Everything’s better on vacation. Everything. But said vacation doesn't have to be remote, exotic, or even far away — a short flight to a new city, and in the morning you’re waking up in a whole ‘nother world.

Matador has teamed up with Southwest Airlines to show you how easy it is to live like you’re off the clock, to see our world through brand new eyes. Check out — below — how Southwest employees see and love their hometowns, how they hack airport time, how to turn those two weeks of vacation into three. Here are the tricks of the trade.



This series is proudly produced in partnership with Southwest Airlines.

San Juan, PR

San Juan, Puerto Rico, is one of the most culturally vibrant places in all of the Americas. Come explore with Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Javier, a beach lover who will take you all around the city, from the Plaza de Armas in Old San Juan, to La Careta for the best coffee.

Nashville, TN

There’s a reason why they call it the Music City. Nashville is always on. Join Angie, a Southwest Airlines Provisioning Agent and Nashville local, for fun times in her home city.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Come visit with Bevin, a Fort Lauderdale local and Southwest Airlines Ground Ops Agent who will take you rollerblading past all of the great street art around FAT Village, reveal his favorite nightlife spot, and show you how to drop anchor and go for a dip.

Denver, CO

As an outdoor adventure hub, a foodie paradise, and just an all around amazing city, Denver has something for everyone. Join Deidre, a Southwest Airlines First Officer and Denver local, on this fast-paced insider’s tour.

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