Re: Dressing up
We live at the beach, a major tourist destination. Most people wear shorts, sandals, and t-shirts year round, appropriately, or (IMO, usually) not.
We tend to dress nicely compared to the usual for this area. Fortunately, we don't get negative comments.
To me, dressing nicely is a sign of respect and appreciation for each other, and shows respect and appreciation for the place and people we're visiting.
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