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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Best Things to do In Cape Coral With Kids

Best things to do in Cape Coral with kids

Cape Coral is a family-friendly city located in Southwest Florida that offers plenty of activities for kids. From outdoor adventures to indoor attractions, there are many fun and exciting things to do in Cape Coral with kids. Here are some of the best activities and attractions to enjoy with your children. Best things to do …

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Fresh and Local: The Best Farmer’s Markets in Southwest Florida

Best Farmer's Markets in Fort Myers

If you’re looking for fresh produce, locally made artisanal products, and a unique shopping experience in SWFL we’ve got a list of the best farmer’s markets in Southwest Florida for you!  Not only does shopping at these local farmer’s markets and farm stands support small businesses and farmers, but it also provides a more sustainable …

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Tips for Renting a Boat in Cape Coral Florida

Pontoon rentals in Cape Coral

When it comes to things to do in Cape Coral, renting a boat is one of the top things that come to mind. Cape Coral, Florida is known as a boater’s paradise with its extensive network of canals and waterways, offering an array of activities for all ages. Families can enjoy a fun-filled day exploring …

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Best Places to See Manatees in Fort Myers and Beyond

Tips for seeing manatees in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida has a large population of manatees, but they’re not always easy to see. That is why I’m sharing the best places to see manatees in Fort Myers as well as great spots for seeing manatees in Southwest Florida from Naples and Pine Island to Cape Coral and Estero. Southwest Florida is home to …

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Don’t Miss The Cheesecake Factory’s Amazing Happy Hour

Cheesecake Factory happy hour one of the best Happy Hours in Naples

I recently discovered that The Cheesecake Factory has an amazing happy hour that the whole family can enjoy. If you’re looking for a restaurant in Naples with delicious food and a fun atmosphere that won’t break the bank, The Cheesecake Factory is definitely the place to be. With a variety of signature small plates and …

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The Best Beaches in Cape Coral, Florida

Best beaches in Cape Coral

If you’re looking for the best beaches in Cape Coral, Florida you have come to the right place. If you’re looking for things to do in Cape Coral, hitting the beach is surely at the top of your list. Home to breathtaking natural beauty and fantastic weather year-round, Cape Coral is located really close to …

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Best Tips for Taking Your Dog To The Beach

Tips for taking your dog to the beach

Because we have so many beaches close by we really enjoy taking our dogs to the beach. Weather you’re enjoying a beach day on a hot summer day or taking a walk not the beach with your dog on the cooler winter months there are a few things that you should take into account if …

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Southwest Florida

Best places for paddle boarding in Southwest Florida

Stand up paddle boarding is not just one of the best full body workouts, it’s also a great way to enjoy the water.  Southwest Florida is a fantastic place for paddleboarding with lots of options to enjoy the beautiful beaches and estuaries and view nature from the water. After trying paddle boarding for the first …

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The Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Southwest Florida

The Best Beaches for Dogs in Southwest Florida

The beaches of southwest Florida are some of the most beautiful in the country. But if you’re traveling with pets, you may be wondering where you and your dog can enjoy the beach together.  If you’re searching for a good place to enjoy the surf with your dog, check out one of our picks for …

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WaveRunner Dolphin Tour: the Most Exciting Dolphin Tour in Fort Myers Beach

Dolphin Waverunner tour in Fort Myers Beach

Dolphin watching is definitely one of the favorite things to do for anyone living in or visiting Southwest Florida. There are lots of places where you can watch dolphins from Sanibel to Naples from dolphin cruises to watching these playful animals from the Fort Myers or Naples piers. But if you’re looking to get really …

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