Debbie Martinez

Member Since:
Mar 2016

I am the Travel Editor for The Florida Villager magazine and former Travel Editor for Miami's Community Newspapers with a Master's degree from Florida State University. I have covered destinations both domestic and international. 

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Published Articles (19)

A Quick Stop Could End Up Being Your Destination in Morganton, NC

I love the saying “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” So […]

The Mindfulness of Travel

Put down your phone and get engaged! In this day and age where mindfulness […]

Summer Bucket List

The other day someone asked me what places would be on my bucket list […]

Traveling with Special Needs

My Viking Adventure – Part 3

And so my journey continues. The last two months I have written about my […]

My Viking Adventure – Part 2

In my last article, I took you onboard the Viking Ocean Cruise ship, Viking Sea, and shared with you all the benefits of cruising on a smaller ship […]

My Viking Adventure: A Different Type of Cruise

My journey began in the fairytale city of Bergen, Norway and traversed five more countries until I disembarked in Montreal, Canada […]

Home for the Holidays

Being home for the holidays is so important to us as we look forward to spending time with our family and friends; but getting there is beyond stressful. Here are […]

A Destination is Not a Journey

As a travel editor, it is my job to bring to life places that I feel would be a good fit for my readers, including destinations and activities that you […]

Traveling Solo – Scary or Liberating?

Whether you are traveling solo just to get away by yourself or because you can’t find a traveling companion, the thought can evoke panic but at the same time a […]

Camp Grown-Up at Barnsley Resort

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a 3,000-acre resort called Barnsley Resort. It is on the site of an 1840’s Southern estate and the place to […]

Next Stop, Chattanooga, TN

It seems I have been traveling around the South lately so it makes perfect sense that I would find my way to Chattanooga, TN. When the NY Times says it’s […]

Relax and Restore at The Cottages of Charleston Harbor

I woke up to the sun tapping on my window. Grabbing my coffee and sand dollar (a tradition they have there) I stepped outside into the early morning air where […]

River Cruises Aren’t Just for Old People

As I boarded the plane to Basel, Switzerland to catch my Viking River Cruise, I swore on a stack of Bibles I would be bored to death among all the […]

The Art Scene in Charleston Deserves More Than a Peek

Tired of the same old, same old of Miami’s art galleries? Art Basel too big and impersonal for you? Well, treat your senses to a place that is not too […]

Nashville Isn’t Just About Country Music

To all my faithful followers, all I can say is, “my boots are packed and I’m moving to Nashville!” Well, not really, but let me share with you what has […]

Put Some Sugar Under Your Skis

Sugar Mountain, that is. Located in North Carolina, Sugar is a great way to get your skiing fix when time is a factor. With 125 acres of ski-able terrain and […]

Heaven’s Gate Awaits in Sedona, AZ

Nestled between monolithic red rocks at the entrance to Boynton Canyon, long considered sacred ground by Native Americans, is The Enchantment Resort, a 70-acre retreat surrounded by the natural splendor […]

‘You’ Time at the Inn on 5th in Naples

Moms and dads, the school year is over and camp plans are in place so there is no better time than the present to take some “you” time. After a […]