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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Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment Coming To Southwest Florida

Disney on Ice

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is bringing captivating Disney stories to life in Southwest Florida. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Icepresents Worlds of Enchantment is a chance to enter the dazzling world of Disney magic on ice. Tickets are on sale now for this show, taking place May 19-21, with seven live …

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KidsTek LEGO, Minecraft and Robotics Summer Camps Teach Kids About STEM

kidstek camps

KidsTek Learning introduces kids to the principles and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Building working models they can see, touch, and experiment with, gives children a deeper understanding of these principles. KidsTek Learning’s goal is to instill a passion for learning and to cultivate a better understanding of how things work.  And what …

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Celebrate Earth Day at The Conservancy Of Southwest Florida

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Earth Day Festival

There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day with your family than attending the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22. From electric boat tours and  live animal shows, to live music and great food, the Conservancyof Southwest Florida’s annual Earth Day Festival offers a full day of fun and educational eco-friendly activities …

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Family Getaway At The Marriott Courtyard Key Largo

Marriott Courtyard Key Largo

We love the Florida Keys and when we have gone on previous trips we usually go directly to Key West or the lower keys but this time we decided to take it slow and really get to know the Keys. So we took our time and did some island hopping starting with a stop at …

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The Shell Factory: An Iconic Southwest Florida Attraction

zipline at the shell factory Fort Myers

When it comes to Southwest Florida family friendly attractions the Shell Factory & Nature Park has always been a favorite. The Shell Factory and Nature Park is one of Florida’s most iconic tourist attractions. Over its 76 year history (opened in 1938), the Shell Factory has survived numerous challenges to stay in business, from the re-direction …

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A Weekend Getaway In New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach view of the lighthouse from the beach

Just an hour away from Orlando and 20 minutes south of Daytona New Smyrna beach feels very far away from these tourist traps. What I found most interesting and alluring about this quaint coastal town is how it brings together art, history, a laid back surfer beach atmosphere and an unspoiled natural paradise. I was …

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Discovering Fort Myers History With True Tours Walking Tours

historic downtown Fort Myers

Interesting and engaging the True Tours historical walking tour of downtown Fort Myers was very informative and entertaining.The 90 minute historical walking tour of downtown Fort Myers takes you back in time and immerses you in Southwest Florida history offering insight and stories into a bygone era and giving you a real feel of what it …

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Don’t Miss Cirque Du Soleil OVO Coming to Germain Arena In September

Cirque du Soleil OVO

I just love the Cirque du Soleil shows and am truly thrilled that Cirque Du Soleil OVO is coming to Germain Arena in Estero. Cirque productions completely redefine and elevate circus as a genre featuring the most fantastic acrobatics acts, fascinating costumes, original music scores and engaging theatricals, all woven together to create a story that feels more …

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Bungalow Beach Resort: A Delightful Beach Getaway in Anna Maria Island

Bungalow Beach Resort in Anna Maria Island

People head to the beach in searching for relaxation but that beach vacation can be delivered in many different ways. Although I am sometimes in the mood for lounging poolside with a margarita in my hand and having the kids entertained at a resort’s kids club my favorite kind of beach experience includes a kind of …

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10 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Saint Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine

St Augustine is the oldest city in the United Sates and was listed by National Geographic Traveler among the Top 20 “World’s Must See Places”.   Filled with history this town has lots of fun things to enjoy during a family vacation.  We recently visited St Augustine with my children who are six and nine …

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