Debbie Martinez is a Miami Dade resident and Travel Editor for The Florida Villager. She can be reached at debbiemartinez1@mac.com..

Author: Debbie Martinez

Let’s Be Friends

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It’s a Saturday night. You are on your third date with this fabulously handsome guy and have a drink in your hand. He turns to you in...

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Be Totally Present on Your Journey

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Wherever 2023 takes you, put down your phone and get engaged! Pick a time for your trip that you will be able to disconnect from calls,...

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Travel Less Stressed during the Holidays

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If you are like me, you are sitting in disbelief that the holidays are upon us. This time of year brings not only the excitement of the...

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Southern-Style Barhopping

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While visiting a new place, invariably you will find yourself wandering into the nearest watering hole. It can be a dive bar or an elegant...

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A Creepy and Ghostly Vacation

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Looking for a completely different vacation? Most people wouldn’t think of exploring haunted and abandoned places as a vacation...

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Ghosting: The Coward’s Way of Dating

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Divorce opens you up to many situations and emotions that you probably thought you were prepared for or would never encounter....

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Traveling with a Special Needs Child

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School is coming to a quick close. Graduations and summer vacations seem to be the topic in every Facebook post I see. While most of us are...

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The Art of the Bug-Out Bag

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As a journalist, no matter where I am or what I am doing, I am always looking at things from the perspective of, “Would this make a...

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Creating Two Homes for Your Child: Working with a Co-Parenting Coach

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Let’s be honest: Raising children can be a challenge for parents who live under the same roof, so imagine the challenges that arise...

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Spring Break Plans: Be Realistic

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It seems like I’m rushing things to be discussing spring break right after 2021 came to an end, but you really need to start thinking...

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