It’s supposed to be paradise: the beaches, the sun, the salty air. But it can also get pretty hot.
For seasoned Floridians, there is a clear demarcation between summer and everything else. Some of us can tell it’s coming by the mere amount of sweat we feel dripping down our backs.
You know it's the beginning of the end of Florida's brief tolerable weather streak when while wearing sandals and a sun dress, you still break out into a sweat on the two-block walk to work. #HappyMonday#FLproblems
Luckily, once summer arrives, we know how to handle it and we want to help you. Here are some of the best pieces of advice rounded up from longtime Florida residents in our newsroom and on, yes, my Facebook page.
1. You have to have a sun shade to cover your car. (But it doesn’t always work out.)
2. Find a nice shady tree to park under—trust us.
3. Always be prepared: a beach towel and a swimsuit in your car are a must.
4. In the summer, umbrellas, rain jackets and boots are necessary for surprise rainstorms.
5. Never forget your water bottle.
6. Bugs can attack when you least expect it! Bring bug spray.
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