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

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

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A divorce comes with many challenges, but they are truly magnified when the family has a child with special needs. There is so much to...

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Ways to Limit Your Stress When Traveling with a Special Needs Child

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School is coming to a quick close. My kids are off in college, but even for an empty nester, this school year has flown by. Graduations and...

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Delve Into a Bit of Scottish

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While visiting London, I took the four-hour train ride into Scotland; and I am so grateful I did. Had I flown, I would have been there in...

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5 Divorce Mistakes

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Going through a divorce is somewhat like a steeplechase event. You start out on a flat section of track running at what seems like 100 mph,...

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A Wine and Soup Weekend in Virginia

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The day could not have been more perfect to explore a local winery: a cool 73 degrees and blue skies. There are many vineyards and wineries...

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Pick Your Traveling Buddy Wisely

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I personally love to travel alone, but there are times I want to have someone to tag along with. However, I have learned from experience...

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Virginia Is for Lovers — Wine Lovers, That Is

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Whenever someone mentions going to the wine country, we instantly think of Napa or Sonoma; however, there is a beautiful wine country right...

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The Wisdom that Divorce Gives You

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Every life post divorce starts with commitment. Ask yourself, “Am I fully in?” Are you saying you have moved on but instead...

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Tips for Vacationing with Special Needs Children

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Summer will be here before we know it, so now is the time to start thinking about your vacation plans. While most of us are excited to plan...

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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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