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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Lovers Key State Park: Gorgeous Beaches in a Natural Paradise

Lovers Key State Park

Located between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach The Lover’s Key Carl E. Johnson State Park is made up of four barrier islands, Lovers’ Key, Black Island, Inner and Long Key along with several islets.  One the top three most visited parks in Florida Lover’s Key has something for everyone from beautiful beaches and  nature …

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Bald Eagle Watching in Southwest Florida

bald eagle

A lot of people are not aware of it but Southwest Florida is a great place to view bald eagles.  Our beautiful and graceful national bird has made an amazing comeback after being declared Endangered in the early seventies.   With more than 2,000 active nests Florida’s nesting population constitutes over eighty percent of the …

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Run Agrounds: Good Coffee, Great Gelato and a Beautiful View

One of my favorite places to go in Cape Coral is Run Agrounds.  They have good coffee, a nice atmosphere and a great view of the marina and the beautiful yachts in the water.     Located at the Cape Harbor Marina, Run Agrounds is one of several waterfront eateries in this yachting community.  They …

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Visiting Manatee Park

Manatee Park, located in Fort Myers, is a great place to visit when the temperature drops because that is when manatees come to the park in search of warmer water. Although we really don’t have a winter here in paradise temperatures can get a little cooler during January and February. If it’s in the 50s …

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Get Close to Wildlife at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

Kowiachobee Animal Preserve is a non-profit educational facility located in Collier County in Southwest Florida, just a few minutes from Naples. KAP rescues and adopts exotic animals that might have otherwise be euthanized or released into the wild because people that had purchased them as pets or for other purposes could not care for them …

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JetBlue Park Open House Kicks Off Red Sox’s Spring Training

On Sunday, February 17th TheBoston Red Sox hosted a public open house at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the team’s 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex in Fort Myers. During the Open House fans had the opportunity to freely tour the JetBlue Park and enjoy player autographs. Fenway South street was bustling with fans and …

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Naples Depot Museum: Fun for Train Lovers Young and Old

Just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Naples the Naples Depot Museum houses trains to watch, trains to ride and trains to operate. The museum is housed in a restored passenger station of the Seaboard Air Line Railway. The exhibits which include Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, antique swamp buggy, restored rail …

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Cold Weather Beach Activities for Families

Weather in Southwest Florida is beautiful year round, but now that the temperature has dropped a little bit the water might be too cold for most of us to venture into but there are still many activities the whole family can enjoy doing at the beach during the cooler winter months. Shelling Southwest Florida beaches …

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