to four rivers and two lakes, including Lago de Matrullas, a popular kayaking spot. Visit the Doña Juana Waterfall before making the hourlong drive to Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park, which claims to operate the world’s longest zip line. From Toro Verde, the San Juan beaches of Condado and El Escambrón are about 40 miles away—as are the best hotel options. Stay: La Concha Resort

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Gear Guide

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY (SUNGLASSES); PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SAMUEL HUBBARD (BOOTS, HIS), THE WALKING COMPANY (BOOTS, HERS), CGEAR SAND-FREE (TOTE)

Whatever destination you choose, be sure to pack all the essentials before you go.

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A trip to Alki Beach Park promises views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, plus ample space for walking, cycling, skateboarding, or roller-skating along the beach’s paved pathway. Although tours aren’t offered in winter months, the Alki Point Lighthouse is still a can’t-miss historical sight and photo op. An hour outside Seattle, Snoqualmie Pass is known for snowboarding and skiing—both alpine and Nordic. A little farther west, Annette Lake Trail is prime terrain for snowshoeing. Stay: The Edgewater Hotel

Near the Island of Hawaii’s southern tip, this town provides easy access to a rare natural wonder. With a dark shoreline formed by lava particles, Punalu’u Beach is recognized as one of the world’s only black-sand beaches. Glimpse coconut palms and Hawaiian green sea turtles before heading northeast on Route 11, which will lead you to the main entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Cruise along Crater Rim Drive for views of the active Kilauea volcano and the Kilauea Iki crater, and then enjoy an easy hike along the paved path of Devastation Trail, which passes through an area hit by the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption. Stay: Sea Mountain

The landscape of this posh Orange County community is marked by rocky bluffs, secluded coves, and craggy beaches. Close by, Crystal Cove State Park consists of 18 miles of hiking trails through the backcountry wilderness. Stay at the Montage Laguna Beach for access to the under-the-radar Treasure Island Beach, where you’ll find bays waiting to be explored. Stay: Montage Laguna Beach

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he most obvious reason to travel north in winter is for off-season deals. The second-most obvious, at least when you’re pregnant, is the lack of Zika. Logistics aside, it’s beautiful and quiet, a good excuse for hotel room fireplaces and sleeping until the late-rising sun starts to burn off the fog. I was six months pregnant when my husband, Tanner, and I flew from New York to Seattle to spend four days in Olympic National Park. We followed that with two days in Seattle for an urban decompression before we headed home so we wouldn’t miss the trees too badly when we got back to Brooklyn. I could still fly, but not without compression socks and a little sling to make a footrest for my restless feet. I could hike, but nowhere treacherous and not too quickly. I could wander through an art museum, but only for so long before I had to sit down. Travel had never before been so much about the facts of my body. In a way, my body was the whole reason for the trip. It would be—I can’t say it without the widening eyes and raised eyebrows of ironic distance from the term—our babymoon. It’s an embarrassing portmanteau, but a beautiful idea: one last vacation, just the two of you, before the baby comes. It could be considered a celebration, but it’s more like trying to bank up vacation vibes for later on when you’re sleep-deprived and stuck at home, truly desperate for a break. I didn’t let myself dwell on the longer-term implication that this could be our last vacation just for the two of us. (I was determined, anyway, that this wouldn’t be the case; check back with me in five or 10 years to see how that pans out.) Travel has always been november 2019 southwest 59

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browsing terminal snacks—with every interaction I wondered, Can they tell I’m pregnant? I was only just crossing that line. I rested my hand on my belly a little self-consciously, but also because I loved to feel the baby move, the only convincing reminder that I wasn’t just enduring an arbitrary sequence of physical annoyances. There was a baby, and he was with me. In Seattle, I fitted the rental car seat belt under my belly and realized that, for all the other reasons to take this trip now instead of when I was nearly fully cooked, I wouldn’t be able to fit in the driver’s seat for much longer. We drove two-and-a-half hours from SeaTac through smaller and smaller towns, into denser and denser forests until, in the last hour, night fell and we could feel more than see the trees towering at the roadside. The air smelled like cedar and soil and rain. I unpacked and hung up my four maternity shirts, leggings, and a pair of overalls that would’ve been two sizes too big for me six months ago but fit snugly now. The closet door had, of course, a

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when Tanner and I feel most connected. Babymoon does have a secondary meaning—“a period of time for parents to spend alone with their new child shortly after the child’s birth”—but we were after the more common, more selfish usage. More than banking relaxation, I think we wanted one last chance to anchor our identities—as ourselves and as a couple—before everything changed. You’re not supposed to fly too late in pregnancy. By that biological timing, my babymoon fell in January, at the end of my second trimester. I work from home, so walking through the airport made me feel publicly pregnant in a brand-new way. Riding the AirTrain, going through security,

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full-length mirror. I have a mirror at home, but there was something about this one—it was bigger and hung flush instead of leaning against a wall—or maybe it was the unfamiliar setting: I saw my body more than I’d seen it in a long time. I’ve never particularly prided myself on my butt, but now, I realized, whatever I’d once had was gone. I’d anticipated so many ways pregnancy would change my body, but nothing had prepared me for this salt in my vain little wounds. We strung together short hikes and excursions like beads on the twine of Highway 101: We pulled off into an unmarked parking area to hike five minutes to a stunning waterfall. We followed a small sign for “Big Cedar Tree,” which did not disappoint, towering and ancient, barely steps from the road. At Ruby Beach, a forest path led down to the coast, where a vast rocky beach stretched before us—on the other side of an obstacle course of driftwood logs. I’ve never been the best scrabbler, neither brave nor agile, but I felt even more daunted than usual. Pregnancy hadn’t made me particularly clumsy, but I’d been inundated with warnings: My center of gravity would be off, a fall could be terrible for the baby. I told Tanner, “I’m going to need more help than usual; I need you to go extra slow.” He stepped out ahead of me and reached back his hand, and we gingerly made our way toward the water. On the beach, I took pictures of the sky and the ocean and distant rocks and closer trees. Everywhere we went, I paused and took out my phone—I wanted to remember the waterfalls and lakes and woods, to have something pretty to put on Instagram and as a sense-memory investment for when I wouldn’t be on vacation but caring for a newborn. My vacation photos are usually either prettily framed pictures of vistas or selfies, solo or with Tanner. But this time, I asked him, sheepishly, to take pictures of me by myself. Wide shots, full body or from the knees up at least. In front of a waterfall or Lake Quinault, I self-consciously unzipped my jacket, turned to three-quarter profile, and tried to figure out what to

do with my hands. When we were done, I’d take the phone from his grip and swipe through, thinking, OK, I guess this is what I look like. I guess this is my body right now.

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n our last day in Olympia, we drove as far north and west as we could, to Cape Flattery, the point of land jutting out toward Vancouver Island. My cellphone switched over to Canadian service as we drove across the upper edge of the peninsula. I had GPS directions running, but at a certain point you don’t need them: The road dead-ends at a parking lot, beyond which is only woods and rocks and the sea. It was gray and drizzly, and I zipped my parka up over my belly—just barely and, I had a feeling, for one of the last times. This trail, like so many others, snaked ahead of us downhill. This is a coastline too formidable for your car to take you all the way to the water. A small cache of walking sticks leaned on a trailhead sign. I took one as insurance against stumbling and for the return hike uphill. The forest was green and wet. The leafless trees were draped with moss, and the undergrowth was full of ferns. We wove down and down, until the land dropped out and, far below us, was the sea. The water was slate blue, a darker cousin of glacier runoff. It slammed into caves, and we could see across an inlet where the waves had eaten into the cliff face. The ocean foamed and frothed and slapped against stone that would surely wear away, too, in time. I’m using all these violent words, but it was less violent than november 2019 Southwest 61

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kinetic, not dramatic so much as indifferent to anything human. When we finally, reluctantly, tore ourselves away—it was 4 p.m. and we had a long drive back to Quinault—we were trudging uphill when I said to Tanner, “Wait, stay there,” and scampered ahead. I turned back to face him and asked him to take my picture as I stood between two poufs of foliage, a hill of pine trees stretching up behind me. I didn’t pose or unzip my jacket; I didn’t even push back my hood. I just leaned a bit on my walking stick and smiled. I was tired and happy and totally in love with the place around us. I wasn’t thinking about my body at all. The next day we drove to Seattle and checked into a room at the Hotel Monaco downtown with a bathtub so big and beautiful I almost cried. At Uwajimaya, the Asian mega-market, I stocked up

I was tired and happy and totally in love with the place around us. on matcha candies and flavored potato chips. I also bought a pair of bath bombs, one for each night we had left. We spent a day eating piroshkis from Pike Place Market and soaking in the sublime weirdness of Letters From the Institute of Empathy at the Seattle Art Museum. I had to sit down after almost every gallery floor, stretching my hips as inconspicuously as I could. Instead of visiting a second museum, we went back to our hotel before dinner and watched TV.

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We think of babymoons as last-hurrah vacations, but it turned out that I needed it more for that moment of pregnancy than insurance against future wanderlust. I needed my new body to be in new contexts: navigating an altered center of gravity down a rocky slope, squeezing into a booth in a vegan pizza parlor, getting dressed and undressed in front of hotel room mirrors larger and starker than anything we owned at home. I never got to flaunt a maternity bikini, but I didn’t need to flaunt anything. I just needed to live in it. On our last night in Seattle, I ran the bath and dropped in a bath bomb to fizz. The steam didn’t fog the wall-wide mirror above the tub. And I didn’t shy away from my reflection when I got in. I didn’t gaze and admire, but I also didn’t mind. It wasn’t a question of good or bad or whatthe-hell-is-happening?—it was just me. Jaime Green is a freelance writer and editor. She’s the series editor for The Best American Science and Nature Writing and the romance fiction columnist for The New York Times Book Review. She’s on Twitter at @jaimealyse.

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’Tis the season for hot chocolate, the giving of thanks and gifts, respectively, and ambitious light displays that turn city spaces into LED winter wonderlands. The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival in the Koka Booth Amphitheatre stands out for its creative use of colorful paper lanterns, inspired by the Chinese tradition of using such lamps for festive occasions. It’s festivals like this that make us wish the season lasted year-round. boothamphiteatre.com

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Holiday shopping can be a drag. Nothing will sap your festive spirit like a December visit to a packed supermall, or a long scroll down an Amazon shopping list. Enter Christkindlmarket, the market tradition that dates to 16th-century Germany and is realized here in the open air of Daley Plaza. Bundle up and walk by stalls hawking quaint gifts including handcrafted toys, jewelry, and beer steins. Get a beer, some roasted nuts, or chocolate for yourself. It’s cold out there, so we’d recommend a cup or two

For most of the year, the outdoor sanctuary and botanical garden known as The Grotto counts as one of Portland’s most serene and beautiful places. That’s especially true during the holiday season, when the Christmas Festival of Lights fills the garden with illuminated displays and (less visible but no less important) the healthy glow of holiday cheer. Walk the path and gawk at the lights, and then follow the sound of music into the chapel to catch a performance by one of the many local

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When you live in a colder climate, there are two ways to deal with winter weather. You can retreat indoors and partake in the joys of seasonal hibernation: warm blanket, big couch, good book, chestnuts on the open fire, etc. Or you can wrap a scarf around your face and boldly dive into the elements. The Bavarian Icefest takes the latter approach, celebrating the chill with snow sculpting, a snowmobile sled pull, a snowball toss, and something called an “Ice Cube Scramble.” If you needed it, here’s proof that winter is nothing to be scared of. leavenworth.org

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We knew the Saint Paul Winter Carnival was a big deal when we heard there were parades—plural. We were really hooked, though, when we read on the carnival’s website about its foundational legend invoking “Astraios, the god of starlight, and Eos, the goddess of the rosy-fingered moon,” whose son, named “King of the Winds,” established St. Paul as the world’s great winter city. Or something like that. Plus there’s the ice palace. And the snow maze. And the giant snow slide. And the barstool ski races. And so much more. This season has all the fun. Astraios, the god of starlight, would be proud of what St. Paul has done here. wintercarnival.com

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We can’t remember what we had for breakfast, and we sure couldn’t tell you what we’re having for dinner. We look into a crystal ball, and it tells us to ask again later. Or is that a Magic 8 ball? Anyway, not everyone is as myopic as we are. The artists whose work is featured in Designs for Different Futures

at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are, in fact, considerably more farsighted. That doesn’t make them fortunetellers. The designs in this exhibition—robotic baby feeders, edible-insect farms, and more inventions out of a science fiction fever dream—explore only what’s possible, not what’s inevitable. We don’t know what tomorrow holds. But these designers show the contours of the future. philamuseum.org

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One of three opening exhibitions at new art museum Ruby City, Waking Dream explores reality’s transience through works from artists like Do Ho Suh, Leonardo Drew, and Marina Abramovic. But Ruby City, which opened in October, is a work of art in itself. Designed by acclaimed architect David Adjaye, this glittering red monument to the arts was a dream of the late salsa heiress Linda Pace, whose impressive collection and legacy will live on here for years. Ruby City is a major addition to a city already loaded with Texas landmarks. rubycity.org THROUGH JULY 5 NEW YORK CITY

Watch Home Movies This summer, the Museum of Modern Art closed for a $400 million renovation that was also billed as something of a reimagining. It reopened in October, introducing new gallery space and a new approach to presenting one of the world’s great collections of modern and contemporary art. The grand reopening was accompanied by several compelling new exhibitions, including Private Lives Public Spaces, which features the work of amateur filmmakers, recorded mostly on 16 and 8 mm film stock. This overview of the home movie era demonstrates how, even before the advent of the smartphone, people longed to become prolific documentarians of their own lives. moma.org

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A city rich in history, Baltimore holds strong to its roots while embracing the present and looking forward to a bright future. By Susan B. Barnes

baltimore has a long history of creativity. A hotbed of milling and manufacturing and the home of the esteemed Maryland Institute College of Art, the city is filled with makers. It’s these craftspeople, artists, and builders who give Charm City its charm. Among the makers to meet while visiting Baltimore: Alisa Brock, who creates custom laser-cut journals and note-

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Chesapeake Bay Loop takes you alongside the largest estuary in the U.S., past charming waterfront towns. But travelers aren’t the only ones who flock here—nearly 1 million waterfowl birds pass through the Chesapeake on their annual migration, resting and feeding in its waterways. Seafood lovers will delight in following the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail and sampling the state’s best fresh oysters, steamed Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and soft-shell crabs. The trail highlights seafood festivals while exploring the distinct regional offerings of this culturally and geographically diverse state. Historically, Maryland was a major link in the Underground Railroad, and today you can follow in the steps of

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to the Baltimore Museum of Art’s “2020 Vision.” To celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote, the initiative encompasses a year of exhibitions and programs dedicated to the achievements of female artists. Now through 2020, the museum will present 13 solo exhibitions and seven thematic shows. By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists, which runs through July 5, 2020, features works by Elizabeth Catlett, Maria Martinez, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Baltimore-based artists Grace Hartigan and Amalie Rothschild.

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tion’s first federally funded interstate highway. While journeying from Baltimore toward the mountains in the west, stop and uncover Maryland heritage with visits to classic inns, diners, and more. The State of Maryland is also joining the Baltimore Museum of Art in celebrating the 100th anniversary of

the ratification of the 19th Amendment with “2020: The Year of the Woman.”

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most visitors to Baltimore—and Maryland in general—are united by one quest: to find the best crab cake. Well, the search is over. Baltimore’s best crab cakes can be found at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, a Maryland institution that’s served up crab cakes and fresh seafood for 45 years. Jimmy’s also offers gluten-free crab cakes, so everyone can enjoy. It might be hard to veer from the crab cakes, but a further look at the menu reveals other favorites, including the seafood “popcorn,” with fried shrimp, clams, and oysters served with seafood sauce. Still hungry? To satiate big appetites, try the enormous Seafood UFO: a crab cake, fried shrimp, fried oysters, shrimp salad, and Chesapeake mustard, all served on homemade Greek bread. Savor the flavor of Maryland back home, too. Jimmy’s ships its famous Colossal Maryland Crab Cakes, which have been featured on The Food Network’s Diners, DriveIns and Dives and Beat Bobby

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and all the major attractions that the nation’s capital has to offer visitors. In addition to its mix of downtown and upcountry experiences, one-third—or 93,000 acres—of the county is reserved for agricultural use. Known as the Agricultural Reserve, it’s home to a variety of activities, including pickyour-own fruit farms, wineries, and bike routes. Feeling thirsty? Montgomery County also has a thriving craft brewing scene. Go for a pint or try a flight at Waredaca Brewing Company, True Respite Brewing Company, Silver Branch Brewing Company, and Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Company. Each offers its own unique flavors and atmosphere. On the cultural side of things, check out the contemporary art exhibits and outdoor sculpture at Glenstone Museum, take in a performance at The Music Center at Strathmore, or explore the region’s history at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. When you’re ready to call it a day, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in Montgomery County, including cozy bed-andbreakfasts and modern hotels. Two to consider are the Inn at Tusculum Farm, which boasts a history dating back to 1747, and the Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North, near the White Flint metro stop in North Bethesda’s bustling Pike & Rose neighborhood. A visit to Montgomery County proves there’s a classic Maryland flavor for everyone.

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MAKE A FRANCHISE THE FAMILY BUSINESS Franchisees often involve their spouses, siblings, and children in their work. These entrepreneurs are building a legacy that they can pass on to the next generation. By Jim Gold

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have entrepreneurial spirits. With Dogtopia, they found a brand they could believe in. “And, of course, we love dogs,” Mark says. The Weikels opened their Dogtopia dog daycare center last June in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters. “Zach always wanted to be his own boss,” Mark says. “I support him and help him achieve his aspirations and goals. It’s a wonderful thing for a dad.” Together, the father and son intend to run the best dog daycare in their area. They share Dogtopia’s focus on outstanding customer service, and on providing a great experience for “every single pet parent and every one of their furry friends,” Zach says. Dogtopia franchises are designed to make it easy to drop off and pick up dogs. Each location offers open-play environments that encourage dogs to socialize and exercise. Special air filtration and rubberized flooring protects dogs’ health and safety. Every location also has webcams that allow pet owners to check on their dogs whenever they want. The Weikels had extensive experience in retail. They credit Dogtopia’s solid business plan and company training for putting them on the

path to success in their new business venture. Mark and Zach visited a variety of Dogtopia franchises, including one owned by another father-son team in Pennsylvania. Including couples and siblings who have gone into business together, about 40 percent of Dogtopia franchises are family-run, according to the company. “We are proud to support our Dogtopian families through robust training on Dogtopia fundamentals, operations, marketing, and on-the-job training,” says Neil Gill, the president and CEO of

Dogtopia offers dog lovers the opportunity to get in on the booming pet care industry.

Dogtopia. “We take a blended learning approach to training that is designed for all family members, including online e-learning modules to suit all learning styles.” Owning a Dogtopia franchise also means investing in a good cause. “The Dogtopia Foundation provides family members the ability to give back to their local community with three different philanthropic causes,” Gill says. The foundation funds the training of service dogs for veterans, youth literacy programs, and employment initiatives for adults with autism.

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how to build for the future now franchising is an excellent way to build a family asset that will provide wealth now and build security for future generations, says Jack Johnson, who co-founded The Franchise Insiders with his wife, Jill. Their no-fee consulting firm connects clients to the franchise opportunities that suit them best. “I’ve seen a family fund a business that grows into a

multimillion-dollar empire,” Johnson says. “Mom and Dad are able to retire early, and trusts are set up for the kids so they won’t have to worry.” Each client typically starts with one franchise, Johnson says. Once that franchise is turning a profit, clients may continue to invest and open multiple units. “Just like with a stock and bond portfolio, The Franchise

Jack and Jill Johnson know that certain franchises are meant for certain clients.

Insiders can help our clients diversify with a smart mix of franchises to keep them protected in any economy,” he says. “The goal is building their portfolio to three or more franchises within 10 years, netting them $400,000-plus per year.” Franchising has evolved— it’s not just burger joints and sub shops anymore, Johnson says. Today, clients can invest in businesses specializing in everything from pool service to fitness. “There truly is something for everyone.” The Franchise Insiders works with franchisors and knows from experience how a client will fit with a company’s culture. A free “Business Builder Assessment” helps clients determine what franchise is right for them. The process is designed to help clients make the right decision by choosing a franchise that will not only make money, but will suit the client’s needs and wants. For example, franchise ownership can often improve a client’s work-life balance. When Vik and Hira Patel began their search for a franchise, they didn’t know what to expect, so they contacted The Franchise Insiders. The Johnsons helped narrow their search by identifying the Patels’ goals, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. With the help of The Franchise Insiders, the Patels launched a Wow 1 Day Painting franchise in the Chicago area. “We aim to help our clients build a franchise empire that will provide them and future generations with security that a 9-to-5 job simply cannot,” Johnson says.

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tenance industry with pavement sealers, as well as a full line of maintenance products and equipment. “Most of our franchises are co-owned by or employ family members,” Hedlesky says. Father-and-son duo David and Jake Bernath bought their first SealMaster, which serves Indiana, in 2017. When they purchased an additional Kentucky territory, Jake’s sister, Mary Jane, relocated to help ensure a smooth transition. “This gives us another set of eyes, with a vested interest in the business, to manage daily operations,” Jake says. Jake’s wife, Jodi, and brother, Caleb, work for the franchises, too. Jay Pakalski bought his Wisconsin SealMaster territory in 1997, when his children—Max, Alexandra, and

Jack—were all under 5. With his wife, Victoria, managing the household, their teamwork has served the family and business well. As youngsters, Max and Jack often accompanied their father to work. As they grew up, Jay says, “I told them if they wanted to be involved, or someday hold ownership, it’s entirely up to them.” Now young adults, they ultimately developed integral roles in the business, ensuring that Jay was well-positioned to purchase an additional SealMaster territory in Minnesota. “I knew with two franchises, my biggest issue would be having people in place I knew and trusted,” Jay says. He also hired his brother-inlaw. “I have three very capable, genuine, honest people I have complete trust in,” he says of his leadership team.

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LUNCHBOXWAX: A BADASS BRAND IN SEARCH OF BOLD LEADERS

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

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

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

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

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

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become a role model josh and ben collins want to build a business their daughter will be proud of. The couple found an opportunity with LunchboxWax. The company’s mission of empowering women and welcoming every person clearly aligned with their views and the values they want to instill in their daughter, who is almost 2 years old. Regardless of whether she goes into the family business when she grows up, Ben says, “Our daughter will have a lot of love for the company.” LunchboxWax was built to be inclusive, says founder and CEO Debi Lane. “The intention of LunchboxWax from the start was to make everyone feel welcome and was built into

the company culture from day one,” she says. “The culture is what makes us family and attracts franchise partners who want to be a part of something bigger.” With a LunchboxWax franchise, those partners can leave a legacy for their family and have an impact on the community they serve. Ben and Josh operate two LunchboxWax salons in the Dallas area right now and plan to open more. Josh, an interior designer who dabbled in real estate, runs their franchises fulltime. Ben is a business partner but maintains his job as the senior vice president of a highend furniture retailer. They had no firsthand experience with waxing when a friend and business partner called about his superb experience as a walk-in guest

In LunchboxWax, Josh Collins found a brand he could believe in.

in Los Angeles. He enjoyed the company’s fun and cheeky branding and told the two they should go and check it out online, Josh says. Josh and Ben liked what they saw and flew to LunchboxWax’s Boise, Idaho, headquarters to meet with LunchboxWax staff. They fell in love with the idea of offering a treatment that would send customers away smiling. LunchboxWax salons offer 15- and 30-minute services centered on soft-wax techniques to remove hair from a guest’s face, body, legs, or feet. Although the service is speedy, each guest gets a luxury-spa experience with music from LunchboxWax’s specialized playlist and a signature scent filling salon lobbies. “I love to have people feeling good about themselves when they leave,” Josh says.

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1 At Southwestvacations.com, book your flight to the Big Apple via LaGuardia (LGA). 2 Add on excursions and activities, like a tour of Ellis Island or tickets to an exciting Broadway show. 3 Take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and soak up skyline views. IN THIS ISSUE / 102 Travel Tips / 104 Inflight Entertainment / 105 Beverages / 106 Products and Services / 108 Rapid Rewards® / 110 Go International / 112 Route Map

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Travel Tips

Fly With LUV®

SNACK TIME

Check out these reminders to enjoy a stress-free travel experience. Secure a position in the A1-A15 boarding group with Upgraded Boarding. Ask a Customer Service Agent at the gate or ticket counter.*

SAY CHEESE!

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

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

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

Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión

Small portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones weighing less than 2 pounds may be used in AIRPLANE mode at all times on domestic flights, unless a Crew Member indicates otherwise. A small PED may be held in hand, attached to a person, or placed in clothing or a seatback pocket. Devices and accessories may not block access to the aisle. Large PEDs such as laptops weighing 2 pounds or more must be stowed under the seat or in an overhead bin for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It is recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed under the seat. Please use headphones for all audio and video. Siempre puedes usar dispositivos electrónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) tales como tabletas, lectores electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes que pesen menos de 2 libras en modo AVIÓN en los vuelos domésticos, excepto si un Miembro de la Tripulación indica lo contrario. Puedes tener un PED pequeño en la mano, llevarlo encima, en la ropa o en un bolsillo en el respaldo del asiento. Los dispositivos y accesorios no pueden bloquear el acceso al pasillo. Los PEDs grandes como computadoras portátiles que pesen 2 libras o más deben de ser guardados debajo del asiento o en los compartimentos superiores mientras el avión avanza por la

pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden en un estuche debajo del asiento. Por favor usa auriculares para cualquier sonido o video. Smartphones (in AIRPLANE mode) Teléfonos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) Tablets or E-readers (in AIRPLANE mode) Tabletas o lectores electrónicos (en modo AVIÓN) Laptop Computers Computadoras portátiles Audio Players Aparatos de audio DVD/CD Players Reproductores de DVD/CD

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

Sometimes Permitted

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

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Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices are also permitted. Dispositivos de estimulación electrónica de los nervios y otros aparatos médicos implantados también son permitidos. Pacemakers Marcapasos Hearing Aids Aparatos para sordos Electric Shavers Rastrillo eléctrico Electronic Watches Relojes electrónicos Noise-Canceling Headphones Auriculares que aislan el ruido

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On a Business Trip?

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

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

TAKE YOUR PICK With Business Select®, you can be one of the first to board with priority boarding. Pick the seat you want and have room for your carryon bags. Visit Southwest. com/businessselect. CHEERS! If you’re a Business Select Customer, your first drink is on us.† WORK PERKS Business Select Passengers can bypass long lines by taking advantage of our Fly By® priority checkin and security lane access (where available). For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit Southwest.com/flyby.

*Price depends on Customer’s itinerary; subject to availability. †Business Select Customers receive a free premium drink on the day of travel.

Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión

Devices capable of transmitting data, unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos los dispositivos con capacidad para transmitir datos, excepto que se especifique lo contrario. Two-Way Radios (Walkie-Talkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies) Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers Televisión o radios de AM/FM Remote-Controlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices not allowed for use in the cabin. No se permite el uso de Cigarrillos Electrónicos y Dispositivos para fumar adentro de la cabina. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Also Good to Know También es bueno saber DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to Customers with disabilities upon request. Please notify a Flight Attendant if you use a needle/ syringe while onboard so we may provide you with access to a disposal container. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus Clientes con discapacidades que así lo soliciten. Por favor, notifícale a un Auxiliar de Vuelo si necesitas usar una jeringa durante el vuelo para que podamos proporcionarte acceso al contenedor de desperdicios. CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros ataquen, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar.

CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) smaller personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal más pequeño.

No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona a discreción de nuestros Empleados.

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

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.

PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat (not in an unoccupied seat) for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben estar adentro de sus portamascotas y debajo del asiento (no en un asiento vacío) mientras dure el vuelo. Southwest.com/pets ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone at our Employees’ discretion. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo.

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

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Inflight Entertainment

Getting Connected

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

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

HOW TO CONNECT: SOUTHWESTWIFI.COM

Handheld Devices

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

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

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

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

Laptops

Click the WiFi icon.

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

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

Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

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

• Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight.

• Movies and select TV content require download of the free Southwest app. • Pricing information for purchasing WiFi can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a topnotch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain

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

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Beverages

PREMIUM DRINK ON US

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

Canada Dry Lemon Lime Sparkling Water  IN 1904, PHARMACIST John J. McLaughlin launched Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale and watched its popularity soar during Prohibition—the ginger ale was used to hide the taste of home-brewed alcohol. Today, Canada Dry also offers a line of refreshing sparkling seltzer waters, including the lemon-lime option, available on Southwest flights. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES

• Coca-Cola® • Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar • Diet Coke® • Canada Dry® Lemon Lime Sparkling Water • 7UP® • Dr Pepper® • Diet Dr Pepper® • Seagram’s® Ginger Ale • Seagram’s® Tonic Water • Seagram’s® Seltzer Water • Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix • Mr & Mrs T® Margarita Mix • Mott’s® Tomato Juice • Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail

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

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

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

BEER $6-$7

• Miller Lite® ($6) • Dos Equis® Special Lager ($6) • Leinenkugel’s® Oktoberfest ($7) • Lagunitas® 12th of Never Ale ($7) • Blue Moon® Belgian White Ale ($7) • Kona Longboard Island Lager ($7)*

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

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

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

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

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

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Products and Services

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Rapid Rewards

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

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Boarding, Customs, and Immigration 1

This Space For Offical Use Only

2. Free of duty imports: passengers entering the country by sea or by air may import goods of duty, additional to their personal baggage, as long as they prove their value with an invoice or receipt and such amount does not exceed 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency or 75 US dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, shredded tobacco or automobile fuel cannot be imported as part of the duty free exemption.

Customs Declaration

FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009

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

Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name

First (Given) 2 Birth date

Middle Month

Day

Year

3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination

(b) City

During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.

6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence

trip prior to U.S. arrival

11 I am (We are) bringing

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

Yes

No

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

Yes

No

(such as touching or handling)

13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments

over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:

(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)

14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise:

Yes

No

(articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)

15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise

I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $

Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare.

Signature

CBP Form 6059B (04/14)

1 Last name(s) Nationality

Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country: • Omission to declare whether coming in or out of the Mexico´s customs amounts of cash, in domestic or foreign checks, payment orders or any other documents receivable in an aggregate amount exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency, which action will be punishable with a fine of 20 to 40% of the exceeding amount and the corresponding criminal penalties will be applied. • Introduction into or extraction of goods from Mexico, using deceitful methods to hide items, when their imports or exports is prohibited, restricted or because foreign trade duties must be paid, will be punishable with fines ranging, to 70 or 100%, of the commercial value of merchandise. • Omission of the total or partial payment of foreign trade duties. When failure consist of only a duty omission and the goods do not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent In domestic or foreign currency, the penalty will consist of up to 116% of the commercial value of the items. Once the duties have been paid, the Customs Authority will make the items available to the passenger. • If the corresponding documentation required by the Customs Law prove that the merchandise was properly submitted for proper customs procedures in order to enter the country, is not exhibited, a precautionary seizure of the non declared goods as well as the corresponding vehicle, in case the passengers entered the country by land, will proceed. • For non declared items which do not comply with regulations and restrictions other than duties, abandonment can be declared once the corresponding fine is paid.

Issue on 2013. Please look up for changes in this information when you are visiting us again at customs desk or at www.aduanas.gob.mx Date (month/day/year)

Welcome to Mexico

Name(s)

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

for passengers coming from abroad

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

INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS

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

sat.gob.mx

aduanas.gob.mx

3

Customs Declaration

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

PAYMENT OF DUTIES

• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.

(c) State

5 Passport issued by (country)

8 Countries visited on this

2

Date of birth

Day

Month

Year

Passport number

2

VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad

3

Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)

4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.

Ground Transport No.

Air Flight No.

5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?

No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars

Yes

$

If you answer Yes, you must also fill out the “Declaración de internación o extracción de cantidades en efectivo y/o documento por cobrar” (Customs Declaration for the import/export of cash, receivables or equivalent documents), which you can request from the customs personnel in charge at the entry ports to Mexico or download it from the Customs Internet Site: www.aduanas.gob.mx

U.S. CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM*

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and

state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”

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MEXICAN CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORM

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

MEXICAN IMMIGRATION FORM

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (including children) who are not citizens of Mexico, on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–14 on the top portion of the form and sections 1–10 on the bottom portion of the form. • Once completed, sign and date the top portion of the form.

• Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in Mexico. It must be surrendered

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

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