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 and 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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  3. Dunkin’ Donuts New Menu Items, Free Donuts and $10 Gift Card Giveaway! — 38 comments
  4. Win a 4 Pack of Tickets to Disney on Ice Rocking Ever After At Germain Arena! — 38 comments
  5. Sanibel Sea School: Teaching Kids to Fall In Love With the Ocean — 35 comments

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Fiesta Aquatica: A Splashy Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Aquatica Orlando

Fiesta Aquatica at Aquatica Waterpark

National Hispanic Heritage Month is about to get a whole lot splashier! Aquatica Orlando proudly brings back Fiesta Aquatica, a vibrant pool party that will immerse guests in the rich Latin culture. This isn’t just about fun and frolic in the water; it’s about bridging cultures, recognizing Hispanic roots, and bringing together diverse communities under …

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More than 60 Restaurants that offer Free Birthday Meals in Southwest Florida 

Southwest Florida restaurants with free birthday meals

Celebrating a birthday can be expensive, especially if you’re planning to go out to eat. That’s why it’s always nice to have the option to take advantage of a free birthday meal offer. It’s also a great way to try out new restaurants or visit your favorite spots without breaking the bank. From local restaurants …

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Summer Camps in Southwest Florida for kids With Special Needs 2023

Camp for teens and young adults with disabilities in Southwest Florida

If you’re looking for the best summer camps for kids with special knees Southwest Florida you have come to the right place.  We have compiled a wide range of summer camps and programs are dedicated to serving the unique needs and interests of children, teenagers, and young adults with special needs in the Fort Myers, …

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Best Free Meals for You Birthday in Southwest Florida

Best free meals for your birthday

Are you ready to indulge in some birthday freebies and celebrate your special day with free meals on your birthday?  Well, you’re in luck, because many restaurants in Southwest Florida offer birthday freebies, free meals, and complimentary drinks. The best part is, most of these birthday coupons are valid for more than one day. You …

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The Best Waterfront Restaurants in Cape Coral

Gather Cape Coral and the best waterfront restaurants in Cape Coral Florida

Living in Cape Coral for over 15 years has allowed me to discover some of the best waterfront restaurants in Cape Coral. When it comes to dining with a view, you don’t need to look far. In this article, I’ll share some of the top waterfront restaurants in Cape Coral that you simply can’t miss. …

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Best Summer Camps for Teens in Southwest Florida in 2023

Best Summer Camps for teens in Southwest Florida, Sanibel Seas School Counselor in Training Camp

If you’re looking for a summer camp or summer program or even a summer volunteer opportunity for your teen in Southwest Florida you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the best summer camps for teens in Southwest Florida. Although many teens start working during the summers, summer is also a great …

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Virtual Summer Camp Focused on Environmental Justice and Geographic Information Systems: Amazing Opportunity for Southwest Florida Teens (2023)

Mapping Justice summer camp for teens in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida high school students have the opportunity to participate in a virtual summer camp focused on environmental justice and geographic information systems (GIS). Mapping Justice, in partnership with trubel&co, Esri and FGCU’s Water School Center for Environment and Society, offers a unique program that empowers students to design geospatial tools for social change and …

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Best Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Family Events in Southwest Florida in 2023

Best Easter egg hunts in Fort Myers

If you’re looking for the best Easter egg hunts and Easter events in Southwest Florida you have come to the right place! Weather you’re looking for Easter egg hunts and events in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Naples we’ve rounded up the best options for things to do with kids this Easter weekend in Southwest …

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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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