Where tourists go - and don't go - in Florida
You know you're a Floridian if...
Socks are only for bowling.
You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes.
A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
Your winter coat is made of denim.
You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
Many of your friends are over 65.
Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
You dread love bug season.
You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma... Irene... Cheryl... Rita... Mary... Allison
You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.
You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
'Down South' means Key West.
Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to Church before.
You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
You know the four seasons really are: Hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.
You've hosted a hurricane party.
You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee, Thonotosassa and Micanopy.
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years Day.
You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'
The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Travel, of course, narrows the mind. - Malcolm Muggeridge
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. - Paul Theroux
The longest journey is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold
The world map looks smaller than ever before. - Max Azria
Monopoly is business at the end of its journey. - Henry Demarest Lloyd
Many will travel and knowledge will be increased. - Francis Bacon
It is not down in any map; true places never are. - Herman Melville
A journey is a person in itself, no two are alike. - John Steinbeck
To stay on the map you've got to keep showing up. - Peter Gallagher
He who does not travel does not know the value of men. - Moorish Proverb
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. - Seneca
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. - Lao-tzu
I've never had a clear road map. When things come along, I benefit. - Greg Kinnear
He who is outside the door has already a good part of his journey behind him. - Dutch Proverb
Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. - Drake
The Bible does not give us a road map for life, but it does give us a compass. - Gordon S. Jackson
Satellite imagery is the only way we can map the looting patterns effectively. - Sarah Parcak
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. - Anais Nin
Change comes more from managing the journey than from announcing the destination. - William Bridges
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. - Elizabeth Drew
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. - Ernest Hemingway
As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. - Hong Kong Proverb
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. - Muhammad Ali
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. - Les Brown
Why endeavor to straighten the road of life? The faster we travel, the less there is to see. - Helen Hayes
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. - Anatole France
The months and days are the travelers of eternity. The years that come and go are also voyagers. - Matsuo Basho
Artists are blessed to travel all over the world. They see the trends before they even come out. - Tina Knowles
Stay off the bandwagon. More likely than not, your own way of getting there makes for a better journey. - Faydra D. Fields
If all difficulties were known at the onset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. - Dan Rather
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus
Better to be on a seemingly endless journey seeking truth, than to be comfortable and stagnant with deception. - Starr De Luna
A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future. - Alexa Von Tobel
It's impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don't know where you're starting from. - Suze Orman
It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. - Tyler Perry
As a travel writer I've specialized in gritty, fearful destinations, the kind of places that make a reader's hair stick on end. - Tahir Shah
Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don't work on Halloween and I won't travel on Halloween. - Simon Sinek
If we ever travel thousands of light years to a planet inhabited by intelligent life, let's just make patterns in their crops and leave. - Bill Murray