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What the Times' Craig Pittman wrote about Florida for Departures magazine



One of my favorite paragraphs in the piece: One of the things I love about Florida is that it embraces so many contradictions. We call ourselves the Sunshine State, but many of our cities get more rainfall than Seattle. Our economy depends on attracting millions of tourists a year and yet our first state flag said, "Let Us Alone." And our state animal is a tawny-furred predator that numbers no more than 160 cats in the wild. There are thousands more Florida panthers on our license plates than there are actual panthers. But do read it all.

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