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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Edison Mall Celebrates Mexican Culture with Dia de los Muertos Family Event

Dia de los Muertos Event at Edison Mall

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Edison Mall. On November 2nd Edison Mall in partnership with the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce brought the Dia de los Muertos tradition to life. From 2 pm through 6 pm the parking lot in front of the entrance to the mall transformed into a fiesta …

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A Relaxing Weekend Getaway at the Historic Belleview Inn

A Relaxing Weekend Getaway at the Historic Belleview Inn

The historic Belleview Inn is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. Just minutes from Clearwater and Tampa this gorgeous hotel is a real gem. Whether you’re looking for a unique experience in Southwest Florida or just want to a relaxing weekend getaway, the Belleview Inn in Belleair, Florida is a great option. Just minutes away …

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Enjoy a Taste of Korea at Roy’s Bonita Springs

Enjoy a Taste of Korea at Roy’s Bonita Springs

Take a tasting trip through Korea without leaving Florida thanks to the new prix fixe menu at Roy’s Bonita Springs. The three-course Taste of Korea menu includes a choice of appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert, giving you a chance to enjoy an entire Korean meal in a beautiful restaurant setting. Start your meal with …

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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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5 Great Reasons to Book Your Next Family Vacation at the Westin Cape Coral At Marina Village

5 Reasons to Stay at the Westin Cape Coral At Marina Village

Whether you’re planning a family getaway or a weekend staycation, the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has everything you’ll need to enjoy a family vacation in Cape Coral. Since we are locals we often go to the hotel for dinner at Marker 92 or just for a walk along the beautiful marina.  The …

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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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Vacation More and Vacation Better by Becoming a Member of the Pink Shell Vacation Club

Pink Shell Resort Vacation Club

Southwest Florida is the perfect vacation destination and when it comes to vacationing the Pink Shell Resort and Marina has everything you need for an amazing beach vacation.  The Pink Shell Resort has always been one of our favorite family-friendly resorts and we were so excited to learn that now the Pink Shell Resort is …

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Roy’s Bonita Springs Offers New Japan Inspired Prix Fixe Menu

Roy's Global Tasting Menu Japan

We recently had the opportunity to try Roy’s new Global Tasting Menu inspired in the flavors of Japan.Global Tasting Menu inspired in the flavors of Japan. This 3-course prix fixe menu offers a choice of one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert and it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and different and it’s …

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Disney on Ice presents Frozen Coming to Hertz Arena: Win a 4 Pack of Tickets!

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - March 2019 - Anna - For the First Time in Forever

“I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.” We’re super excited about …

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Beyond the Beach: Our Favorite Things To Do With Kids In Naples

Naples Zoo

We all know that when it comes to the best things to do in Naples the beach is at the top of the list. However there are also lots of other great things to do in Naples with kids. Naples is full of fun family-friendly activities. From checking out the wild animals at the zoo …

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