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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It’s Island Time At The Islander Resort: A Guy Harvey Outpost

The Islander Resort a Guy Harvey Outpost

Located in Isamorada the Islander Resort recently joined the expanding collection of  Guy Harvey Outpost properties after concluding a yearlong multi-million dollar renovation last year.  Renovations included upgrades and added amenities throughout both the main 114-unit oceanside property and the 25-unit bayside marina townhouse compound. The Islander is  a huge oceanfront property with more than 1,100 square …

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The Theater Of The Sea: A Real Gem In The Florida Keys

swimming with the sharks at Theater or the Sea

My kids love animals so when we planned our family trip to the Florida Keys we decided to make a stop at the Theater of the Sea in Islamorada.  In our travels we have been to many aquariums and parks where we’ve had the opportunity to see countless animal shows so I was not expecting …

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Matanzas on the Bay in Fort Myers Beach: Fresh Seafood With a View

Matanzas Restaurant Fort Myers Beach waterfront

Fort Myers Beach has lots of options when it comes to dining but few of them offer the beautiful view of the bay that you get at Matanzas on the Bay. Close to the beach yet far from the crowds Matanzas on the Bay is the perfect place for lunch with the family or friends, …

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ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Save 60%!

ROBOTS-4U Summer Camps in Tampa have excing camps where kids will learn about ROBOTICS, practice Dynamic Art and learn about and build BATTLE ROBOTS and DRONES. All of the camps include S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life! Find out …

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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen at Germain Arena!

Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt is bringing an Academy-Award-winning tale to Southwest Florida! Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Frozen is a winter wonderland on ice. Tickets are on sale now for this all-new show from March 17-20 for nine live performances at Germain Arena. Audiences are …

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KidsTek Learning: Fun And Educational LEGO Camps in Fort Myers and Naples

lego camp

When looking for camps for my kids this summer the most important thing for me was that the camp would provide a learning opportunity and be a fun and exciting experience for my little guy.  My 7 year old loves LEGOs and Star Wars so enrolling him in the Star Wars LEGO camp from KidsTek …

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A Dream Family Vacation: Swimming With Dolphins At Hawks Cay

Hawks Cay swimming with dolphins

Located in Duck Key in the Florida Keys Hawks Cay Resort is my idea of paradise: I could just pack my bags and move there right now. There are many beach resorts out there but I just found Hawks Cay to be magical.  Maybe it was the dolphins or the breathtaking sunsets or maybe it …

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Summer Fun At the Hyatt Regency Orlando

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Located at the heart of Orlando’s International Drive the Hyatt Regency Orlando is close to Sea World and Aquatica and to countless restaurants and other attractions.  While the location is ideal it’s the service and amenities that really set this Orlando hotel apart.  From the moment we walked in we where greeted by friendly staff and …

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5 Awesome New Things To Do In Orlando This Summer

Orlando Eye

I had the opportunity recently to attend a press trip in Orlando where I got to take a sneak peak at many of the new and exciting things to do in Orlando for this summer. I-Drive 360 In the heart of Orlando’s tourism corridor, I-Drive 360 is a new entertainment complex and home of The …

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The Newly Remodeled Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Has Something For Everyone In The Family

Sundial Sanibel Resort

There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves and waking up to the sun rising over the seashell filled beach in Sanibel Island.  For me a family vacation has to be fun and relaxing for everyone and it’s not always easy to find a place that has something for everyone …

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