If someone wants to charge you $10 for parking, offer to pay $20.
Don’t drown or get attacked by sharks.
When driving, avoid all the “secret” shortcuts, even if you do know about them.
Clean up after yourself, always.
Support all businesses that advertise in Beachcomber. You know you’re in the market for a new car anyway, so why not head up to Crestview and see the friendly folks at Lee Buick GMC?
If you win $100 or more on a Florida Lottery scratch ticket, it’s common courtesy to split your winnings with the first local you run into.
When enjoying live music, the minimum tip is five bucks. More if the band plays your request. Which better not be “Wagon Wheel.”
Don’t complain about the traffic on 98, because it’s partly your fault.
Buy a copy of the local newspaper every day, even if the place you’re staying gives you freebies.
Never, ever take a selfie in front of the “Welcome to Destin – The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” sign. It’s bad luck.
Don’t complain about thunderstorms, rain, tsunamis, etc. Just suck it up like the locals do, and park yourself in front of The Weather Channel for hours on end.
And while I’m at it, don’t let the “H” word escape your lips. Ever.
Please don’t ask us how we can stand to represented by the likes of Rick Scott, Matt Gaetz, et al., because we can’t.
Understand that “Stand Your Ground” applies only to fulltime Florida residents. So don’t be pulling that Wyatt Earp shit in the convenience store parking lot.
Under no circumstances should you feel obligated to grasp this whole “customary use” beach controversy. None of us can get our heads around it, either.
– Editor Manson
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Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later: Stephanie’s Story
By Carrie Hunter It’s May 2019, over six months after Hurricane Michael in Panama City. Stephanie, a young mother of three, walks through her gutted house. Rafters and beams are exposed. There...
Visionaries and Dreamers
By Nikki Hedrick Deborah and Jeff Badarak have two very different music projects gaining steam across Beachcomberland. The Visionaries is their vehicle for the classic songs they love, often presented as...
Pet of the Issue – Chip
Chip was born August 1, 2018, the same day Brandon’s first dachshund Nugget (a previous Beachcomber Pet of the Issue) passed away. “I wasn’t going to get another doggy so soon, but...
Relive the Summer of Love with EC Theatre Company July 12
Peace. Love. Music. Tune into the music of the ‘60s and take a musical journey with Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC). On Friday, July 12, at 7:30 PM, ECTC converts its...
Susan Myers’ Legacy Lives on at NWF State College
Before her passing earlier this year, Mrs. Susan Pryor Sloat Myers decided to link her name with Northwest Florida State College’s Learning Resources Center with a one million dollar bequest. Today, her...
Thursday, July 4 AJ’S, Destin WILL & LINDA, 4:30 PM (Bimini Stage) CHASIN’ JAYMIE, 6 PM (Tiki Stage) DJ BOOM, 8 PM JAMNATION, 9:30 PM (Bimini Stage) AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES,...