Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula is a freelance writer, translator & marketer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on subjects ranging from travel and food to parenting and bilingualism. She enjoys traveling, good food and is always in search of new things to do and in Southwest Florida.

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Things to Do In Sanibel Island’s Lighthouse Beach

Sanibel Lighthouse beach

Lighthouse beach is located at the eastern tip of Sanibel Island. This is one of the most scenic beaches in the island, not only is it home to the Sanibel Lighthouse but it also offers sweeping views of the San Carlos Bay and Fort Myers beach skyline as well as beautiful views of the Gulf …

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Guide To Visiting Rotary Park In Cape Coral

Rotary park mangrove preserve Cape Coral

Consisting of 97 acres, that includes mostly salt marsh, some upland and a lot of rock just under the surface, Rotary Park in Cape Coral is the result of funding from a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection stipulating the area be preserved. The preserved area can not be developed (that is why it …

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Where To Eat In Gainesville With Kids

Satchels Gainesville

There are so many options when looking for a good place to eat in Gainesville but we picked some great family friendly options that run the gamut from pizza and southern fare to sushi and popsicles. Satchels Pizza If you are visiting Gainesville with kids Satchels Pizza is not to be missed.  This pizza joint offers …

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Great STEAM Summer Camps In Southwest Florida

From robotics and video game design to awakening your child’s inner artist with painting classes there are many options in Southwest Florida when it comes to summer camps that promote STEAM learning (in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Here are some of our favorite options for STEAM camps in Fort Myers, …

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iWonder STEAM Camps in Fort Myers: Sparking Creative Thinking And Innovation

Summer can be the perfect time for kids to explore special interests, focus on being creative and innovative and focus on learning through fun activities and discovery. When looking for a summer camp we always look for a program that exposes our kids to new experiences and knowledge. This year we are really excited for our …

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Painting With A Twist Summer Camps In Fort Myers

Painting with a twist summer camp

Summer is here! Kids can paint their summer fun at Painting with a Twist Fort Myers’ Kids Summer Camps and Classes. My kids just love Painting With A Twist! They attended the camp last year where they created a work of art every day for a week, You can choose weekly or daily camps. Trained …

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Things To Do In Sanibel Island With Kids

Shelling in Sanibel with kids

Sanibel is located in Southwest Florida just minutes away from Fort Myers. This barrier island boasts spectacular beaches, world class shelling and a laid-back ambiance reminiscent of old time Florida.  There are no chain restaurants, no theme park attractions, no high-rise condos or traffic lights here and family fun goes back to what it used to …

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Super Science And Amazing Art Summer Camps: Science, Engineering, Coding & So Much More!

Filled with hands on educational experiments and projects, outside activities, and character building exercises Super Science and Amazing Art camps are a great way for you kids to learn this summer while they have a fantastic time! You have probably seen Mr Glen sharing his love and passion for science and making fun experiments at …

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British Soccer Summer Camps; High-Level Soccer Coaching from International Experts

challenger sports british summer camp

British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America with over 150,000 campers who have enjoyed their great programs! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of …

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Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps: Inspiring Kids To Learn About Engineering And Robotics

As summer approaches I worry about summer slide and about making sure that my kids stay engaged and entertained while they learn new things. My son is obsessed with LEGO® bricks and I was really thrilled when we found about Bricks 4 Kidz®. He attend one of their camps and in his words had the …

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